15 Hard Boiled Egg Recipes
15 Genius Hard Boiled Egg Recipes! If you have a fridge full of leftover Easter eggs or you just love boiled eggs, this list of hard boiled egg recipes will get you excited.
You will be surprised by what you can accomplish with those leftover colored Easter eggs! We use them to make appetizers, salads, soups and more! P.S. If you don’t have any leftover Easter Eggs, check out our fail-proof Hard Boiled Egg Recipe. Let’s get cracking!
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Hard Boiled Egg Recipes
Hard boiled eggs are a satisfying (and affordable) source of protein in salads. Eggs are recommended in Federal dietary guidelines as a way to raise good (healthy) cholesterol levels. Enjoy these recipes using hard boiled eggs and I hope you find some new favorite hard boiled egg ideas!
Use Hard Boiled Eggs for Salads:
The easiest use for leftover boiled eggs is to peel and add to salads – sliced into rings, quartered or diced.
- Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe photographed above)
- Smoked Salmon Layered Salmon Recipe
- Creamy Potato Salad Recipe with radish and cucumber
- Chicken Olivye (Chicken Potato Salad)
- Cucumber Cauliflower Pasta Salad (my sister Anna’s specialty!)
- Classic Russian Potato Salad – we grew up on this stuff!
- Creamy Crab Salad with peas and corn
- Salmon Cobb Salad is a twist on classic Cobb salad
Add Hard Boiled Eggs to Soups:
Cold Summer soups are a surprising way to use up leftover hard cooked eggs. They Add protein and a beautiful pop of color especially in the beet red Holodnik soup.
- Okroshka Soup – (photographed above) My favorite cold soup of all time
- Holodnik Soup – boiled eggs never looked so good!
Hard-Boiled Egg Appetizers:
Grate leftover hard-boiled eggs over canapés as a delicate and tasty garnish.
- Canapes with Egg and Chives – my sister Svetlana’s go-to for parties
- Mushroom and Egg Spread – great over crostini or even served as a salad
Stuffed Egg Recipes:
Here are our all-time favorite stuffed egg recipes and they are perfect for parties (and snacking). The Easter egg chicks are particularly darling and loved by kiddos (for obvious reasons)!
- Guacamole Stuffed Eggs (photographed above) have so much flavor
- Classic Stuffed Eggs – our basic recipe for deviled eggs, and oh so good!
- Easter Egg Chicks – guaranteed to make people smile
These leftover hard boiled egg recipes probably have you craving eggs ;). Here is a quick recipe on how to hard boil eggs. It’s our standard method and it works every time! Just be sure you use store-bought eggs. Eggs that are super fresh from the farm (or my Mom’s chicken coup), tend to peel with great difficulty unless you can let them stay refrigerated for a couple of weeks before using them.
Hard Boiled Eggs
The easiest method for how to boil eggs with perfect results every time! All you need is a pot, some water and a little salt to help the eggs peel easier. This recipe is very forgiving and can easily be adjusted to your desired egg doneness. Perfect for use in hard boiled egg recipes.
- 12 eggs, refrigerated
- 1/2 tsp salt
1. Place refrigerated eggs carefully in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover the tops of the eggs.
2. With the lid off, bring to a rolling boil then add 1/2 tsp salt.
TURN OFF HEAT, cover with lid and let eggs sit on the burner for 10-15 minutes (10 min if you have an electric burner that retains heat and up to 15 min for a gas burner that does not retain heat). Test 1 egg at 10 min to see if it has reached desired doneness.
Once the timer is up, drain and rinse eggs in cold water then let them sit in ice-cold water to cool. Finally, peel and enjoy.
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Q: Did any of these hard boiled egg recipes surprise you? I’d love to hear about your creative uses for Easter eggs in a comment below.