Instant Pot Recipes from a Chef's Wife and IP Enthusiast

No-Fail Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs (5-5-6-5 Method)

Start to finish cook time: 20 minutes (5 pressurizing + 5 high pressure + 6 depressurize + 5 ice bath)
Effort Level: Low       
Servings: 4-12 eggs

As someone who loves deviled eggs but ALWAYS failed at hard boiling them, I was super excited to discover how well Instant Pot cooks eggs. I used to have to have my husband hard boil for me, but now he asks me to do them using my IP!

I've tried a few different attempt at this, before settling on what I call the perfect mix that I call the 5-5-6-5 method. It's 5 minutes of pressurizing, 5 minutes of cooking, 6 minutes of natural pressure release, and 5 minutes ice bath. They end up perfectly light yellow in the middle and the shells peal off so easily compared to my attempts on stovetop. I love to use these chopped up in salads or you can even eat as is with just a bit of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

If you want to jump straight to the recipe, no need to keep scrolling it's right below. If you want step-by-step pictures though, I've included those below the recipe. And as my Chef husband says, "Food is love". Enjoy!

  • 6-12 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • Garnish
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Devil them if your fancy

  1. Insert trivet into Instant Pot and fill with 1 cup water (top of trivet should sit above water).
  2. Add your eggs on to trivet, you can use as little or as many as you want (trivet can fit up to 12).
  3. Seal your Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Be sure to select high pressure, if it's on low it will not cook enough.  Make sure the steam vent is in the sealed position.
  4. Allow for 6 minute pressure release and prepare an ice bath of water for the eggs.
  5. Please eggs in ice bath for 5 minutes.
  6. Peel eggs and enjoy, shells should just fall off and yolk should be a nice light yellow.

Start with 4-12 eggs (however many you are making) and 1 cup water.
Place eggs on trivet. Cook for 5, then depresure for 6. If you hit keep warm
it will count up to 6 for you.
Drop into ice bath.
Ice bath for 5 minutes
They should be a light yellow, rich but not dry but not wet.
Just imagine how pretty they would be deviled.