Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs

Yes, you can make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs! You can use most any pressure cooker, actually. Simply add water and eggs and cook under low pressure for a few minutes for easy-to-peel hard cooked eggs.

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs
Cook Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
23 mins


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 - 6 large eggs, refrigerated


  1. Add 1 cup water to pressure cooker making sure it does not cover trivet or steamer basket bottom.

  2. Place desired number of eggs on trivet or in steamer basket. Eggs should not touch water.

  3. Bring pressure cooker to low pressure (6 psi). Cook eggs for 9 minutes at low pressure. Turn off pressure cooker or remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Release pressure, if necessary, and remove lid. Place eggs in a bowl of ice water for 3 minutes. Peel. Rinse with water, if necessary.

Soft-Boiled Eggs in the Pressure Cooker

For soft-boiled eggs, prepare as above decreasing cooking time to 4 minutes. For medium-boiled eggs, cook 6 minutes.


To eat hard cooked eggs warm, cool eggs in ice water for only about 1 minute or until you can handle comfortably.

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