Can you cook boiled eggs in the air fryer? Absolutely yes, it’s totally easy to make air fryer boiled eggs in minutes! It’s like magic. You can do so much with air fried boiled eggs, like deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches.  Air Fryer Boiled Eggs in a basket

How to Cook Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

This isn’t crazy, it’s for real. It’s incredible how easy it is without boiling water and it all happens in the air fryer. You have to see it to believe it and understand how much of a game changer it is! Making egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs is going to be easier. All the recipe possibilities are endless! Visit here for the complete write up and photos for How to Cook Boiled Eggs in the Air Fryer!

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Air Fryer Hard "Boiled" Eggs

If it’s your first time, don’t do a bunch of eggs at once! All air fryers cook slightly differently. Do a test batch first of maybe 1-2 eggs. It’s trial and error at first and after that, you’ll know exactly what the best time and temp is in your air fryer model and the size of your eggs.  This timing is for large eggs. If you’re using small, medium or jumbo eggs, adjust your time! Also, please read all our tips on the recipe write up page. Also, also, it’s easy to make a mistake and set the temperature too high! Make sure it’s at 270°F and NOT 370°F.
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  • 4 large eggs


  • Place eggs in basket. Air fry at 270°F for 15-18 minutes. Set your timer! While eggs are cooking, fill a bowl with ice water.
  • When eggs are finished, immediately place them in the ice water for about 5 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs. If they are hard to peel, try peeling them under water.
  • If you want your eggs cooked more or less, adjust your timing next time. Enjoy!


If cooking in multiple batches, the latter batches may cook quicker since the air fryer is now warmer then for the first batch.
This recipe is written up with Air Fryer NOT preheated. If you preheat, use less time for the cooking.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 61mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.8mg

More of our Healthy Air Fryer Recipes. If you haven’t cooked with one, there’s definitely so many benefits to cooking with the air fryer. Here’s a great –> guide to air frying.

  1. Air fryer healthy salmon 
  2. Chicken and Broccoli “Stir Fry” in the Air Fryer
  3. Steak Bites with Potatoes in the Air Fryer 
  4. Healthy air fryer cauliflower

What are the Best Air Fryers?

There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style.

Cosori 3.7 qt. Digital Air Fryer – Stylish design, cooks great, and we love the basket. The basket is not as tall and wider than most in its size group, which is perfect. You’ll have a lot better results in an air fryer with single layered, spread out foods, then with ones piled high and thick.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is also great for clean up.

Tidylife 4.2 qt. Digital Air Fryer – We have been super pleased with the TidyLife Air Fryer. Texture for several dishes came out noticeably better than many other brands. This one tends to cook a little hotter and quicker.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is great for cleaning up.

Tiluxury 5.8 qt. Digital Air Fryer – It’s a good larger air fryer capable of cooking for larger families, especially when you need to cook more food. It’s great for cooking bigger batches (ie 4 salmon fillets instead of 2 or 2 lbs of fries instead of 1).
We like that this Tiluxury 5.8qt has the non-stick basket (non-wire base). Makes for less sticking for delicate meals (ie baked fish fillets).  And we like the digital interface (easier cleaning).

Gourmia 6qt. Digital Air Fryer – Has a great capacity, especially since there is no inner basket, just an elevated base. It gives you more room in the basket and makes one less bulky thing to wash (yay for easy cleanups!). Functions & cooks great. Another kitchen favorite for our crew!


This air fried boiled eggs recipe was originally published in 2019 and re-published in 2021 with updated photos.