Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

There is no question that eggs are one of the healthiest, simple proteins that we can add to our V-Lean tool kit, and cooking them has never been so easy!

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Boiling eggs (and peeling them) have never been so quick and easy! Ready in 4-8 minutes with a shell that peels off in seconds makes this the most efficient method for boiling your eggs.
Prep Time1 min
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, eggs, instant pot



  • 6-12 Raw Eggs
  • 1 cup water


  • Place trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot
  • Pour water into pot
  • Gently add eggs on top of trivet without touching the sides of the pot
  • Place and tighten lid
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" button and adjust time to 4-8 minutes (4 minutes for a runny yolk, 6 minutes for soft, and 8 minutes for hard)
  • Press the "keep warm" button so that the light turns off, indicating the keep warm setting is turned off
  • Once the cooktime is complete, manually release pressure and remove eggs as soon as you are able to open lid
  • Place eggs in a bowl of ice water for 2 minutes and peel immediately


  • Once peeled, eggs can be stored in a ziplock bag in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Eggs can easily be reheated by wrapping in a paper towel and microwaving at 15 second increments until warm. 
  • Boiled eggs can be added to any meal for an instant, healthy protein option.
4 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg– egg white is fully set; yolk is half set, the middle is still runny
6 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white is fully set; yolk is 80% set, still a little wet in the middle
8 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white and yolk is fully set

Perfect Pressure Cooker Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

Note: Making pressure cooker eggs is easy. But if you want perfect eggs, be mindful that many factors affect the results of your eggs:

  • Altitude (our eggsperiment was done at close to sea level)
  • Amount and temperature of the cooking liquid
  • Amount of eggs
  • Size of the eggs
  • Freshness of the eggs
  • Pressure setting
  • Pressure release method
  • Cooking method (on a steamer rack or directly in the liquid)
  • Resting time & method (cold water bath/ice bath)

So test and adjust to your situation!