Laura Pazzaglia is the founder of the Hip Pressure Cooking website.
She’s an industry-recognized expert in pressure cookery serving the last decade as a consultant for manufacturers in Europe and America and performing demonstrations worldwide.
Laura does more than write and test recipes, her books and articles explore the mechanics of pressure cooking, how ingredients react under pressure and the nutritional benefits of pressure cooking- one of her articles is cited in scientific literature.
She has appeared in several infomercials and pressure cooker demonstration videos. But, mostly, she prefers giving classes and live product demonstrations where cooks can taste the benefits of pressure cooking. She produced a free video series using the Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking School, to reach and teach more cooks the ease of pressure cookery.
Currently, Laura lives in Italy near Rome and travels frequently to the United States and Europe to share her passion for kitchen technology. She holds a green belt in Goshin Do (Shotokan Karate specialty) and when not cooking or writing she is defending and attacking her way to a black belt.
Previously, she spent about 15 years as an information technology professional in San Francisco and California’s Silicon Valley.
Using this method my eggs came out perfect. After cooling they were easy to peel.
The yolks looked done but the whites were grey. I dont have time to google why (my stovetop routine has been flawless… and just as fast). I prefer harder eggs anyway, so I’ll try the longer, high pressure version next (fwiw, they were 2 week farm laid).
Just biught my IP last nght and did the water test and now the hardboiled eggs. Wow! I have never peeled 6 eggs flawlessly until now. Followed the instructins to the letter and the eggs are flawless!
Fast & accurate eggs as a result! Kids will now eat eggs like no tomorrow!
Tried 4 eggs, following recipe exactly. Whites were cooked. Yolk was a bit runny.
Eggs where not done yolks raw trying 7 min now
In my opinion, the eggs turned out perfect. They taste fantastic on my first try.
I love this recipe! It is so easy! I’m doing eggs right now to make my guys egg salad sandwhiches! Its is my favorite way to do my eggs!!
I have been making hard boiled eggs in a pressure cooker for years and they always turn out great. With this method and the IP, its faster and foolproof!
The egg yolk was moist and undercooked. Next attempt I plan to add to cooking time. Otherwise these were easy to make and peeled easily as stated!
I had to do this process 2x and it was still soft. I dont mind soft, however for deviled eggs, that wont work. My friend suggested high pressure 7 mins. Which it was what i will try next
I consider hard boiled to mean totally cooked through. The picture did not look that way so I tried 7 minutes. Next time I will try for 8 as they weren’t quite there. But not bad!
Just got my Instant Pot today. My first attempt was HD eggs. I took the advice here for 7 min. Turned out great. Thanks all
I’ve tried twice now…still runny yolks!! Followed exactly. What am i doing wrong?
Tried again…instead of taking out immediately, I let them sit in “stay warm” for 5 minutes before the ice bath. I also used Hi pressure for 8 minutes because my eggs were bigger.
Use High pressure for 5 minites and leave the eggs in for 5 another minutes after pressure cooking.
I read the reviews as my eggs were just starting to cook. I quickly turned up the time to total 7 minutes. Perfect texture and flavor! If only i knew how to peel them…easier than every attempt ever, but did require some care.
Followed recipe 5 min with 6 Large brown Organic eggs at Sea Level. Result: Almost, but not quite *Soft boiled*. Yolks and whites both running.
5 min low a little soft
now trying 7 min low
Read some of the reviews before i decided to cook my eggs. Lower altitude (1,000 ft). Low pressure for 7 minutes and natural release for 5 minutes. Perfect hard boiled eggs 🙂
Made these just now. 6 eggs on manual for 5 mins with 1 cup water, 5 mins manual release and then cold water and they are perfect and easy to peel
Makes wonderful eggs that peel easily.
After reading other reviews, I decided not to risk getting undercooked eggs and cooked them on high pressure for 7 minutes. They were perfect and I am excited to have hard boiled eggs anytime I want!
Eggs were cooked but a bit undercooked to my liking. I perfer 6 minute HP, 6 minute Pressure release and cooling in ice water.
Great 1st use of instant pot recipe! I used the “egg” button and it turned out great!
I have tried 7minutes on high pressure ..with 5minutes natural releas and then quick release ..turned out pefectly ..mine are costco AA grade large eggs
I will never hard boil eggs any other way! So glad I found this before Easter!!
LOVE this recipe and SOOOO easy to peel!! While the freshest eggs help ensure an effortless peel, I tested this recipe with ones I had had in the fridge for about 8 – 10 days and 2 weeks before their Best Before Date….resulting peel was as easy as if I had gathered them from the henhouse the day before.
I followed this and my eggs tore when peeling. Is it because I use organic eggs?
I cooked large eggs for 4 minutes then did 10 min. Normal release. Worked perfectly!
The entire process takes the same if not longer than doing them on the stove but the ease of the process and peeling the eggs makes it far superior.
7 minutes on low pressure and 10 minute natural release made very hard boiled XL eggs. Next time I will try 5 minutes.
