16 Recipes to Use Up Those Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs|Recipes Spots

Three recipes made with hard boiled eggs: deviled egg salad, egg sandwiches, and buffalo deviled eggs

Three recipes made with hard boiled eggs: deviled egg salad, egg sandwiches, and buffalo deviled eggs
Simply Recipes

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

Egg Salad Sandwich
Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

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

Grated egg on avocado toast
Simply Recipes / Emma Christensen

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

potato salad with egg and red pepper in a bowl
Elise Bauer

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

Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
Irvin Lin

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.

Pickled Eggs

pickled eggs
Elise Bauer

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

Plate of Egg Masala Curry with a Spoon on a Kitchen Linen
Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

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

Deviled Egg Salad
Elise Bauer

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

mixed green salad with hard boiled eggs, honey mustard and toast
Sally Vargas

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.

Niçoise Salad

Overhead view of a salade nicoise.
Ciara Kehoe

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

Deviled Eggs with Blue Cheese
Elise Bauer

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

chickpea, tomato, hard boiled egg salad
Elise Bauer

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

Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Elise Bauer

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

Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs
Elise Bauer

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

asparagus mimosa in a white dish
Elise Bauer

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.

Cobb Salad

cobb salad on blue and white plate
Sally Vargas

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

sour cream and bacon deviled eggs
Lisa Lin

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.

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Dishes · Salad · Sandwiches · Spices

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