19 Delicious Ways to Use Up Hard-Boiled Eggs

From classic deviled eggs to hearty sandwiches and salads, these are your best bets for leftovers.

March 07, 2023

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Our Best Ideas for Hard-Boiled Eggs

The most difficult part of making hard-boiled eggs isn’t knowing when they’re done cooking or even figuring out how to peel them with ease. If you ask us, it’s using them up before they go bad. We tend to make hard-boiled eggs in batches and, since they’re only good for a couple of days, we often need more than just our favorite deviled egg recipes to ensure that none go to waste. That’s where these recipes come in. We rely on them year-round but find that they’re especially useful during Easter, when we often hard-boil more eggs than we end up dyeing. From boiled egg sandwiches to a creative meatloaf idea, you’ll find that there are plenty of ways to use up your extras. You can’t go wrong with any of the recipes in this roundup but if you’re looking for a simple take on a classic, this egg salad is for you. It gets a nice crunch from celery and features big pieces of the star ingredient: hard-boiled eggs.

Get the Recipe: Chunky Egg Salad

Golden Pickled Eggs with Carrots

You can thank a healthy dose of turmeric for these beautiful sunny-yellow eggs. Whole coriander seeds and mustard seeds impart great flavor depth, too.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Gribiche

Gribiche is a classic French sauce that traditionally combines hard boiled egg yolks with mustard and oil. The gribiche sauce for this salad includes vinegar, relish and capers to create a tangy and briny dressing for the shredded Brussels sprouts.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Don't fix what ain't broke, right? Deviled eggs are always a hit and this is our most popular recipe (ever!) for the classic appetizer.

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Summer Beans with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Yellow wax beans and green beans are a summer farmers' market staple. This simple side salad is tossed with an assertive Dijon mustard dressing and finished with chopped boiled eggs and fresh chives. Hearty but refreshing, this is an elegant and colorful side, which would be perfect for late summer.

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Sandra's Straight Up Deviled Eggs

Make room for these tried-and-true classic finger foods; they're guaranteed to be a hit at your next party.

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Cobb Style Meat Loaf

Use some of your Easter hard-boiled eggs in this meatloaf recipe for an unexpected treat.

Get the Recipe: Cobb Style Meat Loaf, Spinach Salad with Dijon Dressing

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Ina doubles down on salmon for these deviled eggs by adding smoked salmon to the yolk mixture and topping the finished eggs with salmon roe.

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Melissa's Asparagus with Tangy, Smoky Dressing

Eggs and asparagus are a classic French combination. Top steamed asparagus with chopped boiled eggs, then dress with Melissa's mustard vinaigrette.

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Truffled Deviled Eggs

Whip truffle oil and black truffle shavings into mashed yolks until very light and fluffy. If you want more truffle flavor, add a little more truffle oil. Proceed with caution though, as it is very easy to over-truffle.

Get the Recipe: Truffled Deviled Eggs

Blue Cheese Salad Spears

These salad spears are inspired by the popular Steak House Wedge Salad. It combines all the flavors of the traditional salad, but in a small handheld form making it party-friendly.

Get the Recipe: Blue Cheese Salad Spears

Pickled Eggs

Here's a great recipe for leftover Easter eggs or any eggs you happen to have in your fridge. The combination of coriander seeds, yellow mustard seeds and fresh dill makes for a delicious bite.

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Broccolini with Hard-Boiled Egg

Add a chopped hard-boiled egg to Broccolini for an easy side dish that comes together in under 10 minutes.

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Beety Pickled Eggs

With some pickled-beet juice and thinly sliced red onion, classic pickled eggs get a pink twist. Serve as a snack or alongside a leafy green salad.

Get the Recipe: Beety Pickled Eggs

Greek Easter Bread

Bake a beautiful loaf of this traditional bread to celebrate Easter.

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Tarragon Egg Salad

Use your hard-boiled Easter eggs to make this easy appetizer.

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Green Bean and Egg Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

With its hearty potatoes, green beans and eggs all simply boiled, this salad lets its goat cheese and buttermilk dressing shine.

Get the Recipe: Green Bean and Egg Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

Deviled Eggs with Crab

Add lump crabmeat to Giada's deviled eggs for an appetizer that's ready in just five minutes.

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Egg and Garlic Cheese Baguette

Melissa's baguettes get crisped under the broiler with garlic and herb cheese. Boiled egg slices act as a hearty substitute for deli meat.

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