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Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe
  • READY IN 46 mins

Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

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"If you happen to raise your own chickens or have access to really fresh eggs, a pressure cooker is the best way to make hard-cooked eggs. It doesn't really save time (the pressure cooker's usual claim to fame), but here's why it's great: it actually makes fresh eggs easy to peel!"

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Original recipe makes 8 eggs Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    46 mins


  1. Fill pressure cooker with the minimum amount of water specified by the manufacturer. Place eggs in the steamer basket above the water. Seal the lid and bring the pressure cooker up to low pressure.
  2. Cook, maintaining low pressure, for 6 minutes. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and allow the pressure to drop for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine cold water and ice in a large bowl.
  4. Use the quick-release method to open the pressure cooker. Transfer the hot eggs to the ice water using an oven mitt or spoon. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Letting the pressure cooker reach high pressure will cause the eggs to crack.

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Jun 19, 2014

I started boiling eggs in my pressure cooker recently and I love it! For my instant pot, I use the steam setting. Much easier to peel! (although my friend's farm-fresh eggs were still a challenge)

May 19, 2014

Perfection! I have been looking for a way to make pickled eggs. I have a good pickling recipe, but getting the hard boiled eggs properly cooked and out of the shells was a hassle. Now it is easy as can be.


13 Ratings

Jul 04, 2014


Mar 31, 2015

I will always use this method. Few spot-on changes: 1. Add enough water to just come to the bottom of the basket in your pressure cooker. 2. I placed 10 eggs (what my basket will hold). 3. I brought the pressure cooker to steam, reduced steam to low for three minutes. 4. Pressure cook eggs at steam time for only three minutes. 5. Removed pressure cooker from heat, released steam for 5 minutes total. 6. Open pressure cooker, remove basket of eggs, plunge into ice cold water until ice cubes melt. 7. Makes PERFECT "boiled" eggs. **Separate Note** Peeling the cooked eggs is easier under running cold water if you break the "flatter end of the egg, get the running water and fingers under the membrane of the egg, the rest of the peel should slide off easier.

Feb 01, 2015

Love cooking eggs this way. I didn't follow the directions completely. Having read reviews across the web, I decided to cook on manual rather than steam. I place 5 eggs on the trivet and added 2 cups of water for 3 minutes, then let it naturally release for 5 minutes - they came out medium - almost hard with a nice small dark area in the middle. Peeled perfectly - very happy with my first time experience with pressure cooking eggs!

Jan 24, 2015

This is my favorite way of making hard-boiled eggs. The eggs turn out perfectly and slide out of their shells. I accidentally skipped the part about allowing the pressure to drop for five minutes before quick-releasing the lid, but my eggs still turned out well.

Dec 27, 2014

Perfect cooking times. With the Insta-Pot we use the steam setting with low pressure. Remove eggs from the ice bath in about three minutes and peel.

Jul 25, 2015

I LOVE hard boiled eggs but HATE peeling them. I tried this method and it worked great! You MUST let them really chill before peeling them tho...FYI


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 372 mg
  • 124%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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