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Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs


"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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46 m servings 143 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 372 mg
  • 124%
  • Sodium:
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Letting the pressure cooker reach high pressure will cause the eggs to crack.

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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 bro...

Most helpful critical review

Seemed a bit much, for hard boiled eggs. I put the eggs in the bottom,(you can use a rack) cover with water, add 1/4 cup vinegar, set for high pressure and five(5) minutes. When the buzzer buzze...

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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 bro...

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 chall...

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...

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...

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. Have also tried high pressure for 3 minutes,...

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 minute...

I have an electric Instant Pot, not a stove top pressure cooker. I cooked the eggs on Manual for 6 minutes, did a natural release for 5 minutes, and let the eggs sit in the ice bath for only 6 m...

We have chickens and I was always so upset that we couldn't hard boil their eggs because of their freshness. Wow, did this recipe change my world! A dozen fresh hard boiled eggs in just 10 minut...


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