I have been getting a lot of requests lately to share more Instant Pot recipes and boy am I glad you have been asking. I absolutely LOVE the Instant Pot (they don’t pay me by the way) and I want you to love it too. It can be daunting at first but once you embrace it you’ll realize how easy it makes food prep. Take this hard-boiled egg recipe, for example, it’s my new favorite way to make eggs! I love boiled eggs, but I really would struggle to endure the process of peeling them without an egg peeler.
Don’t have an Instant Pot?! They are on sale on Amazon and Target right now, but if they aren’t when reading this check on Amazon throughout the year and especially on Black Friday for deals and steals, it’s worth it, I promise. Or, better yet, put it on your wish list for your birthday or Christmas.
The Instant Pot is a life-changing kitchen gadget. It took me a while to warm up to it (I bought it back in November of 2016) but lately, I have been obsessing over it. I even moved my slow cooker down to the basement because it was taking up space. I felt like a mean cook downgrading the slow cooker but I just don’t use it and I have a small kitchen so sorry slow cooker, make way for my Instant Pot!
The thing is, it can be quite daunting because it is not a simple as it should be. Many screw up their first recipe and assume the gadget is straight garbage. It’s not garbage it just needs a little warming up and a little patience. I did a whole post about how to use it, check it out here. I wasn’t good or comfortable the first time I used it but I kept practicing and now it’s easy.
The nice thing is that once you conquer the Instant Pot your meal prep AND your last minute “oh crap we forgot to thaw the meat” dinner will make your life so much easier. After all, that’s one of my goals is to make your life not only healthier but easier.
Hard Boiled Eggs
I love eggs. I know it’s hard to imagine I like them if you follow me on Instagram but boy do I love eggs. I love them poached, sunny side up, fried, scrambled, soft boiled, hard boiled, deviled you name it I love them. Now, I am a bit of an egg snob so bear with me. I get eggs from JJ’s coworker who has free-range pasture raised chickens. The yolks are the brightest I have ever seen and they are so much tastier, it’s hard to explain. If you have pasture raised or backyard chickens, then you know what I’m talking about.
Anywho, I don’t typically like hard-boiled eggs. Why? Because they are usually chalky, bland, AND the peeling process makes me want to egg my own house. A waste of eggs, I realize that. However, now that I a. found eggs that are delicious in any form and b. a way to hard boil said eggs, it’s a game changer. Hard boiled eggs don’t have to be chalky and don’t have to make you angry while peeling. Use this recipe and find that the process of making hard boiled egg can be therapeutic and not at all unsatisfying.
Okay, one last point to make before I go. A lot of people struggle with getting enough protein in their diet. They are great when it comes to carbs, fats, and even sometimes veggies. However, a common theme I see is that many people struggle to get enough protein.
Because it’s hard to grab on the go. It’s way easier to just grab some chips, an apple, baby carrots, etc. However, it’s not that easy to grab a steak, an omelet, or a chicken breast without planning and prepping. That’s where hard-boiled eggs come in, they are easy to make, easy to transport, and easy to eat. I like to have some Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning around so that I can sprinkle it on my egg as I eat it, no plate required.
I also noticed at Expo East that a lot of companies are making hard boiled eggs for you. While this isn’t totally necessary, it is a wonderful convenience to have when traveling or on the go with no better options. Vital Farms and Peckish were 2 companies I found to be doing the hard-boiled egg thing right.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Okay, now for the star of the show. These eggs are so easy to make you’ll honestly wonder why you’ve made them other ways before. The great thing is I am also coming out with a deliciously simple egg salad recipe so you can use these bad boys for them (Stay tuned). You can also use them for the Pumpkin Ramen and just for snacking in general. Enjoy!
Pro Tip: be VERY gentle with the eggs when you place them on the trivet so that they don’t crack early!Print
- 1 cup water
- 6–12 large eggs
- In an Instant Pot, fill with 1 cup of water, place trivet on top (handles up)
- Place eggs (gently!) directly onto the trivet
- Place lid on top of Instant Pot with vent closed (turned to Sealing)
- Turn on Instant Pot by choosing Manual and upping time to 5-8 minutes depending on desired donness/firmness (8 minutes for more hard-boiled, 6 for softer hard boiled)
- Once done, release pressure (turn from sealing to venting) and once you can open the top, remove & remove eggs and place in an ice bath (a bowl of water + ice) for 5-10 minutes, peel and store in refrigerator for 5-7 days, eat immediately, or use in a recipe of choice!