These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs 5-5-5 method makes perfect eggs that are easy to peel.
I am finding that I love my Instant Pot pressure cooker more and more the more I use it. Making hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot is quick and easy.
Not only is it quick and easy, but you end up with beautiful and perfect hard boiled eggs that are perfect for dishes such as deviled eggs.
If you landed on this recipe by mistake and you don't have a pressure cooker, but are wanting easy to peel eggs, I also love making steam hard boiled eggs on the stovetop for easy-peel eggs.
I find when we have fresh eggs from our chickens, it can be really hard to peel the shells. Luckily, by using the Instant Pot, it doesn't matter how fresh our eggs are, the eggs shells come off so easily.
5 5 5 Eggs
You might be wondering why they're called 555 eggs. It's because you cook at high pressure for 5 minutes, do a natural pressure release for 5 minutes and stick in a water bath for 5 minutes.
This 555 method works perfectly to cook hard boiled eggs that are just right and are easy to peel.
Tips for Instant Pot 555 Eggs
- The first time I made eggs using the 555 method, I forgot to set a timer after my eggs were done cooking. I couldn't remember how long my eggs were in there, but I did get green yolks by not taking them out right away. Make sure to set a time so you don't make this same mistake.
- If you don't have ice for an ice bath, you can use cold water. Just make sure to replace the water in your bowl after it starts to warm up. You may need to replace the water a couple times to keep it cold.
- I like to crack my eggs one at a time and then put them back in the water as I crack the next egg. I find letting them soak for a minute or two makes it easier to peel.
- I always find peeling hard boiled eggs submerged in the bowl of water easier. Or, sometimes I like to peel them under a small stream of running water.
Ways to Use Hard Boiled Eggs
You can eat hard boiled eggs without putting them into any recipes, but here are some of our favorite ways of using up hard boiled eggs:
- Egg Salad
- Deviled Eggs
- Cobb Salad
- Pickled Eggs
- Dying Easter Eggs
How to Store Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs
Got leftover hard boiled eggs? No problem!
If you don't end up using your eggs right away, you can store them in an air tight container in your fridge - uncut for up to a week. If you have already cut into them, then make sure to use them up within about 5 days.
What Do You Need to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
You just need eggs and water.
How to Make Instant Pot Eggs
Load Instant Pot: You can use an egg rack or the wire rack that came with your Instant Pot. Put this rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. Add 1.5 cups water. Now, place eggs onto the rack.
Cook Eggs: Put the Instant Pot lid onto your Instant Pot (make sure the sealing ring is in the lid). Check that the valve is in the "sealing" position. Set your Instant Pot to "high pressure" and set the time to 5 minutes.
As soon as the 5 minutes are up, set a timer for 5 minutes and let the Instant Pot do a natural pressure release. Once those 5 minutes are up, then do a quick release.
Ice Bath: While it's doing a natural release, set up an ice bath by putting some ice and cold water into a large bowl.
Remove the pressure cooker lid and put the hard boiled eggs into an ice bath for 5 minutes.
Peel: Peel your hard boiled eggs. Crack the shell gently and make sure it's cracked all around. then gently pull off the shell. Rinse the peeled egg under cool water.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 egg You can add as many eggs as you like. Just make sure you aren't stacking them.
- 1.5 cups water
- Place the wire rack that came with your Instant Pot into the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot. Add water. Place eggs onto the rack.
- Put the Instant Pot lid onto your Instant Pot. Check that the valve is in the "sealing" position. Set your Instant Pot to "high pressure" and set the time to 5 minutes.
- As soon as the 5 minutes are up, set a timer for 5 minutes and let the Instant Pot do a natural pressure release. Once those 5 minutes are up, then do a quick release.
- Create an ice bath by putting some ice and cold water into a large bowl.
- As soon as the natural release time is up, remove the pressure cooker lid and put the hard boiled eggs into the ice bath for 5 minutes.
- This does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.