Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs (2023)

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Air fryer hard boiled eggs are easy to do! We will show you 3 different ways to get the perfect yolks for you. A great snack or protein packed breakfast.

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Who doesn’t love air fryer hard boiled eggs?? We have the trick to making them easy to peel and perfect in the inside. After you try these check out our other easy air fryer recipes too. (originally published 3/19, affiliate links present)

Hard Boiled Eggs Ninja Foodi

These babies are so versatile. They’re great in potato salad, a high protein snack, and/or a great breakfast too. You can make them in your Foodi or any other brand you might have on your counter right now. I have a few including a Cosori and AirWave too.

Yes, you can make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs or throw them in some boiling water. BUT if you’re obsessed with your hot air machine too you’ve gotta’ try this. We will show you how to make the yolks firm as the photo shows above. If you want them lose though follow our air fryer soft boiled eggs timing.

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How to Make Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Nowadays we have been making more of these than ever. Why? Well we have 13 chickens who are now laying eggs! That is SO fun for the kids and I will tell you that fresh eggs are like no others. With an incredible taste, high in protein, and perfect in the morning or for dinner, they’re our quick go to “treats”.

When we moved closer to the city we couldn’t bring them with us. Now that I buy them at the store I will tell you that there is a difference. First off for this in particular you do want white shells. They are just easier to peel. We buy organic and cage free too because of health reasons and they taste so much better too.

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Air Fry Eggs Hard Boiled

You can also make hard boiled eggs in the oven. BUT if you are curious about air fried eggs, we’ve done the testing for you. You’re welcome. 😉

We will even tell you how to get them to be closer to soft boiled if that is what you prefer. In under 16 minutes you can have them perfectly done. Then just cool (if you want) and enjoy.

They are great for breakfast with a little salt and pepper but also great diced up and thrown into a tuna salad mixture or make egg salad with them.

(Video) Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

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Cooking Eggs in AirFryer

Just add them into your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer machine. Any brand of machine will do really. Make as many as you’d like, cook time will not change.

  • I’d recommend leaving them on one level on your trivet or in your air fryer basket, do not stack them.

Leaving them in one level will help eggs cook the same. Don’t be alarmed when you lift the lid off. Your eggs may have these little brown dots on them.

Those will wash off when you stop the cooking process, and put them into an ice water bath. Then just peel and eat!

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Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs

Test #1 – 2 eggs set temperature at 270 degrees for 10 minutes

  • Shells came off easily
  • Egg whites were cooked
  • Yolks were runny

Next test #2 – 2 large eggs set at 270 degrees for 13 minutes

  • Shells came off rather easily
  • Whites were cooked
  • These yolks were soft in the very center but not runny
  • I would say this timing would be considered Ninja Foodi medium boiled eggs

Hard boiled eggs in air fryer

Third test – 2 eggs set at 270 for 15 minutes

  • Shells were a bit harder to remove
  • The Egg whites were done
  • Yolks were completely cooked

Choose which one you like best and just go with that.

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Ninja Foodi Hard Boiled Eggs

Here are a few questions you might have before you get started:

How long does it take to hard boil eggs in an air fryer?

About 15 minutes. If you like your yolks a bit softer then set to 13. You always want to add ice cubes and cold tap water in a large bowl and have that ready. Once “boiled” transfer to that bowl to submerge for 5 minutes in your ice bath when done.

Can you hard boil eggs in the Ninja Foodi?

Yes but since the air crisp temp. doesn’t go below 300 degrees it is best to follow the pressure cooker hard boiled eggs 5-5-5. If you want to use the air crisp function then: Leave eggs on countertop for 30 minutes, Put on air fryer rack, Set to 300 degrees for 10 minutes.

BEST results will come if you do this though: Add 1.5 cups water into your Foodi, Put room temp. eggs inside vegetable steamer basket, Set to high pressure for 5 minutes with a 5 minute natural release and then submerge in ice water so shells fall off easily.

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Can you fry an egg in the air fryer?

Well we haven’t done that per say, however air fryer egg bites are close enough and incredibly tasty!

How to make perfect hard boiled eggs

There is a printable recipe card available at the bottom of this post as well.

  1. Put eggs from fridge on the counter for at least 30 minutes (so they aren’t so cold)
  2. Add eggs into air fryer and set to 270 degrees. Cook for 15 minutes
  3. Immediately put them into a bowl with ice cold water. Once cooled peel your eggs, store them in a pint size storage bag in the fridge to snack on later.

Eat as is as a high protein snack or make crack chicken deviled eggs with them.

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Ninja Foodi Hard Boiled Eggs

Since this pot doesn’t go below 300 degrees F just use that temperature. You’ll want to decrease the times below by 1 minute to account for the difference.

  • 14 minutes hard boiled
  • 12 minutes medium hard
  • 9 minutes worked well for closer to soft boiled eggs

Or you can make poached eggs this way using the pressure cook function if you have an IP or Foodi. Adding these to potato salad? You can make everything you need together following our Instant Pot potato salad instructions too.

