Easy Ways to Use Leftover Easter Egg Recipes - How to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs
Using Leftover Decorated Easter Eggs
What can I do with all those hard boiled eggs?
Easter is over and you need to do something with those decorated Easter eggs. Oh, there are so many things you can do with leftover Easter eggs. This article covers the simplest ideas, easy recipes that don't require too much work.
If you are worried about egg safety, I'll also give you some tips that will hopefully ease your mind.
Boiled Eggs for Breakfast
Boiled eggs for a snack is a healthy choice. I have heard experts such as Dr. Oz say that protein in the morning--such as a boiled egg--is a great way to start the day with something filling that doesn't spike the blood sugar. So stick some in the fridge and plan to eat them every (or most) mornings for the week after Easter.
Nutrition in an Egg
|Serving size: 1 large egg|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 6 g||12%|
|Cholesterol 211 mg||70%|
|Sodium 70 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How long do boiled eggs last?
Word has it that boiled eggs last for about a week in the refrigerator, so you have some time to use them. It's also recommended that Easter eggs aren't left outside for more than two hours. So after that Easter egg hunt, get those eggs in the fridge--quick!
If you're still concerned about the safety of eating leftover Easter eggs, check out these safety tips.
Chop up eggs in egg salad and more
A lot of eggs can be used up quickly in egg salad. I love egg salad, so the prospect of having to make it to get rid of eggs excites me. It's as simple as mixing up the chopped boiled eggs with some mayonnaise, mustard, relish, (or chopped pickles), salt and pepper.
Besides the simple egg salad, there are the meat salads that can be created by simply adding tuna, chicken, turkey, or ham. Or use chopped up boiled potatoes to make a potato salad.
Once you have your choice of egg salad, put it on a sandwich. You can add tomatoes and lettuce to dress it up, or just eat it plain. I adore egg salad sandwiches in any form!
Another option is to plop your egg salad mixture on a bed of lettuce. Add some tomatoes, and perhaps chopped cucumbers, on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and you have a delicious simple salad.
Try these egg salad recipes for your favorite combination.
Deviled eggs are one of my favorite egg recipes. I can down a plateful if I'm not careful. Maybe they are called deviled eggs because they are so hard to resist.
Check out this different ways to make eggs hub for my easy deviled egg recipe. They're easy to make; you can guess on the amounts of mayo, mustard, relish, pickles, or other spices to add,and they're still great!
Add to a garden or chef salad
A simple, healthy way to use up boiled eggs is to add them to a veggie salad. Just chop them up and add them to a salad full of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli--any kind of veggies you want. Add ham, bacon, or other chopped meats and cheese to make a Chef Salad, if you prefer.
I love a 7 layer salad with veggies, bacon and eggs. It makes a whole meal and can use up 4 or 5 eggs easily.
What do you do with leftover Easter eggs?
Make egg burritos
Last spring, I got on a kick of having egg wraps, or burritos is perhaps what they are called. I would scramble eggs, put them in a flour tortilla, and add ingredients such as cheese, hot sauce, and sour cream. I had these days in a row and never tired of them.
Boiled eggs can be used in this recipe, too. Just slice up one or two, put in a flour (or corn) tortilla, and add the cheese of your choice. Stick in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Add salsa or hot sauce, and sour cream if you wish. Chopped onions--white, yellow, or green--would also be an option. Be creative! You will love these.
Recipes with Leftover Easter Eggs
Plain boiled egg
Peel it and eat it!
Egg salad sandwiches or salad
chopped eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, salt, pepper, meat (tuna, chicken, turkey, ham), or potatoes optional
Mix and put on a sandwich or bed of lettuce
Eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, salt, pepper, paprika
Cut in half, scoop yolk and mix w/ all but Paprika. Put back into egg white halves; sprinkle w/Paprika
Salads with vegetables
veggies; optional: ham, turkey, chicken, bacon, cheese
Add chopped eggs to salad
tortillas, eggs, cheese, hot sauce or salsa, sour cream
Melt cheese w/eggs for 30 seconds; add other ingredients
What do you think of these leftover egg ideas?
Use those leftover Easter eggs!
From peeling and eating plain boiled Easter eggs, to chopping them in salads and spreading them on sandwiches and in wraps, you're sure to find ways to use up those leftover Easter eggs.
Happy Easter! And here are some more video ideas from Good Housekeeping . . . .
Neat ideas for leftover Easter eggs from Good Housekeeping magazine
© 2013 Victoria Lynn