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Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Eggs

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This post will help you use up leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter. Below you will find over 20 delicious recipes that use easter eggs or boiled eggs that you might have on hand.

What can be made with hard boiled Eggs?

Every year, millions of families celebrate Easter and participate in the tradition of decorating Easter eggs. It’s an activity that is enjoyed by children of all ages and adds so much fun and color to the day. But once Easter has come and gone, and before you have even gotten all of the food coloring washed off your stained hands, you may find yourself wondering:

“What am I going to do with all of these hard-boiled eggs?” 

Fortunately, I have got you covered! I have compiled 21 recipes using hard-boiled eggs. From egg salad to chocolate chip cookies (yes, you read that right) there is a recipe for everyone. 

Before we dive into the recipes, let’s cover the basics:

Things to remember when cooking with Hard Boiled Eggs

  • The best recipes start with the perfect hard-boiled egg and I absolutely love cooking mine in my instant pot. They come out perfect every time and are so easy to peel. You can check out the instructions here: 6 Must-Have Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners
  • Hard-boiled eggs, unpeeled, can be safely stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
  • Remember that dyeing your eggs can turn the egg whites a different color too. Don’t worry, this will not affect your recipe in any way. 

Things to do with Hard Boiled Eggs

Sandwich Recipes

Who doesn’t love a sandwich? With these 4 recipes, you can add variety to your lunches while using up those delicious eggs!

It is only right if I start us off with a classic egg salad. Whether you eat it on its own or as a sandwich, this recipe is as delicious as it is nostalgic. Plus, you can add or remove ingredients to suit your personal taste. Walking on Sunshine Recipes has this Easy Classic Egg Salad recipe to get you started.

If you’re a fan of smoked salmon, or just want an elegant breakfast sandwich, check out this recipe for Smoked Salmon Toast from Jelly Toast.

Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Eggs Smoked Salmon Toast

This next sandwich is a great choice for someone who is ready to step up their egg salad sandwich game. While it’s not exactly classic Banh Mi, this recipe by Kitchen Treaty for Egg Salad Banh Mi Sandwiches sounds like a delicious way to spice things up!

I love a good Cobb Salad but I never thought to make it into a sandwich. Brilliant! It’s a lot of ingredients to fit in a sandwich so slicing everything a bit thin might be the trick here. Still, sometimes messy food tastes better! Try this Cobb Salad Sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Salad Recipes with Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sure you could just throw a hard-boiled egg on top of any salad, but why would you when you could try one of these recipes?

This Asparagus Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Ham from Where is My Spoon? is a great example of a dish that doesn’t need to be fancy to be yummy. This salad has you skipping the lettuce and using asparagus. It’s a tasty substitution that adds both flavor and lots of extra vitamins and nutrients.

Shrimp, bacon, AND eggs? Yes, please! If there is such a thing as a perfect salad, this might just be it. Bonus, you get to use up those eggs and your house gets to smell like bacon all day. Win-win! Thanks to Damn Delicious for this Shrimp Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe.

Ok, so this Seven Layer Salad from Tastes of Lizzy T isn’t your traditional Seven Layer Salad but hear me out. This salad has eggs, lettuce, bacon, peas, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and dressing. It’s high in protein and with ingredients like those, it’s got to be good!

Leftover Hard-boiled Eggs


Side Dish Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

 Every yummy dinner needs an equally yummy side dish, right?

If you love potatoes (and I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t) then you have to try this recipe for Scalloped Potatoes with Hard Boiled Eggs from The Bossy Kitchen. It is a creamy, cheesy, delicious marriage of potatoes and eggs in a dish that has been passed down through generations.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have enjoyed Deviled Eggs at some point in our lives. But I don’t know if you’ve ever had Cream Cheese and Bacon Deviled Eggs from A Cultivated Nest. Adding cream cheese and bacon to a classic hard-boiled egg, this already delicious dish just got a whole lot tastier!

Meal Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Of course, we can use all these eggs to create actual meals too! You might just be surprised by how many options there really are.

Let’s start with these Pioneer Woman’s Make-Ahead Muffin Melts  This recipe had me at “make-ahead” because sometimes that’s exactly what my busy family needs. Throw together the spread ahead of time and then, when you are ready to enjoy them, simply spread onto your English Muffins and broil. Quick, easy, and delicious. Even better, these can be enjoyed for any meal of the day!

