18 Ways to Cook With Hard-Boiled Eggs

pasta salad with tuna, olives, and boiled egg halves
Photo: Matthew Francis

So, you boiled more eggs than you know what to do with. We've been there, too. Before you resort to deviled eggs or egg salad again, though, let this protein prove just how versatile it is. From adding flavor pasta and noodles to bulking up salads, here's what to do with hard boiled eggs.

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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

potato salad with eggs in a bowl

This simple, classic potato salad gets a satisfying crunch from sweet pickle relish, celery, and red onions. And because you're using eggs you've already boiled, you can skip the second step and save about 15 minutes of prep time.

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Easy, Spicy Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

bowl of chicken and ramen noodle soup topped with eggs

Leftover eggs, rotisserie chicken, and a handful of pantry ingredients like chicken broth and ramen make this noodle soup convenient and comforting.

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Memaw's Country Eggs Goldenrod

hard boiled eggs on toast with a creamy sauce on top

"This is an old family recipe that my grandmother would make for us on Easter, after our egg hunt," Mindi Jones says. Easter or not, kids will devour this breakfast.

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Salad Nicoise

Nicoise salad in a white bowl

With boiled eggs, canned tuna, briny sardines, olives, capers, and vegetables, a Nicoise salad will keep your taste buds from getting bored.

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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

pasta salad with chicken, eggs, red onion

Put leftover chicken and eggs to good use in pasta salad, doused with your favorite bottled Caesar dressing. And if you have crunchy vegetables or grape tomatoes to spare, a few of our home cooks recommend tossing them in.

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Egg Curry

Egg Curry over rice on a blue and white plate

"Really delicious, especially if you're low on groceries. The best part about curry is that if you're familiar with making it, you know that you can substitute or add any ingredients you have on hand," home cook SINISTERsystem says.

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Grilled Shrimp Louie

salad with shrimp, boiled eggs, avocado
Chef John

If you want to transform leftover eggs into a "restaurant quality recipe," as home cook Yancando says, look no further than Chef John's Grilled Shrimp Louie. Between its creamy dressing and smoky shrimp, this salad impresses.

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Bracciole (Flank Steak Rolls)

sliced flank steak rolls topped with marinara

This Italian favorite calls for just one hard-boiled egg, but it's worth making nonetheless. In fact, home cook Donna says this recipe wouldn't be authentic without a hard-boiled egg!

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Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)

bowl of cod and tomato stew

Home cook Milly Suazo-Martinez calls this a Puerto Rican spin on a fish stew from the Basque region of Spain. Between cod, eggs, and potatoes, this hearty dish will fill you up.

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Easy Warm Spinach Salad

cooked spinach with boiled eggs and bacon on top in a white bowl

"I came up with this recipe the same way I think a lot of cooks come up with new ideas — by sticking my head in the refrigerator and wondering what I could throw together with what I had," home cook 440DartRacer says. "It turned out to be easy and very tasty."

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Banh Bao

banh bao sliced in half with hard boiled egg inside
Stevee Ohrt

Who can resist pillowy buns stuffed with savory ground pork and hard-boiled eggs? This classic Vietnamese recipe takes an hour and a half to make, but it's well worth the time.

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Herbed Macaroni Salad with Shrimp

macaroni salad with shrimp and eggs over lettuce and sliced tomato on a white plate

Lemon juice and fresh parsley brighten traditional macaroni salad. And at 12 servings, this recipe makes enough for leftovers.

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Bresslin Balls

eggs coated in ground sausage and bread crumbs

"It's even great reheated! My kids love these," home cook LYTHA says of these Scotch eggs. And they take only three ingredients to make: ground sausage, hard-boiled eggs, and bread crumbs.

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Salmon Cobb Salad

cobb salad with salmon and boiled eggs

Cobb salads always include eggs, but this version features an upgrade by using smoked salmon instead of chicken and buttermilk dressing with a hint of grassy dill to round it out.

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Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

pasta salad with tuna, olives, and boiled egg halves
Matthew Francis

This isn't your Grandma's tuna pasta salad — unless she livened up her recipe with red onions, peas, briny green olives, and fresh parsley. Nor do hard-boiled can get lost in this recipe, as Chef Matthew Francis halves them and places them on top of the tossed salad.

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Insalata di Riso (Italian Rice Salad)

rice salad with eggs, ham, olives in a wooden bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Pasta salad people will love this Italian rice salad, which packs in hard-boiled eggs, tuna, cubed ham, and Swiss cheese. Pickles, olives, and marinated artichokes add tang.

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Green Egg Salad

Green Egg Salad

Using yogurt and avocado instead of mayonnaise, this recipe proves that egg salad can taste fresh and exciting. Kick up this creamy spread with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and black pepper.

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Caramelized Pork Belly (Thit Kho)

bowl of caramelized pork belly with egg halves in broth
Angelina Natalya Hemard

"The longer you cook the pork belly, the more tender it becomes," home cook Pat says. Caramelized pork belly may be the star of this Vietnamese favorite, but you'll just as eagerly eat up the hard-boiled eggs that have soaked in its flavor.

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