Here's How to Use Up Your Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Use up your leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter with these tasty, big-batch recipes.

By: Emily Lee

It’s the day after Easter, which means yesterday’s bounty of pastel-colored eggs becomes this week’s leftover food challenge. Chances are, you’ve got at least half a dozen of them stocked away in your refrigerator — and time is of the essence, since hard-cooking removes an egg’s natural coating, making it easier for bacteria to enter through the shell’s pores. In fact, we recommend that hard-cooked eggs should be refrigerated no longer than one week. Here are a few simple, big-batch recipes to help you use them up quickly.

Food Network Magazine’s big-batch macaroni salad is loaded with creamy hard-boiled egg. Given that it’s ready in just 20 minutes, this is exactly the kind of low-fuss side dish you’ll want to serve the day after a big holiday get-together.

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Chunky egg salad gets a tangy makeover with the help of Dijon mustard and lemon juice in Tyler Florence’s fresh take on a lunchtime classic.

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No bread? No problem. With a few healthy swaps, it’s easy to make a lighter take on traditional egg salad. Simply divide your egg salad among the lettuce leaves, top with sprouts and roll them up for a hand-held meal.

Hard-boiled eggs join forces with in-season asparagus in this comforting spring casserole that’s ready in under an hour. Top it off with simple Cheddar sauce and a saltine-crumb topping.

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Stock up on fresh produce and you’ll have a bright, crunchy canvas for your leftover hard-boiled eggs every day for lunch this week. Food Network Magazine’s hearty recipe includes chicken, crumbled blue cheese and chopped bacon.

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If you don’t want the pressure of finishing your eggs quickly, consider pickling them. You can thank a healthy dose of turmeric for the beautiful sunny-yellow hue. Whole coriander seeds and mustard seeds impart great flavor depth, too.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Beety Pickled Eggs from Easter SEO for KIDS CAN BAKE/KIDS CAN MAKE/EASTER, as seen on Food Network.

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Classic pickled eggs get a playful pink twist with the help of pickled-beet juice and thinly sliced red onion. Serve them alongside a leafy green salad, or enjoy them as a simple snack between lunch and dinner.

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