In this post: Make perfectly hard-boiled eggs every time without the mess. Here’s how to make easy to peel air fryer-boiled eggs with no water!


Hard-boiled eggs are a staple in most homes. They’re great for quick breakfasts on the go paired with a yummy freezer smoothie, or for an easy high-protein snack along with some crackers and hummus

Making hard-boiled eggs is easy enough on the stove, but you do sort of have to stand there and watch that the water doesn’t all boil away. 

So if you want hard-boiled eggs, without having to babysit them try these air fryer boiled eggs!

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs in a grey striped bowl

Can You Hard Boil Eggs In An Air Fryer?

Yes! You can totally hard boil eggs in an air fryer. (This post would be pretty pointless if you couldn’t!)

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs vs. Stove Top Hard-Boiled Eggs

Air fryer boiled eggs and stovetop hard-boiled eggs have very similar consistencies. 

Air fryer eggs can develop some brown spots on the outside while cooking. This is usually due to the air fryer not being one hundred percent clean. It may also just be due to all the hot air in the fryer! No worries, the eggs will still taste good. 

Cooking the eggs in an air fryer takes about the same amount of time as cooking them on the stovetop. But with the air fryer, you can walk away instead of babysitting the eggs on the stove. 

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs cooked and cut in half

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • There’s no need to wait for the water to boil. 
  • You don’t have to stand over the eggs to make sure they don’t run out of water. 
  • Boiled eggs make a great snack. 
  • It’s a great way to get weekly meal prep done without any extra work. 
  • There’s very little mess or clean-up!

What do you need to make boiled eggs in the air fryer?

To make eggs in the air fryer you only need the air fryer and eggs! Can’t get much simpler than that!

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

From taking the eggs out of the fridge to eating them, this air fryer boiled eggs recipe takes less than half an hour. Total cooking time is about 15 minutes. 

What’s the difference between hard-boiled eggs and soft-boiled eggs?

Both the yokes and white are cooked right through in hard-boiled eggs. The yolk may crumble a little when you bite into it or break it with a fork. 

Medium-boiled eggs are a little less hard. The whites are still solid, but the yolk will be a little golden colored and have a creamy consistency. 

The whites in soft-boiled eggs are cooked but a little softer, while the yolk is runny. 

How Do You Easily Peel a Boiled Egg?

The most frustrating thing about any type of boiled egg is crumbling or sticky peels. But a cold water ice bath helps with that!

Why do I need to place boiled eggs into a bowl of ice-cold water?

Placing the eggs in a bowl of ice water helps to cool the eggs quickly, and stops them from cooking. Sort of like when you run cold water over pasta to stop it from cooking. This makes peeling the eggs much easier. 

Do I have to use an ice water bath with air fryer hard-boiled eggs?

No, you don’t. If you want to wait for the eggs to come to room temperature on their own, that’s fine. Or you can set them in a bowl in the fridge. 

hard boiled eggs in egg container

How do you store boiled eggs?

Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in their shells for 4 days in the fridge. If you peel your eggs you can store them in an air-tight container in the fridge. 

How do you reheat boiled eggs?

  • You can reheat whole in-the-shell hard-boiled eggs by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Let them sit for 10 minutes to heat through again. 
  • Or you could place them back into your air fryer for 1 minute at about 250 degrees F.
  • Alternatively, you could microwave peeled and cut hard-boiled eggs for 30 seconds to 1 minute to reheat them. Although this will cook them a little more too.  

Never microwave whole hard-boiled eggs because of the risk of them exploding. 

Recipes that use hard-boiled eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are used in many recipes. Here are a few ideas: 

How to make air fryer hard-boiled eggs

Making hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer couldn’t be easier. Simply place a dozen eggs in a single layer in the bottom of your air fryer, and cook for 13-15 minutes. Next place the eggs in an ice bath to cool. Then peel and enjoy! 

Full instructions are also found below on the printable recipe card. 

Ingredients & Equipment

  • 12-14 eggs, washed and dried
  • air fryer

Instructions

Wash your eggs

Wash and dry your eggs to remove any dirt or yuck from them before cooking. 

Air fryer boiled eggs before cooking in a wood bowl

Put eggs in the air fryer

Place clean, dry eggs, in one layer, in the bottom of your air fryer. 

Air fryer boiled eggs in air fryer

Cook

Cook at 275 degrees for about 16 minutes.

Boiled eggs in an ice bath

Let cool

Remove and let cool down in an ice bath, peel, season with a little salt and pepper, and enjoy! Or add them to your favorite recipe. 

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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs in a grey striped bowl

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Yield: 12-14 eggs
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Make perfectly hard-boiled eggs every time without the mess. Here's how to make easy to peel air fryer boiled eggs with no water

Ingredients

  • 14 Medium-Large Eggs
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Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your eggs.
  2. Place them, in one layer, in the bottom of your air fryer.
  3. Cook at 275 degrees for about 16 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool down in an ice bath or on their own and enjoy!

Notes

  • An ice bath is one of the best ways to get a clean peel with a boiled egg since the air fryer doesn’t use water.
  • This recipe used a 6-quart air fryer. If you have a smaller one, just use as many eggs as you can that will fit in one layer. Do not change the temperature or time.
  • Store-bought eggs peel much easier and cleaner than fresh farm eggs. I have yet to find something that truly works with fresh farm eggs.
  • The eggs will be very hot when coming out of the air fryer. Let them sit in the air fryer basket for a couple of minutes before handling them. You can also use tongs if you want to get them in the ice bath sooner.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 382mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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