Instant Pot Boiled Eggs: A Meal Prep Staple

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I used to have an Egg Genie that I used to boil eggs. I loved it because the hard boiled eggs seemed to peel perfectly every single time. Plus, it just seemed so easy to set it and forget about it. I didn’t have to worry about my pot on the stove and it beeped really loud when it was finished. However, after nearly continual use, it broke! I didn’t replace it in an effort to save space. Then, the Instant Pot came into existence. Instant pot boiled eggs for the win! They peel perfectly every time.

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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs: (The 5 5 5 Method Defined)

I’ve had the best luck with making instant pot hard boiled eggs using the 5 5 5 method. Basically, it means you cook them for 5 minutes, let them do a 5 minute natural pressure release, and finish up with a 5 minute ice bath. If I use the 5 5 5 method my eggs peel almost perfectly every time. Plus, I’ve had good luck with them being done but not overdone. If I leave them for longer than 5 minutes during the pressure release (AKA I forget), then they do tend to get overdone.

How to Make Instant Pot Boiled Eggs by The Dozen

I just use my steam rack that came with my Instant Pot. However, if you are wanting to mass produce hard boiled eggs, then this Stackable Steam Rack looks really amazing!

instant pot boiled eggsWhen I begin meal prep, instant pot boiled eggs are one of the first things I turn to. It’s an easy win and I know if I start with an easy meal prep food I’ll be motivated to do more! By the way, be sure to check out the other ways I do instant pot meal prep to make my weeks run just a little bit smoother.

I like to keep my instant pot boiled eggs in the fridge for quick snacks, like in my grab and go protein snacks list (which you can grab below), this delicious avocado egg salad, or more recently, in protein bistro boxes I make for my husband’s lunches!

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Total Time20 mins


  • 7 Eggs or as many as you can fit in your rack
  • 1 cup Water


  • Pour water into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place a steaming rack in the instant pot and line eggs on top.
  • Set Instant Pot to high pressure (manual) for 5 minutes. (It will take about 5 minutes to reach the correct pressure and begin cooking for 5 minutes.)
  • Let the instant pot release pressure naturally for 5 minutes. Then, finish with a quick pressure release.
  • Carefully open lid and place eggs (very hot) into an ice-cold water bath for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Peel and enjoy!

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