InstaPot Boiled Eggs

No matter our skin, we are the same inside

Just a basic method for creating boiled eggs, hard and soft. These are so versitile, from being eaten out of hand with salt and pepper, to egg salad, to ramen, and even pickled for a snack,

From Wikipedia:

Boiled eggs are eggs, typically from a chicken, cooked with their shells unbroken, usually by immersion in boiling water. Hard-boiled eggs are cooked so that the egg white and egg yolk both solidify, while soft-boiled eggs may leave the yolk, and sometimes the white, at least partially liquid and raw. Boiled eggs are a popular breakfast food around the world.

Besides a boiling water immersion, there are a few different methods to make boiled eggs. Eggs can also be cooked below the boiling temperature, i.e. coddling, or they can be steamed.

Boiled Eggs

What can seem so bland, can be the start of something so good.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Ice Bath 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Ingredient, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Global
Servings 4 eggs
Calories 6 kcal


  • InstaPot
  • Steamer basket / Rack


  • 4-8 ea Eggs Jumbo, Older is better


  • Place steamer rack and basket in instapot
  • add 4-8 eggs in to steamer basket
  • add 2 cups water
  • Lid up and set time to 3 minutes for soft, 5 for hard.
  • After time is up, do a quick pressure release
  • Move the eggs to an ice bath for at least 5 minutes or until cool
  • Peel and enjoy


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General Notes:
If you do not have an instapot, one can use a steamer as follows:
Set up your steamer in a large sauce pan with enough water to come to the bottom of the steamer. Take the eggs straight from the refrigerator, and place them in the steamer at full steam and steam for 6.5 minutes for soft boil, 8 for hard. As the temperature is consistent the cook time will vary little.
No matter what method you use, I would do trial runs with 1 egg at a time to get my cooking times and process down.


Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 6mgSugar: 1g
Keyword Boiled, Egg, Hard, Soft
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  Filed under: Basics, Egg, General, Ingredient, InstaPot, Pub Food, Side Dish

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