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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that’s perfect and easy to peel every time, plus 3 simple and healthy snack ideas you can make with them!

I love my deviled eggs (case in point: pickle deviled eggs, bacon ranch deviled eggs, and beet deviled eggs). However, sometimes I’m lazy and I don’t feel like dealing with mashing the yolks and putting them back in the whites. So I’ve been snacking on these super duper easy egg snacks that are Whole30 and keto-friendly, and not only are they super yummy, they are really pretty to serve over the holidays!

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

To make your life even easier, I highly recommend making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot! Not only is it quick and simple to do, the eggs come out consistently perfect every time. Best of all, somehow the eggs are so easy to peel without the shell sticking to the whites. I don’t think I’ll ever make hard boiled eggs any other way.

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Cook Time Variations

For this specific recipe, I decided to leave the yolks slightly soft in the center since I’m not making deviled eggs.I love soft yolks in general and this texture pairs so well with the various toppings I used in the hard boiled egg snacks especially well.

However, if you prefer true hard boiled eggs without any softness, make sure to let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure for 5 minutes instead of quick releasing like I did. This will help the yolk cook more so you can achieve your desired result.

Get Creative with Your Toppings

After you make the Instant Pot hard boiled eggs, it’s time to make hard boiled egg snacks! I provided 3 of my favorite topping combinations that I’ve been enjoying, but of course, you can get creative and make your own topping combos as well.

I think I’ll be serving these snacks over the holidays as an appetizer while we wait for the turkey or ham to cook. Not only are they super tasty and full of healthy fats, they pop with color on the table making it so festive for special occasions!

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pressurizing time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that's perfect and easy to peel every time, plus 3 simple and healthy snack ideas you can make with them!

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Ingredients

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

  • 1 cup water
  • 2-12 eggs
  • Ice bath

Mustard Salmon Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Smoked salmon cut into small pieces
  • Fresh dill

Prosciutto Mayo Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Paleo mayonnaise
  • Prosciutto sliced cut into small pieces
  • Pickles cut into small chunks

Bacon Ranch Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Ranch dressing
  • Bacon bits
  • Radish cut into small pieces

Instructions

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Pour water into the Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket or the trivet it came with over the water.

  2. Place the eggs on the steamer basket or the trivet.

  3. Close the lid, and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing.

  4. Cook on high on Manual for 5 minutes, and prepare an ice bath.

  5. Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the pressure.*

  6. Immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let it cool for at least 5 minutes. 

  7. Peel the eggs when you are ready to eat them. They should be peel easily!

Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways

  1. Slice the hard boiled eggs in half. 

  2. Top each half with the ingredients listed for each egg snack. The amount depends on your taste preference!

  3. You can store hard boiled eggs and egg snacks in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Recipe Notes

*This quick release method will make hard boiled eggs that are slightly soft in the center, which are better to make the 3 snack recipes. For full hard boiled eggs, naturally release pressure for 5 minutes before opening the lid. 

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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Breakfast couldn’t be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

It’s been a long time since I posted a baked eggs or a frittata recipe (by the way… what the heck is the difference between the two??). That’s because I prefer my eggs sunny side up with the yolk drippy and runny.

However, baked eggs are great for a group or if you want to make them ahead of time to eat on busy mornings. And, I must say, that the flavors of chorizo and butternut squash together just might have changed my mind about them!

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs Recipe

The combination of chorizo and butternut squash is my new favorite recent discovery. There’s something so addicting about the spicy, salty chorizo with the subtly sweet and soft butternut squash. And when they are baked together with eggs, spinach, onion, and spices, there’s honestly nothing better. I’m honestly drooling just writing about it!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Make Up To 2 Days Ahead!

While you can make the whole thing, freeze the leftover slices, then defrost them when you want to eat them, you can also make part the recipe components ahead of time and finish cooking them the morning that you want to eat them. I recommend the latter if you want freshly baked, best tasting eggs for a get-together or a holiday brunch to save on time and effort when you have so many other things happening.

All you have to do is cook the ingredients ahead of time, all the way through adding spinach, and then refrigerator them before adding the eggs the next day and baking the whole thing together. You can do this up to 2 days ahead of time to get the hardest part of the recipe out of the way!

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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Breakfast couldn't be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 1/2 cups butternut squash cubes 1/2 inch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz chorizo removed from casing
  • 4 oz spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 744mg 31%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 213.8%
Vitamin C 28.8%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)

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This creamy paleo carrot soup is slightly sweet and so comforting, and you’ll love the flavorful crispy bites from the bacon. It’s also Whole30 and AIP friendly!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Now that it’s officially soup weather, I’m sharing my first soup of the season with this Paleo Carrot Aoup with Bacon. There’s something so comforting and cozy about a creamy soup and it’s extra delicious when combined with crispy, salty bacon.

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon Recipe

Not only is this recipe super flavorful, it’s actually really easy and quick and it takes a total of 30 minutes to make! The hardest part is the chopping of the bacon and vegetables and the rest is all done in the pot and the blender. And I recently got a brand new blender that I’m LOVING (it was looooong overdue) so the blending part was super fast as well!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon
To get your hands on the Calphalon Precision Control™ blender, make sure to go check it out here, or click on the image below!:

Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender

My previous blender was totally beat up and about 6 years old, so I was super excited to check out Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender that’s newly released. I have several Calphalon products at home so I knew how high quality they are and I’m a big fan of this brand.

My favorite part of this blender is that it has self-adjusting, speed-controlled power blades sense the mixture’s thickness and adjust the speed accordingly to thoroughly blend. How cool is that? Not only that, the 1.5 liter jar is BPA-free and dishwasher safe, and it has a powerful 900-watt motor–so necessary for someone who uses kitchen gadgets all the time like me!

Plus, I really love the slick, matte black design, and it looks so good on my countertop.

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Where to Purchase a Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender

If you also want to get your hands on my new favorite blender, you can only find them at Target. Calphalon actually has a whole new line of products out, which includes this blender, and you can find all of them here. I’m actually thinking of getting their waffle maker because I’ve been wanting one for so long.

Whole30 & AIP Friendly

Not only is this Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup full of healthy and good-for-you ingredients like vegetables, bone broth, and coconut milk, it’s actually Whole30 compliant and you can make AIP friendly by omitting the ground black pepper and paprika. It’ll still be deliciously flavorful, and you’ll definitely want to serve it as part of your Thanksgiving dinner!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)

Course: Side Dish, Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 6 oz sugar-free bacon chopped (about 4 slices)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb carrots chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • 4 cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parlsey for garnish
  • Optional: Smoked paprika for garnish - Omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven or a large pot over medium heat. 

  2. Add chopped bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside. Leave about 2 tbsp of bacon grease in the pot, and save the rest for cooking.

  4. Turn the heat up to medium high and add onion, garlic, carrots, salt, and pepper.

  5. Cook stirring for 5 minutes until fragrant and the onions are translucent.

  6. Add the broth, close the lid, and bring to a boil.

  7. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium low and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the carrots are cooked through.

  8. Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, working in batches if needed. 

  9. Return the soup back to the pot and stir in coconut milk. 

  10. Heat over medium low heat for 5 minutes until everything is heated through. 

  11. Divide the soup into bowls, then garnish with bacon, parsley, and smoked paprika, if using. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 415mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 252.8%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.