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How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot (5-5-5 Method) Recipe

One of the best things to make in the Instant Pot is Hard Boiled Eggs. The 5-5-5 Method will change the way you cook eggs forever.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Natural Release5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg recipe, hard boiled eggs, Instant Pot, instant pot eggs
Servings: 6
Calories: 126kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Steamer Basket


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water


  • Place steamer basket in the Instant Pot.  Then, place 12 eggs directly in the steamer basket.
  • Add as much water as desired, at least 1 cup.  Some have shared that if you completely cover the eggs, fewer eggs will crack.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot.  Make sure the knob is turned to “sealing,” not “venting.”
  • Push the “Manual” button and set for 5 minutes.
  • While the eggs are coming to pressure and cooking, prepare an ice bath.
  • After the eggs have cooked for 5 minutes, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then you can do a quick release.
  • Remove the steamer basket and eggs and place in the ice bath.  Allow the eggs to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Peel and eat.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg