How to Pressure Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs So They're Easy To Peel

The method is simple. I make a pot of pressure cooked hard-boiled eggs at least once a week in my Instant Pot. Hard boiled eggs (especially easy to peel ones) make great quick lunches and snacks!
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main, Snacks
Author Wardee Harmon


  • organic or pastured eggs


  1. Put a cup or 2 of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, along with the trivet or a steamer basket.
  2. Stack fresh, raw eggs on the trivet or in a steamer basket.
  3. I use a steamer basket like this so I can do up to 18 eggs at a time! 
  4. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and check that all the parts and seal are in good condition and the sealing valve is in the sealing position.

  5. Set to High pressure for 5 minutes. (Use the Manual function.)
  6. When it beeps that it’s done, leave it alone on the keep warm cycle for another 5 minutes.

  7. Keep watch on the timer it will count the 5 minutes for you.

  8. Release pressure quickly by switching the sealing valve to the venting position.
  9. Remove the eggs and immediately plunge them in cold or ice water to cool down fast.
  10. Peel and eat. See how easy they are to peel? Or refrigerate for later.