We tried this process a couple of times to see how the cooking time would differ from our go-to 5-5-5 method for cooking boiled eggs. Since the eggs are in mason jars, they would likely cook differently, right?
To our surprise, there was no change in the egg texture or ease in pealing when we used our go-to 5-5-5 method. Even with them in the mason jar, the eggs came out perfect!
We did find that if you opt to cook them longer, for 6, 7, or 8 minutes, the color of the egg dye is a bit more vibrant, but the eggs were a bit overcooked and rubbery for our liking.
Tips for making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot:
1.Do not overfill the mason jars. If you add too much water to the jars or the jars are too small, the colored water will boil over the mason jars and into the pot. Depending on how many mason jars you have in the Instant Pot and how close together they are, the color may bleed over from one jar to the next if they are too full.
3.Use vinegar. I hate the smell of vinegar and have usually tried to skip it. But, when you use vinegar, the colors will be much more vibrant.
4. Make deviled eggs out of your dyed Easter eggs! Check out our recipe here!
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Check out some of our favorites!
- Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna
- Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Instant Pot Creamy Pork Chops
- Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Ingredients for making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot:
- For each color:
- ½-1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon food coloring– about 15-20 drops
- 2-4 raw eggs in the shell
- 1 medium to large mason jar
Don’t forget to make deviled eggs out of your dyed Easter eggs! Check out our recipe here!
Directions on making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot:
1.Pour 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot Liner.
2.Pour ½-1 cup of water (depending on the size of your mason jar), 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and ½ teaspoon of food coloring into each mason jar. The jar should be no more than ½ way filled with liquid.
5.Close the lid and make sure that the valve is on “seal.” Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Once the timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure and remove the lid.
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- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- ⅛ teaspoon food coloring (about 15-20 drops)
- 2-4 eggs (raw)
- Pour 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot Liner.
- Close the lid and make sure that the valve is on “seal.” Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Once timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure and remove lid.
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.