If you find yourself with extra hard boiled eggs after Easter, or any other time, you’re in luck. You’re already partway done prepping one of the ingredients for many other dishes.
Stored in the fridge, hard boiled eggs will last up to 1 week so you’ll have 7 whole days after they’re been cooked up to create these favorite recipes that use hard boiled eggs.
Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich
If you already have hard boiled eggs, an egg salad sandwich is just minutes away. Chop the eggs and mix them with mayo, celery, green onion, and a pinch of curry. Spread it on your choice of bread—toasted or plain—and a lettuce leaf or two and take a big bite. Yum.
Grated Egg Toast
Tik Tok trends come and go quickly, but if you get a good recipe, there’s no reason to not keep making it once the trend has passed. This grated egg toast took the social media site by storm, and it tastes amazing. Smash ripe avocado on toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then using a cheese grater, grate hard boiled egg on top. Even if you’re not into trends, it’s worth trying.
Dad’s Potato Salad
The secret ingredient to this potato salad is not the cut up hard boiled eggs, even though they add flavor and interest. The secret is pickle juice! Plus a little mustard. Next time you make potato salad, try this version for a change from your usual.
Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs probably come to mind first when you think of using up extra hard boiled eggs, and classic deviled eggs are always an option. But, this variation on the classic adds elements of green goddess dressing—avocado, parsley, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, and anchovy—to the filling for a fresh, herby, salty touch.
Pickling adds a lot of flavor and a lot of longevity to your hard boiled eggs—they’ll last for 30 days in the refrigerator. You have four versions to choose from: red beet pickled eggs, an Indian version featuring yellow curry, jalapeño pickled eggs, and a tarragon mustard version.
Egg Masala Curry
Here’s a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner and a classic of Indian home cooking and street food alike. You’ll find different versions across India, but this one has a thick sauce rich with long-cooked onions and is slightly sweet from a secret ingredient: a squirt of ketchup. It’s substitution-friendly, so if you don’t have all the spices, riff away with what’s in your cupboard.
Deviled Egg Salad
Reinvent the classic deviled egg by turning it into a salad that’s perfect for parties and potlucks. Mixed with mayo and Dijon, and with a crunch from chopped celery, red bell pepper, and green onion, this salad gets a little kick from Tabasco.
Mixed Green Salad With Honey Mustard, Eggs, and Toast
This salad is super simple. Throw some mixed greens on a plate, drizzle on some bottled or homemade honey mustard, and add the sliced deviled eggs. Serve it with a side of crunchy toast.
Tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, capers, and potatoes—this is one hardy French salad that will fill you up. Drizzle it with a Dijon vinaigrette full of fresh herbs and shallot.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
Another riff on the classic deviled egg, blue cheese and buffalo sauce mix with the yolks. They’re topped, of course, with finely diced celery.
Chickpea and Tomato Salad
Open up a couple of cans of chickpeas, and add chopped tomato, onion, and hard boiled eggs, Drizzle with a garlic Dijon vinaigrette and you have a salad.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs and avocado are made for each other and create an extra creamy deviled egg that needs no mayo. Add some heat with jalapeño or really kick it up with serrano.
Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs
A popular side dish served in the south of France, this spinach gratin is dotted with hard-boiled eggs on the surface. The dish is full of fresh or frozen spinach, a simple béchamel sauce (butter, flour, and milk), Gruyère, and nutmeg, then topped with breadcrumbs. Definitely something different and definitely something delicious.
Asparagus Mimosa with Hard Boiled Eggs and Capers
No vodka and orange juice here. This asparagus dish gets its name because grated egg over asparagus resembles bright yellow mimosa flowers. A caper vinaigrette adds a briny element to this side dish.
A cobb salad is a classic, and if you have leftover hard boiled eggs, it’s also easy to make. Add the egg, bacon, avocado, chicken breast, and some chives on top of mixed lettuces. Pour on a red wine Dijon vinaigrette and dig in.
Sour Cream and Bacon Deviled Eggs
For this variation on deviled eggs, smash the egg yolks with sour cream, bacon, Dijon, garlic, and chives. The richness of full-fat sour cream really gives the deviled eggs a nice creamy texture.