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Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs

Are you looking for a quick and effortless way to make soft boiled eggs in the air fryer?

Today I will teach you an effective way to make soft, fluffy, and jammy eggs. 

Air fryer soft boiled eggs are my favorite. I love to have them for breakfast. There is hardly a day when I don’t eat eggs. They are a good source of protein and energy.  

Mostly I like soft boiled eggs because of their jammy and creamy texture. But you can make both soft and hard boiled eggs in the air fryer. It’s quick, easy, and effortless. 

They are ready within 10 minutes and are totally hassle-free! No need to play with the stove or try to get the timing right.

Just preheat the air fryer, cook the eggs for 8 minutes, soak in the cold water for 2 minutes, and serve. It’s that easy.

They can go well with any meal. You can also make a large batch at once and store them in the refrigerator for a quick high-protein snack at any time!

You can enjoy soft boiled eggs with breakfast, or use them in a whole grain salad, or with mustardy potatoes.

How to cook soft boiled eggs in air fryer?


4-6 Eggs


Ninja Dual Air Fryer

Step-By-Step- Cooking Guide

Air fryer soft boiled eggs are delicious and are a very healthy option for a quick meal or breakfast. They are a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Cooking them in an air fryer can provide a soft texture on the outside while still maintaining the creamy texture of the yolk.

I am using ninja dual for boiling these eggs. 

ninja dual basket air fryer

To prepare soft-boiled eggs in an air fryer, start by preheating your air fryer to 320°F for 2 minutes. 

Then, carefully place the eggs in the ninja dual basket, ensuring they are not touching and have a little space between them. 

Cook the eggs at 260°F for 8 minutes.

placing eggs in air fryer basket

After cooking, transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with cold water (ice is optional) and let them sit for about 2 minutes to cool down, making them easier to peel. 

Pair your soft-boiled eggs with Brussels sprouts or frozen asparagus and bacon for a more nutritious meal. They are a delicious and healthy option as part of a balanced diet. 

Notes & Tips

1- Experimentation is the key. If you are using an air fryer for boiling eggs for the very first time, then you need to test different timings. 

2- Take 4 eggs and start boiling them in the air fryer. After 6 minutes take one out, another at 7 minutes, another at 8 minutes, and the final one at 9 minutes. This way you will get a clear idea, of what’s the perfect cooking time for your favorite soft boiled eggs. 

3- Avoid using eggs with a cracked shell for better results. 

4- I would recommend using eggs at room temperature. Take them out of the fridge and place them on your kitchen counter for at least half an hour. 

5- This recipe timing is for eggs at normal room temperature. 

Can you boil an egg in an air fryer without water?

Yes, you can boil eggs in an air fryer without water. This recipe is based on the same concept. I did not add any water to the air fryer basket and the eggs are purely cooked by hot air only. You can do the same by following the instructions in this recipe. 

How Can You Differentiate Between Soft Boiled & Hard Boiled Eggs?

If you have been cooking eggs for some time you can easily identify between soft and hard-boiled eggs. However, you can’t tell accurately before peeling a boiled egg whether it is soft or hard boiled. 

The main factors are timing and temperature. Soft boiled eggs are soft, and they feel just like jam or jelly. While hard boiled eggs are more likely like rubber. And, for hard boiled eggs, you will see a green ring around the York which indicates that the egg has been overcooked. 

How to store and reheat boiled eggs?

According to the safety guidelines of USDA, you can store cooked eggs for 7 days.

Simply place your cooked eggs in an airtight jar or container and put them in your refrigerator. 

But don’t cut the eggs before storing them, just peel them and put them in the container, and store them. 

What you can serve with boiled eggs?

You can try multiple items. Most people like to eat boiled eggs in the morning with breakfast. You can add some more dishes for a complete breakfast. Below are some of my suggestions:

Breakfast Egg Bagels In Air Fryer

Chicken Sausage

Bread toast

Tuna steak

How to peel soft boiled egg?

Start peeling them from the fat side of the egg, this way you will feel more at ease peeling them. Gently tap the egg on a hard surface, such as a countertop or cutting board, to crack the shell all around. Be careful not to crack the egg too hard, or the egg white may break.

You can also eat the soft boiled egg with a spoon. Peel the egg on the wider side halfway only not completely. Just peel enough so a small spoon can enter the egg. A small spoon can enter easily inside the egg. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the peeled side. 

Start eating the egg on the peeled side. Then you can eat the half-peeled egg with a teaspoon easily. 

How long to soft boil an egg in air fryer?

6-8 minutes is sufficient for soft boiled eggs. It also depends on how soft you want your eggs to be. I like medium soft eggs with a jell-type texture. If you want them to be further soft, you can cook them for 5 minutes at 280 F. 

soft and jammy boiled eggs in air fryer
Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs
Ab ChaudharyAb Chaudhary
Making soft-boiled eggs in an air fryer is a quick and convenient. The quick air circulation of the air fryer enable consistent cooking, producing ideally soft-boiled eggs with a creamy yolk and soft and fluffy whites.
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Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 75 kcal


  • 4 Eggs


  • Start by preheating your air fryer at 320 F for 2 minutes. 
  • Place the eggs in the air fryer basket. Just make sure the eggs are not touching each other and there is a little gap between them.
  • Cook them for 8 minutes at 260F. And that’s it, your soft and fluffy boiled eggs are ready.
  • Now take a bowl and fill it with cold water. You don’t necessarily need ice, just medium-cold water will also work. 
  • Place them in cold water for about 2 minutes so they are cool enough to peel.  


Serving: 4EggsCalories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 213gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer soft boiled eggs
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Ab Chaudhary

AboutAb Chaudhary

Hi, my name is Basit Ali. I’m a cooking enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! I also like to upgrading my kitchen accessories from time-to-time with all sorts of interesting gadgets for making food prep easier and more convenient than ever before.

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