30 Recipes to Make With Hard-Boiled Eggs

Country-Ham-and-Egg Toasts
Photo: Greg Dupree

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.

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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 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.

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Tuna-Apple Mini Melts

Tiny Tomato Tarts
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
Greg DuPree

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.

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Fipps Family Potato Salad

Fipps Family Potato Salad
Photo: Ralph Anderson/William Dickey

Recipe: Fipps Family Potato Salad

A family-favorite recipe made with love and, of course, potatoes, Duke's Mayo, and boiled eggs.

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Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs

Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Hector Manuel Sanchez

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.

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She-Crab Soup

She-crab soup

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.

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Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad

Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad
Photo: Greg DuPree

Recipe: Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad

If you like it, then as always, you should put an egg on it.

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Barbecue Deviled Eggs

Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Southern Living

Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs

Meet our new favorite duo: barbecue pork and deviled eggs.

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Asparagus Mimosa

Asparagus Mimosa
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Asparagus Mimosa

Eggs and asparagus make an unlikely yet mouthwatering pairing, especially with hot sauce and smoked sausage sprinkled over each tender tip.

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Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onions

Cured Salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onions

All hail the queen of greens and its tasty toppings!

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Country-Ham-and-Egg Toasts

Country-Ham-and-Egg Toasts
Greg Dupree

Recipe: Country-Ham-and-Egg Toasts

Everything's better with an egg on top, including toast.

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Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs

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.

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Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad

Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Hector Manuel Sanchez

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.

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Dirty Rice Scotch Eggs

Dirty Rice Scotch Eggs
Photo: Iain Bagwell

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.

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Fresh Herb Potato Salad

Watermelon Salsa
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Fresh Herb Potato Salad

This summer side dish is full of fresh herbs and plenty of flavor.

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Smoked Egg Salad Toasts

Smoked Egg Salad Toasts
Photo: Jennifer Davick

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.

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Basic Deviled Eggs

Basic Deviled Eggs
Southern Living

Recipe: Basic Deviled Eggs

Every Southern hostess needs a deviled egg recipe, and this one is as no-fuss as it gets.

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Fried Deviled Eggs

Fried Deviled Eggs
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Fried Deviled Eggs

Panko breadcrumbs add a welcome crunch to the deviled eggs you know and love.

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Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

This fresh take on finger sandwiches is the perfect bite for spring luncheons.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad

Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad
Southern Living

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe is probably similar to the one your grandmother uses, and it proves that some things get better with time.

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Picnic Egg Salad

Picnic Egg Salad
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

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.

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Southern-Style Potato Salad

_Southern-Style Potato Salad
Southern Living

Recipe: Southern-Style Potato Salad

This quintessential Southern recipe is practically required at summer cookouts.

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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches
Jen Causey

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.

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Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing

Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing

This light, bright salad feels indulgent from the addition of chopped bacon, bleu cheese, and bacon dressing.

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Beet Pickled Eggs

Beet Pickled Eggs
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Beet Pickled Eggs

Beets are an all-natural way to dye eggs for Easter and add a pop of flavor.

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Muffuletta Deviled Eggs

Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs

If you can't resist a muffuletta sandwich, you'll love this appetizer.

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Tomato-Egg Sandwiches

Tomato-Egg Sandwiches

Recipe: Tomato-Egg Sandwiches

These simple sandwiches are easy to make ahead.

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Molded Egg Salad

Molded Egg Salad
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Molded Egg Salad

This 1972 recipe combines two dishes beloved in the South—egg salad and congealed salads.

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The New Egg Salad

The New Egg Salad
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: The New Egg Salad

Amp up your egg salad recipe with ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes and hot sauce.

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Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

These dainty tea sandwiches are perfect for a shower or luncheon.

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