You’re 3-7 minutes away from your perfect egg with these instant pot eggs. What are you waiting for?!

Do you love eggs? I think eggs are the perfect food. They’re pure protein, they are delicious, you can meal prep them, and they go with just about everything. I have been boiling eggs since I was a little kid but no more because Instant Pot eggs are here to stay!

This is a how-to guide on how to make the perfect eggs – hard boiled, medium, and soft boiled – every time, quickly and easily in the Instant Pot.

I have to admit, I resisted changing the way I made eggs forever. I mean, it’s so easy to boil eggs in a pot on the stove, am I right? But then, when I tried to up my protein and was eating so many eggs in a week, I decided to meal prep them in the Instant Pot and I have never turned back. It’s SO EASY.

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Why you should make eggs in the Instant Pot

I feel like once you try it once, you won’t need convincing, but here are some reasons you should cook your eggs in the Instant Pot:

  1. You don’t need to watch the pot. This is a set it and forget it system. You just pop the eggs in, set it, then when it beeps, you know they’re done. With regular boiled eggs you have to monitor the heat source, make sure nothing is boiling over, basically you’re watching a pot. No more, I say! These eggs will release you from all of that.
  2. The eggs come out perfect. Do you want hard boiled? Jammy? Soft boiled? Instant Pot eggs come out consistent perfect every single time.
  3. Fast. Believe it or not these eggs are (slightly) faster!
  4. They peel easily! If you’re constantly googling: how to perfectly peel eggs, this is the answer. The shells practically fall off – at least if you’re hard boiling or medium boiling them. I found that the soft boiled eggs did not peel easily, but if you’re going to be eating them in an egg cup, it doesn’t really matter too much.
  5. Meal prep. You can make up to a dozen eggs in one go, perfect for meal prep for all those keto life peeps out there.

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How many eggs can I cook in the Instant Pot?

As many as you want! You can make one, or a dozen. You have to make sure the eggs don’t touch the water though because what we’re doing is steaming them. The average sized instant pot will probably fit 6 eggs per layer. Racks will help you if you want to make a bunch of eggs at once.

Do you like soft boiled eggs, medium boiled eggs, or hard boiled eggs?

For me, I like them all! I love a softie egg with toast, jammy eggs to eat on their own, and hard boiled for making deviled eggs. I think the Instant Pot has made me fall in love with eggs all over again.

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How long for perfect eggs?

Soft boiled:

For just set whites and a very runny yolk you need 3 minutes on High Pressure.

Medium boiled:

For medium boiled eggs medium firm whites and a jammy yolk you need 5 minutes on High Pressure.

Hard boiled:

For hard boiled eggs with firm whites and a fully set yolk you need 7 minutes on High Pressure.

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How to make Instant Pot eggs

  1. Put the eggs in the pot. Place your eggs in the pot on the steamer rack with 1 cup of water.
  2. Set the pressure to high. Set the pressure to high and cook for 3-7 minutes, depending on desired doneneses.
  3. Quick release. Quick release and immediately plunge the eggs into an ice bath, peel and enjoy!

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What to eat with eggs

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Instant Pot Eggs

Serves 4
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • eggs as needed (about 6 per layer)
  • 1 cup water this doesn't change no matter how many eggs you make

Special Equipment

  • steaming rack that came with the Instant Pot


  • Place the rack into the insert of the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Add the eggs to the rack, making sure they’re not touching the water or the side of the insert. Make sure the pressure valve is in the sealed position.
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  • Set the pressure to high and set the time for 3-7 minutes, 3 minutes for soft, 5 minutes for medium, and 7 for hard. When the Instant Pot is done, quick release and immediately place the eggs in a bowl of ice cold water.
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  • Drain well and peel. Enjoy!
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Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 egg)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Cholesterol 186.5mg62%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 0.6g0%
Fiber 0.01g0%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Steph Peterson says:

    Cana I do this without a steaming rack? I don’t believe my instant pot came with one…

    1. Stephanie says:

      i haven’t tried it without a rack but other people have successfully done it!

  2. John Elliott says:

    5 stars
    I usually make 2 1/2 dozen hard boiled eggs at a time with my 8 quart instant pot, 5 minutes under pressure and 4 minutes before releasing the pressure then into ice water. I also make an egg called a Korean sauna egg where the eggs are cooked for 90 minutes. They are really good.

  3. Miranda says:

    Thank you for this! I made perfect eggs to add to my bowl of ramen. I don’t know if I have a different model (Instant Pot Duo Mini) to yours, but mine only needed 2 mins for perfectly jammy eggs. 5 mins eggs were good too, but we’ll don’t with solid yolks.

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