Hard Boiled Eggs are a healthy snack (and a fantastic way to curb sugar cravings) but cooking them can be kind of a pain. That’s where your Instant Pot comes in. Cooking hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot gives you absolutely perfect eggs every single time and they are so easy to peel.
We’ll show you how to cook hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot so you can keep this high-protein snack in your fridge for whenever you need a quick snack.
First of all, if you haven’t used an Instant Pot, make buying one the next thing on your to-do list. An Instant Pot is a must-have for every sugar-free kitchen. This has saved me from so much mindless snacking and regrettable dinners.
My family is busy. Very busy. There are so many nights when I don’t plan ahead like I should and dinner turns into a frantic rush to get anything on the table. My Instant Pot lets me throw frozen chicken breasts, along with whatever I feel like that night (my favorite is salsa or enchilada sauce and green chilies) and have dinner on the table in 20 minutes.
How to Choose an Instant Pot
There are several Instant Pot models out there. I have two because I use mine so often (and I like to make side dishes at the same time as my main course) and I notice very little difference between the two of them.
The main difference between the two is the 7-in-1 includes a yogurt function, so if you want to make homemade yogurt (which is a great way to cut down on sugar in your yogurt) then go with the 7-in-1.
They do make a larger version if you want more cooking capacity. Mine are both 6 quarts but the Instant Pot also comes in an 8 quart. One thing to keep in mind is the larger pot will take a bit longer to come to pressure, especially if it is filled.
I have a family of 8 and don’t have any issues making enough food in our 6 quart Instant Pot but if you want to cook in bulk for freezer meals, you may want to go with the 8 quart.
How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
Even if you have never used an Instant Pot before, cooking hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is simple. This is a great easy Instant Pot recipe to start with if you are a beginner.
First, you are going to need the stainless steal steam rack that came with your Instant Pot.
This will keep your eggs off the bottom of the pot.
Place your uncooked eggs in a single layer on top of the rack. I typically do about a dozen at a time but I’ve done more when I’ve needed to.
Add about a cup of water to the bottom of the pot (I just pour this over the eggs).
Push the “manual” button on the pot and use the +/- buttons to set the pot to 5 minutes.
Your Instant Pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure. Once it does, it will start counting down from 5.
After the 5 minutes are up, it will go into “keep warm” mode. Let it stay in that mode for another 5 minutes then manually release the pressure on top by flipping the pressure switch.
Fill the pot with cold water to quickly cool the eggs and stop the cooking process.
You end up with perfectly cook eggs that peel so easily you could do it with one hand if you wanted.
I cook hard boiled eggs in bulk in my Instant Pot and keep them in my fridge for quick snacks/breakfast.
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