Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo)
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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!
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…
And if you’re following a Whole30 plan, you should definitely check out this post!
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
- 8 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Pour water into the Instant Pot. Place the rack that comes with the pot inside and carefully place the eggs on the rack.
- 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.
- For soft boiled eggs, cook for 3 minutes and quick release.
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8 Comments on “Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (Whole30 Paleo)”
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!
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.
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?
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!!
I have cooked hard boiled eggs twice in my Instant Pot and each time I do, my eggs have a slight brown color to them when they are peeled. What could be causing this?
Hey Erika, I’ve never had this happen but have heard it can be from overcooking…are you going longer than 3 minutes of natural release?
Do you actually peel all of the eggs ahead of time? How long will they last in the fridge once they’re peeled? Do they not get rubbery? Do you have any special storage tips? This will be great if I’m understanding correctly. I never have much luck peeling eggs that are more than a couple of days old. Am definitely going to try this! Thank you 🙂
Hey Jill! Yes, I always peel the eggs right away. Then I store them in a glass container in the refrigerator, with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. I haven’t had any issues with them getting rubbery, but we usually eat them within a few days. Hope that helps! They really do peel SO easy with this method!!