air fryer easy peel hard boiled eggs on a wooden cutting board.

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs Easy Peel


The air fryer is such a neat gadget. It is pretty much a mini convection oven. I enjoy using mine and cooking all kinds of different things in it. Did you know you can cook eggs in it? Air fryer hard-boiled eggs are so awesome and are ready, start to finish, in under 20 minutes.

Air fryer hard boiled eggs are so simple to make and they can be used in a variety of dishes. Pretty much any recipe that calls for hard-boiled eggs. And you don’t have to deal with boiling water. They are super convenient to make especially if you only want a few hard-boiled eggs.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Sliced air fryer hard boiled eggs on a wooden cutting board.

In order to make hard-boiled eggs in an air fryer you need just a handful of ingredients and tools:

  • Eggs
  • Air Fryer – The type of air fryer shouldn’t matter. I have the kind with a basket that pulls out.
  • Tongs
  • Water
  • Ice

Take a look at this Secura Air Fryer review and learn all about my air fryer.

Step 2: How to make air fryer hard-boiled eggs

Eggs in an air fryer basket sliding into the air fryer.

Place the eggs in your Air Fryer basket. You should easily be able to cook up to 12 eggs at a time, depending on the size of your air fryer basket.

NOTE: The eggs can be cold straight from the fridge and into the basket. Or they can be at room temp. The room temp ones will take about a minute less time to cook.

Put the basket with the eggs in the air fryer and set the temp to 275 to 280 F (135 to 137 C).

Hand turning temp on the air fryer

Set the time to 14 to 18 minutes. It really depends on how cooked you want the yolk. I recommend trying 2 eggs at first at 18 minutes and see how they turn out in your air fryer.

The eggs can be at room temp or straight out of the fridge. If they are cold it will take a minute or two longer.

Cooked air fryer hard boiled eggs in basket

Once the timer goes off remove the basket with the eggs. You may or may not see debris on the eggshell. If you don’t clean the basket well enough from prior use, especially if you use any kind of oil, you may find some on the eggs when done. But it won’t affect the inside in any way.

Use tongs to pull the hot air fryer hard-boiled eggs out and place them in a bowl of water. Add ice to make the water super cold. The cold water will stop the eggs from cooking further and make them easier to peel.

Air fryer hard boiled eggs in bowl of ice water.

Keep them in the ice water for a few minutes. Any debris that was on the outside of the egg should wash right off in the cold water.

Step 3: Crack and serve the air fryer hard boiled eggs

Hands peeling a hard-boiled egg.

Now time to eat those eggs. Crack them on the counter and then peel them. Then eat them however you want. Use them as-is, make deviled eggs with them, use them in another dish like potato salad, or slice and place them on a green salad, etc.

You may notice some brown spots on the egg once peeled. These are cooked marks that sometimes appear from cooking them in the air fryer. They are superficial marks and will not affect the egg.

Several sliced hard boiled eggs on a cutting board.

NOTE: If the egg yolk isn’t cooked as well as you would like, just cook it a few minutes longer the next time. Or if you would like it a little less cooked, use less time in the air fryer.

And that is it, no boiling water, etc. Super easy to do! Enjoy!

How long do hard-boiled eggs last?

Once cooked, hard-boiled eggs, whether cooked in the air fryer or classicly cooked in boiling water, will last for about a week.

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Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs | Easy Peel

Hard-boiled eggs are so easy to make using an air fryer. My favorite way to make them. Start to finish they are ready in under 20 minutes.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time18 minutes
Cooling Time1 minute
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, easy, fast, quick
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Air Fryer – The type of air fryer shouldn’t matter. I have the kind with a basket that pulls out.
  • Tongs
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Bowl


  • 12 eggs, use up to 12.


  • Place as many eggs as you want in your air fryer basket, up to 12. Although I recommend starting with two until you get the time down for your air fryer.
  • Put the basket of eggs in the air fryer and set temp to 275 to 280 F (135 to 137 C)
  • Set the time between 14 and 18 minutes depending on how well done you like your yolk. Will take some experimentation to get it exactly how you like it. But 18 works great for me.
  • After the timer goes off, remove the basket. Use tongs and grab the hot eggs and place them in ice water. Allow them to chill for a minute or two.
  • Crack and peel those eggs and eat them however you like. Enjoy!


How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer | Easy Peel


Every 2 hard-boiled eggs contain 155 Calories. 
Eggs can be cold or at room temp. Room temp eggs will take about a minute less to cook.
Nutritional facts for air fryer hard-boiled eggs
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Calories: 155kcal

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  1. Thanks for sharing Matt 😋😋

  2. 5 stars
    Since they use no water, they are harder to peel than traditionally boiled eggs. To peel them easily, break the butt end of the egg first (ensure the membrane tears) and run some water in the crack. The water will get between membrane and egg which makes itbeasier to peel.

    If you find your eggs have funny yolk positions and/or butt shapes, stand then upside down for 24 hours ish before air frying. They will look more normal.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the tips, this helped me so much.

  4. 5 stars
    The air fryer really does make the perfect eggs!! I love making them in there. You don’t have to guess if they’ll turn out, because they always do!

  5. 5 stars
    I honestly never thought about and knew that it was even possible to air fry hard boil eggs. This is a great recipe when I want to make a bunch for a party and want to bring deviled eggs. Love!

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