I did 7 minutes on high pressure with a quick release and immediately into cold water. Eggs were literally perrfect! Will never make on the stove top again!!!
Directions as posted left a soft boiled egg (white mostly cooked, yolk still liquid)… trying high pressure, 12 min, quick release
5 mins on high on the trivet then qr and cold bath..never had a cracked egg..
The most perfect hard boiled eggs! I used the 7 minute High Pressure, 5 min release, 5 cold water and presto! One dozen easy peel eggs with sunny yellow yolks.
I made 4 eggs placed in the trivit that it came with.
Selected egg setting (5 minutes) rapid released, then let sit for 5 minutes. Ice bath 5 minutes.
And tasted great
The egg yokes were nice yellow and completely done.
No more boiling eggs on stove for me
I love my new instant pot!
This isnt enough time for large eggs to be hard boiled. Try 12 min on low or 8 min on high
Why was there a 5 out of 5 review when t is necessary to change the cooking time????
I have the 8 qt. Instant Pot Duo: Pressure cook on manual for 5 minutes. Do a quick release and let eggs sit in Instant Pot for 5 more minutes. Open lid and remove eggs; place directly into ice bath and let sit for 10 minutes or so. Eggs come out perfectly! They are super easy to peel.
I just got a Mini (3 qt) and did hard boiled eggs as my first experiment. Reviewers had so many different times for hard boiled eggs, there must be a bit of trial and error. Different machines may account for the differences, I read that the Mini has less pressure than some larger machines.
I tried 7 min high pressure with 5 min natural release and found them too soft and runny. I then tried 8 min low pressure, 5 min on keep warm, normal release, and 5 minutes in ice bath. Perfection.
My recipe for HARD BOILED EGGS
6 XL eggs
8 min on high
Let sit for 4
Cold bath for 4 min
New IP fresh out of the box!! Just plugged in! Since we have chickens and always have eggs on hand I figured I should try boiled eggs.. turned out great!!!
1 1/2 cups of water
Steam before six minutes
Peel fell off
Thanks for this- I tried it and the result was perfect.
Used fresh eggs and they came out wonderful! Very tasty egg salad. I will be making more soon.
So easy to peel this way!
I did exactly what this said and my eggs are not at all done. Not sure what went wrong but i just wasted 8 expensive organic pasteur raised eggs
7 minutes in high pressure with 5 minute natural release and my eggs are perfect. Will use this method for now on.
I just got my Instant Pot, 6 Quart, Ultra. I did a test egg using the “egg” function and removing as soon as cooking was completed. It was an absolutely PERFECT soft boiled egg. The white was fully cooked and the yolk was rich and runny. My second test egg: I again used the “egg” function, increasing the cook time to 6 minutes and keeping warm for 5 minutes–results: an absolutely PERFECT hard boiled egg that would make lovely deviled eggs!!!
Excellent eggs every time
I have the 3quart 7in1 pot and I appreciate you posting this recipe. It was a good starting point.I began with 5 eggs cold from the fridge. I’m wondering if the varying results people are reporting are caused by the varying temperatures an egg can start out at? With low pressure the 5 minutes produced fully cooked white with slightly runny yolk (great sub for sunny side up breakfast eggs). 6 minutes left the yolk a tiny bit sticky (great for eating warm on toast or wrapped in avocado slice) and 7 minutes gave us a typical hard boiled egg.
This recipe failed to mention the time needed for the IP to 1) heat up, 2) then cook, and 3) cool down. The IP cookbook with the Duo Plus had no detail per using Egg setting. I note online recipes called for 1 or 2 cups of water and low or high pressure settings. All over the board. At a min the IP www & cookbook should be aligned. This www was helpful per heat up, cook, let stand detail before ice water bath. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.popsugar.com/food/photo-gallery/43401054/image/43401087/Use-Egg-setting/amp
I did this recipe but I used the 5 min cook five min sit and 5 min ice came out perfect for deviled eggs.
I made medium boiled eggs. I’m happy. 3 minutes on high pressure. Put the eggs in ice water bath.
Peeled so easily.
All of these recipes are so vague. Here the title is “Soft, medium and hard-boiled eggs.” and it says cook for 5 minutes. Is that 5 minutes for soft? Or am I supposed to go with 5 minutes and just wait and see what happens? This so-called recipe is pointless. It would have been better to post a poll where users can enter how long they let them cook for soft, medium and hard eggs. I could then pick the time the most users found success with. My Instant Pot has an edge setting but I am not confident that the Instant Pot designers were any more precise than the IT person that wrote this recipe. I just got my IP and I am trying to figure it out. These vague recipes (including the ones in the provided recipe booklet) are not helping.
This recipe is too vague with instructions to earn five stars, but thanks to all the people who helped fill in the blanks for me. I made a test batch of four large eggs to try out my new Lux Mini Instant Pot. I used the Egg setting, adjusted to More, and set the cook time to five minutes. Then I did a five minute natural release before quick releasing and transferred the eggs to an ice bath for to soak for five minutes. The eggs came out PERFECT and peeled like a dream. I’m very happy with this.
