If you search for "how to hard boil eggs in an instant pot", you will find that the top hits all say something like, "don't do more than a single layer of eggs in the pot, so the eggs cook easily".
That honestly doesn't make any sense to me at all. With all the space between the eggs, I was sure that the eggs would cook evenly in the pot.
Now, disclaimer: One of the reasons behind a single layer of eggs is so the eggs don't crack. That was something I was willing to risk so I tried 32 eggs in the pot my first try and guess what? My house didn't explode, there wasn't even an exploded egg mess in my instant pot, but there was 2 cracked eggs that were still intact and completely edible.
So...you may have a few eggs crack (I have never had more than 3 crack at a time), but you know you wanted to eat one or two hot fresh out of the pot anyway.
I love having hard boiled eggs in my fridge for ready to go, easy-grab natural and complete sources of protein. Great for snacks, in salads, and any meal.
Give it a try! And for heaven's sakes, don't cook 32 eggs if you don't need that many. The day I cooked 32, I had houseguests, so it made sense for me to do that. Maybe 12 is actually all you need. But trust me, your house won't explode if you do more.
Bulk Hard Boiled Eggs In The Instant Pot, Great for Snacks and Food Prep
Up to 32 fresh eggs
Instant Pot with trivet
1 C of water
Put 1 C cool water in instant pot with trivet. Carefully place desired number of eggs on trivet, close lid and steam release valve. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes then immediately quick release the steam valve. Give eggs a cold bath, and eat a warm fresh egg before storing the rest in your fridge!
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