Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!


When we went to Europe in May we had many delicious styles of eggs for breakfast. A favorite was Eggs en Cocotte made in the oven. I adore Eggs en Cocotte BUT they do take about 25 minutes to bake in a conventional oven.

Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!


In the Instant Pot they take about 5 minutes! Let’s face it, when it comes to breakfast, time is a factor. And because I happen to be having an Instant Pot Giveaway (<---enter here) I thought I should share the quickest, easiest way to make Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!

Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!


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The Recipe: Eggs en Cocotte

Tips and what you will need: Eggs en Cocotte are made in ceramic ramekins. You will need three 4-5 oz ramekins and an Instant Pot . Click to see Eggs en Cocotte made in the oven. For runny yolks set timer to two minutes, for firm yolks set timer for four minutes. If you would like to make less than 3 eggs, fill the remaining ramekins with water and place in cooker or eggs will cook too fast. More Instant Pot Recipes:  BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork Tacos, Pulled Pork Mini Tacos.

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Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!



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A quick easy way to make this delicious and slightly decadent breakfast! Note: For runny yolks set timer to two minutes, for firm yolks set timer for four minutes. If you would like to make less than 3 eggs, fill the remaining ramekins with water and place in cooker or eggs will cook too fast.


  • Butter, room temp
  • 3 Tablespoons cream
  • Three fresh pasture raised eggs!
  • 1 Tablespoon chives
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup water for Instant Pot


  1. Use a paper towel to wipe the sides and bottoms of ramekins with butter.
  2. Pour 1 Tablespoon cream into each ramekin
  3. Carefully crack an egg into each ramekin (careful not to break the yolks)
  4. Sprinkle with chives.
  5. Place the rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  6. Add one cup water to bottom of Instant pot.
  7. Place ramekins on rack.
  8. Close and seal Instant Pot lid and turn steam release valve to the sealed position.
  9. Plug instant pot in. Press manual, use the + or - button to adjust the time to 2 minutes.
  10. Press pressure cook and make sure it's set to low.
  11. You will hear a beep and the cooker will say 'on'. Walk away!
  12. After a couple of minutes the timer will change to show 2 minutes.
  13. As soon as the timer goes off, use an oven mitt or wooden spoon to turn release valve to venting position.
  14. Steam will shoot out the top. When steam dissipates carefully remove ramekins with hot pad or kitchen towel.
  15. Season with sea salt and pepper. Serve alone or on toast.

Courses Breakfast

Cuisine French


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Post tags: Gluten free, grain free

10 thoughts on “Eggs en Cocotte in the Instant Pot!

  1. I tried it today. Apparently 2 min is way too long as the eggs came out hard cooked. They looked like they might be undercooked with the liquid cream on top, but in reality they were solid. Next time I’ll try 1 min instead.

    • Interesting. Mine come out perfect at 2 minutes. I wonder if altitude makes a difference. I wouldn’t think so but I’m not sure what other variable could make the difference!

  2. I’m cooking for 8. I would like to put in along with eggs-potatoes, chiles, ham, cheese etc. If I cover each ramekin with foil how long shall I cook them for?

  3. Did 2 eggs en cocotte this morning. Turned out perfectly as per instructions. Used hal and half instead of cream. Would have liked to have a runnier yolk, but as yet haven’t figured out (as I am new to the Instant Pot) how to reduce time by 1/2 minutes. Jim

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