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15+ Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

15 Genius Recipes with hard-boiled eggs. 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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Recipes that use Boiled Eggs

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!

Salads with hard-boiled eggs

The easiest use for leftover boiled eggs is to peel and add to salads – sliced into rings, quartered, or diced.

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad recipe with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn. Optional: For even more protein, we add 2 hard boiled eggs, halved or quartered. 
This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com
Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing
The easiest Egg Salad Recipe. Hard-boiled eggs with chives, dill, celery and onion in the creamiest Dijon mayonnaise dressing.
Egg Salad with the best dressing in a serving bowl
Cobb Salad with the Best Cobb Salad Dressing
Easy Chicken Cobb Salad with the Best Homemade Cobb Salad Dressing! This protein-packed salad is a meal in itself loaded with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, chicken, bacon, boiled eggs, creamy avocado and crumbled blue cheese.
Chicken Cobb Salad on a platter with salad dressing in a mason jar
Smoked Salmon Salad – Shuba
I am so excited to share this Smoked Salmon Salad with you – our version of the classic Russian Shuba salad.
Creamy Potato Salad Recipe
This creamy potato salad has so much flavor! It’s loaded with fresh and crisp cucumber and radishes that make the potato salad lighter and supremely satisfying.
Olivye – Ukrainian Potato Salad – Olivier
My husband makes this version of the famous olivye or Olivier salad. The chives and dill add a nice element of freshness.
Olivyer salad in bowl
Chicken Olivye (Chicken Potato Salad)
Olivye (sometimes spelled olivier) is a potato salad that is ridiculously popular in Russia and many Eastern European countries. We’re changing it up and using chicken instead of kielbasa.
Chicken potato salad olivye
Salmon Cobb Salad Recipe:
Salmon Cobb Salad is a modern spin on the classic American Cobb salad. It is definitely a feel-good, protein packed salad loaded with crisp lettuce, sweet corn, avocados, ripe cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
Classic Potato Salad
A classic potato salad flavoured with dill pickles, green onions, fragrant fresh dill and a zesty mayonnaise based dressing. 
Potato Salad in bowl

Deviled 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)!

Best Ever Deviled Eggs Recipe
The Deviled Eggs recipe everyone will ask for! The crunchy dill pickles and crispy bacon topping make these irresistible. 
Deviled Eggs on a platter garnished with bacon
Guacamole Stuffed Eggs Recipe
Putting avocado into eggs tastes surprisingly great and it's a healthier way to make those eggs creamy! Everyone at your party will want to give 'em a try.
Guacamole Stuffed Eggs on a wooden board garnished with cilantro and paprika
Easter Egg Recipe – Deviled Egg Chicks
Easy and fun Easter Egg Recipe. A creative spin on traditional dressed eggs. Deviled egg chicks were the talk of my kitchen – the cutest Easter chicks!
Easy and fun Easter Egg Recipe. A creative spin on traditional dressed eggs. Deviled egg chicks were the talk of my kitchen - the cutest Easter chicks! | natashaskitchen.com

Soups with Boiled Eggs

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 Recipe: Russian Summer Soup
I call this a summer soup because it’s served cold. It’s very refreshing to have chilled soup on a hot summer day. I can eat three bowls of this on a hungry stomach. (A mom who chases after a 1-year-old gets hungry ok?!) It’s relatively guilt free; no butter or oils required. Easy, cheap and healthy; that’s my kinda meal.
okroshka soup in bowl
Holodnik – a Cold Summer Soup
Holodnik is an Eastern European Cold Soup recipe. It really is this color; a vibrant violet. It's all in the beets.
holodnik soup in bowl

Appetizers with Boiled Eggs

Eggs are wonderful in spreads or as a topping for appetizers. Grate leftover hard-boiled eggs over canapés as a delicate and tasty garnish.

Mushroom and Egg Salad Recipe
The addition of mushrooms and a flavorful dressing takes this egg salad over the top. It’s a great lunch option since it doesn’t require re-heating. We enjoyed this served as open-faced sandwiches with a pickle on the side.
mushroom egg salad on toast
Canapés with Egg and Chives
This is an easy and tasty version of canapes with egg and chives  – little tea sandwiches. If you have leftover eggs from Easter, whip 'em out and make these canapes. The laughing cow cheese works beautifully as an easy spread.
Canapes with egg and chives

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, or try Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs for easier peeling.