As we roll into warmer weather, we often enjoy eating lighter meals and avoid turning on the oven whenever possible. This Spring Quinoa Bowl from Two Peas and Their Pod is a light, healthy, delicious, no-bake option. Plus, you can very easily adjust the ingredients to add variety and suit individual tastes.

Pizza. A universally loved dish that is the perfect vessel for nearly any topping. But eggs? Yup. Even eggs. This recipe for Portuguese Pizza by Olivia’s Cuisine just goes to show you that anything goes when it comes to pizza. With ham, eggs, onions, and cheese, it’s easy to see how eggs made their way to the party. While there is some confusion on how it got the name “Portuguese Pizza”, there is no confusion on its level of yumminess.  

Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Eggs - Portuguese Pizza

When we think about eggs it can be easy to think “bland”. But that is definitely not true when it comes to this recipe for South Indian Style Egg Curry from My Food Story. If you love the warmth and spice of curry, you will love this dynamic dish. Grab some flatbread or rice and enjoy!

Aside from being Keto-friendly, this recipe takes a classic comfort food and turns is up a notch. This recipe for Keto Meatloaf with Eggs  from My PCOS Kitchen was intended to be used with soft boiled eggs (runny center) but can be enjoyed either way.

Speaking of comfort food, Hearth and Vine shared this recipe for Potato, Egg, and Ham Comfort Food Casserole. With potato, egg, ham, and cheese, this definitely falls into the comfort food category without being overly rich. Besides being a great family-friendly recipe, it’s also a wonderful (and delicious) way to utilize your Holiday leftovers.

Did someone say Ramen? This Miso Ramen recipe from Steamy Kitchen takes less than 30 minutes and step by step directions make sure your veggies don’t get overcooked. There are lots of ways to customize and enjoy this dish!

I love a good slider! Thanks to Thrifty Jinxy for this Cheesy Ham and Egg Sandwich Sliders recipe. These little sandwiches are so versatile and can be enjoyed for any meal of the day. These are a great size for little hands and larger batches can easily be made to serve any number of guests.

Another recipe that can be enjoyed at any time of the day is this Egg and Potato Casserole with Hashbrowns and Cheese from Tastes of Lizzy T. Once again, eggs, cheese, and potatoes come together to please our taste buds. Depending on preference, eggs can either be sliced or diced for this recipe so feel free to experiment.

Snack Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Ok. Let’s talk about snacks. The perfect ending to any meal (or whenever the urge to snack strikes!), these are egg-cellent ways to use your extra hard-boiled eggs. (It had to be done, not sorry)

Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Eggs

Have you ever had a Scotch Egg before? Well, if you haven’t, you should know that they are neither Scottish or full of Scotch. This Deep-Fried Scotch Eggs  recipe from Christina’s Cucina IS, however, full of delicious ingredients PLUS it’s deep-fried so it has to be good, right?

This Eggs in Mustard Sauce  recipe from Where is My Spoon? is another example of delicious simplicity. The gentle kick from the mustard paired with the creaminess of the eggs seems almost luxurious and would add a delicious touch to any meal. You can adjust the heat of the dish by using different types of mustard.

Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Well, I promised you a recipe for cookies made with hard-boiled eggs so here it is Hard-Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cookies and Cups. This was one of those recipes that begged for attention and I had to oblige. Let me begin by saying that honesty is the best policy so I want to be truthful about the results. Full disclosure: I only made a half batch because I assumed I was wasting ingredients and I had to use dark brown sugar instead of light brown because that’s what I had in the pantry.

I was hesitant while adding chopped up egg to this mix. It felt….wrong. But I pressed on. I baked them about 10 minutes which left them softer than I was expecting, slightly undercooked if I’m being honest, but no raw egg so I knew I had no excuse not to eat them.

While I may have considered “accidentally” knocking them into the trash can, curiosity overpowered my hesitation.

So, I ate chocolate chip cookies with hard-boiled egg chopped up in them.

And I liked it! No… I LOVED it! These cookies were delicious. I expected them to be dry based on the lack of fluid ingredients but they were absolutely yummy. It shouldn’t work, but somehow it does. No hint of egg flavor or texture. Just delicious cookie-ness. Don’t believe me? Try for yourself and then share your experience below!

So there you have it, friends, 21 unique recipes to help you use up all of those hard-boiled eggs. Do you know a recipe that needs to be on this list? Share it in the comments!

1 Comment

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    Christina Conte
    May 28, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Haha! Good to note in case someone gets the wrong idea about Scotch eggs! 🙂 Thanks for including my recipe. This is a great roundup! 🙂

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