Easy Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

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These easy peel Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are perfect for breakfast, healthy snacks, meal prep and as a protein-packed breakfast on the go. Learn how to air fry eggs in minutes.

These are Low Carb, Keto, Whole 30, and Gluten Free (GF, LC, K, W30).  Weight Watchers points included.

completed air fryer hard boiled eggs cut in half, seasoned with pepper and served on a blue ceramic plate

Forget the boiling water and the anxiety of wondering if your eggs are cooked just right. Thanks to the magical air fryer, we’re about to make Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs so perfectly divine, you’ll wonder where they’ve been all your breakfast-loving life.

Can you imagine perfectly cooked eggs with a golden, creamy center and a shell that practically peels itself off? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s about to become your breakfast reality. And the best part? It’s ridiculously easy. All you need to air fry eggs is your trusty air fryer and a few fresh eggs. You’ll be on your way to breakfast bliss.

So, yes you can – without actually using boiling water make hard boiled eggs in the air fryer. Simply place the eggs on the wire rack that came with your air fryer, set it, and walk away. Peeps, it really incredibly easy and just that simple!

You can make your entire breakfast with your air fryer when you add crispy Air Fryer Bacon and these awesome Air Fryer Donuts.

cooked air fryer hard boiled eggs cut in half and served on a blue ceramic plate with a white cloth napkin

Why Make This Recipe

  • Effortless Perfection – Say goodbye to the uncertainty of stovetop boiling and hello to consistent, perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs. The air fryer takes the guesswork out of the equation, ensuring that each egg comes out with a flawless, creamy center.
  • Speedy Success – Who has time to wait for water to boil? The air fryer cuts down the cooking time, delivering your delicious hard-boiled eggs in a fraction of the time it takes on the stovetop. Quick and convenient – perfect for busy mornings.
  • Foolproof Peeling – Ever struggled with stubborn eggshells clinging to your breakfast? The air fryer makes peeling a breeze. You’ll be amazed at how effortlessly the shells slip away, leaving you with a smooth, ready-to-eat egg.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Eggs – Use fresh, room temperature eggs that have been washed. You can make as little as one and up to a dozen depending on your air fryer’s capacity.

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How To Air Fry Boiled Eggs

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Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat air fryer to to 250 degrees F / 120 degrees C
  2. Place the wire grill rack in the air fryer basket and set the room temperature eggs straight on top.
  3. Cook the eggs for 16 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from air fryer and immediately after they are finished cooking submerge them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process.
  5. Once fully cooled, remove from cold water, peel, discard egg shells and serve. You can store the unpeeled eggs in the fridge up to one week.
image collage showing the steps for making air fryer hard boiled eggs

Make This In The Instant Pot

Want to make this in the pressure cooker? Then head on over to the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs post for all the tips and tricks.

Pro Tips

  • This recipe timing requires you to preheat the air fryer before air frying. Models may vary so check your manual to see if preheating is necessary.
  • Make sure your eggs don’t have any cracks before you start Air Frying or they may leak.
  • Bring your eggs to room temperature before cooking.
  • Cooling unpeeled hard boiled eggs in an ice bath for at least 5 minutes helps eggs peel easily. You can also run the eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process which also prevents overcooking.
  • If you want to cook more than 4 eggs at a time, you may need to increase the overall cook time to allow them all to cook thoroughly.
  • Don’t overfill the air fryer basket.  Cook in a single layer so the hot air circulates and the eggs cook evenly. 
  • Air Fryers temperatures can vary based on the make and model, so it cooking time may take some adjusting to get the timing just right. I recommend starting off with less time and then adding more time if needed to get to your preferred level of doneness.
  • close up of air fryer hard boiled eggs cut in half

Delicious Variations

Folks, Air Fryer boiled Eggs are an ideal meal prep ingredient. Make them ahead of time and store in the fridge to eat on their own and use them in an egg salad, sandwiches, and all sorts of other recipes all week long!

Prep and Storage

  • Prep – Bring your eggs to room temperature before cooking.
  • Store – Your cooled unpeeled air fryer boiled eggs can be kept in and air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. If peeled, then store them in a water filled container for 3-4 days.

FAQs

Can I make soft boiled eggs in air fryer?

For a softer yolk cook eggs for 12-13 minutes.
As air fryer temperatures vary you may need to test them the first time you cook them and cook them a little more or a little less to your liking.

How long to cook egg in air fryer?

You will need to cook eggs for about 16 minutes to achieve a firm, creamy center.

What’s the best way to peel eggs?

Gently crack the eggs and on your counter and then roll them on the counter so the shell fractures all over.
Add the cracked eggs into a bowl of water, and start peeling from the bottom (flatter end) which normally has an air pocket.
Peel till done and serve or store.

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5 from 13 votes

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

This breakfast treat is so easy and convenient to make!
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 2
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to to 250 degrees F / 120 degrees C.
  • Place the wire rack in the air fryer basket and set the eggs on top.
  • Cook for 16 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from air fryer and immediately submerge them in ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Once cooled, peel and serve. Or you can store the unpeeled eggs in the fridge up to one week.
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Notes

  • This recipe timing requires you to preheat the air fryer before air frying. Models may vary so check your manual to see if preheating is necessary.
  • Make sure your eggs don’t have any cracks before you start Air Frying or they may leak.
  • Bring your eggs to room temperature before cooking.
  • Cooling unpeeled hard boiled eggs in an ice bath for at least 5 minutes helps eggs peel easily. You can also run the eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process which also prevents overcooking.
  • If you want to cook more than 4 eggs at a time, you may need to increase the overall cook time to allow them all to cook thoroughly.
  • Don’t overfill the air fryer basket.  Cook in a single layer so the hot air circulates and the eggs cook evenly. 
  • Air Fryers temperatures can vary based on the make and model, so it cooking time may take some adjusting to get the timing just right. I recommend starting off with less time and then adding more time if needed to get to your preferred level of doneness.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 121mg | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.5mg

 

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hard boiled eggs never disappoint! Absolutely fantastic side and a great breakfast really. Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    Love it! Just made my first 2 eggs for trial run and they turned out perfect! Fridge to table in less than 20 minutes. I had no issues peeling my farm eggs and am currently making a larger batch. Thank you, I never would have thought to use my air fryer to make Hard boiled eggs….need to change the name now Hard air fried eggs……well…..just doesn’t have the same ring!

  3. Air fryer and Eggs? great Trick to ease up the mornings.

    That’s very clever and thank you for thinking out of the box and bringing this post.

    Will try and let you know how it goes.

  4. 5 stars
    We eat a TON of hard-boiled eggs in our house, but I’ve yet to purchase and air fryer. These eggs look so perfect I think you’ve convinced me to make a little extra room in my cabinets for one. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I am keto and have never tried eggs in the airfryer! I am so going to have to give this a go. I really dont use my airfryer often enough. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial as well.