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Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot

Using the 5-5-5 Method

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This is our take on the now famous recipe for making dyed Easter eggs in the Instant Pot from Better Homes and Gardens but we used our go to 5-5-5 method for cooking instead.

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? 

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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 in 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. 

2.DO NOT TOUCH THE MASON JARS when you open the lid.  They will be VERY hot.  This is why I recommended to leave the mason jars in the Instant Pot and carefully remove the eggs with tongs. 

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!

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Ingredients for making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot:


  • For each color:
  • 1/2-1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon food coloring– about 15-20 drops
  • 2-4 raw eggs in the shell
  • 1 medium to large mason jar
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Don’t forget to make deviled eggs out of your dyed Easter eggs!  Check out our recipe here!

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Directions on making Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot:


1 Pour 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot Liner.

2Pour 1/2-1 cup of water (depending on the size of your mason jar), 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring into each mason jar. The jar should be no more than 1/2 way filled with liquid.

3Put 2-3 eggs in each mason jar, depending on the size of the jar.  

4 Put mason jars with eggs and liquid into the Instant Pot liner. 

5Close 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.

6Using tongs, carefully remove eggs from mason jars and place in a bowl of ice for 5 minutes.

Dyed Easter Eggs in the Instant Pot

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Natural Release Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 66kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon food coloring (about 15-20 drops)
  • 2-4 eggs (raw)

Instructions

  • Pour 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot Liner.
  • Pour 1/2-1 cup of water (depending on the size of your mason jar), 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring into each mason jar. The jar should be no more than 1/2 way filled with liquid.
  • Put 2-3 eggs in each mason jar, depending on the size of the jar.  
  • Put mason jars with eggs and liquid 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.
  • Using tongs, carefully remove eggs from mason jars and place in a bowl of ice for 5 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Hi, I tried to make dyed Eggs this morning….had a slight problem…after 5 5 mins. opened the 6 qt. IP found that 2 pint size mason jars had cracked on bottom….What did I do wrong? Does the liquid have to cover the eggs? Only put in about an 1/8 cup more water.. to cover large size of 2 Eggs in each jar. Can you tell me what might have happened? Love the idea of coloring eggs in IP.
    Would like to try again.

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