5 Fresh Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs for Breakfast

updated May 1, 2019
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You’re likely well-acquainted with the make-ahead, portable, peel-and-eat wonder that is the hard-boiled egg. It’s satisfying and convenient sprinkled with salt and eaten out of hand, but know this — it is capable of so much more. Hard-boiled eggs are a lot more versatile than you might be giving them credit for. Expand your breakfast horizons by starting with how you eat your hard-boiled eggs.

1. Layer hard-boiled eggs on a breakfast sandwich.

Reimagine your favorite breakfast sandwich, like the classic BEC, with hard-boiled eggs swapped in for fried or scrambled eggs. Slice a couple hard-boiled eggs (or simply cut them in half) and layer the pieces on a slice of toast, a biscuit, or a bagel, and add your favorite breakfast sandwich toppings.

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2. Sliced atop oatmeal.

Oatmeal is a blank canvas capable of so much more than the classic maple and brown sugar toppings. If it’s not already part of your breakfast repertoire, take this as your opportunity to get acquainted with savory oats, topped with a sliced hard-boiled egg.

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3. Sliced and added to baked sweet potato.

Consider this your solution for bringing a loaded baked potato to the breakfast table. Reheat an already-baked sweet potato, fluff, and top with a sliced hard-boiled egg, plus a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and hot sauce for good measure.

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4. Chopped into a breakfast burrito.

Consider hard-boiled eggs the simple solution for a fresh take on breakfast burritos. Chop and layer a few eggs into a warm tortilla; top with veggies, salsa, and cheese; and roll into a portable breakfast.

5. With wilted greens (aka breakfast salad).

Salad is not just for lunch and dinner — it’s a solution when what you’re after is a fresh and wholesome start to the day. Pair a halved hard-boiled egg with warm wilted greens like spinach, kale, or chard, along with a piece of crispy bacon and sliced avocado.

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