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5+ Delicious Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

Easter is over, but those colored eggs are still lingering in the fridge. Use them up with these a few creative Leftover Easter Egg Recipes.

Want more ideas of what to cook? Check out all of our recipes.

An orange and a green dyed Easter egg on a white plate with the words "Leftover Easter Egg Recipes" digitally written on top.

Dying Easter eggs is a classic Easter tradition that almost everyone takes part in, in some way.

Take us for example. We didn’t dye eggs last year, but we were recipients of a pair of dyed eggs from our nephews. Which means we had to eat the eggs.

Sure. We could have just peeled them, dipped them in some salt, and ate them that way. But if you have more than a pair of leftover hard-boiled eggs after your Easter egg hunt, you want to get a creative. So we put together a list of easy recipes using hard boiled eggs.

Three hard boiled eggs, one of which is cut in half, on a brown plate and the words "How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs" digitally written on top.

In order to have leftover Easter eggs, you first need to hard boil a bunch of eggs to color them. For some tips on that, check out our How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs post. Follow that method and you’ll have perfect eggs every time.

5 Delicious Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

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As we add more tasty recipes with hard boiled eggs to the blog, we’ll update this list. So be sure to save it (bookmark it, pin it on Pinterest, however you save posts) so you can come back to it later for more ideas.

Five Deviled Eggs on a tray.

Deviled Eggs With Tajin

In order to make deviled eggs, you start by hard boiling eggs, then cooling them in cold water. When they’re cool, you remove the egg yolks, mix them with some ingredients, and pipe that egg mixture back into the egg whites.

So, when you start with Easter eggs, you’re already done with the longest part of the recipe.

These Deviled Eggs with Tajin are a little different than a traditional deviled eggs recipe our yolks are mixed with mayo and rice wine vinegar, which makes them a little sweeter (which most taste buds appreciate, I’ve found).

Two halves on an egg salad sandwich on top of each other with the words "Egg Salad Sandwich" digitally written below them.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Hard boiled eggs are the main ingredient in this classic Egg Salad Sandwich. So, having leftover hard boiled eggs from Easter makes this such an easy recipe.

All you need to do is peel the hard boiled eggs, add them to the other ingredients, toast some bread, and lunch is ready.

And, if you don’t want to eat this as a sandwich, that’s fine. Skip the bread and serve this egg salad recipe over a bed of lettuce leaves instead.

A salad with grilled chicken and hard boiled eggs in a green bowl and the words "Grilled Chicken Salad (Zero Weight Watchers Freestyle Points)" digitally written above it.

Grilled Chicken Salad

Adding a hard boiled egg to a salad with lots of veggies is a great way to add some extra protein, especially if you don’t feel like grilling chicken for this Grilled Chicken Salad.

Taking a leftover Easter egg and being able to just slice it and throw it in your salad makes your life so much easier.

If this got you thinking that salads are a good use of leftover eggs, but you don’t want this same meal two days in a row, consider a Cobb Salad. That’s basically a bowl of lots veggies, chicken, bacon, cheese crumbles, and sliced egg.

Miso ramen.

Miso Ramen With Egg

Trust me when I tell you that adding a hard boiled egg to ramen is such a delicious way to up your ramen game.

If you’re using a leftover Easter egg, make the Miso Ramen recipe as written, then pour it into bowls. Add a peeled hard boiled egg into each bowl and submerge it just a little bit to warm it up before cutting it. It’s a lot easier than actually trying to poach an egg in ramen (which is often how you add an egg).

And, quick side note: If you’re making packaged ramen at home, dropping a raw egg in at the same time as the noodles, then gently breaking it up, and cooking it alongside the noodles will bring that packaged ramen to the next level. I promise.

A tuna fish sandwich on a plate.

Tuna Fish Sandwich

Here’s my hack to making the best Tuna Fish Sandwich: Add a hard boiled egg. I’m serious. That leftover Easter egg makes such a difference in a tuna salad sandwich.

It’s a tip that I learned from my elementary school best friend’s grandma and I’ve been using it ever since. Mix together tuna and mayo, plop in a hard boiled egg, and mix it all together. I add seasoning (which she never did) and celery, lettuce, or red onion, and it’s such a delicious recipe.

If you have a little bit of curiosity — and some leftover Easter eggs — try this for lunch. You’ll never make it without egg again.

Two deviled eggs on top of potato salad with the words "Deviled Egg Potato Salad" digitally written on top.

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

An easy way to use up a bunch of eggs is to make Deviled Egg Potato Salad. It uses eight eggs total, so hopefully you have a lot of Easter eggs that you need to use. You flavor the eggs like a deviled eggs filling. You mix the whites to the potatoes, then cover them in the deviled egg filling.

This egg-heavy potato salad is a great addition to your Easter dinner because of course, you use up eggs, but also, classic potato salad goes really well with ham (which is most people’s favorite recipe for Easter dinner).

Heart shaped egg sliced on top of toast.

Hard Boiled Egg Toast

A really simple way to use up hard boiled eggs is to eat them as hard boiled egg toast.

Toast a piece of bread, drizzle it with olive oil, and add a little salt. Then, cut the egg with a sharp knife or an egg slicer (which we love for even slices, by the way), and scatter the pieces on top of the toast.

It the perfect recipe for Easter breakfast, when you’re trying to quickly get some food into your kids before they binge all the chocolate the Easter bunny brought them.

Which of these Leftover Easter Egg recipes will you try first? Let us know in the comments.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Thursday 13th of April 2023

Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes.


Monday 10th of April 2023

I have NEVER thought of adding an egg to my tuna salad but I am definitely going to try that this week. We didn't dye eggs (we gave up that tradition a few years ago when my boys no longer wanted to) but we always have hard boiled eggs on hand.


Monday 10th of April 2023

I usually make egg salad or deviled eggs with the leftover Easter eggs. Don’t worry I only dye them and they are consumed quickly.