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Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 13 minutes


The perfect soft boiled eggs made in your electric pressure cooker.


Units Scale
  • Egg(s)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place trivet inside the pot. Place egg(s) on top of the trivet.
  2. Cover the Instant Pot and set the manual timer for 5 minutes on LOW pressure (see my comment below). Make sure valved is set to sealing. When the timer beeps switch the valve to venting. When you are able remove the lid.
  3. Place the egg(s) in a bowl filled with icy water. Let the egg(s) sit for 3 minutes in the cold water.
  4.  Remove the egg(s) and gently peel and open on a plate. I like to serve my soft boiled egg over a piece of buttered whole wheat toast.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 for this recipe.

I live at 4000 feet above sea level and when I make 1 egg with this low pressure method it works perfectly. However, I realize there are a LOT of factors in cooking the perfect soft boiled egg. For example what if you are at sea level? What if you want to cook more than one egg at a time? What if your liquid is hot? What if you use an 8 quart pot? Because I haven’t tried all of these factors I can’t say for sure how the eggs will turn out for you. You may want to start with a 3 minute cooking time and see how it works for you.

  • Method: Instant Pot