Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

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Yes, air fryer hard boiled eggs are a thing – an easy, no mess, no fuss, NO WATER steaming up your kitchen thing! If you love deviled eggs and egg salad, and you have an air fryer, this is going to be a game changer for you!

I also have recipes for Instant Pot hard boiled eggs and perfect hardboiled eggs on the stove if you need those, but let me tell you, if you are a hardboiled egg lover, you might just want to get an air fryer just to do eggs in. This goes really well with my Air Fryer Bacon too! It’s like a whole breakfast in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Eggs

This recipe came about thanks to my Uncle Bob. He called me this past Sunday after reading my air fryer grilled cheese post wanting to know which air fryer model I had – as my air fryer has a nice big basket on it. He’s into all thing air fryer these past weeks after my cousin received an air fryer for Christmas – there’s nothing Uncle Bob loves more than a new appliance to play with. And now he wants another bigger one for steaks. (I’ll get back to you on how steaks do in it, I am also intrigued.)

So, Uncle Bob did eggs. In the air fryer.  AND I AM HERE FOR IT let me tell you. You’ve all read how eggs are the bane of my existence in my hard-boiled eggs post and my my Instant Pot eggs post. I hate the boiling, spattering water, the steam and the boiling water danger itself.

These are a game changer, folks.

FYI my air fryer is a 6 quart Gourmia, and I find the basket size and shape is perfect.

Gourmia air fryer

How to Make Hardboiled Eggs in the Air Fryer

It doesn’t get easier than this folks.

  1. Preheat your air fryer at 250°F for 2-3 minutes if needed. Some models don’t need preheating, you’ll have to check your manual.
  2. Place 6-8 eggs into your air fryer basket, leaving space between them. Place the basket into the air fryer.
  3. Cook at 250°F for desired amount of time, from 16-17 minutes. (see my timing test results below.)
  4. Once the eggs are cooked, remove them and place them into a bowl of ice water to cool.
  5. Once you can safely touch the eggs, crack them and peel them.
  6. Store in a closed container in the fridge for 3-4 days before the quality starts to deteriorate.

6 eggs in an air dfryer basket

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs Cooking Times

Of course, I had to experiment with the eggs. I did them for 15,16,17 and 18 minutes to see what they look like inside and how they peeled.

  • 15 minutes- harder to peel. Center is softer, right between hard and soft boiled.
  • 16 minutes – peeled perfectly. Center is pretty cooked.
  • 17 minutes – peeled perfectly. Center is perfect for egg salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, etc.
  • 18 minutes – harder to peel. White is as hard as rocks. Bet the egg would bounce but didn’t try it. (I regret that I didn’t.) Center is dry, but not grey.

 

eggs cooked to different doneness

Now, you are going to have to experiment with your own air fryer to see what timing is the best for you. Do ONE egg and see. If this is something that you are going to do on a regular basis, then take this recipe and adjust it to your altitude (high altitude affects all cooking times), your air fryer model and your personal preferences.

Mine is officially 17 minutes for my perfect hard boiled egg. Yours might be different! Test and see!

The best part of these eggs is how easy they peel! Only the 15 minute egg gave me a hard time. Next up, mastering the perfect air fryer soft boiled egg!

Try my other great Air Fryer recipes like my Air Fryer Fried Chicken too!

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

 

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air fryer hard boiled eggs are easy, no mess, no fuss, and NO WATER steaming up your kitchen! If you love deviled eggs and egg salad, and you have an air fryer, this is going to be a game changer for you!
4.93 from 27 votes
Cook Time
17 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
72
Equipment
air fryer
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer at 250°F for 2-3 minutes if needed. Some models don't need preheating, you'll have to check your manual.
  • Place 6-8 eggs into your air fryer basket, leaving space between them. Place the basket into the air fryer.
  • Cook at 250°F for desired amount of time, from 16-17 minutes. (see my timing test photo in the post.)
  • Once the eggs are cooked, remove them and place them into a bowl of ice water to cool.
  • Once you can safely touch the eggs, crack them and peel them.
  • Store in a closed container in the fridge for 3-4 days before the quality starts to deteriorate.

Recipe Notes

This recipe uses large eggs. Adjust the cooking time appropriately if using a different size of egg.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 72kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 69mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 270IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Brandy says

    I have the ninja foodi dual basket and when put on air fry, it won’t let me set it below 300 degrees! Should I be baking them instead of air fry? If not, how do I get it to 250??

