Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Craving hard-boiled eggs but hate waiting for the water to boil? Air fryer hard-boiled eggs might be for you!

Cooked in minutes with no effort at all, these hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer (which really aren’t at all boiled) – can be made with hard or soft yolks just to your liking!

Enjoy them for breakfast with a little salt and pepper or use them as an ingredient in another dish – these eggs are delicious and versatile!

hard boiled eggs cut up on white plate with pepper
Air fryer hard boiled eggs are really tasty!

Recipe Tips

Before you make hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • Since every air fryer (and egg size, if we’re being honest) is going to differ, you might just want to test out one or two eggs in your air fryer the first time. This way, you know exactly how long to cook the eggs in your air fryer to achieve hard or soft yolks. Our times can be a good guideline but the actual time may vary!
  • If you want to have an easier time peeling the cooked eggs, place them into a bowl with very cold water – and even some ice cubes – as soon as you take them out of the air fryer. Running them under cold water is an alternative, but we have found it is quite a bit easier to peel them when they get an ice bath.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

To make air fryer “boiled” eggs, you can follow the recipe steps in this section. We took photos so you can see exactly how we made them.

If you’re confident in making these eggs and just want the times and temperatures without any visuals, you can skip below to the recipe card!

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Place the uncooked eggs into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is hot, gently place the uncooked eggs into the air fryer.

Cook the eggs for 10-11 minutes for a soft yolk and 14-15 if you desire a hard yolk. Keep in mind that these times are guidelines only and can vary by air fryer!

It is a good idea to test times in your air fryer with a small number of eggs the first time.

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Place the cooked eggs into a bowl with ice-cold water.

Once the eggs are done, remove them from the air fryer and immediately place them in a bowl with very cold water and some ice cubes. Let them sit for a few minutes.

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Or run them under cold water.

Alternatively, you can also hold them under cold running water for a few minutes until cool to the touch.

We have tried both methods and have found that the ice-cold water in a bowl makes it quite a bit easier to peel the eggs.

hard boiled eggs with pepper on plate on wooden board
Hard boiled eggs ready for eating!

Once cooled off sufficiently, peel the eggs. You can eat them with a little salt, pepper, or Tabasco sauce, or use them as an ingredient in another recipe, such as egg salad!

Storage Tips

Eggs made in the air fryer will last pretty long if you store them correctly. You should only peel the ones you plan to eat immediately.

Otherwise, keep the shells on the uneaten ones and store them in the fridge in a sealed container. Make sure that they have cooled first and aren’t warm anymore.

They will last for up to 7 days like this – but we prefer eating them sooner rather than later.

If you do take the shell off an egg and don’t eat it right away, the same storage tips go for it: place them in a sealed container in the fridge.

These eggs, however, will need to be eaten sooner than cooked eggs still left in their shells!

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If you liked this recipe for air fryer hard boiled eggs, here are some other breakfast ideas to go with them!

hard boiled eggs with pepper on plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are an easy way to enjoy eggs without boiling them on the stove! Made in minutes in your air fryer, these eggs with soft or hard yolks are perfect for breakfast!
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Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • cold water + ice cubes, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When it is hot, gently place the uncooked eggs into the air fryer.
  • Cook the eggs for 10-11 minutes for a soft yolk and 14-15 if you desire a hard yolk. Keep in mind that these times are guidelines only and can vary by air fryer! It is a good idea to test times in your air fryer with a small number of eggs the first time.
  • Once the eggs are done, remove them from the air fryer and immediately place them in a bowl with very cold water and some ice cubes. Let them sit for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can also hold them under cold running water for a few minutes until cool to the touch. We have tried both methods and have found that the ice-cold water in a bowl makes it quite a bit easier to peel the eggs.
  • Once cooled off sufficiently, peel the eggs. You can eat them with a little salt, pepper, or Tabasco sauce, or use them as an ingredient in another recipe, such as egg salad!

Notes

  • When making eggs in the air fryer for the first time, you might want to test it with a couple of eggs first. Your air fryer might cook differently than ours – so you might have to adjust the cooking times a little bit to get the desired level of yolk firmness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 72kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 74mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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