16 Recipes to Use Up Those Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs

Leftover hard boiled eggs have so many uses. These 16 recipes for a variety of deviled eggs, salads, side dishes, and more will ensure none of the leftovers go to waste.

Three recipes made with hard boiled eggs: deviled egg salad, egg sandwiches, and buffalo deviled eggs

Simply Recipes

If you find yourself with extra hard boiled eggs after Easter, or any other time, you're in luck. You're already partway done prepping one of the ingredients for many other dishes.

Stored in the fridge, hard boiled eggs will last up to 1 week so you'll have 7 whole days after they're been cooked up to create these favorite recipes that use hard boiled eggs.

  • Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

    Egg Salad Sandwich

    Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

    If you already have hard boiled eggs, an egg salad sandwich is just minutes away. Chop the eggs and mix them with mayo, celery, green onion, and a pinch of curry. Spread it on your choice of bread—toasted or plain—and a lettuce leaf or two and take a big bite. Yum.

  • Grated Egg Toast

    Grated egg on avocado toast

    Simply Recipes / Emma Christensen

    Tik Tok trends come and go quickly, but if you get a good recipe, there's no reason to not keep making it once the trend has passed. This grated egg toast took the social media site by storm, and it tastes amazing. Smash ripe avocado on toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then using a cheese grater, grate hard boiled egg on top. Even if you're not into trends, it's worth trying.

  • Dad's Potato Salad

    potato salad with egg and red pepper in a bowl
    Elise Bauer

    The secret ingredient to this potato salad is not the cut up hard boiled eggs, even though they add flavor and interest. The secret is pickle juice! Plus a little mustard. Next time you make potato salad, try this version for a change from your usual.

  • Green Goddess Deviled Eggs

    Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
    Irvin Lin

    Deviled eggs probably come to mind first when you think of using up extra hard boiled eggs, and classic deviled eggs are always an option. But, this variation on the classic adds elements of green goddess dressing—avocado, parsley, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, and anchovy—to the filling for a fresh, herby, salty touch.

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  • Pickled Eggs

    pickled eggs
    Elise Bauer

    Pickling adds a lot of flavor and a lot of longevity to your hard boiled eggs—they'll last for 30 days in the refrigerator. You have four versions to choose from: red beet pickled eggs, an Indian version featuring yellow curry, jalapeño pickled eggs, and a tarragon mustard version.

  • Egg Masala Curry

    Plate of Egg Masala Curry with a Spoon on a Kitchen Linen

    Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

    Here's a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner and a classic of Indian home cooking and street food alike. You'll find different versions across India, but this one has a thick sauce rich with long-cooked onions and is slightly sweet from a secret ingredient: a squirt of ketchup. It's substitution-friendly, so if you don't have all the spices, riff away with what's in your cupboard.

  • Deviled Egg Salad

    Deviled Egg Salad
    Elise Bauer

    Reinvent the classic deviled egg by turning it into a salad that's perfect for parties and potlucks. Mixed with mayo and Dijon, and with a crunch from chopped celery, red bell pepper, and green onion, this salad gets a little kick from Tabasco.

  • Mixed Green Salad With Honey Mustard, Eggs, and Toast

    mixed green salad with hard boiled eggs, honey mustard and toast
    Sally Vargas

    This salad is super simple. Throw some mixed greens on a plate, drizzle on some bottled or homemade honey mustard, and add the sliced deviled eggs. Serve it with a side of crunchy toast.

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  • Niçoise Salad

    Overhead view of a salade nicoise.
    Ciara Kehoe

    Tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, capers, and potatoes—this is one hardy French salad that will fill you up. Drizzle it with a Dijon vinaigrette full of fresh herbs and shallot.

  • Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs with Blue Cheese
    Elise Bauer

    Another riff on the classic deviled egg, blue cheese and buffalo sauce mix with the yolks. They're topped, of course, with finely diced celery.

  • Chickpea and Tomato Salad

    chickpea, tomato, hard boiled egg salad
    Elise Bauer

    Open up a couple of cans of chickpeas, and add chopped tomato, onion, and hard boiled eggs, Drizzle with a garlic Dijon vinaigrette and you have a salad.

  • Avocado Deviled Eggs

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs
    Elise Bauer

    Hard boiled eggs and avocado are made for each other and create an extra creamy deviled egg that needs no mayo. Add some heat with jalapeño or really kick it up with serrano.

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  • Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs

    Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs
    Elise Bauer

    A popular side dish served in the south of France, this spinach gratin is dotted with hard-boiled eggs on the surface. The dish is full of fresh or frozen spinach, a simple béchamel sauce (butter, flour, and milk), Gruyère, and nutmeg, then topped with breadcrumbs. Definitely something different and definitely something delicious.

  • Asparagus Mimosa with Hard Boiled Eggs and Capers

    asparagus mimosa in a white dish
    Elise Bauer

    No vodka and orange juice here. This asparagus dish gets its name because grated egg over asparagus resembles bright yellow mimosa flowers. A caper vinaigrette adds a briny element to this side dish.

  • Cobb Salad

    cobb salad on blue and white plate
    Sally Vargas

    A cobb salad is a classic, and if you have leftover hard boiled eggs, it's also easy to make. Add the egg, bacon, avocado, chicken breast, and some chives on top of mixed lettuces. Pour on a red wine Dijon vinaigrette and dig in.

  • Sour Cream and Bacon Deviled Eggs

    sour cream and bacon deviled eggs
    Lisa Lin

    For this variation on deviled eggs, smash the egg yolks with sour cream, bacon, Dijon, garlic, and chives. The richness of full-fat sour cream really gives the deviled eggs a nice creamy texture.