These five truly awesome hard-boiled egg recipes may be the best, easiest, and most creative ways to use hard-boiled eggs, should you have a stockpile after Easter egg decorating. And don’t worry, I’m not talking egg salad sandwiches a dozen ways either — though we do have one creative twist on those too thanks to a deviled egg recipe that’s worth bookmarking.

Hopefully, you’ve already followed our instructions on how to hard boil an egg, perfectly. After that, just be sure your eggs haven’t been sitting out for days. You can use hard-boiled eggs safely if they’re kept in the fridge for up to a week. So let’s get cooking!

Above: Easiest Deviled Eggs | Anne Wolfe Postic for Cool Mom Eats
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Ways to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs Deliciously: Our Favorite Recipes

As a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings, the egg plays an important role in both Easter and Passover celebrations. This means that no matter which spring holiday you’re celebrating this month, you’re likely to be eating lots of hard-boiled eggs. If you’re looking for ways to use hard-boiled eggs in recipes for your family, these creative ideas will keep in you high-quality protein and flavor beyond your holiday meal.

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Use hard-boiled eggs in an egg salad sandwich…with a devilish twist

Easy Deviled Eggs by Anne Wolfe Postic | Cool Mom Eats

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches by Anne Wolfe Postic | Cool Mom Eats

Deviled Eggs and Deviled Egg Tea Sandwiches | Anne Wolfe Postic for Cool Mom Eats

For a recipe that uses up hard-boiled eggs, we’d start by checking out out Anne’s outrageous recipe for the easiest and most delicious deviled eggs (shown at very top). Whether or not you want to serve actual deviled eggs, the article also includes this genius idea for turning them into  Deviled Egg Tea Sandwiches. Everyone has a favorite egg salad recipe and this may well become yours.

It’s also great as a spread over crackers, if you need a quick afternoon snack to keep you going until dinner.

Use hard-boiled eggs in a creative Cobb salad

Recipes that use hard-boiled eggs: Strawberry Cobb Salad recipe from Neighborfood is so fresh for spring
Strawberry Cobb Salad with Strawberry Bacon Vinaigrette | Neighborfood.

I love a Cobb salad, and it might be the easiest, most popular way to use hard-boiled eggs besides egg salad. I want to inspire you with this creative Strawberry Cobb Salad with Strawberry Bacon Vinaigrette via Neighborfood. Are you intrigued, too? Food blogger Courtney knew that she’d like this from the get-go, but wasn’t sure that her mister would agree. He did, though, saying that the strawberries tasted like slightly sweet tomatoes once mixed in. If that sounds as good to you as it does to me, give this salad a try as part of your spring meal plan. And of course, feel free to adapt for picky kids; that’s the genius of a Cobb salad.

For a more classic cobb salad, try the recipe from Half-Baked Harvest that we included in one of our weekly meal plans a few years back. Whichever you try, remember that you can use hard-boiled eggs in salads and then refrigerate those leftovers; they travel well as an easy mason jar lunch that you can take on the go.

Use hard-boiled eggs in an outrageous pasta

I’ve seen a lot when it comes to food, but grated egg on pasta is a new one, at least for me. It sounds scrumptious in this Cauliflower Pasta with Pecorino, Grated Egg and Pine Nut recipe from at Bon Appetit. This Sicilian-inspired recipe does call for quite a few ingredients, but they come together in a few, fairly easy steps that are so worth it.

Use hard-boiled eggs in a healthy protein bowl

Recipes that use hard boiled egg: Mediterranean Protein Bowl | Healthfully Ever After
Mediterranean Protein Bowl With Hard-Boiled Egg | Healthfully Ever After

This Healthy Mediterranean Protein Bowl at Healthfully Ever After looks like a beautiful, light dinner to me. But if you don’t think your kids are down, save it as a lunch for yourself. It’s a perfect midday meal that will travel well, too if you’re packing lunch. You can always substitute chicken for the salmon of course. And any greens will do, should you not be into spending lots of money on teeny tiny microgreens. In fact, it’s one way to use hard-boiled eggs that’s hard to mess up; just add what you like!

Use hard-boiled eggs to top toasts with new flavors

Hard Boiled Egg Toast with Harissa Butter | Kitchen Konfidence
Hard Boiled Egg Toast with Harissa Butter | Kitchen Konfidence

Using sliced hard-boiled eggs to top avocado toast is a beautiful thing. But if you’re looking to freshen up that flavor profile, you hardly need a recipe for that either. Just add your favorite spices, hot sauces, olive oils, citrus — you name it. This Hard Boiled Egg Toast with Harissa Butter from Brandon Kitchen Konfidence is a recipe that takes it to the next level, but it’s simple enough that you won’t need to look at twice. Brandon brings his Italian and Eastern European heritage into this combo that brightens up your toast with the savory, spicy garlic-and-pepper paste of the harissa.

Brandon has a recipe for homemade, but you can easily find ready-made harissa on Amazon or a local gourmet grocery to save time. My older son and I would gobble down this heavenly-sounding recipe in two seconds.

Use hard-boiled eggs in a sauce gribiche over spring veggies

Recipes that use hard boiled eggs: Asparagus Gribiche | The Wimpy Vegetarian
Roasted Asparagus Gribiche recipe | The Wimpy Vegetarian

This Roasted Asparagus Gribiche recipe at the Wimpy Vegetarian may be among the easiest and quickest ways to use hard-boiled eggs in a side dish that only seems super fancy. A traditional French preparation, sauce gribiche is made by mashing the hard-boiled egg yolk with mustard and oil, then stirring in the chopped egg whites with some capers, cornichons, and herbs. It’s totally delicious, and one of those recipes you can whip up even when the cupboard is bare — because honestly, you can skip the herbs. Spoon the sauce over nearly anything, though asparagus is one of my favorite things to pair with sauce gribiche. It’s a perfect combination for the spring season and a creative way to use extra boiled eggs.

Use hard-boiled eggs in a hearty ramen

 Meal plan ideas: Spicy miso katsu ramen at Halfbaked Harvest
 Boiled Egg-Topped Crispy Miso Katsu Chicken Ramen | Half Baked Harvest

Since all kids are obsessed with ramen, it’s so easy to doctor the packaged stuff, and it’s an easy recipe using hard-boiled eggs. Lisa has tried a lot of recipes and highly recommends Tieghan’s  Crispy Miso Katsu Chicken Ramen on one of our favorite recipe resources, Half Baked Harvest. It has all the ease of making ramen for dinner, with the good feeling that you’ve done more than just, well, make ramen for dinner. All in under 30 minutes. A definite winner all year round, and not just after Easter and Passover when you’re scrambling (ha) for ways to use hard-boiled eggs.

Portable microwave ramen bowl from Ai Love Peace is an Amazon cult favorite

If you have leftovers, the kids can take ramen to lunch in an Insolated Thermos Funtainer like this one, which smartly comes with a built-in spoon. Or if your kids like making their own, this microwaveable Korean ramen cooker bowl from Ai Love Peace is a cult favorite on Amazon,