Eggs in Air Fryer are a fast and easy way to cook eggs. It’s the only way I make eggs for meal prep, breakfast, or a snack.

Make soft-boiled or hard-boiled eggs in minutes in the air fryer. The best part is the eggs peel so easily!

Out of all my kitchen “appliances” I use my air fryer the most. I use it for everything from french fries and tater tots to stuffed mushrooms. I even make the perfect roasted asparagus in my air fryer. If you don’t have one yet, you need one!

Sliced air fryer eggs on a plate.

Why We Love Eggs In Air Fryer!

  • No need to wait for the water to boil or turn on your stove. Place the eggs into the air fryer basket and you will have the perfect eggs in minutes.
  • Depending on how large your air fryer is you can make 6-12 eggs at once, making meal prep so much faster.
  • The air fryer makes it easy to peel hard-boiled eggs every time.
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How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs In Air Fryer

  1. Preheat. Preheat the air fryer to 250°F. If you don’t have time to wait for the air fryer to preheat, you can skip this step and just add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  2. Add eggs. Add the eggs to the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook. Set the timer for 12-13 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 16-17 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. 
  4. Ice bath. Once the eggs are done, place them into a bowl of water with ice cubes.
  5. Easy peel. The eggs will peel so easily, just make sure the eggs feel cold before you start peeling them.

Kitchen Tools

All you need is an air fryer to make the eggs, and a large bowl for the ice water bath for the cooked eggs. And this everything bagel seasoning is my favorite spice to put on hard-boiled eggs.

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Tips For Making Eggs In The Air Fryer

  • Cooking times. All air fryers are different, I recommend trying out the different times to find out what works best for your air fryer. The air fryer I used is 1700 watts.
  • Egg ice bath. If you don’t want or have time to do an ice bath with water and ice cubes, you can just run the eggs under cold water for a minute or two.
  • Raised spots. Sometimes the eggs will have brown spots or raised spots on the outer shell. This is completely normal, and the peeled eggs won’t be affected. It’s just from the hot air circulating rapidly and creating pressure on the eggshells.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you put water in air fryer to boil eggs?

No, don’t add any water or oil to the air fryer when cooking the eggs.

Is air fryer healthier than boiling?

Yes! The air fryer keeps the surface of the food dry and cooks with circulating hot air. This process ensures your food retains more of its key nutrients.

Can you make jammy eggs in the air fryer?

Yes! Jammy eggs can be made in the air fryer. The timing varies depending on your air fryer, but for jammy eggs, I would cook them for 9-10 minutes.

What is the best air fryer?

I love my 6 quart air fryer because it is the perfect size to make a full bag of frozen fries at once or four salmon filets.

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What To Serve With Hard-Boiled Eggs

If you’re looking to add eggs to a recipe or as a side for extra protein, here are some of my favorites:

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How long will hard-boiled eggs last in the fridge?

Peeled or unpeeled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Store the eggs in an air-tight container. It’s best not to cut the eggs until you are ready to eat them.

Can you freeze air fryer hard-boiled eggs?

Yes but only the yolks. If you freeze the entire egg, the white part will become tough and inedible. Place the cooked egg yolks in a freezer safe container or Ziploc freezer bag, they will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Air Fryer Eggs Hard boiled or soft boiled eggs
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Servings: 6

Eggs In The Air Fryer

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Eggs in Air Fryer are perfectly cooked as a soft boiled or hard boiled egg in just minutes. They are healthy and protein-packed eggs that make an easy breakfast or snack.
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  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  • Preheat the air fryer to 250 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs to the air fryer basket and cook according to your preference. 12-13 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 16-17 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  • Meanwhile, place 2 cups of cold water in a bowl with ice cubes.
  • Remove the eggs from the air fryer basket, and plunge them into the prepared ice bath. Keep the eggs in the ice bath until the ice cubes melt and the eggs feel cool to the touch.
  • Peel eggs and serve immediately.


  • Storage: Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for up to 7 days whether they’re peeled or unpeeled. 
  • For unpeeled hard-boiled eggs: store them in a container.
  • For peeled hard-boiled eggs: store them in a container covered with damp paper towels.
  • Freezing: You can freeze only the cooked egg yolks (not the whites). Remove the cooked yolks, and place them in a freezer safe container or Ziploc freezer bag. They will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.3g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 61mg, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 238IU, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Author: Jennifer
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