Air fryer hard boiled eggs


The easiest method to cook perfect hard boiled eggs is in the air fryer. You will never use a pot and stove top again!

Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods. It’s easy to prepare them, you can fix eggs in a variety of ways – from fried, boil, scrambled and poached and they pair perfectly with other breakfast foods like bacon and sausage.

Depending on the way you cook your eggs, they all have different cooking times and techniques. Making boiled eggs on the stovetop can require a watchful eye to make sure your water is boiling and to know when your eggs should come out to prevent overcooking. Also, it’s not convenient to walk away from a stove with the burner on.

Instead, many have started using other methods to make a hard boiled egg that allow you walk away and speed up the cooking process so you get perfectly cooked eggs every time. The instant pot is a favorite but the air fryer is quickly becoming America’s favorite appliance and cooking hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is simpler than even using your Instant Pot!


How to make hard boiled eggs in air fryer

  1. Add eggs to the basket or tray of the air fryer.
  2. Air fry at 250-260 degrees for 15 -25 minutes depending on how you like the eggs cooked.
  3. Immediately transfer cooked eggs to an ice water bath. The cold water will stop the cooking process and make the eggs easier to peel. 
  4. Let cool for 5 minutes before peeling the air fryer boiled eggs.


Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe Video

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients

Air fryer hard boiled eggs Directions

  • Air fryer hard boiled eggs
  • Benefits of using an air fryer to cook hard boiled eggs

    • The air fryer creates circulating air flow so your eggs get cook from all angles resulting in perfectly boiled eggs.
    • It requires less time to cook the eggs compared to the stovetop method because you don’t have to wait for the water to boil. In fact using an air fryer to hard boil your eggs doesn’t require water at all for the cooking process.
    • Compared to the instant pot, making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer can be fast since the instant pot requires time to come to pressure, so the 5-5-5 method (popular method for cooking eggs in the pressure cooker) takes longer than 15 minutes.

    Air fryer eggs best practices & tips

    • Remember every air fryer is different. Depending on the size and model of your air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking times. Test a few eggs first to perfect the right cooking length before making up a whole carton of eggs.
    • Use a wire rack or trivet that fits in your air fryer to place your eggs on top. Or just use the basket or tray that came with your air fryer. You want to have a space between the egg and the bottom of the air fryer to allow for air circulation from all angles.
    • Cold eggs work best.
    • If cooking a carton of eggs at a time, you may need to increase the cooking time slightly as your air fryer basket gets crowded. Try increasing the cooking time by a couple of minutes.

    Perfectly cooked eggs

    Whether you like soft boiled eggs, medium boiled or hard boiled eggs, all types can be cooked in the air fryer. Follow this guide for cooking temperatures and times:

    • Soft boiled eggs: Air fry at 260 degrees for 15 minutes.
    • Medium boiled eggs: Air fry at 260 degrees for 20 minutes.
    • Hard boiled eggs:  Air fry at 260 degrees for 25 minutes.

    Storage information and meal prep tips

    Making boiled eggs in bulk like this is a great way to meal prep breakfast or snacks since you can always have perfectly cooked farm fresh eggs that are hard boiled every day!

    Store your cooked eggs in the refrigerator in the original carton or a storage container for up to 7 days. Freezing is not recommended as the egg white can become rubbery and watery.

    Air fryer eggs is a quick way to make up a lot of eggs to use for egg salad sandwiches, deviled eggs or potato salad.

    Air fryer hard boiled eggs: FAQS

    Can I air fry eggs at a different temperature?

    You can; however, you will have to shorten or length the cooking time. I find that around 250-260 degrees for 15 minutes yields the perfect soft boiled egg.

    Can you freeze hard boiled eggs?

    You can only freeze the yolks. Freezing the whole cooked egg will cause the white part to get rubbery and watery.

    How to avoid the green ring around some hard boiled eggs?

    If you get that greenish gray ring around the yolk of your boiled egg, it's usually caused by over cooking. That can easily be done by air frying the eggs with too high of temperature or for too long.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Air fryer hard boiled eggs

    Servings: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 72
    Fat 4.8g
    Protein 6.3g
    Total Carbs 0.4g
    Net Carbs 0.4g

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    1. Use ur IP next time. The shells just slide off. The steam detaches the membrane attaching the white to the shell, I think.
      5-5-5 Method
      5 min using Manual button and 2c water in bottom of pot
      5 min let sit then vent
      5 min sit under running cold or in ice water

      1. Yes, 555 method is great for those who have an instant pot. This recipe is great for those who don’t. 🙂

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