Monday, March 30, 2020

Quick and Easy Egg Salad from the Instant Pot

 How're you all doing during our Shelter in Place?  I've been in my kitchen a lot these days.  Would you like to join me for a cup of tea and some egg salad? 

 You can use my pretty Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz teacup, if you'd like.

 My Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are happy that you've stopped by.  I made this bunny couple probably  over 30 years ago, but updated their outfits several years  ago.

 I tried this new way of cooking eggs in the Instant Pot, whereby you crack them into a bowl.

 You place them inside the IP on the trivet, with water below.

 Voila!  Hard cooked eggs without having to peel!

 The eggs slide right out onto a cutting mat.

 You then chop them up and you're ready for egg salad!  I used a pizza cutter for quick chopping.  What do you use in your egg salad?  Mine is pretty basic.  


Stay well and stay safe, while we keep the Faith, Hope and Trust!

Yield: I used 5 eggs, but you can use whatever amount


Egg Salad from the Instant Pot

Egg Salad from the Instant Pot

Even though making hard cooked eggs in the shell is super easy in the Instant Pot, cracking them first into a bowl makes it even easier!


  • 5 eggs (but use however many you like)
  • chopped celery
  • finely minced green onion
  • salt and pepper
  • sometimes I squeeze a slice of lemon for some bright flavor
  • Mayonnaise


How to cook Egg Salad from the Instant Pot

  1. Spray a glass bowl that is safe to use in the Instant Pot.
  2. Crack your eggs into the bowl.  I always crack the eggs into a small bowl, one by one first just in case of getting a bad egg.
  3. Put 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot, then place your trivet inside , making sure that the handles are up along the sides.
  4. Place the bowl with the eggs into the Instant Pot, on top of the trivet.  There's no need to cover the eggs with any plastic wrap.
  5. Secure the lid of the Instant Pot and make sure that the steam release handle is in the "sealed" position.
  6. Select "pressure cook" and set it for 10 minutes.  After the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5-7 minutes, and then do a quick release, if needed.
  7. Open up the Instant Pot and using mitts, lift the bowl out of the Instant Pot.
  8. Slide the eggs onto a cutting mat.  You may need to blot the top of the eggs with a paper towel, and them chop up the hard cooked eggs.
  9. I add some chopped celery, minced green onion, mayo and salt and pepper. 
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Hearty Texan eggs. =) They look easy to whip up. Mr and Mrs Bunny are so sweet, but, I must say I have taken a liking to that pretty teacup. Isn't the large, chintz rose beautiful. I am quite certain tea would taste ever so much more delectable in this pretty teacup. =)

  2. Oh, how lovely to visit with you this beautiful Monday morning. Your teacup is just gorgeous...and the bunnies you made are the sweetest! Love their little outfits!
    Hmmm...egg salad sounds so good right now, and I like your recipe!
    I have been keeping really busy at home...always plenty to do! Yesterday I made a few fabric pumpkins, something I have wanted to do every Autumn for the past few years! Today I am helping the little ones with a sweet sewing project. Glad I can have some extra time with them during lockdown!
    May the week ahead be a blessed one...sending hugs!

  3. Ha, I like that way of cooking the eggs Kitty! I also like the idea of adding celery to egg salad-gotta try that:@) Take care!

  4. I think this is probably genius! You've taken the worst part of boiled eggs away.

  5. What a great way to cook your eggs for egg salad Kitty! I don't have an IP but have heard it's a great way to steam them too for easy peeling if you wanted to make deviled eggs. Have you tried that? If so it would be worth me buying one just for that feature. :) You know I love your pretty JB Rose Chintz teacup and Mr. & Mrs. Bunny are adorable! Stay safe and keep cooking. ♥

  6. That looks like a good, easy method. Any flavor/texture differences? Your egg salad is very similar to mine except that I add a wee bit of sweet pickle relish and a wee bit of yellow mustard.

  7. Hello Kitty, I will have to try out this way of making hard boiled eggs. I've seen where you put the eggs in the shells in the IP and cook them, but this is the first time seeing it done like this. I will have to try it out sometime. Hope all is well with you. Stay safe and have a nice week.

  8. Your recipe looks yummy!I would love to have tea in that wonderful teacup,I wish someday I find one like yours for my collection.Congrats on your adorable bunnies,they are cute!Blessings to you and to your lovely family!

  9. I would love to join you for tea Kitty. Love the pretty cup and saucer and Mr. & Mrs. Bunny are adorable. I know it's strange, but I don't eat eggs so I don't make egg salad. My dad loved it and so does my sister. She makes it often. I'll pass this along to her. Keep safe Kitty.......

  10. That's crazy! I don't have an instant pot but this could make me want one haha! I just made some hard cooked eggs for my spinach salad to go with dinner tonight. I'm someone who really enjoys being at home but I have to admit that now being on week 3 for me working from home, I'm starting to miss people haha! I knew you'd be in that kitchen whipping up delicacies!

  11. I would have never thought of cooking eggs that way! I don't have or want an Instant Pot, but this is one of the most unique usages I've seen. I like a bit of finely chopped dill pickle in my egg salad, or olives, along with the celery that you've included. Such a pretty teacup!

  12. I am not an InstaPot fan, but I do love egg salad and haven't had it in ages. Thanks for the reminder, I'll be making it this week.

  13. Kitty, your bunnies are adorable! I don't have an IP so I do everything the long way around, unless I use my slow cooker. Love the teacup, of course! Stay well and stay safe, dear friend! Hugs...Sandi

  14. My daughter loves her IP. One of these days, I"ll get one for sure. Egg Salad is a favorite around here, but it's hard to find eggs right now. I hope that will change shortly.

  15. Hi Kitty, loving your sweet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. I am always ready to join you for tea. Egg salad is a favorite. the Instant pot is sure handy. Do take care. xo

  16. Hello sweet bunnies & Kitty! Love it all! Including the egg salad. I make mine very much like you do. I do add a bit of pickle relish and pickle juice. And if I'm feeling dangerous, I'll add some paprika!! ♥

  17. Now that's an incredible recipe that makes me shake my head! Amazing that's even possible. I love egg glad you shared this one. All your decor is just so sweet. Hugs to you dear. XO

  18. Mr and Mrs Bunny are too cute! Next week, I'll be sharing the Easter bunnies that are running rampant in my home.

  19. Wow Kitty, that is quite an egg trick! No peeling, how brilliant! Your bunnies are adorable 🐇🥕 Beautiful vignette, I'm envious of your fresh flowers!

  20. I love egg salad! Just had an egg salad sandwich for lunch today :) I think mine might be more basic than yours! I just used mayo, S & P and celery seed. Found the celery seed idea in our newspaper. It was from a small local cafe that shared it and I've used it ever since I like it so much. You bunnies are adorable!

  21. Hi Kitty,
    I love egg salad and making the eggs in the Instant will hurry that process along. Happy Easter to you and your family and please take care. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday,and come back to see us soon!
    Stay Healthy!
    Miz Helen


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