  2. Sharon Kay says

    This is a great idea. I cooked two eggs in my Power Air fryer XL at 250° for 15 minutes after pre-warming for 3 minutes. I was aiming for the soft boiled that you show. Mine actually turned out more like your 17 minute eggs. So next time I will try for 13 minutes in mine. At any rate I am very glad to have learned that eggs can be cooked like this in the air fryer.5 stars

  3. TERRI M BEVERLY says

    I have the Exact same Air Fryer..Gourmia but 8qt..I LOVEEEE it..so I will be trying this soon.

  4. Shanny L Chappell says

    What setting do you use? Air fry? Mine has 7 different settings. Instant vortex.

    • Evert says

      Is the cooking time independent of the number of eggs, or should it be less when cooking for example only 2 eggs?

  5. Chris Marsh says

    I’m wondering if anyone has used the silicon egg holder in their air fryer? They are made for the Instapot. I would love to hear any feed back. Thanks!

  6. Sarah says

    They are not hard boiled eggs if made in the air fryer. Correct culinary term is hard cooked.

    • Leese says

      Sheesh Sarah, no need to be a Debbie downer. It’s just awesome to know we can do them in the air fryer we all love. I will never do hard boiled eggs any other way. They peeled better than any egg I have made. Thank you kitchen mag pie 🙂

  7. Gayle H says

    I use the pressure cook option on my air fryer and my eggs only take 4 minutes to hard boil, but it does take a few minutes for the pressure to build. Love my 6.5 at Ninja air fryer!5 stars

  8. Blake Shellabarger says

    I’ve not tried thus air fryer hard boiled egg recipe. I plan to. I am looking for a air fryer poached egg recipe. Could you try it out and post that recipe? Also instant pot poached egg recipe would be fun too. I’d really like to figure out the Sous vide poached egg recipe, I’ve tried that though and don’t think it can be done. The egg in water in sous vide cooks too evenly and the yolk and whites are never correct. Either to firm of whites and just right yolks or to soft of whites and too runny yolks.
    Thank you, Blake

    • David A Foster says

      I got soft boiled at 17 min at 250 in my air fryer. Should i cook longer for hard boiled or increase the heat???

  9. Deb says

    Ok update on my above comment. In my Emeril fryer I finally got it adjusted to 265deg for 18 minutes. Then I let the egg set for a couple minutes before putting it in cold water. Perfect!!5 stars

    • Leese says

      I did the 17 minutes but wish I would of done 18 and let them rest a couple minutes

  10. Karen Johnson says

    Ok I’m gonna try and I’ll let you know. I have the kalorik maxx air fryer oven 1700 watts. I’m going to try 2 extra large eggs at 250° for 20 minutes and I’ll report back.
    Ok, 20 minutes later and I have well done eggs. Awesome! No grey outer ring either. I wish I could attach my photo but they look yummy. Thanks for your recipe.

  11. Janise Nedd says

    Thanks for sharing ur recipes on air fryer boil eggs

    • JoAnn says

      Hi, I was so happy to see this article. I just tried it… amazing!! We have a Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven. I did what you said one first to find what time works for our brand. We like ours completely hard boiled. We get our extra large eggs from a fresh fruit stand so they are quite large. The perfect timing was 20 minutes. Thanks for the great tip!5 stars

  12. Leese says

    Should the eggs be room temperature or cooked right out of the refrigerator?

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      It doesn’t matter. We do our right out of the fridge.5 stars

  13. Judi says

    I imagine the wattage of each air fryer is what would affect cooking times? What wattage is your
    Gourmia?

  14. Deb says

    I’m trying it now. Did for 17 minutes. Nope. Have to put in longer. It was still way soft. I have an Emeril air fryer and live in Colorado so am playing with it4 stars

  15. Karlynn Johnston says

    Yes! Keep it at 250. I hope you enjoy them! I’m thrilled with how easy they are now!5 stars

  16. Jeffrey in Miami says

    I share your enthusiasm that this is a game-changer. I will be trying it.

    What’s our cooking temp, please? Do we leave it on the preheat temp of 250°F? Thanks. – Jeffrey4 stars

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Hi Jeffrey,

      It’s in the recipe card. Thanks.5 stars

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