After making boiled eggs in my air fryer, I don’t think I’ll ever bother on the stovetop again! This quick and easy Air Fryer Boiled Eggs method makes the perfect soft boiled, jammy or hard boiled eggs is fool proof and requires no water at all!
We bought our air fryer last fall and I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to even try to make eggs in the air fryer. We eat eggs often for breakfast so there really is no excuse. Once trying this method though, it is our new go-to to make boiled eggs in a snap!
The beauty of making boiled eggs in an air fryer is that there is no need to use water at all. And while they technically take a couple more minutes of actual cooking time in the air fryer, that time does not include pre-boiling the water which we do with stove top methods. So really, its more convenient for us to do it this way.
Tips for making Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
- Test out cooking boiled eggs with 1 or 2 eggs the first time you make them in your air fryer. The recipe I posted is for cooking large eggs but its important to note that just like oven temperatures can vary, so too can air fryers. Therefore, I highly recommend that you test out your own air fryer to make sure it cooks the eggs the way you like them. If not, you can adjust the timing or temperature as needed. Once you get that down, you will always know what time and temperature to set your air fryer to for the best results.
- Make sure your eggs are not over crowded in the basket. Air fryers work by circulating hot air around your food so if your eggs are all bunched together, they may not cook properly. This probably won’t be an issue as I can’t think of too many times that I’ve had to cook up a dozen or more eggs at once. Just something to keep in mind in case you’re making a huge batch for egg salad sandwiches and you’re air fryer basket is small.
- Adjust temperature or timing for different sized eggs. As mentioned above, my recipe is for large eggs which is pretty much all we buy in our house. So if you are using eggs of a different size, test out with one egg and adjust the timing or temperature to make sure you’ve got it right.
- Place your eggs in an ice bath for a few minutes for easy peeling!
How long do you need to cook Air Fryer Boiled Eggs?
As mentioned above, how long you cook them depends on your desired level of doneness. It also depends on your own air fryer as they can vary but I have found the following temperatures give me perfect results every time:
- 8 minutes at 285F for soft boiled eggs
- 9 minutes at 285F for jammy eggs (semi-soft)
- 12 minutes at 285F for hard boiled eggs
It is recommended that the first time you test out your own air fryer, try it with one egg just to be sure you achieve the same results. If not, you can tweak the temperature or the time to suit your own fryer.
What to eat with boiled eggs
I absolutely love eating a soft boiled egg with a side of toast for breakfast, as pictured above. It has been a go-to breakfast since I was little. But there are so many ways to enjoy hard boiled eggs, depending on the level of doneness.
- egg salad sandwiches (doneness: hard-boiled)
- deviled eggs (doneness: hard-boiled)
- Bruschetta Toast with Jammy Eggs (or avocado toast works great too!) (doneness: jammy)
- Ramen (doneness: soft-boiled egg)
- Savory Semolina Porridge (doneness: soft-boiled egg)
These are just a few of the ways I enjoy them but the possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoy this egg boiling hack! If you find it helpful, I’d love it if you could leave a rating and review below!
-Love always, Cathy
Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
- 2 large eggs
- Place the eggs in the air fryer basket and set the temperature for 285F.
- Set the time to 8 minutes for boiled eggs, 9 minutes for jammy eggs, and 12 minutes for hard boiled eggs.*
- Once cooked, immediately transfer eggs to a bowl filled with cold water and ice and let them sit for a few minutes. Peel and enjoy!