Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs (So easy – no water!)

Prep. Preheat your air fryer. This may not be necessary depending on your model, so check the manual first. Put eggs in the basket, or you can purchase a silicone insert. My air fryer is the Philips XXL model and the basket will hold up to 9 eggs.

Air Fry. Once you’ve added your eggs, close the basket and set the temperature to 270 degrees and the timer for 15 minutes for hard cooked eggs. No water needed! For soft boiled eggs, set for 12 minutes; medium would be about 13-14 minutes.

eggs in an air fryer basket

Ice bath. While the eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath. This is just a large bowl of water with lots of ice in it. When the timer goes off, move quickly to transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for several minutes. This helps to stop the cooking process and also helps to separate the egg membrane from the shells, making them easier to peel.

air fryer, eggs and ice water bath in a dish, blue napkin

Peel and enjoy! Gently tap the blunt end of the egg to crack, then peel away the shell. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and enjoy!

That’s all there is to it! Perfect eggs, with a nice creamy, bright yellow center

How long to cook air fryer hard boiled eggs

  • Soft boiled eggs: 11-12 minutes
  • Medium eggs: 12-13 minutes
  • Hard boiled eggs: 14-15 minutes

You can cook as many eggs as you would like and the temperature and cooking time will not change.

Please note all air fryers vary and you may want to double check your manufacturers guide. Because there can be temperature variance between machines, I suggest testing 1-2 eggs first before cooking a whole package.

air fryer, wood cutting board, sliced hard boiled eggs parelsy

How to Peel Eggs

Sometimes the peel can be difficult to remove, result in a lumpy looking surface. This doesn’t make the egg inedible, it’s just not as pretty. When you’re boiling eggs, there are things you can add to the water that make the eggs easier to peel. However, we’re not using water so you can’t do that with air fryer hard boiled eggs. The good news is you don’t have to!

These eggs are usually very easy to peel. Just give the blunt end a tap on the counter and a gentle roll with your hand. You should be able to easily remove the peel. Sometimes peeling under running water helps, or using the back of a spoon, or even peeling them while they’re still warm. Fresh eggs tend to be more difficult, so using older eggs can help. Everyone seems to have an expert method here so you just have to find yours.

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