10 Ways to Use Hard Boiled Eggs
By BethAtStructure on April 24, 2014
So we did the somewhat obligatory dying of the Easter eggs. I refer to it that way because, while my kids have fun doing it, it's nothing they love. So we never really make a big deal out of it. I hard-boil a dozen eggs, we dip them in colors, we sticker them, we move on with our day.
But then after we move on, we have a dozen hard-boiled eggs to figure out something to do with. While The Coach and Roo will eat one here and there, more than a couple is more than they are willing to eat. So I'm always left wondering what to do with my dozen, minus a few, eggs.
So this year, I compiled a list of 10 ways to use hard boiled eggs. Now, I have more ideas than I do eggs! Go figure! Haha! Hopefully some of these will be handy for you as you try to go through your pink, blue, and yellow eggs sitting in your fridge!
- Spinach or Cobb Salad. I love a good spinach salad with bacon, egg, and onion slices. Add some warm bacon dressing, and I'm a happy girl! And while I'm not a huge fan of the traditional Cobb salad, I know many folks who are.
- Egg Salad. I almost didn't think of this obvious choice to add to the list, because I am the only one in my little family who really likes egg salad. But I do. I read an idea the other day to add a little dill into the mix. Yumm-o!
- Potato Salad. Especially with Easter coming late this year, we are right at the beginning of BBQ season! We just fired up our grill last week! And what goes better with a good burger from the grill than homemade potato salad?
- Deviled Eggs. I never liked deviled eggs until a few years ago. I think I just never realized what I was missing! Check out this pin here for some great ideas on how to make a different version of the classic appetizer!
- Breakfast Sandwiches. While I usually use scrambled or fried eggs in a breakfast sandwich, you could easily slice up some hard-boiled egg and layer it with tomato and cheese on an English muffin and pop it under the broiler to heat it up!
- Scotch Eggs. I will admit, I have never tried this, but am more than slightly intrigued. Scotch eggs are a hard-boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, dipped in egg, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked. It's like your sausage, egg and toast all in one! Ever since I saw this recipe popping up around the time of the Disney movie Brave, I have been wanting to try it.
- Stuffed Meatloaf. This idea is kind of cool. Basically, you put a layer of whatever meatloaf mixture you prefer, then add a layer of hard boiled eggs, then top it with the rest of your meatloaf mixture. Bake as you would a meatloaf, then when you slice it, Surprise! There's egg inside. Kind of a different combination, but I'd be willing to give this meatloaf a try!
- Pickled Eggs. I will admit, I have never tried a pickled egg. But I like pickles, and pickled asparagus, so maybe I would think they are great. They do have that lovely pink hue to them, which has always seemed not quite egg-like. But hey, it never hurts to try something new!
- Bacon & Egg Macaroni Salad. Another salad, but hey – they lend themselves to using hard-boiled eggs!And I came across this little dandy of a recipe and it sounded like a fun twist on the traditional macaroni salad.Would go great with some sandwiches in a picnic!
- Make Your Own Lunchable. My older son's school has a "cold lunch" option for kiddos getting the school lunch. They were created to compete with the popularity of the Lunchables. One of my son's favorites is called "Egg You On." It features a hard –boiled egg, roasted hummus with red pepper and celery sticks, grapes, wheat crackers, and berry fruit snacks. While I gave hummus a good natured try with my kids, it was a no-go. But, I could easily make my own version of this with an egg, carrot and celery sticks with spinach dip, fruit, and crackers.
How do YOU use up your hard-boiled eggs after Easter?
On to my menu! Whew - after week one of having two boys in baseball, I am realizing how crazy the next month or so is going to be! Plus we have various other activities going on this week. Monday we have Kindergarten sign up at 5, one baseball practice at 5:30, the other practice at 6, and I have a board meeting at 6:30. It's going to be make-a-sandwich-and-eat-when-you-can night! Then a doctor appointment for Monkey Tuesday, a school concert Wednesday and baseball practice, I'm working with a client Thursday, then practice again Friday. Since meals are one place we can find some extra time, we'll be simplifying our meals a lot while we have such a busy schedule. I’ll be linking up on I’m an Organizing Junkie if you’re looking for more meal planning ideas! I also often link up at Feeding Big. Or check out and follow my Yummy dinners board on Pinterest! Interested in meal planning? Check out my post on meal planning. Here’s what we’re eating this week:
Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)
Lunches (see this post for Peanut Free lunch ideas!)
• Roo: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Lunchable; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – School lunch; Friday – Lunchable
• Monkey: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Lunchable; Wednesday – Lunchable; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – Mac & Cheese
• Me: Monday – Leftovers; Tuesday – Frozen meal; Wednesday – leftovers; Thursday – leftovers; Friday – leftovers
• Monday – Sandwiches, chips, fruit salad
• Tuesday – Ham & Cheese Omelettes, toast, fruit
• Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, salad
• Thursday – Stuffed Chicken, rice, veggie
• Friday – Pizza
• Saturday – Boys at sleepover, Coach and I out!
• Sunday – Open
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!
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