Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. • Cook: 15 min. + cooling


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 02, 2023
This is a wonderful alternative to boiling eggs on the stovetop. These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are just as easy and super quick—a perfect way to put your air fryer to use! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 large eggs


  1. Preheat air fryer to 275°. Place eggs in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook 15 minutes. Remove eggs; rinse in cold water and place in ice water until completely cooled. Drain and refrigerate. Remove shells; if desired, cut eggs before serving.

Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs Tips

What is the best air fryer to use to make hard boiled eggs?

Our test kitchen took the guesswork out of purchasing the best air fryer for your needs.

How do you remove the hard-boiled eggs from the air fryer when they are done?

The safest way to remove the hot eggs from the air fryer is using a silicone-coated tongs with a long handle. The silicone coating will hold the eggs without slipping, and the long handle will keep the hot air fryer basket at a safe distance from your hands. Another safe method is placing the eggs on a wire rack inside the fryer basket and removing the rack when the eggs are done—be sure to use oven mitts for this method. Besides tongs and oven mitts, find more essential kitchen tools that you should have.

How do you soft boil eggs in an air fryer?

Hard- or soft-boiled, the method is the same. Set the air fryer for 275 degrees. Soft-boiled eggs will be ready in 7 minutes, and hard-boiled in 15. Once you’ve made your air fryer hard-boiled eggs, here are some hard-boiled eggs recipes to try!

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 egg: 72 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat.

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