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Here are 3 ways to hard cook eggs for your meal prep

Hard-boiled eggs are an easy treat that you can prep for the whole week! Here are the top three ways for you to cook them.

MOLINE, Ill. — It's that time of the week again, and we're here to help you with all your meal-prepping needs!

News 8's Shelby Kluver and Hy-Vee Registered Dietician Nina Struss show you how to prep hard-boiled eggs for any recipe that calls for them. Pack and peel them for your lunch bag or add them to a salad, it's whatever you're feeling!  

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3 ways to hard cook eggs for meal prep

Serves 32

#1: Boil in a pot

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Using a slotted spoon or ladle, gently place eggs, in a single layer, into boiling water.
  2. Boil for 11 to 12 minutes. Remove eggs with the slotted spoon or ladle; transfer to a bowl of ice water. Cool completely.

#2: Oven baked

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place an egg in each of the muffin cups in a muffin pan.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer eggs with a spoon or tongs to a bowl of ice water. Cool completely.

#3: Pressure cooker

  1. Place a trivet in the bottom of a 6-qt. Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Pour in 1 cup water.
  2. Arrange eggs, in a single layer, on a trivet. Lock lid in place; set valve to SEALING position.
  3. Cook on LOW PRESSURE for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Place towel over release valve; move to VENTING position (Quick Release) to release remaining pressure.
  4. Carefully remove lid; remove eggs with a slotted spoon or ladle. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Cool completely.

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