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air fryer hard boiled eggs are easy to do! We will show you 3 different ways to get the perfect yolks for you. A great snack or protein packed breakfast.

Course Breakfast, Snack

(Video) Unbelievable Egg Trick: Boil Eggs in an Air Fryer? Here's How!

Cuisine American

Keyword air fryer, eggs, hard boiled eggs, ninja foodi

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 14 minutes

Total Time 19 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 62kcal

Author The Typical Mom


  • 6 eggs


  • Place egg into air fryer, not overlapping.

    ** For best results allow eggs to sit on counter for at least 10 minutes vs. straight out of the very cold fridge.

  • Turn machine on, close lid, and set to 270 degrees for:10 minutes for runny yolks,14 minutes for yellow but soft yolks (I will say these are perfect),15 minutes for perfect yolks that are hard but not overcooked so they turn gray

  • Remove immediately and put into a bowl filled with cold water and ice cubes.

  • Once cooled remove shells and enjoy.

    (Video) SOFT BOILED EGG PERFECTED l Runny, Soft Boiled & Hard Boiled Eggs - In the Air Fryer


Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Amount Per Serving (2 oz)

Calories 62Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Cholesterol 163mg54%

Sodium 62mg3%

Potassium 60mg2%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 240IU5%

Calcium 25mg3%

Iron 0.8mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


How long does it take to hard boil eggs in an air fryer? ›

Preheat a 3.5-quart air fryer to 270 degrees F. Add the eggs to the fryer basket and cook 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. Remove the eggs and plunge them into an ice bath. Peel when cool enough to handle.

How do you tell if hard boiled eggs are cooked enough? ›

If you're wondering how to tell an egg is hard boiled, set it on the counter and give a quick spin. Once it's moving, tap your finger on it to stop the spinning. Eggs that are cooked will spin easily and rapidly and stop quickly.

How long to cook hard boiled eggs in air fryer at 300? ›

We set the first air fryer at its lowest temperature setting of 300 F and cooked the eggs for 9 minutes, 12 minutes, and then 15 minutes. As each egg was completed, they were soaked in an ice bath for about 3 minutes or until fully cooled.

What setting do I put my air fryer on to boil eggs? ›

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer couldn't be easier! Preheat the air fryer to 250°F. But you can also skip this step and just tack on an extra couple minutes of cooking time. I always like to start by preheating though. Set the timer between 13 and 17 minutes, depending on your desired doneness; and that's it!

What temperature do you air fry eggs? ›

Air fry the fresh eggs at 270 degrees Fahrenheit for 17 minutes of cook time. Carefully remove the cooked eggs from the basket of the air fryer and place them into a bowl of ice water. Remove the eggs from the ice water bath after 10 minutes.

Do you put water in air fryer to boil eggs? ›

No waiting around to boil water, no water needed, just place the eggs in the basket, turn on the air fryer and walk away. Perfect For Meal Prep. Cook as many as you like and use throughout the week for different meals. They're perfect in salads, sandwiches and so much more.

What rule should you remember in cooking hard cooked eggs? ›

Easy to remember when cooking eggs, in general, is the 3-6-9 rule:
  • 3 minutes from the resumption of boiling for a boiled egg.
  • 6 minutes of cooking time for a soft-boiled egg.
  • 9 minutes for a hard-boiled egg.

Can I overcook hard boiled eggs? ›

When it comes to boiling eggs, the biggest problem is that people can easily over-cook them, leading to a dark green color around the yolk and a somewhat sulphuric taste.

Can you eat undercooked hard boiled eggs? ›

People who consume raw or undercooked eggs can get Salmonella infection, which doctors also call salmonellosis. According to the FDA, the symptoms of a Salmonella infection occur within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food.

Why won t my air fryer go below 300? ›

If your air fryer does not go below 300 degrees F, try different settings than "air fry". Many times the "bake" setting will let you set the temperature to 250 degrees. Prep the ice bath during the last couple of minutes of the cooking cycle.

Can I use my air fryer for eggs? ›

Perfect Cook – When you want fried eggs sunny side up the air fryer cooks them perfectly. The golden runny yolk and tender egg whites will certainly brighten your breakfast. Fast – Cooking eggs in the air fryer takes on about 5 minutes, no preheating is needed.

How long does it take to fry an egg in an air fryer? ›

How to Make Fried Egg in the Air Fryer:
  1. Spray each ramekin or dish you will be using with olive oil spray.
  2. Crack an egg into each dish (one egg per dish).
  3. Place ramekins in the air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry the eggs for 5 minutes at 370°F.
  5. Make sure the egg white is firm and solid. ...
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Can I put aluminum foil in an air fryer? ›

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in an air fryer. explains that due to the air fryer's cooking process consisting of rushing hot air, your aluminum foil and the meal it's with will not be ruined by the air fryer.

