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Hard Boiled Eggs- Ninja Foodi Recipe

One of the most common pressure cooker recipes around is for Hard Boiled Eggs.  I’ll be honest with you, cooking hard boiled eggs just doesn’t seem like it could get any easier than cooking them on the stove.  Why is everyone going crazy for pressure cooker hard boiled eggs?  I needed to find out for myself.  With so many options for cook times, I thought I’d start out with the most common one.  5-5-5.  What the heck does that mean?  Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, natural release for 5 minutes and then cool in an ice bath for 5 minutes.  Seems easy enough!

I decided to give it a go.  And, let me tell you….I was pleasantly surprised!  The time to cook the eggs didn’t seem much different than on the stove,  But, and this is a HUGE BUT!  The eggs peeled like I’ve never seen before!  OMG!  The shell literally just slid right off.  This, in itself is why you should be pressure cooking your hard boiled eggs.  Game changer!!

Tips for making hard boiled eggs-pressure cooker recipe:

  1. Try not to let your eggs touch the sides of the pot. I have seen a lot of brown eggs from this happening.
  2. Add as many eggs as you would like. The more the merrier. Cook time remains the same.
  3. Make hard boiled eggs ahead of time and eat them throughout the week as snacks!


  • 12 raw eggs
  • 1.5 cups water

How to make hard boiled eggs:

  1. Place trivet in pressure cooker
  2. Add 1.5 cups water
  3. Place eggs on trivet-you can stack them
  4. Close lid and set to seal
  5. Cook on high pressure 5 minutes
  6. Natural release pressure 5 minutes
  7. Remove lid and eggs
  8. Place eggs in ice bath for 5 minutes

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