Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to perfectly boiled eggs every time with the Instant Pot! Let me walk you through the simple steps cooking eggs using the 5-5-5 method to achieve flawless hard-boiled eggs in your Instant Pot.

sliced hard boiled eggs on cutting board
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled eggs 5 5 5 Method

This hard boiled eggs recipe is the easiest way to cook up a batch of eggs.

Pour one cup of water to the inner pot, then place the trivet inside. This will elevate the eggs and prevent them from sitting directly on the bottom of the pot. I like to use this stackable rack, it’s easy to lift out and prevents the eggs from cracking when stacked on top of each other on the trivet.

Carefully place the desired number of eggs on the trivet or rack inside the Instant Pot. You can boil as few or as many eggs as you like. I always do a dozen.

Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and ensure that the steam release valve is set to the sealing position. Select the manual button and adjust the cooking time to 5 minutes at high pressure.

eggs inside instant pot
How to Hard Boil Eggs in the Electric Pressure Cooker

Once the cooking time is complete, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes. This will gently finish cooking the eggs and prevent them from becoming overcooked.

After the 5 minutes carefully perform a quick pressure release by turning the steam release valve to the venting position. Once the pressure has fully released and the float valve has dropped, carefully open the lid. Use a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool rapidly.

boiled eggs in bowl of ice water

After the eggs have cooled for 5 minutes in the ice bath, they are ready to be peeled and enjoyed! Gently tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, then peel.

peeled boiled eggs on cutting board
peeled hard boiled eggs in a bowl

With the 5-5-5 method, you’ll get flawless hard-boiled eggs with creamy yolks and tender whites every time. Using the Instant Pot saves time and makes the process foolproof. Whether you’re meal prepping, making deviled eggs, or just want a nutritious snack, boiling eggs in the Instant Pot will make it quick and easy.

sliced hard boiled eggs on a cutting board

Related: Use these hard boiled eggs to make vibrant Easter Eggs with food coloring. Let me show you all the tricks!

hard boiled eggs cut in half

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Cook Time 5 minutes
Natural release and cold water bath 10 minutes


  • Pressure Cooker (I use an Instant Pot)


  • Eggs


  • Place 1 cup of cold water in the inner pot of the Instant
  • Add in egg steam rack or trivet and carefully set as many eggs as desired on or in the rack.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the cooking time for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once cook time has elapsed, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release and carefully remove eggs from the Instant Pot and place them in an ice water bath.
  • Let eggs sit in cold water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from the water bath.


Store in the fridge for up to 7 days unpeeled or peel and use within 3 days.
Course: Main Course
Author: Cindy Hopper

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