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I love having hard boiled eggs on hand in our refrigerator. I sometimes eat them for breakfast or as a snack, love them in salads, and having them at the ready for quick deviled eggs is great too! Last year, I shared How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs on the Stove, but my new favorite method for cooking them is in my Instant Pot. It’s so easy to do, and they come out perfect every. single. time. I’m going to show how I cook my hard boiled eggs in the Instant pot, step-by-step. This works with all other electric pressure cookers as well.
If you are interested in purchasing an Instant Pot, you can find the one I have HERE!
Start by plugging your pressure cooker up. Remove the lid, and add 1 cup of water.
Next, add the steaming basket. If your pressure cooker didn’t come with a steamer basket, you can use an inexpensive steamer basket like this one.
Once your steamer basket is in place, add as many eggs as you like. Just gently place them on the basket in the cold water. Replace the lid and lock in place.
Be sure to close the vent or turn it to the Sealing setting.
Turn your instant pot on and chose the Manual setting. Now set the cook timer for 8 minutes. Your pressure cooker should start the pressure building process, so just sit back and let it do the work. Once the pressure cooker is ready, the timer will start to count down. Once the timer goes off, carefully release the vent on the back so it can “quick release” the steam.
Once all of the steam has escaped, carefully open your Instant Pot and lift your steamer basket full of hard boiled eggs out. Wear an oven mitt to keep from burning your hands.
I like to place my eggs in a bowl full of ice water at this point and I go ahead and peel them before placing them in a container in my refrigerator. They seriously do come out perfect every time! Looking for the easiest way to peel your hard boiled eggs? Check out my video below on How to Peel Boiled Eggs in Seconds!
Don’t have an Instant Pot or pressure cooker? Click HERE to see How to Boil Hard Boiled Eggs on the Stove!
Check out my tips on How to Make Perfect Deviled Eggs HERE!