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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!

Hard Boiled Eggs Recipes, Top recipes for boiled eggs, uses for leftover hard boiled eggs, hard boiled egg salad, hard boiled egg appetizers

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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.

Salmon Cobb Salad with Leftover boiled eggs

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.

Hard-Boiled Egg Appetizers:

Grate leftover hard-boiled eggs over canapés as a delicate and tasty garnish.

Try this is easy and tasty version of “canapky” - little tea sandwiches. These canapes so simple, I'm embarrassed to call this a recipe.

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)!

Easter Egg recipe for deviled egg chicks, Easter egg chicks, stuffed eggs chicks

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

5 from 5 votes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

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.

Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Keyword: hard boiled egg recipes
Calories: 62 kcal
Servings: 12 eggs


  • 12 eggs refrigerated
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. 1. Place refrigerated eggs carefully in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover the tops of the eggs. 

  2. 2. With the lid off, bring to a rolling boil then add 1/2 tsp salt. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

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.

15 Genius ways to use 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. Includes our fail-proof hard boiled eggs recipe. |

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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 Reply

    • 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 Reply

    • 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. Reply

    • 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! Reply

    • 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 ? Reply

    • Natasha
      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 🙂 Reply

      • Anna
        April 5, 2018

        Oh , good to know. Thank you 😊 Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 5, 2018

          You’re welcome Anna! Reply

  • 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… Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Great minds think alike! 🙂 Reply

  • ema
    April 4, 2018

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

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Perfect! 🙂 Reply

  • 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 ! Reply

    • Natasha
      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 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      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 🙂 Reply

    • 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! Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        May 1, 2018

        My pleasure Fay! Reply

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