16 Ways to Make Use of Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Egg-cellent and egg-citing recipes to make with the Easter surplus

Whether you were hosting a large Easter egg hunt or playing egg games of all kinds, many people are left with carton upon carton of hard-cooked eggs after Easter.

Eating cold, hard-boiled eggs for breakfast for a couple of weeks will certainly boost your protein intake and keep you feeling satiated for hours, but I find it to be down-right dull after a day or two. That's when I usually make egg salad. Egg salad-lovers (like myself) do look forward to this time of year to experiment with various ingredients that will add color or spice to the mixture. Instead of the plain old (yet classic) celery, I've added diced pickles, paprika and cayenne, lemon and dill — basil, too — but even then the eggs grow old.

Are you like me, looking for new and egg-citing recipes to inspire you to make use of the colorful contents of those egg boxes? We’ve pulled together 16 of our favorite recipes that call for hard-boiled eggs for some fresh inspiration. Get together with friends for a post-Easter cocktail hour of deviled eggs and Champagne. Feeling adventurous? Try the recipe for Scotch Eggs — hard-boiled eggs in a crispy, fried crust. Hosting a dinner party or luncheon? The springtime classic Asparagus with Eggs Mimosa is a beautiful and impressive dish to serve your friends that requires little effort on your part.


Deviled Eggs

Étoile's Deviled Quail Eggs with Caviar

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Lulu Powers’ Deviled Eggs

Chef Phil’s Deviled Eggs

Truffled Deviled Eggs


Dips, Sides and Small Bites

Egg Salad Recipe

Egg Mint Mimosa

Scotch Eggs


Salads and Main Dishes

Hard-Boiled Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise

Cobb Salad

Salad Niçoise


New Potato Salad