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No-Fail Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

With this no-fail method, you get perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs — yes, even when your eggs are fresh off the farm — EVERY TIME! No watching a timer, peel when you're ready, no grey ring around the yolk!

CourseBreakfast, Snacks
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 12 eggs
Author Lindsey Dietz


  • 1dozen farm-fresh eggswill work on grocery store eggs, too
  • 1cupwater


  1. Place the metal trivet in the bottom of the stainless steel insert of your Instant Pot.
  2. Add 1 cup water to the pot.
  3. Place the eggs on the metal trivet.
  4. Put the lid on the Instant Pot, checking that the seal and all parts are in working order.
  5. Seal the vent.
  6. Press the "Manual" button and adjust the time to 4 minutes on high pressure.
  7. When it beeps, IMMEDIATELY release the pressure.
  8. As soon as the pressure has released, IMMEDIATELY remove the lid.
  9. Using tongs, transfer the cooked eggs to a bowl.
  10. Cover the cooked eggs with cold water and set aside until cool enough to handle or even several hours, until you're ready to peel them.
  11. Peel, then store in a covered, airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

This method is using ROOM TEMPERATURE, farm-fresh eggs. If your eggs are refrigerated, take them out of the fridge and allow them to come to room temp before cooking.