Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

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Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs with our Philips Air fryer. If you are overloaded with information of how to cook boiled eggs in the air fryer, then this is the real deal.

It includes air fryer boiled egg recipes for 3 different types of eggs and works like magic without the need for an ice bath.

Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs is a totally new way of cooking your eggs to perfection and is truly amazing. I have been overwhelmed by the amazing support I have had for my boiled egg recipes in the Instant Pot.

So many people come to me and say how I have changed their lives thanks to showing them just how simple making boiled eggs in the Instant Pot can be. I think everyone does their Instant Pot eggs my way now!

But recently, because I have a big following in both the Instant Pot and Air Fryer niches, I have been asked a lot to convert my Instant Pot Boiled Eggs recipe to the air fryer and that is exactly what I have done.

I love my boiled eggs and have grown up on them. They were one of the first breakfasts that I ever remember having as a kid.

Delicious soft boiled eggs and toast soldiers was always the breakfast of choice on a Saturday.

You would have a cute little egg cup (YES I still have mine) and then this would be followed up with lots of jam on toast.

In the end you would be totally stuffed and the combo of the carbs and the protein would keep you full for hours.

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Now aged 36 I still love them, and they still provide me with one of my favourite comfort foods.

Two out of my three kids love them too. When I was recipe testing to get it spot on for you all, I had my two under 4s, under my feet shouting MORE at me.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

When I set out to make air fryer boiled eggs one of the main things I wanted to achieve was 3 types of boiled eggs. The 3 stages if you like, that we all love, so that whatever you’re in the mood for, you can eat.

  • Soft Boiled Eggs
  • Medium Boiled Eggs
  • Hard Boiled Eggs

All three of them cook in the same way and at the same temperature, they just have different cooking times. Its so easy, that after a few goes, you will know these timings in your head!

We went through 36 eggs in our quest to make the eggs just perfect for you and we discovered:

Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs = the type you make if you want to have soft boiled eggs and soldiers for breakfast on a weekend require just 13 minutes to cook 2 soft boiled eggs at 120c/250f.

If you want to cook 6 at a time, then add an extra 2 minutes to the cooking time and cook for 15 minutes instead.

Air Fryer Medium Boiled Eggs = If you want a hard-boiled egg that is ever so slightly runny then you need to be cooking them for 16 minutes for 2 eggs. Or if you are cooking 6 eggs then add 2 more minutes and cook for 18 minutes.

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs = If you want them hard for egg salads, devilled eggs or egg mayonnaise, then you will want to cook them for 17 minutes per 2 eggs.

Or if you are cooking 6 of them add an extra 2 minutes and cook them for 19 minutes.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs – What Went Wrong?

Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

It was rather fun cooking lots of eggs and then recipe testing what the difference was and how some were disasters and others were not.

I have had readers come to me that have followed other air fryer boiled eggs recipes and things have gone terribly wrong.

Yellow colour on the white of the egg – This means that the egg was burnt during cooking and you have cooked the eggs on a temperature too high. 120c/250f is the tried and true setting for your eggs.

All the recipes say 16 minutes? I personally tested this and found that my hard-boiled eggs were still soft when I cooked just one and were more like medium eggs.

Then when I cooked a batch of 6 they were even softer. 19 minutes for 6 large eggs were ideal.

I don’t have an egg rack? Well I didn’t use one either. When you use an air fryer you think of it in a much similar way as you do with a pan on the stove. On the stove you wouldn’t cook eggs with something with a whole in? so why with the air fryer?

I used my air fryer baking pan and it was the perfect size. Or any oven proof dish that looks similar that will fit in your air fryer will do the trick too.

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What Is An Ice Bath? Its bathing the eggs afterwards in ice to stop the cooking process.

But you truly don’t need to do this and it’s a waste of your ice. Instead rinse the eggs with cold water when the air fryer beeps and then peel.

Nothing Ever Works? The biggest problem I find is that we all have different types of air fryers and they all cook at different times.

My old one that I used to have, would take 45 minutes to make burgers, compared to the modern one I have now.

Also egg size can make a difference too as we can have different opinions as to what a large egg is. My large eggs are 65g uncooked with shell on.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

The BEST EVER boiled eggs in the air fryer that you will ever try. Three different timings based on how you like your eggs. Plus you wont forget about the eggs with the air fryer beeping at you!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time19 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 62kcal



  • Place the 6 large eggs inside of your baking pan and place inside the air fryer. Cook for 19 minutes at 120c/250f.
  • Once the air fryer beeps place them under a cold running tap. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel the shell from the egg.
  • Give them a final rinse to remove any bits of shell.
  • Serve as desired.


The chefs’ method for peeling eggs is that you lightly bounce the top and bottom of the egg on a clean worktop. Then push down lightly on the rest of the egg so that the shell becomes loose from the egg.
It will then peel naturally without you yanking most of the white off! For 6 soft boiled eggs cook for 15 minutes or for medium boiled eggs 17 minutes. No need to create an ice bath, the time it carries on cooking for is minimal and it wont affect your egg quality.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs
Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

9 thoughts on “Air Fryer Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs”

    • HI Gigi,

      No problem there at all. Just stick to the same temperature as the recipe 🙂

      They come out better than they do boiled and are much easier to peel.

      Kind regards


    • Hi Gwen,

      For soft eggs peel them straight away as they will carry on cooking. But with the hard boiled eggs you can let them cool and then put in the fridge and peel them when you need them 🙂

    • Hi Judy,

      That sounds like they are slightly overcooked but they are still edible. Some air fryers can be more powerful than others so next time i suggest you reduce the cook time by 2 minutes.


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