Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs

Did you know you can cook AND dye Easter eggs in the Instant Pot?! Mind. blown. So easy and no mess to worry about!

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What You'll Need to Make Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs

  • whole eggs, raw
  • water
  • vinegar
  • food coloring (NOT gel food coloring)
  • 3 mason jars (I like the smaller widemouth jars the best for this)
  • an Instant Pot!

How to Do It

1. Add water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

You only need a cup or two. Just enough liquid to build up the pressure inside!

2. Place the mason jars inside the instant pot and the vinegar and food coloring.

I liked using wide mouth jars, because it made handling the eggs so much easier. If you don't have any mason jars, you can use any glass jar (like a leftover jam jar!) that can withstand the heat.

3. Place the eggs inside the jar and add water enough to cover the eggs.


4. Set the Instant Pot for 7 minutes.

5. After the cycle runs and the steam releases, put the hot jars in the sink and run cold water over the jars.

I've heard that the color will sink in the longer you leave the eggs in the instant pot. However, they'll probably be overcooked. So how long you choose to let the steam release (quick release or natural release) will just depend on if you care more about the color or the taste of the eggs. 

The eggs in my photos came out after a quick release. And you can see that the pink and the blue set in nicely, but the yellow turned out splotchy with a lot of really pale spots.

6. Move the eggs to an ice bath. 

7. Let them dry completely.

This means overnight or for several hours. They won't be dry all the way through after a quick towel dry. And until they are completely dry, the color can still transfer onto other things (like hands, clothes, etc...).


And that's it! I really, really love this method for dyeing eggs. It virtually eliminates the mess and totally streamlines the process. Plus, the kids can still help! Have them add the vinegar and food coloring to the jars. And then it's like a magic trick when you pull them out at the end. Voila!

Enjoy and Happy Easter :)















Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs

Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs

Yield: 6-9 (depending on the capacity of the jars)
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Did you know you can cook AND dye Easter eggs in the Instant Pot?! Mind. blown. So easy and no mess to worry about!

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar per jar
  • 10 drops of food coloring per jar
  • 6-9 eggs (varies by jar capacity)

Instructions:

How to cook Instant Pot Dyed Easter Eggs

  1. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of vinegar in each jar.
  3. Add 10-15 drops of food coloring to each jar.
  4. Place 2-3 eggs in each jar (depends on how large the jars are), and add water to each jar, enough to cover the eggs.
  5. Set the Instant Pot for 7 minutes on manual, high pressure.
  6. Let the steam release (natural or quick-- see post for details). 
  7. Use tongs or oven mitts to transfer the jars from the Instant Pot to the sink. Let cold water run through each jar long enough to cool the eggs so that you can handle them.
  8. Transfer the eggs to an ice bath until completely cool.
  9. Let dry completely before handling.
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