17 Tasty Ways to Use All Those Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
17 Tasty Ways to Use All Those Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Decorating eggs can be a fun way to get crafty in the spring, but what do you do with all those leftover hard-boiled eggs once the holiday is over?

Sure, you could just snack on them — after all, HBEs are a good source of protein. But don’t those tie-dyed, gold-leaf-gilded, or marker-doodled eggs deserve to be used in an equally creative recipe? We’ve rounded up 15 easy and delicious ways to put your leftover eggs to good use.

 

BEAT Salad

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With chunks of hard-boiled egg, bacon, tomato, and avocado, this easy and savory salad is the next best thing to having an omelet station at your desk.

GET THE RECIPE: Mark’s Daily Apple

 

Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are the old standby for using up leftover hard-boiled eggs, but this recipe takes it up a notch with crabmeat, fresh dill, lemon pepper, and Dijon mustard.

GET THE RECIPE: Incredible Egg

 

Avocado and Egg Halves with Bacon Dust

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We love avocado egg-in-a-hole recipes, but we don’t always have time to stand over a skillet or wait by the oven. This hard-boiled version is ready in an instant, without losing any of the yummy flavor.

GET THE RECIPE: Applegate

 

Turkey Ramen

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Two hard-boiled eggs dress up this nourishing, veggie-filled ramen recipe and add some extra protein.

 

Gribiche Sauce

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This tasty topping — made with hard-boiled egg yolks, capers, diced pickles, and fresh herbs — doesn’t get nearly enough love. Drizzle over roasted veggies or a salad for a tangy kick.

GET THE RECIPE: Taste Cooking

 

Hard-Boiled Egg Cookies

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It may not sound appetizing, but adding hard-boiled egg yolks to a cookie recipe is a Northern European baker’s secret for making a tender, crumbly cookie. Try it for yourself (in moderation, of course) with this yummy butter cookie recipe.

GET THE RECIPE: Ugly Duckling House

 

Hummus-Filled Eggs

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It’s hard to snack on hummus without accidentally polishing off the whole tub. These hummus-filled eggs can help you keep portions in check — and they’re so tasty, you won’t miss the crackers or chips.

GET THE RECIPE: Openfit

 

Sriracha Egg Salad

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Craving chicken wings? This Sriracha Egg Salad recipe gives you all the spicy flavor without the deep-fried calorie bomb. Skip the sandwich and spread it on celery boats for an even-lower-calorie treat.

GET THE RECIPE: Budget Bytes

 

Mason Jar Cobb Salad Recipe

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With hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, diced avocados, chopped bacon, and blue cheese, this simple (and Instagram-worthy!) Cobb salad recipe is perfect for meal prep.

GET THE RECIPE: Cooking With Janica

 

Avocado Toast with Egg

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We love the avocado toast trend — what’s not to love? — and a sliced hard-boiled egg makes the perfect topping for this simple smashed avocado toast with paprika recipe.

 

Pea Salad

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of eating the same side dishes over and over, which is why we love this creative recipe for creamy pea salad with hard-boiled eggs.

GET THE RECIPE: The Kitchen Is My Playground

 

Hard-Boiled Breakfast Burrito

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Need to eat on-the-go? Make a slightly less messy burrito by substituting hard-boiled eggs for the usual scrambled eggs in any healthy breakfast burrito recipe (our favorite is linked here).

GET THE RECIPE: Openfit

 

Healthier Scotch Eggs

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These breaded, deep-fried, sausage-wrapped HBEs aren’t traditionally the healthiest choice. But this better-for-you version uses lighter Panko breading and high-quality skinless sausage.

GET THE RECIPE: The Spruce Eats

 

Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad

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This recipe feels fancy, but couldn’t be easier to throw together. Tomato slices, hard-boiled egg halves, and olives are topped with crumbled Gorgonzola, olive oil, and vinegar.

GET THE RECIPE: Kalyn’s Kitchen

 

Pickled Eggs and Beets

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Pickled eggs are a love-them-or-hate-them kind of snack, but they’re a great way to make your leftover hard-boiled eggs last a little bit longer. Eat them plain, or use them as a substitute for plain HBEs in a recipe.

GET THE RECIPE: Sweet Little Bluebird

 

Campanelle with Eggs and Capers

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Grated hard-boiled eggs add some protein to this recipe.

GET THE RECIPE: Bon Appetit

 

Salad Niçoise with Tuna

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This classic French salad combines hard-boiled egg, tomato, olives, anchovies, and olive oil. From there, recipes can vary widely — and foodies get pretty passionate about what makes a “real” salad Niçoise — but we love this easy version topped with tuna.

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