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7 Delicious Ways to Use Up Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs

March 22, 2024
Courtesy of Love and Lemons

It’s that time of year when you may find yourself with a bunch of leftover hard boiled eggs — and though you can simply peel and eat them, it’s fun to get creative and use them up in tasty recipes. Whether you feel like a salad, sandwich, rice bowl, or something else, you’ll find just the thing in this collection.

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1. Smashed Egg and Rice Bowl with Chili

Egg and rice bowl

Rice, hard boiled egg, avocado, chili crunch — it’s hard to believe so few simple ingredients can create a bowl this tasty and satisfying. Plus, you can use any grain you have on hand in place of rice, sprinkle on more toppings (scallion and sesame seeds work nicely), swap the chili crunch for pico de gallo. However you do it, this is one simple meal.

Try this recipe from Good Mood Food.

2. Tuna Egg Salad

Tuna egg salad

Courtesy of What Great Grandma Ate

Can’t decide between tuna salad and egg salad? No need — combine them in this protein-rich recipe. It’s high in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and low in carbs, perfect for any meal of the day.

Try this recipe from What Great Grandma Ate.

3. Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs

Courtesy of Love and Lemons

Here’s everything you love about pickled vegetables, but with eggs. They’re tangy, salty, a touch sweet, and they make a fantastic snack, or base for egg salad. Plus, how about that color?

Try this recipe from Love and Lemons.

4. Cobb Salad

Cobb salad

Courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen

A classic Cobb salad is so satisfying — with hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon, chicken, and, of course, avocado and other fresh veggies, it’s rich in protein, healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients. Use up your hard boiled eggs and pick up a rotisserie chicken, and you’re already partway there.

Try this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen.

5. Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs

Courtesy of Healthy Recipes Blogs

Usually a bar-food favorite with hard boiled eggs, sausage, and breadcrumbs, all deep fried, this version is a healthy twist. Wrap the eggs in ground beef mixed with a few pantry spices, and bake instead of frying. With 27 grams of protein, this is a snack or meal starter that’s sure to satisfy.

Try this recipe from Healthy Recipes Blogs.

6. Simple Smashed Avocado Toast with Grated Egg

Smashed avocado toast with egg

Courtesy of The Kitcheneer

Remember when everyone on TikTok was grating hard boiled eggs onto avocado toast? Well, we never stopped. Enjoy it as is, or top it with sliced radishes, sprouts, tomatoes, everything bagel seasoning, or whatever else you’re craving. It has healthy fats, protein, and fiber to keep you feeling full and energized.

Try this recipe from The Kitcheneer.

7. Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs

Courtesy of Foodie Crush

Sunny deviled eggs are classic for a reason, and there are a zillion ways to make them. This simple version includes Old Bay seasoning, a mix of celery salt, pepper, paprika, and other spices, an easy twist that gives them something extra. They’re always great for a party — but with hard boiled eggs already made, they’re quick enough to put together just for yourself.

Try this recipe from Foodie Crush.

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