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.

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  • Salle Weiser
    April 20, 2022

    Love all your meals. My Mother in law would make Hard Boiled Egg Mice. Love the little Chickies.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 20, 2022

      That’s nice! You’re welcome, Salle. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Elizabeth
    April 17, 2022

    I was told a short while ago that hard boiled eggs particularly very fresh ones as I have chickens that placing them in a jar and shake them the shells come off quite easily. That was told to me by my sister and I find it works a treat.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2022

      Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Stacey
    June 7, 2020

    “Eggs are recommended in Federal dietary guidelines as a way to raise good (healthy) cholesterol levels.” That’s not what it says. (Eggs don’t raise your HDLs.) They just said replacing saturated fats with carbs wasn’t making you better off.

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    • Natasha
      June 8, 2020

      Hi Stacey, there are other reputable sources online that speak to eggs raising HDL’s. You might do a google search if you are curious to learn more.

      Reply

  • ema39
    April 13, 2020

    I have always been disappointed with asymetrical eggs when making deviled eggs. I have discovered that if you stir the pot gently until the water comes to a boil, the yoke will stay basically centered in the egg.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that info with us!

      Reply

  • Sandrine
    December 5, 2019

    En france on met Un filet de vinaigre blanc Dans l’eau pour que la Coquille ne se fende oú ne se casse pas et nous cuisons les oeufs 10 minutes à commencé par la première ébullition de l’eau

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Sandrine!

      Reply

  • Arlene
    November 24, 2019

    Love the way you make cooking look so easy ,creative ,delicious. I certainly trying the v -e -r- y ones for my next friends over

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Megan
    February 12, 2019

    The easter eggs are so freaking cute.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2019

      I’m so happy you like that, Megan!!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    April 10, 2018

    They are so lovely, especially the Hard Boiled Egg Salad. It’s indeed a best way to make the salad. Like the so simple way you make the sauce with lemon juice!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2018

      Thank you Natalie! I’m glad you enjoy the recipes, thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Anna
    April 5, 2018

    Awesome recipe collection! I have gas stove and they are perfect after 10 minutes. Quick question: what’s the salt for ?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2018

      Hi Anna, Thank you! There are so many fun ways to use up leftover Easter eggs! Adding salt seems to help them peel easier 🙂

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      • Anna
        April 5, 2018

        Oh , good to know. Thank you 😊

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 5, 2018

          You’re welcome Anna!

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  • Zoryana
    April 4, 2018

    I cook this way my eggs as well. I was searching for days how to cook proper way eggs and not to have a smell on the second day. this way eliminated 90% of the smell of your eggs (if you’re using on 2nd and 3rd day). When I want to bring eggs to work, I make sure I cook this way my eggs. thanks for sharing…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Great minds think alike! 🙂

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  • ema
    April 4, 2018

    no eggs are going away because i am going to make that salad

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Perfect! 🙂

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  • 2pots2cook
    April 4, 2018

    This collection is so very useful ! It suggests dishes so frugal way and solves my office lunches problem. Thank you so much !

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Yay!! I love finding solutions for office lunch problems. 🙂 That’s awesome!

      Reply

  • Julia
    April 3, 2018

    My husband makes an amazing bread spread or dip that’s super easy with leftover eggs that I can’t get enough of.

    In a blender he adds precisely:

    4 cans of tuna (with water)
    One large onion (chopped up at least in fourths)
    1 cup mayo (or half of mayo half of sour cream)
    6-8 eggs depending on thickness

    So good! Makes a large serving though so maybe divide that by half 😉

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 4, 2018

      I love the idea of making a tuna-salad-like spread. That is genius! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂 It sounds like it would hang out nicely in the fridge for a few days for work lunches 🙂

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    • Fay Mauk
      May 1, 2018

      I have serious problems eating & this sounds like an answer to what to have for dinner, thank you so much for sharing. Need to go make some 🥚🥚🥚 lol!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        May 1, 2018

        My pleasure Fay!

        Reply

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