Healthy Cooking

If You Own an Instant Pot and Love Eating Eggs, This $5 Egg Insert Will Shave Hours Off Your Weekly Meal Prep

Francesca Krempa

Photo: Stocksy / Kristine Wellert
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Instant Pot owners know there's a litany of gadgets and convenient add-ons available to elevate your Instant Pot game. Steamer baskets, tempered glass lids, even silicone cake pans—it feels like there's an Instant Pot accessory for just about everything.

But if there's one gadget to add to your list, let it be this Instant Pot silicon egg insert. For just $5, this handy-dandy egg rack will give you picture-perfect hard- or soft-boiled eggs every single time. Sure, the conventional way of hard-boiling eggs is pretty easy, but with an Instant Pot? It's even easier. And with this silicone tray?! Expect dozens of easy-to-peel, tasty eggs in minutes, saving you time on meal prep.

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Instant Pot Silicone Egg Rack

Here's how it works: Simply place the rack in the chamber of your empty Instant Pot and stand up to nine eggs upright on each of the silicone circles. Then, add water and turn your machine on, allowing your pressure cooker to boil your eggs to your liking. Without an egg rack, eggs are free to float around in the chamber, leaving them vulnerable to cracking against the metal walls. Instead, this trivet keeps eggs in safe in place (which also helps them cook more evenly).

Once your hard-boiled eggs are done, safely remove them and wash them under cold water as fast as possible—this will stop them from continuing to cook and allow you to get the easiest peel.

That's it! Perfect eggs in 5 minutes, with no fuss and no muss.

Once you're done, just pop the Instant Pot egg insert in the dishwasher until your next go-round. Then, sit back and enjoy—the protein-packed food is great on its own, making an easy on-the-go snack on your commute or before you hit the gym. If you want to get really creative, try an HBE-friendly recipe, like hard-boiled egg gratin or hard-boiled egg grilled cheese.  Whatever you decide, it's sure to be egg-cellent.

Eggs are practically nature's multi-vitamin. Learn why, below:

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