What happens if you put water in an air fryer? ›

What happens if you add water to an air fryer? Overall, adding a little bit of water can help to hydrate the food in your air fryer and prevent it from becoming too dry. It adds moisture into the atmosphere of your air fryer and it's a great way to refresh any baked items you might want to cook in your air fryer.

Do you put anything in the water when boiling eggs? ›

It's not necessary to add anything to the water. Some people also swear that adding a bit of salt, vinegar or even baking soda to the boiling water makes eggs easier to peel and/or makes them taste better. We, however, prefer the simplicity of plain ol' water.

Can you use water instead of oil to fry an egg? ›

You start by adding a small amount of oil to the skillet and cracking in the eggs, just like you normally would. Then, about 30 seconds in, you add hot water to the pan, basting the eggs until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. It creates tender, soft fried eggs with no overdone edges in sight.

What is the secret to easy peel hard-boiled eggs? ›

Adding white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your pot of water allegedly results in softer, easier-to-peel eggshells. That's because the acid in vinegar dissolves some of the calcium carbonate that makes up the egg's hard exterior.

What do you put in water when boiling eggs to make them peel easier? ›

Add salt and vinegar to the water.

The salt permeates the shell a little bit, and the vinegar helps to break down the shells, making them easier to peel.

What is the cardinal rule of egg cooking? ›

And this leads us to the cardinal rule of egg scrambling: if it looks cooked in the pan it will be over cooked on the plate. Believe me. You can't get around it.

Is 20 minutes too long for hard-boiled eggs? ›

For one to four eggs, bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and turn the heat down to its lowest setting for 12-14 minutes. For five to eight eggs, cook for 15 to 18 minutes. For nine to one dozen eggs, cook for 20 minutes.

How long is too long to cook hard-boiled eggs? ›

Boil for 6 – 7 minutes over medium-high heat for perfect hard-boiled eggs. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a large bowl of ice water and let them cool for a few minutes. Or you can place them under cool running water to stop the cooking. Peel and serve the eggs immediately.

How many minutes should an egg be boiled? ›

4 minutes for slightly set yolk and set white. 5 minutes for a medium cooked firmer yolk and white. 6 minutes for hard boiled with lightly soft yolk. 8 minutes for firmly hard boiled.

Can an air fryer be too full? ›

Avoid overfilling: Air fryers work by circulating hot air around food, which can be limited if food is packed too tightly, causing it to steam instead of crisp, and cook unevenly. (That said, proteins shrink as they cook, so a snug fit with meat is OK.)

Do you need 450 degrees for air fryer? ›

Cooking Temperatures

Almost everything that you want to cook in an air fryer will be cooked between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, so when in doubt, go for 375 degrees Fahrenheit and keep a cooking time chart handy,” Laurence says.

What is the common problem of air fryer? ›

Not only does air frying still run the risk of creating acrylamides, but polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines can result from all high-heat cooking with meat. These compounds have associations with cancer risk, according to the National Cancer Institute .

How long does it take to cook an egg in an air fryer? ›

Perfect Cook – When you want fried eggs sunny side up the air fryer cooks them perfectly. The golden runny yolk and tender egg whites will certainly brighten your breakfast. Fast – Cooking eggs in the air fryer takes on about 5 minutes, no preheating is needed.

How long does it take to fully hard boil an egg? ›

How long to hard boil eggs?
  1. 7 minutes for a medium size egg.
  2. 8 minutes for a large size egg.
  3. 9 minutes for an extra-large size egg.

How many minutes do you hard boil eggs? ›

Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water and peel.

Can you air fry eggs at 400? ›

Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes. Add the wire rack to the basket and place the eggs on top with some space between. Air fryer at 280°F (138°C) for 9 to 10 minutes for soft egg yolk center | 10-11 minutes for medium egg yolk.

Can you put a raw egg in the shell in an air fryer? ›

Air fryer eggs are easy to peel and ready in 15 minutes or less! Making hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs has never been easier! If you want to make quick and easy-to-peel hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs, you have to try them in the air fryer! You don't need to wait for water to boil or worry about dirtying a pot.

Are Airfryer eggs good? ›

Eggs are incredibly healthy, especially when made in the air fryer! They are full of vitamins, minerals, and iron and a great source of protein. Making eggs in an air fryer is also a healthy way to prepare them as little oil is needed.

Is 10 minutes long enough to hard boil an egg? ›

As soon as the water begins to boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Leave the eggs in the hot water for anywhere from 10-12 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs. The 10-minute eggs will have vibrant, creamy yolks, while the 12-minute yolks will be paler and opaque, with a chalkier texture.

Is 5 minutes long enough to hard boil an egg? ›

Boil for 6 – 7 minutes over medium-high heat for perfect hard boiled eggs. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a large bowl of ice water and let them cool for a few minutes. Or you can place them under cool running water to stop the cooking. This will also help the eggs peel easily.

How do you cook boiled eggs so they peel easy? ›

Drop the eggs into boiling water. Eggs added to a pot of boiling water rather than brought to a boil along with the cold water will be easier to peel. Plus, this method allows for more precise timing.


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