13 Healthy Ways to Eat Leftover Easter Eggs

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Is anyone else overwhelmed by the number of leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs? While hard-boiled eggs are a great (quick!), protein-packed snack, those get boring fast. Here are seven super recipes that highlight the humble egg, plus another six ideas for using hard-cooked eggs in new ways.

Classic Egg Salad: A lightened-up version of a classic lunch dish, this is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover Easter eggs.

Deviled Eggs: We lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Our secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.

Simple Nicoise Salad: Potato salad gets a French twist with chunks of Swiss cheese, bacon, eggs, and a tangy Dijon dressing. Served warm, this salad is a hearty side dish or light lunch.

7 Layer Salad: The classic picnic salad gets a lighter dressing.

Cobb Kebabs (Cobb Salad on a Stick): Turn one of your favorite salads into a portable appetizer, perfect for a spring party or the start to an al fresco supper.

French Potato Salad with Green Beans and Bacon: Potato salad gets a French twist with chunks of Swiss cheese, bacon, eggs, and a tangy Dijon dressing. Served warm, this salad is a hearty side dish or light lunch.

Ham, Egg & Cheese Biscuits: Turn leftover Easter ham and hard-boiled eggs into a tasty breakfast or light lunch. If you have extra biscuits, use those as well!

Other ideas for leftover Easter eggs:

Egg and Cheese Toast: Layer sliced hard-boiled eggs on two slices of whole-wheat bread, then top with shredded cheese. Broil until bubbly and top with spinach and sliced tomatoes, then sandwich the two slices together.

Avocado-Egg Salad: Swap in a mashed avocado for the mayo in your favorite egg salad recipe.

Smoked Salmon Appetizers: Top pumpernickel bread with herbed cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, and sliced hard-boiled egg. Top with a piece of smoked salmon and a sprig of fresh dill.

Lighter Scotch Eggs: Wrap peeled hard-boiled eggs with 2-3 ounces light breakfast sausage, then roll in breadcrumbs. Bake at 375 until the sausage is cooked through, about 30-35 minutes.

Stuffed Meatloaf: Place hard-cooked eggs into the center of your favorite meatloaf recipe and bake as usual.

Buffalo Deviled Eggs: Mash your egg yolks with hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese, chopped green onions, and parsley.

What's your favorite way to eat leftover hard-boiled eggs? 

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DEE107 10/10/2019
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Great suggestions. Thank you for sharing the recipes. Report
DRAGONFLY631 5/26/2019
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PWILLOW1 5/13/2019
I love devilled eggs. They are nutritious, lo cal, and taste good. What more could you ask. Report
KHALIA2 3/25/2019
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These are great suggestions for those on low carb (KETO) type diets and are bored with just eating plain hard-boiled eggs (whether or not the shells had been colored for Ishtar festivities.). Report
KHALIA2 12/25/2018
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I love devil eggs! Report
Thank you for these great ideas! Report
Most of these ideas look great Report
I remember dying eggs in beet juice when I was little. Report
Great ideas! Report
We do a tuna curry and add the hard boiled eggs to it. Report
Good ideas. Report
We love deviled eggs. I put half mayo and the other half cottage cheese. Gives a good flavor. Report
Lots of great ideas!! Report
Love deviled eggs! Report
Deviled, using Chef Meg's recipe. Report
my favorite Easter meal is a salad of dandelion leaves with some crisp fried bacon crumbled over, with hard boiled eggs. delicious!!! Report
Isn't sandwich spread just mayo with pickles in it?
I love eggs I use sandwich spread to make egg salad its more healthier for u Report
I like to pickle the hard boiled eggs in beet juice, vinegar and pickling spices, for a great flavor !
I like to pickle the hard boiled eggs in beet juice and vinegar, for a great flavor !
In listing things you can do with hard boiled eggs I would add juggling. If you juggle uncooked eggs one little mistake will make a big mess. Report
I love Scotch Eggs, but I never eat them. Between all the sausage and the dressing, I never figured out how to make them light. Report
soy marinated eggs. I've been making a ton of these every Monday as work snacks all week. Report
My husband made this for me, once a long long time ago and I still remember how great it was. Slightly steamed spinach, topped with sliced hard-boiled egg on a sandwich -- that's it. It was really good. Report
I put some in tuna salad or potato salad also. Both are recipes that can be lightened up by not using full fat mayo. Report