Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Water is not needed for these quick and easy hard-boiled eggs made in the air fryer! The eggs peel so readily, and the procedure is quick and simple.

This method for air-frying hard boiled eggs is highly recommended for those who consume eggs frequently. The process is entirely hands-off and doesn’t require waiting for the water to boil. To cook eggs to your preferred doneness, simply place them in the air fryer basket, set the timer, and watch them cook. The boiled eggs that are air-fried turn out to be nicely cooked and peel easily!


4 eggs


  • Preheat the air fryer to 250°F.
  • Add the eggs to the fryer basket and cook according to your preference, between 13 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 17 minutes for hard boiled eggs. Please note, time may vary between air fryers.
  • Remove the eggs from the air fryer basket, and plunge them into an ice bath. Peel when cool enough to handle and enjoy!


  1. Play around with the time for your ideal doneness. Since all air fryers makes and models vary in strength and watts, I recommend trying out the different times to find what’s perfect for you. And then you can keep using those settings. The air fryer I used is 1700 watts.
  2. Use an ice water bath to stop the eggs from overcooking. While it’s not necessary to cool the eggs, I always run them under cold water or an ice bath (preferred) because it immediately shocks the eggs’ temperature, and stops them from cooking.
  3. Use a grill rack or mesh rack if your air fryer doesn’t have a basket. That works perfectly fine to allow the air to circulate fast around the eggs even if you don’t have a basket.
  4. Cook up to 12 eggs at once. Air fryer hard boiled eggs are great for meal prepping since the eggs last up to one week in the fridge. Once you’ve tested the perfect time in your air fryer, you can cook them in bulk.

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