The Effortless Guide to Making Hard-Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer

Why You’ll Love It

  • No more cracked shells or undercooked eggs.
  • Effortless peeling thanks to the steam created in the air fryer.
  • Quick and convenient, no boiling water needed.


  • Eggs (as many as you can fit in a single layer)

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Air Fry: Place the eggs in the air fryer basket and cook at 250°F for 15 minutes (softer yolks) to 17 minutes (firmer yolks).
  2. Cool: Immediately plunge the eggs into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  3. Peel: Tap the eggs with a spoon to crack them, then submerge them in the ice bath again. The shell will peel off easily.

Meal Prep Tip

Prepare a batch of hard-boiled eggs on Sunday evening and keep them unpeeled in the refrigerator for easy meal prep all week.

Serving Suggestions

  • Add to salads, sandwiches, or toasts.
  • Make deviled eggs.
  • Mash for a protein-packed sandwich filling.


  • Don’t skip the ice bath. It makes peeling a breeze.
  • Experiment with cooking times to find your desired doneness.
  • Use tongs to remove the eggs from the air fryer basket.

  • Adjust the cooking time if your air fryer doesn’t go as low as 250°F.


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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