Air Fryer Eggs (Hard Boiled or Soft Boiled)

These air fryer eggs are quick, easy and healthy! The air fryer method is great for busy mornings, college students, and more. Make soft boiled eggs or hard boiled eggs. This helpful guide will walk you through each step!
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These air fryer eggs are our new favorite way to make boiled eggs! This method is quick, easy, and foolproof. It requires no stovetop and no boiling water. Make eggs with runny yolks, soft boiled, or hard boiled eggs with our easy method!

Air fryer eggs.

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We are elevating our weekly meal prep using the air fryer to create the perfect “boiled” eggs. Mastering air fryer eggs might require some experimentation, but once you get the hang of it, you can consistently make them to your liking.

The air fryer cooks the eggs uniformly with minimal effort and no mess. We prefer keeping them in the fridge for quick breakfasts or on-the-go Deviled Eggs.

In addition, air-fried eggs are easy to peel. Despite trying various tricks, these eggs are the easiest to peel. We will guide you through making soft-boiled, jammy, and hard-boiled eggs so that you can enjoy them just the way you like!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These air fryer eggs are quick and easy to make.
  • No need to boil any water.
  • This method is great if you are worried about having young kids around boiling water.
  • In addition, this recipe is great for college students.
  • These eggs are great for meal prep.
  • Delicious any time of the day. Make these eggs for breakfast, brunch, a snack, lunch, or dinner.
  • Use the eggs for egg salad, Cobb salads, breakfast sandwiches, and more.
  • Check out these Over Hard Eggs for another delicious breakfast recipe!

How to Make

Step 1

First, place the 4 eggs in the basket of your air fryer. Leave space between each egg.

Eggs in air fryer basket.

Step 2

Air fry for 10 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for soft boiled eggs. Air fry for 14 minutes for hard boiled eggs.

Step 3

Once the eggs are almost done, prepare an ice bath. Place ice cubes in a bowl. Fill with cold water until almost full.

Step 4

Once the eggs are done, use a spoon to carefully remove them from the air fryer. Place in the ice bath for 3 to 4 minutes.

Ice water bath.

Step 5

Lastly, peel the eggs. Serve or store in the fridge.

Sliced eggs on plate.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best air fryer eggs.

First, space the eggs out. Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket.

For soft boiled eggs, air fry at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.

For hard boiled eggs, air fryer for 14 minutes.

Submerge in the ice bath after air frying.

Time & Temperature for Air Fried Eggs

Very Runny Yolk300 degrees Fahrenheit8 minutes
Soft Boiled Eggs300 degrees Fahrenheit10 minutes
Medium Boiled Eggs300 degrees Fahrenheit12 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs300 degrees Fahrenheit14 minutes

How to Serve & Store

Serve these air fryer eggs when desired. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 days.

Slice and eat by themselves, as part of egg salad, or Cobb salad. Serve with air fryer sausage or Air Fryer Hash Browns too!

Eggs are great with hot sauce, bacon, fresh fruit, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you cook an egg in an air fryer?

Cooking eggs in the air fryer is super easy! Place them in the air fryer basket and fry for up to 14 to 15 minutes.

How long does a runny egg take in an air fryer?

Runny eggs take only 8 to 10 minutes in the air fryer.

Do you need water to boil eggs in air fryer?

No, there is no need for water.

Will eggs explode in the air fryer?

We have never had eggs explode in the air fryer.

Equipment Needed

Air Fryer: This air fryer is our favorite.

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Eggs on rimmed plate.

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