Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs are the easiest way to make hard or soft-boiled eggs that you’ll ever try. They come out perfectly every time!

Air fryer boiled eggs in bowl

If you’ve ever made boiled eggs – and of course, you have – you know that they can be finicky. You know if you boil them too long, the yolks turn green. If you forget your time and boil them too little, the center will be soft. That’s great for some recipes, but not for others.

Over the years, we’ve made all kinds of recipes, some of them very involved, and boiling eggs has always been my nemesis. Not anymore, though. These days, when we need hard or soft-boiled eggs, I just whip out the air fryer.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

These eggs aren’t actually boiled at all. Rather, they’re cooked in the air fryer. We love making them with this method because they come out perfectly every time. What’s even better is that they peel so easily. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost rage-quitted peeling my eggs because the shells wouldn’t come loose.

With this recipe, that all goes out the window. Air fry them for the specified amount of time for hard-boiled eggs or reduce the time for soft-boiled eggs. It just doesn’t get easier.

Closeup shot of bowlful of air fryer boiled eggs with one egg cut in half

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs Ingredients

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. you only need one ingredient to make this recipe!

  • Medium-large eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs Instructions

Making these eggs is just as easy as taking them out of the refrigerator. It only takes one or two steps to make them.

Overhead shot of bowlful of eggs

Step 1: Air Fry the Eggs

Wash and dry the eggs. Then, place them in one layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 275 degrees for 16 minutes for hard-boiled eggs and 13 minutes for soft-boiled eggs.

Overhead shot of eggs in air fryer

Step 2: Cool (Optional)

If you want your eggs cold, pop them in an ice bath after air frying them.

Hint: For easiest peeling, put your eggs in the ice bath.


You don’t need much of anything to make this recipe.

  • Air fryer
  • Tongs
  • Bowl (for ice bath)
Overhead shot of air fryer boiled eggs cut in half on plate

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs Tips

You might think that a recipe this easy wouldn’t have any tips, but we actually do have a few.

Easy Peeling – If you soak your boiled eggs in an ice bath, they’ll peel super easily.

Hard or Soft-Boiled: Adjust your cooking time for hard or soft-boiled eggs.

They’re Hot – These eggs will be very hot after they’ve cooked. Either use tongs to remove them or let them sit in the air fryer basket for a few minutes to cool before handling.

Fresh Eggs Just Don’t Peel – If you use farm eggs, there’s pretty much nothing you can do to make them peel easily.

Closeup shot of air fryer boiled eggs cut in half on plate


Store these eggs in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about boiled eggs.

Why are farm eggs harder to peel?
The fresher the egg, the lower the pH level of the egg white. During cooking the acidic egg whites bond strongly to the shell’s inner membrane, making them difficult to peel.

Will eggs explode in the air fryer?
No. That is a huge myth. When properly cooked, eggs won’t explode in the air fryer.

Do I have to preheat my air fryer?
Yes. It’s a myth that air fryers don’t have to be preheated.

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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs are the easiest way to make hard or soft-boiled eggs that you'll ever try. They come out perfectly every time!
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Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Rob


  • Air Fryer


  • 14 Medium-Large Eggs


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


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Will fewer eggs take less time to cook? Say 6 eggs?

    1. I would definitely check it before the time for the regular amount of eggs. We always make the full recipe since we make egg salad
      and use as additions to our salads.