Monday, March 28, 2016

Recipes Using Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

When you find yourself with some leftover hard-boiled eggs, here are a few ways to incorporate them into future meals.

Recipes Using Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Leftover boiled eggs aren't something we hear too much about anymore, especially in my family, because, well we eat them up! I know there are more folks who don't even boil real eggs for Easter anymore than there are who do, but for those of us who do still boil eggs, I've pulled together a round-up showing a few ways to use up those leftover boiled eggs!

First out of the gate, of course - Deviled Eggs!

Some of you call this egg salad, but my egg salad is a little bit different, so I just call this a chopped egg sandwich because of its simplicity. You'll find instructions for this variation at the bottom of my egg salad recipe, in the cook's notes.

And of course, on that same post you'll find my egg salad and what sets the two apart, for me at least. I often eat it with some tomatoes on the side and just crackers, but it's great as a sandwich or even stuffed in a juicy summer tomato.

And then there are the variety of protein enhanced egg recipes that I love. First out of the gate, my classic tuna salad.

Then, one of my number one, top favorites - shrimp salad.

Next, my classic deli style chicken salad. If you made a turkey breast, here's a great way to repurpose some of that too.

And, of course, so many of us bake a holiday ham, and ham salad, is a very popular way to use both those eggs and some of that leftover ham too!

Boiled eggs go hand-in-hand with many potato salads.

I also like to add some to my English Pea Salad.

And, in my favorite Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad. Just thinking about this one usually throws a craving on me for days!

I put them in my Hot Chicken Salad Casserole.

Many of us include some to add body to our gravies.

Sometimes we add a little to our cornbread and bread dressings.

And to our salad dressings!

A slice of boiled egg is traditional on top of Old Sober Soup.

And topped over Creamed Spinach.

And added into the layers of 7 Layer Salad.

Those are just a few of my favorite ways to use hard boiled eggs. What are some of yours?

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  1. We enjoy sliced hard boiled eggs layered in our lasagna! We also like chopped hard boiled eggs lightly tossed with some leftover spaghetti sauce and topped with some mozzarella or Provolone cheese and baked until the cheese is melted and just starting to turn golden. Mmmmmm.

    1. Sounds good to me Cindy - thanks so much for sharing!

  2. my mom always made boiled eggs, sliced them and turned them into a béchamel and served it over mashed potatoes.

  3. Hard boiled egg yolks can be added to sugar cookies to make them richer

  4. I like to coarsely chop them with diced ham and mix with a thick white sauce to pour over biscuits for breakfast. Top with some shredded cheese while you're at it!

  5. Love our pickled eggs made with beets. Good Amish food and great with ham and mashed potatoes and ham gravy.

  6. OMG Mary!! You're website is such a blessing in disguise. I have a lot of left over eggs last Easter Sunday and I am looking for some recipe that I can deal with those eggs. I'm excited to try the Deviled Eggs recipe and the English Pea Salad.
    Thank you so much for this egg recipes Mary!
    Looking forward for your other post.

    1. You're so welcome Julie - let me know if you try them!

  7. Greetings from North East Arkansas. A leftover hard boiled egg is a rare and short lived phenomenon in my house. If one survives long enough to be considered a leftover, cut it in half sprinkle with a little salt and devour it. I'm going to have to make some fresh to try your Tuna and Macaroni Salad, that looks wonderful for a cool dinner now that the heat and humidity of summer has arrived.

    1. Oh yes, very rare around here although for some reason, there seems to be a single deviled egg that lingers around on the platter. Everybody trying to be polite & not eat the last one I guess! That tuna mac is so good in this hot weather - I've already made it 3 times in the past couple weeks. Gets me through a few days of lunch & maybe even supper a time!

    2. I always drop 2 or 3 peeled, boiled eggs in my spaghetti sauce when cooking it. The eggs soak up the sauce and taste great.


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