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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. You can serve this in many ways from a side salad to an egg salad sandwich, over greens, or in lettuce cups.
    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 served on blue platter
    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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    Comments

    • Joe Stewart
      November 5, 2023

      you’re an food angle. I have been cooking a lot of you’re recipes for a very long time. My wife and I love all recipes and tried cooking them. keep up

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        November 6, 2023

        Thank you, I appreciate it!

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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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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