Monday, February 17, 2020

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot #MultiCookerMonday

These hard boiled eggs are made in the Instant Pot using the 5/5/5 method.  Guaranteed to turn out perfectly every time.  The shells just slip right off.

It is just one reason why I LOVE my Instant Pot.  Of course, I also love my slow cooker and air fryer.  In fact I love all my kitchen gadgets which is why I'm happy to invite you to check out a new group that I joined called Multi Cooker Monday.

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My friend Sue of Palatable Pastime asked those of us involved in Baking Bloggers, which posts on the second Monday of each month, if we would be interested in joining a new group using small appliances to post on the third Monday.  

As my readers know, I have an addiction to food blogging groups so, of course, I said yes.  This is a very easy group.  You can share any recipe that is new to your blog as long as you use an instant pot, slow cooker, air fryer, sous vide, or any other small appliance.

I am anxious to get some new recipes from my fellow bloggers.  Let's take a look at what they cooked up for us today.......

Multicooker Monday
Recipes for Instant Pots, Slow Cookers, and More!
February 2020: Family Favorite Recipes

This is an easy task for me because I use one or more small appliances several times a week.  When I first got my Instant Pot a year ago on Christmas, I wasn't sure how much I would use it.  Let me tell you, I use it all the time.  Even when I don't plan on using it I have turned to it when plans go awry like last week when I was making these Beef Short Ribs.

I liked mine so much that my daughter, Amy, got one too.  We were talking about how much we like them when she told me that she used to buy hard boiled eggs from the store to take in her lunches but since she got her slow cooker that is a thing of the past.  She couldn't get over how perfectly they turn out.  I, of course, had to try it for myself.

My ladies are done molting now so I am back to getting a half dozen eggs per day.  I took a dozen of the oldest to try out this recipe.  Place them on the rack that is included with the instant pot.  Add a cup of water to the bottom of the pot.  Seal and manually set to high pressure for 5 minutes.  When it is done, let cool in pressure for 5 minutes then quick release remaining pressure and put the eggs directly into an ice bath for 5 minutes.  

That's all there is to it!  After 5 minutes in the ice bath, I peeled 3 immediately and we had them for breakfast with a bagel.  The others went into the refrigerator and were set out the following day as part of a continental breakfast buffet that I served when my TC family was visiting overnight.  The peels slide right off, no sticking and no frustrating mess.

Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot

Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot

Yield: 12 servings
prep time: 20 Mcook time: total time: 20 M
These hard boiled eggs are made in the Instant Pot using the 5/5/5 method. Guaranteed to turn out perfectly every time. The shells just slip right off.


  • 1 dozen week old eggs
  • 1 c. water
  • ice and water to create to fill large bowl, creating ice bath


How to cook Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot

  1. Place the eggs on a rack in the bottom of your instant pot.  Add a cup of water and seal the lid.
  2. Manually set to cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.  After the cooking time allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes.  Quick release any remaining pressure and immediately move eggs to a bowl filled with ice and water for 5 minutes.  
  3. The eggs are now ready to be peeled or refrigerated for later use.
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  1. You and I have totally different feelings where Instant Pots are concerned. I'm pretty sure I got a dud...I loathe mine and would happily throw it out the window. Although, the idea of cooking eggs in one does kind of make me ponder giving it a try and testing my temper!!!

    1. Keep working with it Colleen. I think you will come to tolerate if not love it.

  2. I have been wanting to try hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot but just haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the easy to remember instructions, Wendy!

  3. I keep hearing about this and have been meaning to try it. Thanks for the reminder! Your yolks look perfect.

  4. Doing IP eggs is going to be so wonderful at Easter.

  5. Love the glossy look these eggs have Wendy! Next to buy on my list is this IP.

  6. I am going to give these a try this week! I love anything that can take the guesswork out of hard boiled eggs!

    1. Then you will love using the instant pot for them Rebekah.


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