Quick & Easy Soft-Boiled Eggs

Quick & Easy Soft-Boiled Eggs

The Instant Pot is working it’s magic once more here. If you don’t have an Instant Pot or multi-cooker yet, GET ON IT! I love this appliance so much I have TWO. Yes, really. I own TWO instant pots (one 6qt for smaller meals and things like soft-boiled eggs and super speedy spaghetti squash, and an 8qt IP for batches of soup, stews, and stock!)

Soft-boiled eggs are a dream to top salads, as a quick snack next to some crunchy veg, and a great fast source of protein on the go. You can soften the yolks again by placing the unpeeled egg in a bowl of warm (not hot!) water for 10 minutes.

This is barely a recipe, but here ya go!


Quick & Easy Soft-Boiled Eggs

The instant pot makes soft-boiling eggs ridiculously easy (and consistent!)

Makes: 6 eggs

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  • 6 whole eggs
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • Ice
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 6 qt Instant Pot
  • Steamer rack insert

  1. Add 1 cup water and the steamer insert to bowl of instant pot.
  2. Place six eggs in steamer rack and secure lid on pot, making sure the vent is set to seal.
  3. Press the manual button and pressure cook for 3 minutes.
  4. While pressure is building, fill mixing bowl with ice and add remaining cup of cold water to create an ice bath.
  5. When timer goes off, quick release the pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the eggs from the instant pot and place them directly into the ice bath. Allow to cool in ice bath for 10 minutes to stop the cooking process.
  7. Peel and eat right away or keep in fridge (in shells) for up to 5 days.
  8. "Reheat" in cup of warm water before serving.