What to do with leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter

by Robyn Wright on March 31, 2013

in Food

hard boiled egg leftover ideas

Hubby adores hard-boiled eggs, I think he would eat a whole dozen in one setting even if no one stopped him. He loves deviled eggs too in the same way, like the Bacon Deviled Eggs I wrote about. I finally have started eating hard-boiled eggs since my surgery because they are a good source of protein for me, but I don’t eat them on their own, I like them in other dishes.

The most common way I eat hard-boiled eggs is in a salad. Any kind of salad will do even for me. I have found that I love a variety of bits of this and that in my salads to make them more interesting and to add protein when I can. Just chop up your hard-boiled egg finely and sprinkle on top of your salad. One egg will provide you 6 grams of high-quality protein. A Cobb Salad is a classic salad that includes hard-boiled eggs. Martha Stewart has a recipe for a Spinach Salad with Ham and Eggs – a great way to use up two leftovers from Easter in one dish! I found a recipe for Classic Salad Nicoise from Julia Child , she goes into her method of hard-boiling the eggs at the beginning of the recipe but you can of course use what you already have cooked.

Hubby frequently recalls that when he played in a band at a small tavern in his younger days that he always ate pickled eggs there. I have never tried one, but I am thinking about making some for him. This recipe looks fairly easy for Tavern Style Pickled eggs (scroll down a bit into comments to see the actual recipe on that page). Egg salad is another of Hubby’s favorite, not one of mine though at all. I found 3 different recipes for egg salad from Martha Stewart, classic egg salad, egg salad that uses ricotta cheese, and Martha’s favorite egg salad sandwich that includes avocado.

One recipe I stumbled upon really caught my eye, Asparagus with Grated Egg and Vinaigrette. Another great use for hard-boiled eggs is to put them inside meat dishes. Take your favorite meatloaf recipe and mix it together, then put half in the pan/sheet, now layer a few whole hard-boiled eggs (peeled) in the center. Then top with the remaining meatloaf mixture and cook as usual. It looks really pretty when you slice into it too. I found this recipe for Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs that has hard-boiled egg pieces in the center too for a different twist. Eggs are also very common in rolled steak recipes along with a mixture of cheeses, spices, and herbs.

I hope this inspires you to be creative with your hard-boiled eggs! What is your favorite way to use leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter?


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1 Ivan Temelkov March 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm

That looks delicious. Not that I boil a lot of eggs but at times there’s a few left over that make me wonder what to do with them. May have to add this to our digital cookbook.

2 Robyn's Online World April 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

With it being such good protein it has been a bigger part of my cooking these days. Hope you try some of the recipes!

3 Ivan Temelkov April 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Love eggs nonetheless. Devil’s Eggs are a favorite. Also white yokes in salad is really good as well. Now just getting carried away.

4 yonawilliams March 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

YUM! Deviled eggs for me please!

5 Robyn's Online World April 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Try the Baconaise for those deviled eggs, or Bacon Salt in your regular recipe – it’s delish!

6 yonawilliams April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Robyn!

7 Robin April 1, 2013 at 5:32 am

I like eating hard-boiled eggs plain, which is not very creative; but maybe I’ll try that Asparagus with Grated Egg recipe or the Spinach Salad one to mix it up a bit.

8 Robyn's Online World April 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

It’s ok, there is no rule that requires you to be creative when eating – you do what you like and what tastes good. We are just the “let’s try something new” family personally.

9 Nancy Bowers April 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Hubby likes pickled red beets eggs and I put a few in chicken corn soup.
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10 Robyn's Online World April 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I saw a brief mention of the pickled eggs with beets – never had heard of them before. If nothing else I bet they are pretty!

11 Yoli Flores April 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I’m glad to have read this today because I have at least a dozen left over from yesterday — thanks for sharing!

12 Robyn's Online World April 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

So glad you found it helpful! Enjoy!

13 Ravzie April 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I love eggs, so I look forward to trying some of these – especially the asparagus!

14 bittripfan April 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm


15 Stephanie P April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

We love egg salad – our special touch is sweet jalapeno. The touch of sweetness and spicyness makes it really great.

16 slehan April 5, 2013 at 12:02 am

Egg salad mostly. Like to try the pickled eggs.

17 Jen Twark Gersch April 6, 2013 at 6:53 am

wow, this is a nice thrify suggestion for egggs

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