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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

step by step recipe for making hard boiled eggs in the instant pot, using the 5-5-5 method
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 126kcal


  • 12 large eggs brown or white
  • 1 cup water


  • Pour 1 cup of water in the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steel trivet in the pot.
  • Place the eggs on the trivet.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot, after ensuring to secure the sealing ring in place.
  • Position the steam release valve to point to sealing.
  • Pressure cook the eggs on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking cycle is complete, wait for 5 minutes, till the lapsed time on the display reads 5 minutes, and then manually release all the pressure from the pot, by moving the steam release valve to venting.
  • Transfer the eggs into an ice bath. And let them sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, start peeling the eggs.
  • Instant Pot Hard Boiled eggs are ready.



  1. You can boil between 4-12 eggs at one go. If you need to boil more than 12 eggs, then it's best to start another batch.
  2. A cup of water is sufficient for boiling 4-12 eggs. Use at-least 1 cup of water, and there is no need to increase the quantity of water when you increase the number of eggs.
  3. Whether you are boiling 4 eggs or 12 eggs, the cook time stays the same. 5 mins on high pressure. However, the Instant Pot will take time to come to pressure before the cooking cycle starts, and this time can vary.
  4. If you don’t have ice, running the eggs through cold water will work in a pinch.
  5. If the 5-5-5 method of pressure cooking-pressure release-ice bath doesn’t work for you, use it as a baseline, and adjust the time by a minute or so, to suit your preferences.
  6. You can store hard boiled eggs (peeled or unpeeled) in the refrigerator for a week. However, avoid keeping hard boiled eggs at room temperature for too long before refrigerating them.

Please note: The nutrition values are best estimates provided as a courtesy. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients or brands used. If you rely on them for your specific diet and/or health issues, please consult a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg