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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

If you are an egg lover, give an electric pressure cooker a try. With the Instant Pot or Power XL, here is how to achieve the perfect hard boiled egg time after time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Chill Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 63
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living


  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups water (for cooking

For the ice bath, put the following in a large bowl:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups water


  • Add the rack to the pot of your pressure cooker.
  • Add 1-1/2 cups water to the pot and set 6 eggs on the rack.
  • Lock the lid.
  • Set valve for pressure. Program for 6 minutes on HIGH.
  • When machine is done cooking (or beeps), quick release the pressure.
  • Remove the cooker lid. Use tongs to put the eggs into the ice bath.
  • Remove eggs from ice bath as soon as they are cool enough to touch (30-60 seconds).
  • Tap both top and bottom of egg on the counter to crack the shell. Peel the egg.
  • Repeat for 5 remaining eggs.

Recipe Notes

During my testing using the steps above, I found the Power XL pressure cooker consistently produced the following results:
  • 6 minutes HIGH pressure = hard boiled egg
  • 5 minutes HIGH pressure = medium boiled egg
  • 4 minutes HIGH pressure = soft boiled egg
If you prefer a very runny yoke, cook it for 2 minutes on HIGH pressure, but then leave it in the ice bath for 3-4 minutes so the whites have time to fully set.
Remember it takes time for the cooker to come to full pressure before cooking time begins.
Serving size: 1 egg
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *0
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 egg)
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Protein 5.5g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy hard boiled eggs, electric pressure cooker boiled eggs, InstantPot boiled eggs