Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are easy to make and peel easily. You can use these air fried eggs for deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches, in salads, or enjoy them plain with a little salt for a quick breakfast.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
There are many ways to cook hard boiled eggs including the traditional method of cooking eggs on the stove top and in the instant pot. But the air fryer cooking process is the best way for me. Why? I can make up to a dozen at a time (or maybe even more), it's quick to do and my fresh eggs come out perfect and so easy to peel. No mess and no clean up are very appealing to me also. Give me a reason not to cook them in the air fryer. I'm not sure there is one!
One of the great things about making these eggs is that all you need are eggs. No water, no seasonings and no oil. Just eggs!
Hard boiled eggs are very versatile and they are really great for breakfast, lunch or a snack. While I use this recipe to make my colored Easter eggs, I also like to make a bunch to keep in the refrigerator for a few days. Whenever, I need a quick bite a hard boiled egg comes to the rescue. They are great sliced on top of avocado toast with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.
How do you cook eggs in the air fryer?
Follow these easy steps to making air fryer hard boiled eggs.
- Rinse and dry the eggs and place them in the bottom wire rack of the air fryer.
- Cook for 16 minutes at 275 degrees F.
- Remove and cool in an ice water bath, then peel before serving.
- Enjoy! (See full recipe card below.) Also see my web story on making these eggs.
Storing Boiled Eggs
Air fryer eggs should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They can be peeled or unpeeled. If you peel the eggs, cover them with a damp paper towel before sealing the container. This will keep the eggs nice and moist. Hard boiled eggs stored in their shell will last about 7 days. Peeled eggs may not last as long.
Air Fryer Cooking Tips
- Preheating is only necessary if your specific air fryer model suggests preheating.
- If this is your first time air frying eggs, start with one or two to learn how your air fryer cooks. It might take a few trys to cook perfect eggs.
- All air fryers cook differently. The times in this recipe are meant as a guide. Make adjustments as needed.
- Plunge cooked eggs into an ice bath. This will stop the cooking and also make the eggs easier to peel.
- About 12 eggs will fit in my air fryer at a time. Adjust the number of eggs to fit your air fryer so they can fit in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket.
- Store bought eggs are typically older and older eggs will peel much easier and cleaner than fresh farm eggs.
- The eggs will be very hot when coming out of the air fryer. You can let them sit in the air fryer basket for a couple of minutes before handling them or use tongs to immediately move them to an ice bath.
- Slice up some eggs to put in a cobb salad. Cold eggs are a great way to add protein to really any salad.
- For a high protein breakfast or lunch, serve with air fryer bacon. A piece of fruit will round out the meal.
- Add some eggs to your potato salad.
- Make a dozen eggs as part of your weekly meal prep and have the family eat them for breakfast or use them in your favorite recipes. I even have a delicious butter cookie recipe that includes boiled egg yolks.
- Grate up a hard boiled egg to use as a topping for avocado toast. This is one of my favorite breakfasts!
- A hard boiled egg is a great addition to an easy breakfast. Pair them with my Overnight Oat recipe or Greek Yogurt Parfaits.
Cook time is about 16 minutes to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer. It could be more or less depending on your air fryer.
No, you do not need to water. Air fried boiled eggs are not actually boiled but they will look and taste just like regular hard boiled eggs.
While I have had eggs explode in my microwave, it has never happened in my air fryer. And I have not heard of it happening to anyone I know.
You can but I find it hard to get the cooking time just right. Also they are much harder to peel than hard boiled eggs.
If the eggs are slightly overcooked the yolk will turn a slight green color. They are still safe to eat and taste good. Next time, cook your eggs a minute or so less and they should stay a bright yellow color.
I always use large eggs but if you use another size, make sure to adjust cooking time.
More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Lamb Chops
- Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
- Air Fryer BBQ Shrimp
- How to Make Air Fryer Cornish Hen
- Homemade Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Recipes that include hard boiled eggs
- Polish Butter Pretzel Cookies
- Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Egg Salad Sandwich
- Italian Easter Bread via Immaculate Bites
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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 large eggs
- First gently rinse your eggs with water and dry. Set them in a single layer, in the bottom of your air fryer or on the bottom rack of your air fryer.
- Turn your air fryer on to 275 degrees. Cook for about 16 minutes or until desired doneness.
- Gently remove the eggs and let them cool down before serving. They can be quickly cooled in an ice bath if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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