One-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
One-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is the simplest, best method to achieve perfect hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, every time.
Are you one of the thousands of people who own an electric pressure cooker, but who are too afraid or overwhelmed to take it out of the box and use it?
Yeah, I’ve been there.
At first it just seems so daunting, right?
Well, if you happen to fall squarely in the pressure cooker first-timers club, this recipe is the perfect one to bust it out of the box and get to cooking.
And, if you’re an old pro with the pressure cooker, but haven’t put it to use making hard boiled eggs, then let me introduce you to your new favorite recipe.
I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard how awesome the pressure cooker is at making hard boiled eggs.
I mean, why lug out an appliance when I can just make them on the stove top?
After giving it a try, though, I am an absolute convert.
The magic is in how easy the shells peel off.
Even stubborn farm fresh egg shells slide right off.
As in, literally slide right off, without taking half of the white with them.
The other benefit is the timing control, resulting in perfectly cooked bright yellow yolks every time.
My method is simple: set the pressure timer for 1 minute, then quick release the pressure and plunge the eggs into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Of course, it takes the pressure cooker several minutes to come to pressure, so the total cook time is more than one minute.
But all in all, it’s still super fast, and can be done in the background while you’re cooking or taking care of other chores.
It’s the perfect no brainer meal prep, even if you don’t have time for anything more involved.
I hope you’ll make this one soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
Now, let’s make some One-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs!
recipe & kid-friendly adaptations
1 | Don’t skip the ice bath step. Otherwise your eggs will continue cooking.
2 | If you want a harder cooked yolk, add a minute or 2 to the total cook time until you find the right timing for you.
3 | Farm fresh, pastured eggs yield the brightest yolks.
this recipe is…
Dairy FreeGluten FreeNut FreePaleoVegetarianWhole30
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One-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 pastured eggs
- 1 cup water
- Add the water and eggs in a single layer to the steamer basket and set in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker.
- Secure the lid, select the manual setting, and set it to high pressure for 1 minute.
- When the pressure cooker timer is done, quick release the pressure.
- Add the eggs to a medium bowl filled with ice and cold water. Allow to sit until cooled, about 5 minutes.
- Peel and use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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OMG! These look perfect! I have the Crockpot version and have done 4 minute eggs but the yolks were overdone for me. So tomorrow 1 minute eggs here I come!
Woohoo, hope you love these! You may have to tinker a bit with your particular unit, but the ice bath should do the trick to keep the yolks from overcooking!
This recipe is great! But I think you missed the step of adding the water to the instant pot? Someone new to using it might not know that step!
Sarah, good catch! I’ve updated the recipe–thanks!
Easy way to make eggs! I followed the instructions and got perfect soft boiled eggs – which my family also loves. Next time, I’ll try setting the timer to 2 minutes, and I bet the eggs will be hard boiled. And it’s great to know that the 1 minute setting on my Instapot makes great soft boiled eggs. Thanks for the recipe and instructions!
Sonja, you’re so welcome! It’s fun to play around with the exact time to get the perfect egg depending on your preference. Glad you enjoyed this one!
Easy, yes. Hard boiled, No. At one minute I had cooked whites and very very soft runny yokes. Will try 2 minutes. You do say to add time for harder yokes, but I did expect them to be somewhat solid and not still runny.