Two Rules to Learn About How Long to Keep Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Fridge

It's different for peeled eggs than unpeeled eggs.

Do you love eggs? Are hard-boiled eggs one of your favorite ways to have 'em? Do you typically make a batch of a half-dozen or dozen hard-boiled eggs and then store them in your fridge so you can grab them for easy consumption when hunger strikes? Well, we're glad you're savvy with time-saving meal prep techniques, but you might not be aware of the following basic food safety guidelines for hard-boiled eggs. Speaking for ourselves, we've definitely left things in our fridge a day or two longer than we should have and still ate the items. No more.

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According to the USDA and FDA, "Hard cooked eggs can be stored in the refrigerator up to seven days, either left in their shells or peeled." Worth noting: According to the American Egg Board, it's not recommended that you freeze hard-boiled eggs, peeled or in-shell, in your freezer.

While you're thinking about it, be sure to always label storage containers—for hard-boiled eggs or otherwise—with the date something was prepared so you know how long it's been in the fridge and you can plan your weekly meals out accordingly.

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  2. American Egg Board

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