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steamed boiled eggs instant pot

Steamed Boiled Eggs In Instant Pot

Steamed boiled eggs is nothing but perfectly steamed eggs in the instant pot using steamer rack or trivet, that has the texture of boiled eggs. You can easily make steamed, soft boiled or hard boiled eggs in the instant pot by adjusting the cooking time slightly.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword boiled eggs, instant pot eggs, perfect boiled eggs, steamed boiled eggs, steamed eggs
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 7 minutes
pressure build up and release time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 steamed eggs
Calories 63kcal


  • 6 eggs (large) refrigerated
  • 1 cup water


  • Add water to the inner pot of instant pot.
    add water to instant pot
  • Place the steaming rack or trivet (that comes with the instant pot) inside the pot.
    place steamer racket or trivet
  • Carefully place the eggs in a single layer (you may use more eggs too, just make sure to place the eggs in a single layer for even cooking).
    how to steam or boil eggs in instant pot
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 7 minutes for a medium boiled, completely cooked yolk that is bright orange in color.
  • If you want soft boiled eggs, a cooking time of 5 minutes will be enough. Also, if you want the yolk to be perfectly hard boiled with a yellow yolk instead of bright orange color, you may cook for about 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes. Then, carefully do a gradual manual release to release the remaining pressure.
  • Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the instant pot.
    boil eggs in instant pot
  • Carefully and immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with water and ice cubes for an ice water bath.
    boiled eggs in ice water bath
  • Let the eggs sit in the water bath for at least five minutes. Personally, I prefer to do a water bath for the eggs for at least 10 minutes which makes the peeling much easier.
  • After the ice water bath, carefully peel the eggs by gently tapping the eggs all over in a flat surafce and then carefully peel off the shell.
    how to peel the shell from eggs
  • You can serve the eggs right away with added salt and pepper or you can add them to any recipes calling for boiled eggs.
    steamed boiled eggs instant pot
  • You may also transfer the steamed boiled eggs to food containers and store in refrigerator for few more days so you can use them later in the week.

5-5-5 method for soft boiled eggs:

  • If you prefer soft boiled eggs, you can follow the very popular 5-5-5 method for instant pot eggs.
    In this method, you pressure cook the eggs for 5 minutes, do a natural pressure release for 5 minutes (and release the remaining pressure gradually and carefully by manual pressure release).
    Then you can let the eggs sit in an ice water bath for 5 minutes, after which you can peel off the eggs!
    This method of 5-5-5 (five minutes cooking, five minutes natural pressure release and five minutes ice water bath) will give you easy to peel, soft boiled eggs.
  • If you want even more softer eggs, that have more runny yolk texture, you may use a pressure cooking time of 4 minutes.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg