Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo)

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo) - learn how to make perfectly peeled boiled eggs in the Instant Pot! | tastythin.com

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo) – learn how to make perfectly peeled boiled eggs in the Instant Pot!

My favorite appliance continues to amaze me!  I’ve forever been on a quest to determine the secret to perfectly peel-able hard boiled eggs.  I’ve tried all the tricks and finally hit the jackpot by simply using my Instant Pot!  For the longest time, I thought it seemed like a silly concept and just continued with the stovetop method.  I tried using super fresh eggs, week-old eggs, vinegar in the water, etc. etc., and very rarely came up with the perfect peel. 

Just 5 minutes under pressure in the pot followed by a quick ice bath, and my eggs peeled beautifully!  For soft boiled eggs that are slightly runny, just reduce the cooking time. 

This is the version of the Instant Pot I currently own and use.  Although I’m pretty happy with it, at some point I may need to upgrade to the larger pot with extra options. 😉

Here a couple more of my favorite Instant Pot recipes…

Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tikka Masala

Detox Turmeric Veggie Soup

And if you’re following a Whole30 plan, you should definitely check out this post!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo) - learn how to make perfectly peeled boiled eggs in the Instant Pot! | tastythin.com

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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo) - learn how to make perfectly peeled boiled eggs in the Instant Pot! | tastythin.com
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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
Ingredients
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Pour water into the Instant Pot.  Place the rack that comes with the pot inside and carefully place the eggs on the rack. 

  2. Using Manual setting, set to 5 minutes.  When cycle is complete, allow for natural release for 3-4 minutes.  Quick release remaining pressure.  Remove eggs and place in ice water.  Peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle.

  3. For soft boiled eggs, cook for 3 minutes and quick release.

 

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Suzi
    September 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Wondering if I should choose low or high pressure, which are settings on my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker. Any ideas? I’m going to try low pressure. Thanks for any and all Whole30 instant pressure cooker recipes!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      September 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Suzi, I would try high pressure…maybe just cook a couple eggs to see how they turn out until you get the feel for which works best in your machine.

  • Reply
    Karen
    October 24, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I just got an instant pot and am so excited to make your recipes. I am just curious if i am doing something wrong. It seems that the 5 minute eggs take way longer because it takes so long to heat up. Is that normal?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yes, totally normal, it takes the pot a few minutes to come to pressure. Cook time begins once it has reached pressure. Even with that factored in, most recipes still take much less time. Hope you love it too, enjoy!!

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