How to make Perfect (Easy to Peel) Hard Boiled Eggs: Instant Pot Recipe

Hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel. Your Instant Pot is the answer. They are ready to use in a little over 10 minutes. They will come out perfect and peel easily every time.

Making instant pot hard boiled eggs will always give you perfect and easy to peel hard boiled eggs.

Forget the 5-5-5 method, the recipe below will make your hard boiled eggs cooking so simple you will never want to make them any other way. Well, I have to be truthful, ever since my husband discovered how to make hard boiled eggs in the instant pot, I no longer have to make them. He is the instant pot hard boiled eggs maker in our house.

What is the trick to making easy to peel hard boiled eggs?

Make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs easy to peel by finishing in an ice bath

Steam! Yep, the air from the hot steam helps permeate the eggshell making the egg easier to peel. In fact, I have been told that the already peeled hard boiled eggs you can buy in the store are steamed at low pressure to make them easier to peel. Why does steaming the egg make it easy to peel? Because the pressure difference between the exterior of the egg and the air pocket inside inflates and separates the shell from the egg.

Hard Boiled Eggs Best Tips

Letting your eggs sit in the refrigerator for a week, helps the air pocket between the shell and the egg increase in size. This is a natural occurrence. Therefore, if you also steam the eggs in your instant pot you are enhancing the ease of peeling your hard boiled eggs.

Easy to peel hard boiled eggs best made in the Instant Pot

Are eggs good for you?

Eggs are a go to for many people, especially for breakfast or if you are looking to add a quick protein source to your meal. But are they good for you? It depends. Why? Because it is important to look at your specific health conditions. The American Heart Association recommends one egg (or two egg whites) a day can be part of a balanced diet.

Looking beyond the nutrition label whole eggs are pretty tasty all by themselves and when hard boiled are a quick, easy, and portable snack.

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Perfect (Easy to Peel) Hard Boiled Eggs: Instant Pot Recipe

This is the best method of cooking easy to peel hard boiled eggs in less than 15 minutes.  They turn out perfect every time.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time7 mins
ice bath5 mins
Total Time13 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 72
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water plus additional cold water for ice bath
  • 2 cups ice or more as needed

Instructions

  • Put one cup of water in the Instant Pot and place an egg rack or any type of steam rack that will hold the eggs in place and off the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Put in as many eggs as you wish but don't allow them to touch the side of the pot or each other or they may crack.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Let them sit in the Instant Pot for an additional minute, carefully release the steam, and immediately place them in an ice bath for about 5 minutes to stop the cooking process.
  • Enjoy them immediately or put them in the refrigerator.

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Hand Size Portions

Nutrition Facts
Perfect (Easy to Peel) Hard Boiled Eggs: Instant Pot Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 egg
Amount per Serving
Calories
72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
186
mg
62
%
Sodium
 
80
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
69
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.5
g
0
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
270
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hand Portions

When you look at the nutritional values of a meal to log what you are eating, that is called tracking macros. A lot of people use this method to reach their health goals.

Looking at hand portion size and using this method to gauge how and what you eat is also a great method to help you reach your health goals. Many people who use this method often think this form of tracking meals is easier and more sustainable for a lifetime.

Want to learn more about hand portion size and how to use it to reach your goals? Check out the article How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.

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  • Nate says:

    I guess it’s my turn to use the instapot today.