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Easy Ways to Use Leftover Easter Egg Recipes - How to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs

Updated on April 22, 2014
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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

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 large egg
Calories 71
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 211 mg70%
Sodium 70 mg3%
* 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.
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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

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.


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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

Recipe
Ingredients
Easy Instructions
Plain boiled egg
hard-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
Deviled eggs
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
Burritos/Wraps
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?

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Recipes with Leftover Easter Eggs

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

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Pamela99! I just made deviled eggs this past weekend. I love them!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      oceansnsunsets--I hope you enjoyed your Easter and some hard-boiled eggs! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Mary. I appreciate that. :-) Hope you had a happy Easter.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      We try not to waste food anyway, but eggs re easy as everyone likes egg salad sandwiches, some hard boiled eggs in salad, etc. I think you had a lot of good ideas.

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      Paula 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thanks for your ideas on using hard boiled eggs! I liked the time frames you shared as well, like how long they last after cooking them, and how long they can be without refrigeration. My favorite ideas are deviled eggs, and egg salad sandwiches, besides just having one left over with toast and jelly on the side. I wasn't sure if I was going to do eggs this year, but why not? Thanks for sharing the tips and Happy Easter!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Yep! It's that time again when we'll have left over hard boiled eggs. I enjoy an egg salad, or just used on any other kind of salad. My family loves deviled eggs, too.

      Voted this UP, and will share in time for Easter.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      teaches--Boiled eggs--and their recipes--are good anytime! :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Since our children were not here for Easter, we missed out on the leftover recipe ideas this year. I may have to just make some anyways, even though it is past Easter, just to make some of your recipe ideas. Voted up++

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lizz N--Have fun with your hard boiled eggs. Your first year, huh? That's neat. You're right; they are so versatile!

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      Lizz N 5 years ago

      Luv your hub... hard to believe this is the 1st year I am actually working with hard boiled eggs! Eggs are so versatile. thanks for sharing.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, catgypsy!

      lovedoctor--Time to eat 'em up! I love boiled eggs!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      pstraubie--I have egg burritos any time of day! I had a nice Easter Sunday with family. Thanks for asking. Hope you did, too! :-)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Great recipes! I have a lot of leftover easter eggs.

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      catgypsy 5 years ago from the South

      Yep, that makes all the difference! :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      janetwrites: I totally agree! :-)

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Victoria Lynn

      Using up those eggs in a timely fashion can become an issue. I have done most of these except your egg burrito.

      That sounds like it would be a great breakfast food but I can see enjoying it at other times throughout the day as well.

      Thanks for sharing...I hope your Easter weekend was lovely

      Angels are on the way :) ps

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      catgypsy--Funny how you can follow your mom's recipe, but it doesn't taste the same. I feel that way about some of my mom's recipes. Maybe it's because our dear moms made it! LOL! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ruchira--Thanks! You're very supportive and complimentary, as always! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nellieanna--I should make deviled eggs more. I just love them! Thanks for the idea with spinach. I love hearing new ideas!

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      Janet Giessl 5 years ago from Georgia country

      Great tips! Eggs in salad are delicious.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      RealH--You're welcome! I Onion is great in egg salad! I'm sure celery would be, too! Thanks for checking out my egg hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      agapsikap--The adobo dishes sound great. Yummy! Hope your Easter was happy! :-)

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      catgypsy 5 years ago from the South

      Great ideas Victoria! My mom made the best deviled eggs...I sure miss them. It's funny, but when I make them, even though I put in the exact same ingredients, they just don't taste the same :(

      I am going to check out your 7 layer salad with veggies...sounds delicious!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      lovedoctor--I love them, too. I love eggs in any fashion. Happy Easter to you, too!

      lethag--Glad you liked the hub and can use the ideas!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, Bill, TMI--LOL! I love the egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs, too! Happy Easter!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Peanutritious--Oh, no way would there be leftover chocolate Easter eggs. LOL! :-)

      Carol--I've never even seen the option to buy eggs already boiled. Interesting! :-)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      I usually land up in my egg salad, vicki.

      Liked the various ideas.

      You always come up with great tips/ideas.

      voted up as awesome!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Excellent suggestions, Victoria. I used to have to make use of leftover Easter Eggs - and since I love hardboiled eggs, it was always fun but challenging. Nowadays, I'm not into egg hunts so it's not a problem, but I may just make some so I can use them up! :-) I adore deviled eggs and boiled eggs complement spinach in salads or when sautéed, too.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thanks for the tips Vicki - seriously I have always wondered how long boiled eggs stay good. I do use my leftovers for egg salad! I LOVE it...I use a little onion and celery too!

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      agapsikap 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi VictoriaLynn, Its good to know that boiled eggs last for about a week in the refrigerator. My family enjoy eating too much of Adobo. I 'm not worried about having Easter Egg leftovers at all. My kids love Egg & Chicken Adobo or could be an Egg & Pork Adobo. I love all the sugestions you have here. This is definitely a great hub. Very useful.

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      Letha G. 5 years ago from USA

      Some really great idea ..I will be using some of these..voting up and sharing..thanks

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      I love deviled eggs as well as hard boiled eggs. Eggs are definitely a good source of protein. A great hub! I'm voting this useful and sharing. Happy Easter!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs....they do cause me to....umm....expel wind. :) I know, thanks for sharing, Bill. LOL

      Have a great Easter, Vick!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I really enjoyed these egg suggestions. I often buy eggs already boiled and make deviled eggs. Lots of good ideas. Voting UP++++ and Pinning for others to egg it.

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      Tara Carbery 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Hi, when I saw the title of this hub, I thought you were referring to Chocolate Easter eggs. I couldn't believe that anyone would actually have left over chocolate ones!

      A great hub with lots of creative ideas. Voted up!

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