3 Ways to Cook Eggs in an Instant Pot
If you have a pressure cooker at home and are wondering what to try beyond roasts and stews, Instant Pot eggs are a great place to start! Rather than waiting for water to boil, you can make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs in just minutes. Plus get our recipes to cook a frittata or shakshuka recipe in your pressure cooker.
You can add eggs to tons of different recipes for a boost of protein—hard-boiled eggs can top off a salad and soft-cooked eggs can make a bowl of rice or quinoa much tastier. (The yolk is nature's perfect condiment!) Since eggs are so versatile, having an easy, speedy way to cook them is a must. That’s where your pressure cooker comes in. One of our favorite ways to cook eggs, this handy kitchen tool can hard-boiled eggs in less than 10 minutes. Here we show you how to do it three ways for soft-, medium-, and hard-boiled eggs, and share a couple other favorite Instant Pot egg recipes.
1. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Whether you need them for Easter, deviled egg appetizers, or just a high-protein snack throughout the week, hard-boiled eggs are a cinch to make in the Instant Pot.
Step 1: Add Eggs and Water to Pressure Cooker
Place a steamer rack in a multifunction electric or stove-top pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water to the cooker. Place six large eggs on a single layer on the rack. Lock the lid in place.
Step 2: Cook Eggs and Quick-Release Pressure
Set the electric cooker to cook on high pressure to your desired doneness.
- Soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes
- Medium-boiled eggs: 6 minutes
- Hard-boiled eggs: 9 minutes
For a stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce the heat to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook the eggs to your desired doneness using the timings listed above. Remove from heat. For both models, release the pressure quickly and carefully open the lid.
Step 3: Cool Off the Eggs and Peel
Place eggs in a bowl of ice water until cool enough to handle; drain and peel.
2. Butternut Squash Shakshuka
Perfect boiled eggs aren't the only recipe your multicooker is capable of. If you want something a little heartier for breakfast, this veggie-packed shakshuka recipe is the way to go. Cook red peppers and butternut squash until they’re tender in a juicy tomato sauce, then slide in a few eggs for the last minute of cook time. If you’re willing to wait a little longer for breakfast, you can also use your multicooker’s slow cooker function to make this easy, yummy dish (but really, why wait?).
3. Bacon, Corn, and Cheese Frittata
Bacon for breakfast is always a surefire-winner, but it gets even better when it’s baked into a cheesy frittata. And bacon isn’t the only star of the show: This recipe also features fresh corn, melty Monterey Jack cheese, and plenty of eggs. But even though this frittata recipe “bakes” in your pressure cooker, your casserole dish still plays a role in it's success. Quickly cook your frittata inside a round casserole dish placed on your multicooker’s steamer rack. No one will ever know it came from your pressure cooker and not your oven!