7 Ways to Use up Hard-Boiled Eggs

updated May 3, 2019
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The surplus of colorful and hard-boiled eggs left after Easter weekend can feel like a blessing or a curse depending on your particular outlook on eggs and how long they’ve been lingering in your fridge! Here’s a list of everything we love to do with leftover hard-boiled eggs. They will fuel healthy breakfasts and lunches all week!

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The first option, of course, is slicing those eggs in half, sprinkling with a little salt and pepper (truffle salt, perhaps?), and eating them as a snack. But if you somehow get tired of this, then try one of these options.

1. Egg Salad Sandwich – It’s a classic for a reason, after all! Once you’re tired of your standard egg, mayo, and mustard combination, try adding curry powder, chili powder, or herbes de provence for a little twist. Chopped celery or spring onions can also add crunch and a refreshing flavor.

2. In Salads – Thinly sliced or diced hard-boiled eggs really round out a leafy green salad, but also think about adding them to

pasta salads

3. Deviled Eggs – Another classic and a great afternoon snack. If you don’t want to use mayo to make the creamy filling, try yogurt or sour cream.

4. In a Breakfast Burrito – We normally use scrambled eggs in our breakfast burrito, but with so many hard-boiled eggs left over, we won’t be choosy! Besides eggs, we add beans, rice, cheese, and fresh vegetables to our burritos. This is a great breakfast-for-dinner meal, too!

5. In a Stir-Fry – This one’s inspired by Pad Thai and fried rice! We like to chop the egg into fairly large pieces so they can stand up to the other ingredients. Add the egg at the very end of cooking or just fold it into the finished dish — you only need to warm the eggs through; any prolonged cooking will make them rubbery.

6. Pickled Eggs – You can make your own pickling solution by heating vinegar, water, a bit of sugar, and some spices. Pour this over the eggs while its still hot and store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also

reuse old pickle juice

7. With Wilted Greens – Hard-boiled eggs pair very well with the

slightly bitter flavor of winter greens

How do you use up leftover hard-boiled eggs?

Updated from post originally published April 2009.