Air Fryer Boiled Eggs come out perfectly cooked every time. No more boiling water on the stove top – just pop them in the air fryer, set the timer, and voila! An easy snack for any day of the week. 

boiled eggs on a plate made in the air fryer

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

So it turns out the easiest way to boil an egg… is to not actually boil the egg. Use your air fryer instead! This handy appliance saves the day when it comes to time and cleanup. No more waiting for water to boil or having to babysit the eggs while they cook to make sure you get them out in time. With the air fryer method, you can set them in the basket, set your timer, and come back to perfectly hard or soft boiled eggs each and every time. It’s so quick and easy, you’ll never go back to boiling again! Just don’t forget the ice bath to make peeling them a total breeze. Definitely save this method in your repertoire for meal prepping or holiday prepping. A platter of deviled eggs has never been easier!

Want to utilize that air fryer as much as possible? Try super easy Air Fryer Bacon for breakfast or to add to salads and pastas. Need a side dish for dinner? How about flavorful Roasted Air Fryer Potatoes?

How can I serve or utilize hard boiled eggs?

These air fryer hard boiled eggs can be eaten as is with a dash of salt and pepper, some green onions, and a slice or two of toast for a healthy and light afternoon snack. But there are so many more ways they can be enjoyed! Try making Egg Salad or adding them into chicken or Potato Salad. They can be sliced and put on top of a cobb salad or add them to a ramen bowl. And of course, there’s always classic deviled eggs. 

How To Make Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Preheat. Set your air fryer to 250°F. Some air fryers don’t require preheating, it all depends on your appliance. You can check your manual or the product website if you aren’t sure.

Fry. Well, air fry that is. Place 6 eggs at a time into the basket (you don’t want to overcrowd it) and cook in batches. 

  • For runnier yolks: cook 12 minutes
  • For soft boiled: cook for 14 minutes
  • For hard boiled: cook for 16 minutes
boiled eggs in the air fryer basket

Repeat until all your eggs have been cooked.

Make an ice bath. This is the trick to peeling hard boiled eggs. Fill a large bowl with ice water. As soon as the eggs are out of the air fryer, transfer them directly into the ice bath. This stops the cooking process and shocks the shells so you can easily crack and peel them off. 

Peel and serve. To peel the eggs, gently tap them to crack the shells. The ice bath should help them peel away in larger chunks. Serve with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Storing Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Air fried hard boiled eggs can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This is a great option for a meal prepped snack.

Ingredients Notes for Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

  • Eggs – The eggs should be room temperature before air frying. Keep in mind that soft boiled eggs are more fragile than hard boiled. Go slow and use a more gentle hand when peeling those. It’s also good to note that older eggs peel easier than the fresh ones so this is a great way to use up a supply that’s getting close to the expiration date!
air fryer boiled eggs on toast



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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs come out perfectly cooked every time. No more boiling water on the stove top – just pop them in the air fryer, set the timer, and voila! An easy snack for any day of the week. 
Servings 5


  • 6 Eggs at room temperature


  • Preheat the air fryer to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place up to 6 eggs in the basket of your air fryer then cook in the air fryer at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • For runny yolks, cook for 12 minutes, for jammy eggs, around 14 minutes, and for hard-boiled eggs, 16 minutes.
  • While the eggs cook, fill a bowl with ice water, and as soon as the eggs are done, put them in the water. (This will stop the cooking process and help them peel more easily.)
  • Gently tap the eggs to crack the shells then peel and serve with toast, salt, pepper, and sliced green onions if desired.



Note: The soft-boiled eggs may be harder to peel than the hard-boiled ones, so go a little slower and gentler. Also, older eggs peel easier than fresh ones!


Serving: 1Egg, Calories: 70kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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