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Perfect peeled hard boiled eggs, half have beef sliced in half lengthwise with a creamy yellow yolk.
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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Learn How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs perfectly on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot with this straight-to-the-point and easy-to-follow guide and enjoy with salads, sandwiches, or as a healthy snack.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Servings: 6 eggs
Calories: 63kcal


  • 6 large eggs
  • water


Instant Pot Method (Recommended)

  • Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of your Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and insert an egg or steam rack. Carefully place the desired number of eggs on the rack. Securely fasten the lid. Do not stack the eggs one on top of the other eggs.
  • Set to MANUAL mode HIGH pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  • After the 5 minutes have passed, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release.
  • Carefully remove the eggs and immediately transfer to an ice water bath to give them a shock and stop cooking.
  • Once cool, remove the eggs from the ice bath, gently crack the shell, and peel.

Stovetop Method

  • Add eggs to a large saucepan and cover with 1-2 inches of cold water.
  • Bring to a boil then immediately remove from heat.
  • Cover and allow the eggs to rest in the hot water for 10-12 minutes (set a timer!)
  • Immediately transfer to an ice bath to stop cooking.
  • Once cool, remove the eggs from the ice bath, gently crack the shell, and peel.


  • Fresh eggs are best made in the Instant Pot method. It's better to use slightly older eggs when using the stovetop method.
  • For best results, use large or extra-large eggs.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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