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Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

Easy, perfect-every-time Instant Pot 5-5-5 deviled egg recipe made with free range eggs. | Easy, perfect-every-time Instant Pot 5-5-5 deviled egg recipe made with free range eggs. |
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
yield 12 deviled egg halves


If you haven't tried it yet, the 5-5-5 Instant Pot method is about to change your life! Keep it in the back of your mind and you'll never have over- or undercooked hard-boiled eggs again: it just requires 5 minutes of cook time, 5 minutes of pressure release, and a 5-minute ice bath. No Instant Pot? No problem! Use your favorite method for hard-boiling, then follow the instructions for a tasty filling. This easy-peasy recipe makes a small batch of deviled eggs that are perfect for sharing or snacking on.

BY:Peas and Crayons


  • 6 large Nellie's Free Range Eggs, cold and straight from the fridge
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon pickle juice, straight from the jar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste


  • Pour 1 cup water into inner pot/liner of Instant Pot and top with metal trivet.
  • Grab eggs straight from the fridge and place atop the trivet (see notes). Lock lid into place and ensure valve is sealed. Set Instant Pot to manual and cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • While eggs cook, fill a medium bowl with ice and water. This will cool down the eggs quickly and help loosen the shells.
  • Once the countdown is complete and the Instant Pot beeps, allow eggs to sit in Instant Pot for 5 minutes before releasing the vent valve and releasing remaining pressure. Use tongs to transfer eggs to ice bath and let cool for 5 minutes before peeling.
  • After peeling, slice each egg in half lengthwise. Remove and add yolks to a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, pickle juice, hot sauce, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until smooth and creamy. Add a pinch of paprika, taste for seasoning, and adjust as necessary.
  • Snip the end of a piping bag or the corner of a plastic bag and insert a star tip. Add filling and pipe into sliced eggs. Alternatively, simply spoon mixture into eggs or pipe with a plastic bag minus the tip. Chill if serving later or sprinkle with paprika and dive in right away!


Cold eggs are key for this recipe's 5-5-5 timing. This method involves 5 minutes active cook time, 5 minutes natural pressure release, and 5 minutes in an ice bath. It makes for a perfect hard-boiled egg!

No Instant Pot? No problem! Use your hard-boiling method of choice, and follow the rest of the strops above.

To add some heat to your deviled eggs, substitute the pickle juice with pickling liquid from a jar of pickled jalapeños. Or, click below to try a twist on this classic snack!

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CynthiaMay 07, 2019

I am thrilled with the instant pot hard boiled egg routine, HOWEVER, the 5-5-5 routine produces over cooked eggs. I use jumbo eggs and reduced time to 4-4-5 and they were almost perfect. Will try 4-3-5 next time.


HI Cynthia! Thank you for the feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe and we appreciate the feedback about the cooking times. We know there can be some variables when cooking, and not everyone likes things the same way, so we're delighted to find out that you were able to make the recipe work for your needs. Thanks for the tip!

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