Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs: The Easiest Way to Make Perfect Eggs

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy: No boiling water or stovetop needed.
  • Perfect results: Every egg comes out perfectly cooked, with no cracked shells or underdone whites.
  • Easy to peel: The high heat creates steam inside the egg, making the shell easy to remove.
  • Versatile: Use these eggs in salads, sandwiches, deviled eggs, and more.


  • 4 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Place the eggs in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  2. Set the air fryer to 250°F (120°C) and cook for 15 minutes for softer yolks or 17 minutes for firmer yolks.
  3. Immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  4. Peel the eggs under cold water.
  5. Slice and serve the eggs with salt and pepper, or use them in your favorite recipes.

Storage Tips

  • Store unpeeled hard-boiled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • Store peeled hard-boiled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Meal Prep Tip

  • Make a batch of hard-boiled eggs on the weekend and have them ready to go for quick breakfasts, lunches, or snacks throughout the week.

What to Do with Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Add them to your favorite salad.

  • Mash them for a protein-packed sandwich filling.
  • Serve them with toasted bread for a simple breakfast.
  • Make deviled eggs.

Recommended Tools

  • Tongs: The best way to remove the eggs from the air fryer basket.
  • Air Fryer: I use the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill.
  • Large Bowl: I love this set because it comes with every size you could ever need, but they all nest together so they don’t take up a lot of space.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t skip the cold water bath. This step is essential for stopping the cooking process and making the eggs easier to peel.
  • Experiment with cooking times. Depending on your air fryer and personal preferences, you may need to adjust the cooking time.

  • Remove the eggs carefully. Use tongs to remove the eggs from the air fryer basket.
  • Adjust for your air fryer. Some air fryers, like the Ninja, won’t cook as low as 250°F (120°C). If this is the case, set your air fryer to its lowest temperature and subtract a few minutes from the cooking time.


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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