Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

I’m a big fan of eggs, and this recipe for Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs lets us eat them even more often. It’s a real ‘set-it and forget-it’ kind of recipe which is why I love it so much. If you don’t have an Air fryer, you can always make hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot!

front facing view of hard boiled eggs in front of an air fryer with fresh parsley

Hard boiled eggs are so useful! We like to eat them for breakfast, use them to make salads, and of course, there’s the famous Deviled Eggs we all know and devour every chance we get.

And, of course, you need plenty of hard boiled eggs for Easter Egg decorating! And if you don’t have to stand over a boiling pot trying to make sure eggs don’t crack, it makes the process even more fun, am I right?

sliced hard boiled eggs

What Are Hard Boiled Eggs?

Hard boiled eggs are eggs that have been cooked on the inside with the shell on. The egg white, normally clear when uncooked, ends up white and a bit rubbery in texture, while the egg yolk becomes a creamy ball of yellow. After the eggs are cooked inside the shell, the shell can be removed to use the eggs for making food (or eaten as they are), or the shells can be dyed for Easter Eggs.

How Long Do I Cook Hard Boiled Eggs?

In the air fryer, you can make perfect hard-boiled eggs in 16 minutes. Here are the cook times for other varieties of eggs in the air fryer:

SOFT BOILED EGGS (cooked egg whites with wet yolks): 9-10 minutes
SLIGHTLY SOFT BOILED EGGS (cooked egg whites with custardy yolks): 11-12 minutes
FIRM YET STILL CREAMY (cooked egg whites with almost fully-cooked yolks): 13-14 minutes
HARD BOILED EGGS (cooked eggs whites and fully cooked yolks): 16 minutes

sliced hard boiled egg open to show yolk in white bowl with green parsley

Can I Cook My Eggs at 300°F in the Air Fryer?

YES! I realize some air fryers only go as low as 300°. So, reduce the cooking time by 1-2 minutes. You can always reduce the cooking time by 1 minute, then pull one out and crack it to see if you need to leave the others in for another minute. Keep in mind, eggs will cook a little more once you pull them out of the air fryer.


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Tips and Recipe Notes

  •  Take a good look at your eggs and make sure there are no cracks before you begin cooking these.
  • SET A TIMER! Forgetting about eggs in the air fryer can cause quite a mess!
  • Place the eggs in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This will ensure that they cook evenly.
  • If you want to be sure your eggs stop cooking quickly after you remove them, or if you want to use them right away, have an ice bath ready and place your eggs directly into the cold water.
These air fryer hard boiled eggs make deviled eggs easier!

Why does my egg yolk have a greenish-grey ring around it?

This usually happens when you cook your eggs too long. Reduce the cooking time by a minute next time. But don’t worry, your eggs are still completely safe to eat!

How do I get centered yolks?

If you turn your egg carton on its side the day before you cook your eggs, the yolks have a better chance of staying centered in the egg white when you cook them.

Close up views of fresh sliced hard boiled eggs done in the air fryer

How Do I Store Hard Boiled Eggs?

You can store them in their shells in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can also remove the shells and place them in a Ziploc or container for up to 7 days. However, it’s best not to cut them. Once you cut them, you’ll need to eat them up quickly!

Can I Freeze Recipe?

I’ve never tried to freeze hard boiled eggs. I’ve heard that some people do, however, but for myself, I just make a few new hard boiled eggs whenever I need them, since it’s so quick and easy to do so.

What to do with hard boiled eggs?

There are SO many great options for using hard boiled eggs! Make this Deviled Egg Potato Salad, for starters. It’s to die for! You can also:

  • Make egg salad
  • Make boiled eggs on toast
  • Eat them as-is with salt and pepper
  • Pickle them
  • Eat them on a garden salad (YUM!)
white and brown eggs in an air fryer basket

More Easter Recipes You’ll Enjoy

If you’re looking for Easter recipes, you’ll want to try:
Instant Pot Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs
Easter Egg Cupcakes
Easter Sugar Cookies with Jelly Beans
Instant Pot Hot Cross Buns

Yield: 12-14 eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

This recipe for Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs lets us eat eggs even more often. It's a real 'set-it and forget-it' kind of recipe which is why I love it so much.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 12 - 14 Medium-Large Eggs


  1. Wash and dry your eggs.
  2. Place them, in one layer, in the bottom of your air fryer.
  3. Cook at 275°F for about 16 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool down in an ice bath (if desired) and enjoy!!


●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.
●I 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. I tend to 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.

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