Check out my Instant Pot soft boiled eggs! These are the easiest foolproof way to make soft boiled eggs. Firm whites with a soft yolk center.
Serve up these easy-peel eggs for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. You will never want to make soft boiled eggs any other way. With our Instant Pot eggs, you get perfect egg yolks every single time.
Eggs, a cup of water and an electric pressure cooker are all you need to have the perfect soft boiled egg. This is the best way to make easy peel eggs that are simply delicious and perfect for breakfast or to top a bowl of ramen.
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Instant Pot steamed eggs are my go to method. So don't wait, run and grab that pressure cooker and whip up some delicious eggs! Top toast, serve with pasta, or eat for breakfast. Whatever the case is, learn how to make soft boiled eggs perfect at home.
Looking for our top eggs recipe? Our most searched egg recipe is for perfect hard boiled eggs. The best method we've found for both hard and soft boiled eggs is the pressure cooker method. Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are the best thing for making a dozen eggs or more at a time.
Why I Recommend Making Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs
- Minimal prep
- Hands off cooking
- Instant Pot handles all the work
- The best soft boiled eggs
- Easy Peel
- Perfect eggs
- Runny yolk
How to Make
Full directions on how to make soft boiled eggs in Instant Pot are in the printable recipe card below.
Start by adding your water into the Instant pot liner.
Place the steamer insert into the pot, and place your eggs into the pot of water.
Place the lid on, and seal. Then you will pressure cook for low manual pressure for 3 minutes.
While the eggs are cooking run cold water into an ice water bath.
Once the eggs are done, release pressure, and then remove eggs and place into the cold ice water.
Let the eggs sit for around 30 seconds to a minute. Then remove from water, crack, peel and eat your soft boiled eggs!
The total cook time includes the time the pot is building up to pressure, the minutes when the actual cook time starts, and the time the pot is releasing the pressure. Soft boiled eggs use a quick pressure release time, which is different from the hard boiled Instant Pot eggs. For those, you have 5 minutes of natural pressure release time prior to the quick release.
Soft boiled eggs in the shell can last around 2 days in the fridge. You will not want to peel the eggs, until you are ready to eat.
I find that these steam-boiled eggs are best when served fresh. But you can save some for later on if you want.
This way to store works for stovetop cooked eggs or pressure cooker soft boiled eggs.
Here are a few tips and tricks for making soft boiled eggs!
- You need to make sure your eggs are not in the water. Whether you do a steamer, trivet, silicone sling, etc. Keep the eggs out of directly touching the water.
- Feel free to make as many or as few as you would like. The cook time will remain the same.
- Don't skip the ice bath. It is important to stop the cooking process. Otherwise, you can run the risk of overcooking your eggs.
- Using a different number of eggs? There aren't different times for the cooking process. Just follow the usual routine, allow the steam heat to do its job, make sure you have the precise amount of water that is required and enjoy this foolproof method for cooking eggs in your pressure cooker.
Soft boiled eggs are a soft-centered egg that offers a runny consistency, with a cooked white outer layer. A cross between a runny egg and a hard-boiled egg.
Yes, size matters when it comes to making soft-boiled eggs. Make sure if you are using a small egg you reduce the cooking time to say a minute or two.
It can be a bit of trial and error to find the perfect time to fit the preference of your eggs.
Place an inch of water into a pot and add in your cooked eggs.
Allow them to heat up for 2-3 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool for just a minute, and enjoy.
Want to crack off just the top of your soft eggshell, so you can dip toast? Take a small ramekin and add a little dry rice or even beans. Then take your cooked egg and place it in the mixture.
The rice will hold the egg in place, and you can gently tap the top of the egg to remove the shell and eat!
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With all the ways to cook eggs, this recipe is a personal favorite of mine!