Once you’ve made air fryer hard boiled eggs, you’ll never make them any other way again!

Air frying eggs makes the whites come out firm and the yolks creamy, ready to enjoy as is or to add to your favorite recipe!

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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Eggs

  • This will be your favorite way to cook eggs! They can easily be cooked to soft, medium or hard depending on preference and use.
  • While not exactly ‘boiled’ in water like the traditional method, these hard boil eggs really do come out as perfect eggs every single time.
  • Air fryer hard-boiled eggs are consistently cooked with shells that are super easy to peel.
  • They’re ready to eat as a quick protein snack, or make them into deviled eggs, add to potato salad, top avocado toast, or make egg salad sandwiches! They’re so versatile making them perfect for weekly meal prep.
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One Simple Ingredient

EGGS: For best results, always choose the freshest eggs! To tell if they are fresh, drop each one into a glass of water. If they float, discard them, if they sink to the bottom and roll to one side, they are still fresh.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Air Fryer

  1. Place eggs (as many as you need) in the air fryer basket and cook:
  • For Soft-Boiled Eggs: 11 – 12 minutes
  • For Medium-Boiled Eggs: 13 – 14 minutes
  • For Hard-Boiled Eggs: 16 – 18 minutes.

Place cooked eggs in a bowl of ice cold water until cool enough to peel under running water. Season with salt and pepper, or for something a little more fun try everything bagel seasoning, and serve.

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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Tips

  • Cook when they are cold from the refrigerator or if they are at room temperature, adjust the cook time.
  • Test one or two at first to see how your particular air fryer model cooks them.
  • A bowl of ice water stops the cooking so they do not overcook and you will get the perfect egg yolk.
  • Another method for peeling hard-cooked eggs is to tap them on the counter and then roll them until the entire shell is cracked. The shell should slip right off.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Other Easy Air Fryer Egg Recipes

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer hard boiled eggs are cooked to perfection everytime.
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 8 large eggs


  • Preheat air fryer to 250°F.
  • Add eggs in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • For hard-cooked eggs cook for 16-18 minutes. Once cooked place in an ice bath until cool.
  • Peel under cool running water.


You can cook as many eggs at one time as you need. 
Eggs are cooked directly from the fridge (cold). If your eggs are room temperature, you may need to adjust cooking time.
These were tested in both a Vortex Air Fryer and two different Cosori Air Fryers. Other brands may vary by a minute or two and it may take a couple of batches to learn your machine. Cook just one or two eggs at first to be certain they’re cooked how you like them.
Air Fryer Egg Cooking times
  • Soft: Cook 11-12 minutes
  • Medium: Cook 13-14 minutes
  • Hard: Cook 16-18 minutes
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2Eggs | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    I actually learned this fantastic method a few years ago using my regular oven. Although I loved cooking them this way, after peeling off the shell, I noticed a slight ‘bruise’ on the hardened egg white where the eggs had touched each other (they must have rolled a bit into each other when I placed them in my oven, but no taste difference). Then in late 2021, I bought my Vortex Air Fryer Oven, and this experiment for ‘hard-baking’ eggs was my first attempt. I used the ‘Bake’ setting as I figured I had baked them in my oven, and in my opinion they turned out even better than from using the oven. Same as your recipe, I timed them at 260 degrees for 17 mins., I left them with door open for 9 mins. and then immediately placed them into an ice- and water-filled bowl and put the bowl in the fridge. I use eight eggs at a time, but I don’t believe the number of eggs matter. I still can’t get over how much more fluffier and spongier the texture of the whites and yolks are, and without any ‘bruising’.

    1. It really is so wonderful this method! Since using the air fryer I have not looked back.

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe for eggs as much as I do! Now that I make them in the air fryer, I could never go back!

    1. I think you are right, Jay. The basket-style air fryer is definitely becoming more popular but this recipe should work well in both styles! Hope you enjoy it.

  2. I never could get the eggs to hard boiled stage. 9 Minutes made them a soft and runny yolk.
    Three more minutes still did not harden them enough. I was cooking 6 eggs. Was that too many at one time?