How to Make Egg Salad Using the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo) – never again spend extra time boiling and peeling eggs! This quick foolproof method makes the BEST egg salad – creamy, heart healthy, and nutritious.
I’m calling this the Lazy Girl method for making really delicious egg salad. See I absolutely love Egg Salad. But I never make it. Because I’m lazy. All the boiling, peeling, and chopping is just so unappealing that it never seems worth it. Until now…I discovered a secret hack for making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot with no peeling required!
For this recipe, you’ll be using the pot-in-pot method for the Instant Pot. Cracked eggs go into a round casserole dish (I use a corning ware dish) which is placed on the trivet inside the inner pot. Five minutes on Manual pressure with quick release and done! The “egg loaf” slides right out of the dish, ready for a quick chop.
I like to keep my egg salad simple and include just homemade avocado oil mayo, some chopped celery, and plenty of salt and pepper. I highly recommend the homemade mayo with its perfectly creamy and mild flavor, but this Whole30 compliant version is also very good. Feel free to include other favorite add-ins. Sweet relish, onions, and mustard are popular in lots of egg salad recipes.
This Egg Salad is a great addition to a Whole30/Paleo menu and perfect for meal prep. Whether you’re a busy parent trying to find more time to cook healthy meals, or you’re lazy like me and hate peeling eggs, this recipe is a must try! My husband has deemed this “the best egg salad” he’s ever eaten!
It’s tricks and hacks like this one that add up to tons of saved time and make owning an Instant Pot worth the investment. I love that I can eliminate little steps here and there and do other things while the Instant Pot does the work. Between Meal Prepping and Instant Pot recipes, my time spent in the kitchen is SO much more efficient. If you like this recipe, you’ll also love these Instant Pot Deviled Eggs!
Tips on How to Make Egg Salad Using the Instant Pot
Use a shallow casserole dish if possible
For cooking more than 8 eggs, increase cooking time by a couple of minutes
If your Instant Pot has a Pressure Cook button, select High Pressure for this recipe
Add to your meal prep for a made ahead easy lunch throughout the week
Check out some of my other favorite easy Instant Pot meals from my Instant Pot Monday series and start your busy work week off right with a stress free family friendly meal that is ready in minutes!
How to Make Egg Salad Using the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo)
- Lightly coat a round baking/casserole dish (make sure it fits in your IP) with cooking spray. Crack the eggs into the dish.
- Place trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water to the pot. Place the baking dish of eggs on the trivet and seal the lid.
- Cook using manual pressure for 5 minutes. Manually release steam when cycle completes. Remove dish from the pot and slide the egg loaf onto a large cutting board.
- Chop eggs. In a large bowl, combine eggs, mayo, celery, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.