This doesn’t help. It’s too vague. How long for hard boiled? What about my Lux series?
I’ll NEVER boil eggs on the stove again! I cooked them in the instant pot and they came out Perfect!! Shells practically fell off!!!!!
The instructions are far too vague. Eggs were not cooked.
I put 4 eggs on the trivet with 1 cup of water in our LUX 8 QT on egg mode for 5 minutes. Peeled very easy and made perfect egg salad sandwiches.
I did 5 minutes, low pressure, quick release, ended up with perfect Medium/Hard eggs. The whites were fully cooked, the yolks were not liquidy yet not dry. Perfect!
I agree with others, this recipe is useless. Comments like “my eggs were perfect” are not helpful unless you explain whether you wantee soft, medium or hard boiled eggs. For me, I want runny yolk and that takes 4 mins in a pan of boiling water so I don’t see why I would bother wasting eggs and time using the IP for that.
Followed Mwalli suggestions and eggs came out perfect !!
Pressure cook 5 min , quick release for 5 min then in icebath for 10 min. So easy to peel as well.
Remember, the 5 minutes starts once the instant pot is at the right temp.
Uncooked eggs even after running the program twice
As others have said, this recipe is challenging. Soft, medium and hard boiled eggs cannot all be set at 5 minutes. The best thing it said was to experiment but that’s why i read recipes so i don’t have to experiment.
One star because this recipe should have been edited after the first few negative reviews.
Misleading title and useless recipe; which gives no instruction as to how to make a soft v medium v hard egg.
Too easy. Eggs almost peel themselves.
Pefect hard boil and super easy to peel. 8 minutes high pressure. 5 minute quick release. 5 minute cold water bath. 6 XL Costco eggs.
I used 6 eggs with 1 cup water in a steamer basket over the trivet.
I used the egg setting on low for 4 minutes.
Eggs truned out medium/hard. Deep yellow in the middle, but not runny.
Hope this helps.
This recipe is incomplete – title is hard, middle, soft. But it does not tell what to do differently.
I read other reviews so did:
6 eggs in steamer basket with
6qt nova plus
1 cup cold water
7 minutes low
5 minutes natural release
3 minutes in cold water bath
Hard boiled but not too hard-perfect for deviled eggs
Peeled like a dream
I cooked 9 eggs instead of 6 and every single one turned out perfect (medium for me)!
We use it every morning 🙂
Perfect eggs!! They peeled like a dream, and even when the second round ws cold to the touch, the yolks were still dippable!! I will never make soft-boiled eggs the old way again!!!
Perfect. Great peel.
Followed the recipe exactly – the eggs ended up perfectly hard. I let the eggs sit in the IP for 6 minutes with natural release (not vented release) after cooking, then transferred to ice water. Eggs fell right out of the shell. No more guessing on the stove top!
Have been using this guidline for a while now tryong ro perfect my softboiled eggs. I think i have got it down now!
I set pressure cooke to 1min. Let it come to pressure and cook for the 1min. When done i quick release and then transfer eggs to ice bath. I do 6 large eggs
Followed Mwalli’s suggestion
– High pressure 5 minutes
– quick release
– let them stand for another 5 minutes
– ice bath for 5 minutes
These were by far the most amazing hard boiled eggs i have ever had!!
Just received our instant pot ultra 6 qt. Did the eggs on the egg cycle (1 + 5 min) and they turned out hard boiled perfect. I agree with others that the title soft, medium, hard does not describe the receipt. I quess you will have to trial and error the times.
Used this method to cook 3 dozen eggs in my 8 qrt Insta pot. Used extra 1/4 cup water and set for 5min on low pressure then allowed to depressurized for 5min and put in ice bath for 5 min. Absolutely the best hard boiled eggs ever!!!
Tried 5 eggs to start, on a steamer basket, 1 cup of water.
5min rest (then release)
3min ice water bath.
Used a similar method-
5 min high pressure
5 min rest (then release pressure)
5 min ice bath
These were perfectly cooked and a breeze to peel!!!!!
I have a 6qt IP Ultra. Placed 3 large eggs on the trivet that came with my IP. Poured in 1 1/2 cups water. Used the “egg” setting for 5 minutes. Quick release then left the eggs sitting in my IP for an additional 7 minutes. Removed the eggs, ran under cold water for 1 minute. Result was a PERFECT hard boiled egg.
I tried this and it worked perfectly. Eggs were hard boiled, no green rings and were the easiest eggs to peel ever!
Our first recipe with our instant smart pot. The process and instructions were very clear and concise. Very happy with end product and easy to peel.
Followed directtiins to a T… The yolk was still runny. Maybe setting should have been on high pressure.
Instant pot method
Egg, Hardboiled 6 minutes on Low Normal release
Egg, Medium-boiled 5 Low Normal release
Egg, Soft-boiled 3 Low Normal release
Omg my first time ever boiling eggs in my life and it came out great with this technique.