13 Recipes To Use Those Extra Hard-Boiled Eggs After Easter
Do you have the post-Easter problem of having a dozen (or more!) hard-boiled eggs sitting in your fridge? We're got recipe ideas — and not all of them are egg salad.
Let’s take stock of the post-Easter food panorama. Some chocolate bunnies with various chunks bitten off. Maybe some chocolate eggs with creamy filling. More chocolates. More bunnies. And maybe one bazillion hard-boiled eggs.
We’re not here right now to help with the chocolate bunnies (well, a bit: Start with the ears and pace yourself.) But we have lots of ideas for those leftover hard boiled eggs!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends using hard-cooked eggs within 1 week after cooking, so let’s get to it! From weeknight dinners to a delish packed lunch, these egg recipes will make a dent in your leftover Easter eggs and make for very happy eaters.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Before we get to the other egg recipes, a quick assist if you find yourself needing to hard boil eggs. Perfect hard boiled eggs are simple, but Ashlee Marie shares a few important tips: Start with cold water. Also, use older eggs for shells that peel more easily. (There’s more air and a bit less liquid inside older eggs, meaning the shell isn’t pressed so tightly against the inside.)
Easter Egg Bread
Let your eggs find a home in this stunning loaf of bread. While some recipes are only after what lies beneath the shell, this bread recipe takes full advantage of the egg’s color. Try it once and this sweet-tasting, festive bread may become a household favorite after Easter.
Turn your Easter eggs into a delicious treat for Easter brunch or any brunch. Just a few simple steps transform your leftover eggs into a special savory treat. Eat them warm from the oven or — if you somehow have any remaining — use a toaster oven to heat up any extras later.
BLT Cobb Salad
This brilliant salad benefits not just from a profusion of flavors but an explosion of color. The crunch of the sunflower seeds and the crisp romaine lettuce contrast with the soft avocado and pillowy eggs. Bacon and cheddar add a salty burst to each bite.
California Cobb Salad
For another variation on Cobb salad, check out this California-influenced version that highlights avocado and blue cheese.
A handful of ingredients are mixed with the egg yolks before being piped back into the egg whites. Chopped chives add a spark of color on top of the finished eggs. They’re so simple and delicious, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making them more often!
Greek Deviled Eggs
Classic deviled eggs are great. And if you want to take them in a slightly different direction? Greek deviled eggs are here for you. These tasty bites get a lift from feta, mint, and black olives.
The Best Potato Salad
Wait. How did potato salad sneak in here? Here’s how: by taking advantage of five hard boiled eggs to add flavor and texture. A little chopped celery and some celery seed combine with mustard and vinegar for a classic potato salad flavor.
Classic Egg Salad
This egg salad recipe from Once Upon a Chef delivers on its title: nothing fancy, just a solid, classic, and tasty standby. That little bit of crunch from the celery contrasts with the richness of the creamy egg and mayonnaise to create a perfect balance of flavor and texture. One of the best parts: You may already have all the ingredients on hand.
Smokin' Egg Salad Sandwiches
Two keys to lending this egg salad sandwich a bit of zing: lime zest and a dash of ground chipotle chile pepper. This pair of ingredients turns what would be simple egg sandwiches into a dish with more punch.
Herb Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Anchovy Vinaigrette
So many layers of flavor in this sophisticated salad! Packed with fresh herbs, crunchy celery, and crisp radish, this dish ties it all together with a classic French-style vinaigrette featuring the briny tang of anchovies bathed in extra-virgin olive oil. One grace note: The recipe calls for nestling hard boiled eggs in the salad and then drizzling the dressing on top.
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
This dish from 4 Sons Are Us takes all the flavor from deviled eggs and rolls it into a pasta salad recipe. A healthy dash of smoked paprika is what sets this salad apart, along with — of course — a bunch of hard boiled eggs.
Gluten Free Quick Egg Curry
Hard boiled eggs take on a whole new dimension when they’re repurposed for dinner in this dish. Tomatoes, coconut milk, turmeric, cilantro, and cashews are combined for a rich, flavorful sauce. Total cook time: about 55 minutes, part of which is hands-off as you let the sauce mixture simmer.
Hungry for more?
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