40 Recipes to Make With Hard-Boiled Eggs
Do you have leftover eggs from Easter, or are you in search of unexpected ways to put a carton of eggs to good use? Well, the search ends here with our collection of tasty ideas to elevate the protein staple and egg salad fixture into filling meals you can enjoy for both lunch and dinner—long after the Easter bunny has gone. Of course we have warm-weather Southern staples like deviled eggs and potato salad, but there are also veggies with a grated egg topping, crisp salads, and perfectly hard-boiled eggs layered atop slices of toasted bread. Whether you chop, toss, or sprinkle a little paprika on top of them, here are 40 appetizing reasons to start boiling and peeling those shells soon. These boiled egg recipes are the best excuse to use up that carton of eggs sitting in your fridge.
These Muffuletta Deviled Eggs Are The Appetizer Your Party Needs
Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs have always found their way onto Southern tables, and for good reason. The iconic recipe is the perfect finger food for any get-together or party, as guests can whisk a deviled egg off a passing hors d'oeuvres tray rather simply. Plus, deviled eggs aren't hard to pull together. Our classic deviled egg recipe calls for egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and sweet pickle relish. Once you've mastered this iconic staple, you can move on to trying other varieties. Readers love our Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs and Smoky Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs, and guests go crazy for our Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs that have a hint of sweetness. This deviled egg recipe is just as unique – it dresses up the traditional dish with crispy salami, olive salad, and fresh chives. This appetizer recipe may be a little more unconvential than Nana's used to, but you won't regret serving these bite-size gems at your next shindig.
To start the recipe, you'll first need to prep the Olive Salad. Per classic muffuletta flavors, you'll need mixed pickled vegetables, pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, kalamata olives, olive oil, capers, oregano, pepper, garlic, and a pinch of paprika. Trust us – this Olive Salad brings all of the flavor to these Muffuletta Deviled Eggs. Once you're thrown this all into your food processor, the next steps are easy. Mash the yolks of hard-boiled eggs up finely in a bowl with a fork or potato masher. Then, you'll want to stir in your mayonnaise until the mixture is smooth. Fold in your processed Olive Salad, and pipe or spoon the mixture into the egg white halves. Next, you'll need to prepare the salami. Heat a small skillet over low heat and add thin strips of salami, cooking until lightly browned and crisp. Drain the salami on a paper towel before adding a few pieces to each egg half. Add some fresh chives or green onions onto your eggs, as well, for some bright, fresh color.
Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
Recipe: Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
Dress this springtime favorite up with shredded hard-cooked eggs and a sharp, pungent tarragon sauce.
Tuna-Apple Mini Melts
Recipe: Tuna-Apple Mini Melts
Canned white tuna combines with apples, eggs, and cheese to make a creamy filling for each palm-sized phyllo treat.
Chicken Pot Pie
Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie
Not only is this comforting classic brushed with egg on top to make the pastry shiny and golden brown, but the bubbly mixture inside is made from veggies, chicken, and hard-cooked eggs.
Fipps Family Potato Salad
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
This picnic favorite is packed with big Tex-Mex flavor, like jalapeño pepper, chili powder, green onions, and cilantro to make one fiery bite.
Recipe: She-Crab Soup
Carolina Lowcountry's claim to fame is this creamy soup stuffed with crab and a splash of sherry. Garnish with eggs, and enjoy it by the spoonful.
Smoky Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Devilishly delicious and cheesy, we dare you to eat just one.
Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad
Recipe: Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad
If you like it, then as always, you should put an egg on it.
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Meet our new favorite duo: barbecue pork and deviled eggs.
Recipe: Asparagus Mimosa
Eggs and asparagus make an unlikely yet mouthwatering pairing, especially with hot sauce and smoked sausage sprinkled over each tender tip.
Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onions
All hail the queen of greens and its tasty toppings!
Recipe: Country-Ham-and-Egg Toasts
Everything’s better with an egg on top, including toast.
Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs
A flavorful break from tradition, these deviled eggs have just the right amount of heat and spice to keep things interesting.
Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Recipe: Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Doesn't the name just say it all? So good, you'll be singing this side dish's praises all summer long.
Dirty Rice Scotch Eggs
Recipe: Dirty Rice Scotch Eggs
It's like our Southern take on Japanese-style sushi, except we rolled a dirty rice sausage mixture around hard-cooked eggs and deep fried it to perfection.
Fresh Herb Potato Salad
Recipe: Fresh Herb Potato Salad
This summer side dish is full of fresh herbs and plenty of flavor.
Smoked Egg Salad Toasts
Recipe: Smoked Egg Salad Toasts
We never grow tired of egg salad in the South, particularly when it's smoky and piled high on slices of toasted bread.
Basic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Basic Deviled Eggs
Every Southern hostess needs a deviled egg recipe, and this one is as no-fuss as it gets.
Chicken Niçoise Salad
Recipe: Chicken Niçoise Salad
This warm take on a traditionally cold salad is comforting and colorful.
Fried Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Fried Deviled Eggs
Panko breadcrumbs add a welcome crunch to the deviled eggs you know and love.
Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad
DIY Deviled Egg Bar
Recipe: DIY Deviled Egg Bar
This fun recipe lets guests pick and choose how they’d like to top their deviled eggs.
Picnic Egg Salad
Recipe: Picnic Egg Salad
This old-fashioned egg salad recipe stands the test of time, and it only takes a handful of simple ingredients to throw together.
Southern-Style Potato Salad
Recipe: Southern-Style Potato Salad
This quintessential Southern recipe is practically required at summer cookouts.
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs get a touch of Creole flavor with this fun appetizer recipe.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches
This egg salad recipe has more oomph than your vintage one, and it has a high yield, so it’s great to serve for a large shower or luncheon.
Recipe: Avocado-Tarragon Deviled Eggs
If you’re obsessed with avocados, this is the deviled egg recipe for you.
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing
This light, bright salad feels indulgent from the addition of chopped bacon, bleu cheese, and bacon dressing.
Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs
Beet Pickled Eggs
Sea Breeze Spinach Mold
Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
If you can’t resist a muffuletta sandwich, you’ll love this appetizer.
Recipe: Tomato-Egg Sandwiches
These simple sandwiches are easy to make ahead.
Molded Egg Salad
Recipe: Molded Egg Salad
This 1972 recipe combines two dishes beloved in the South—egg salad and congealed salads.
The New Egg Salad
Recipe: The New Egg Salad
Amp up your egg salad recipe with ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes and hot sauce.
Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Deviled Eggs
This flavor combination is a total winner for your next dinner party.
Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
Recipe: Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
These dainty tea sandwiches are perfect for a shower or luncheon.
Triple Pickle Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Triple Pickle Deviled Eggs
Pickled okra adds an extra-Southern element to deviled eggs.