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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 5-5-5 Method

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Are you wanting to know how to make the perfect Instant pot hard boiled eggs? Well look no further. Today I am sharing top tips and tricks for cooking those perfect eggs every time using the 5-5-5 Method. 

Cooking hard boiled eggs has never been easier and I am so excited to share our experience of cooking eggs in the Instant Pot.


Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 

So I was asked last week, “can you hard boil eggs in an Instant Pot?” 

The answer is Yes! You can cook eggs in a pressure cooker and they can turn out fantastic. Ours do every time! 

Cooking the perfect hard boiled eggs can take practice and may involve trial and error as the pressure and times can change depending on the altitude in which you live. 

The 5-5-5 method for cooking hard boiled eggs works great in my location in my Instant Pot, however for some, you may need to try 6-6-6 or 7-7-7. 

I will share how to do this further down the page! 

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients:

  • Eggs: Are the primary ingredient, providing protein and nutrients, turning out perfectly cooked in the Instant Pot.
  • Cold Water: Used to create steam in the Instant Pot, ensuring even and thorough cooking of the eggs.
  • Ice (For The Ice Water Bath): Halts the cooking process post-pressure cooking, cools the eggs for easy handling, and simplifies the peeling process.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 5-5-5 Method

Here is the 5-5-5 method for pressure cooking hard boiled eggs:

Add your eggs and 1 cup of water to your Instant pot.

First you pressure cook your eggs for 5 minutes of cooking time.

Next allow the eggs to natural pressure release release for 5 minutes. 

Finally, Ice your eggs for 5 minutes in ice cold water. 

Your eggs should be easy to peel and be cooked just right! 

As said before, the time could change depending on the altitude in which you live and you may need to try this out one or two times using the 6-6-6 or 7-7-7 if your eggs are not fully hard boiled using the 5-5-5 egg instant pot method. 

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs 

After using the ice bath on your eggs,, they should peel very easily. Sometimes this is not always the case, but for me, when I follow the 5-5-5 method, my eggs peel fast and effectively. 

hard boiled eggs peeled on a plate

Storing Hard Boiled Eggs

Once you have cooked your hard boiled eggs, you will need to store them properly. Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. Make sure to keep them in a sealed container or bag so that they do not dry out.

Eating Hard Boiled Eggs – Delicious Recipes

You can enjoy hard boiled eggs any way you like! Some popular ways to eat them are:

  • Hard boiled egg salad sandwiches
  • Chopped boiled eggs on a salad
  • Devilled eggs
  • Egg salad cups
  • Scrambled boiled eggs with vegetables or cheese

The options are endless! What is your favorite way to eat hard boiled eggs? Let us know in the comments below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Health Benefits of Eggs?

Are eggs healthy? I grew up not knowing the answer to this. Of course I knew that some people ate lots of eggs. Take Gaston for example in the animated Disney Movie Beauty and The Beast. What does he sing?
“When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs
Every morning to help me get large
And now that I’m grown I eat five dozen eggs
So I’m roughly the size of a barge!”

Is It Healthy to Eat Lots of Eggs? Well Here Is the Answer:

Eggs is moderation are great for you! It is perfectly okay to eat up to 3 whole eggs per day. 
Eggs help to raise HDL, “the good cholesterol”.
Eggs contain around 13 grams of protein and they have lots of goodness including Vitamin A, C, D and B16. Eggs also have Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Cobalamin.
They are a great addition to the daily diet and can help you to feel full to prevent snacking if you’re on a healthy eating plan such as Weight Watchers

How many calories in a hard boiled egg?

An average egg has around 122 calories. Most of the calories are found in the yellow yolk section of the egg. 
With that in mind, if you want to reduce your calorie intake or ar on a controlled calorie diet, just eat the egg whites. 
instant pot hard boiled eggs

How many eggs can you cook in an instant pot at one time?

You can pressure cook up to 12 eggs in your Instant Pot at any one time.
Whether you’re using the USA Instant Pot or the UK King Pressure Pro, the 5-5-5 boiled egg method I am about to share works equally well in both pressure cookers. I’ve tested them out! 

Why Do You Put Boiled Eggs in Ice Water?

A ice bath cools the eggs quickly and stops the cooking process. This prevents the eggs from becoming overcooked and rubbery.

How to Make an Ice Bath for My Eggs?

To make an ice bath, fill a large bowl with several inches of cool water and ice. Add the boiled eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for about five minutes. After five minutes, eggs should be cool to the touch. If they are not, continue to let them sit in the ice bath until they are cool.

Which Eggs Are Best to Use?

The best eggs to use for the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs method are large, fresh farm eggs. Older or smaller eggs may not cook evenly.
Now for the exciting part! We have a Free 5-5-5 Egg chart available to download! I hope you find this useful. I’d love you to share this on social media and pin on pinterest. Thanks! 

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