Lately, I’ve been on a deviled egg kick. I kind of had forgotten they were a thing until my mother-in-law made some for a recent family gathering—so good! As usual, I’ve also been on my Instant Pot kick—I seriously love that thing. I decided to combine the two and turn Instant Pot hard boiled eggs into the best deviled eggs ever!
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Not only are these amazing deviled eggs, but they are also sooooo easy to make! And, while I’m going to share how I make them, the great thing about deviled eggs are they are totally customizable. Have you all noticed that most people are extremely opinionated about their deviled eggs? Like, Team Mayo vs Team Mayo Is The Devil are battling it out on all the deviled egg recipes. I’ll just put it out there now—these do have mayo. They also have mustard. And they have something else kind of weird…pickle juice!
I know, I know. You were on board when I said I had the best deviled eggs but the pickle juice thing might have just stopped you in your tracks. Hang with me! I promise you they are so good—and a great way to reuse pickle juice. 😉 Before we get to the pickle juice debate, let’s start with the basics—Instant pot eggs!
How do you hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot?
First, it might be good to address why you should boil eggs in the Instant Pot. Not only does it take about the same amount of time to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot as on the stove top, but it’s 100% hands off. Meaning, you can put your eggs in and walk away for a bit rather than manning a pot of boiling water on the stove. Plus, whenever I used to make hard boiled eggs on the stove top, I’d always somehow break at least one, but I’m happy to report there have been zero egg casualties since switching to a pressure cooker method.
So, how do you hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot? You’ll have to use the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot (if you are like me and lost yours, order one here).
- Place the IP Trivet in the Instant Pot (remember, the little feet should be pointing down)
- Pour in one cup of water
- Place your eggs (as many as you’d like) on top of the trivet (they can be stacked on top of each other in a pyramid formation if needed)
- Secure the lid and set to high pressure for 5 minutes
- Allow to natural release for 5 minutes after cooking
- Manually release the rest of the pressure and place the eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Careful—they will be hot!
- Peel immediately.
It helps to think of the 5-5-5 rule when it comes to making Instant Pot hard boiled eggs—5 minutes at high pressure, 5 minutes natural release, 5 minute ice bath. Easy!
How do you boil eggs so they peel easily?
No one likes an egg that’s difficult to pee! So how do you boil eggs so they peel easily?
- Try to use eggs that are a little older
- You can try to a small amount of vinegar to the water before cooking
- Make sure you remove the eggs immediately and put directly into cold water
- As soon as they are cold, peel right away!
I never use vinegar when I boil eggs because I’ve never had an issue with peeling hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. To me, the best way to get easy to peel eggs is to put them into cold water immediate and peel as soon as they are cold. If they sit, they are much harder to peel. Instant Pot hard boiled eggs FTW!
Recipe for deviled eggs
Now on to the good part—how to make amazing deviled eggs!
- 7 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2.5 tbsp mayo
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 tbsp pickle juice
- Make hardboiled eggs by placing the IP trivet at the bottom of the IP and add 1 cup water. Place eggs on top.
- Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes
- Natural release for 5 minutes
- Place in a bowl of ice water to chill for 5 minutes, peel immediately
- Slice eggs in half, scoop yolks into bowl
- Add mayo, mustard and pickle juice, mix well
- Put mixture back into egg white hollow
- Top with fresh cracked pepper & optional dill from pickle jar
So…now you guys have to fill me in—how do you like your deviled eggs? Team Mayo? Team Relish? Team Deviled Eggs Are Gross? ?