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10 Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes You Need to Try

Eggs are king when it comes to nutrition.

The whites are packed with high-quality protein, and the yolks are full of healthy fats and micronutrients like calcium, vitamin A, and phosphorous.

In the case of hard-boiled eggs, they’re also convenient, because they’re ready to eat right out of the shell.

The problem? They’re boring.

Even if they’re perfectly poached, a hardboiled egg isn’t exciting.

That’s why you need hard-boiled egg recipes like these. As you’ll see, hard-boiled eggs can be as delicious as they are convenient.

For example, they can be a creative topping for pizza, a protein-packed garnish for soup, and a way to turn spinach gratin into breakfast. And if you love deviled eggs, try them guacamole-style or as a creamy dip.


Spinach Gratin with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Picture courtesy of Elise Bauer / Simply Recipes

How can you add even more protein to a spinach side dish? Use hard-boiled eggs, which can be sliced up and nestled in a baked spinach gratin.

And this simple hard-boiled egg casserole, which is popular in the south of France, can be made with either fresh or frozen spinach for your convenience.

Serves 8


3 lbs. fresh spinach (or 24 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained)

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (or more to taste)

1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) grated Gruyere

6 large eggs, hard-boiled

3 Tbsp. seasoned bread crumbs

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (or more as needed)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 224

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 13 grams

Fat: 14 grams

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Baked Scotch Eggs

Picture courtesy of Frugal Upstate

One of the easiest ways to dress up plain hard-boiled eggs is to fry them – but wrap them in sausage and coat with bread crumbs first.

That’s the traditional Scotch egg, mostly enjoyed as picnic or bar food. But you’ll want to eat them anytime with this awesome variation, swapping out the bread crumbs for crescent roll dough.

Serves 8


8 large eggs, hard-boiled

1 lb. bulk turkey breakfast sausage

1 tube (8 oz.) crescent rolls

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 304

Protein: 17 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 21 grams

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe Picture courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen

While some potluck favorites are a hit with all crowds, deviled eggs are either devoured fast or completely ignored.

This upgrade will make everyone at the party want a taste, so even if you’re cooking for an unpredictable crowd, this healthy appetizer is going to get eaten. And it’s an easier way to enjoy guacamole without a mess or any double-dipping.

Serves 12


6 large eggs, hard-boiled

1 medium avocado, ripe

1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro (plus more for garnish)

1/8 tsp. salt (or more to taste)

Smoked paprika or chipotle powder, for sprinkling

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 61

Protein: 3 grams

Carbs: 2 grams

Fat: 5 grams 

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Portuguese Pizza

Picture courtesy of Olivia’s Cuisine

When you’re looking for leftover hardboiled egg recipes, chances are pizza isn’t anywhere on the radar. But why not?

This one has ham, onions, and olives for a new twist on pizza. And it’s good enough to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Serves 4


1 lb. whole-wheat pizza dough

1 cup homemade pizza sauce

3 cups (about 12 oz.) shredded mozzarella

3 slices (about 4 oz.) uncured slow-cooked ham

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 large eggs, hard-boiled, sliced

25 black olives, sliced

Dried oregano to taste

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle (or to taste)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 661

Protein: 42 grams

Carbs: 64 grams

Fat: 30 grams

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Korean Spicy Cold Noodles (Bibim Naengmyeon)

Picture courtesy of Kimchi Chick

Hard-boiled eggs can be used as a topping for any bowl of ramen, but here’s a totally different Asian bowl of noodles to try in the summer. Served cold, bibim naengmyeon is made with cucumber, carrots, pears, and kimchi.

If you like Chinese cold sesame noodles but prefer full-flavored spiciness, this will be your new fave because it has a popular Korean condiment called gochujang, a fermented chile paste.

Serves 2


2 Tbsp. gochujang (Korean chile paste)

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Asian pear, peeled and cored

1/2 tsp. roasted sesame seed

1/4 cup kimchi

1/4 cup carrots, thinly sliced

1/4 cup cucumber, seeds removed, thinly sliced

1 large egg, boiled

Nangmyeon noodles (or soba noodles)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 263

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 32 grams

Fat: 13 grams

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Deviled Egg Dip

Picture courtesy of Savory Style

Love the creamy filling in a deviled egg? Then turn it into its own dish. This healthy dip has whole eggs, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese to balance things out.

It’s tasty with crackers, of course. Or, slather deviled egg dip on a piece of thick toast along with other breakfast favorites like roasted red peppers, avocado, and feta cheese.

Serves 3


6 large eggs, hard-boiled

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 Tbsp. mustard

1/4 tsp. tabasco sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup cream cheese

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 320

Protein: 20 grams

Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 25 grams

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Asparagus, Potato & Dill Soup

Picture courtesy of What Did You Eat

When you have leftover hard-boiled eggs after Easter, there’s a lot more to do with them than make an egg salad.

They can be sliced up and used as a garnish for a spring soup like this one with asparagus and dill. You could also use up hard-boiled eggs with a creamy garlic soup, borscht, or chilled tomato soup like salmorejo.

Serves 6


2 1/2 lbs. asparagus, washed and ends trimmed

3 Tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 medium onion, diced

3 stalks celery, diced

1 bulb fennel, diced

6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced

6 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)

1 cup white wine

1/3 cup fresh dill, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. mustard powder

2 cups light cream (optional)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

3 large eggs, hard-boiled and sliced

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 451

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 50 grams

Fat: 24 grams

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Beef Rolls

Picture courtesy of Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Here’s one way to use up extra hard-boiled eggs that you’ve never considered. They can be turned into a filling for a spicy steak entrée.

That’s right: this high-protein recipe has steak, eggs, and chorizo too. It’s finished with a flavorful homemade tomato sauce that includes chiles, cumin, and cinnamon.

Serves 6



4 Milanesa steaks (2 lbs.)

Chile Paste:

5 dried red chiles (or 1 Tbsp. paprika + 1/2 tsp. cayenne)

12 cloves garlic

1” ginger root, peeled and roughly chopped

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 tsp. salt


1 1/2 cups finely chopped white onion

1 serrano chile, deseeded and minced

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 Tbsp. freshly squeeze lime juice

Dash of salt

1/2 chile paste (above)

3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

6 oz. chorizo, casing removed


3 Tbsp. oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1 short cinnamon stick (about 3”)

6 whole cloves

1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

2 cups diced tomatoes

1/2 chile paste (above)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 548

Protein: 45 grams

Carbs: 25 grams

Fat: 30 grams

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Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps

Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps Picture courtesy of Cooking Light

Lettuce wraps with shredded meat still not filling enough for you? This recipe adds salad fixings like avocado, bacon, blue cheese, and even eggs. And when you start with rotisserie chicken and leftover hard-boiled eggs, this easy lunch can be assembled quickly.

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Serves 4 / Makes 8


2 Tbsp. canola oil

1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/8 tsp. salt

8 leaves Bibb lettuce

2 cups shredded chicken breast

1 cup quartered grape tomatoes

4 large eggs, hard-boiled and quartered

1 avocado, ripe yet firm, thinly sliced

3 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) crumbled blue cheese

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 385

Protein: 33 grams

Carbs: 8 grams

Fat: 25 grams

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Lazy Tea Eggs

Picture courtesy of Just Bento

Find plain hard-boiled eggs to be, well, plain? Try this easy hard-boiled egg snack from Japan. To make shoyu tamago, start by hard-cooking the eggs. Peel them, and prepare the eggs in a pot of boiling soy sauce and black tea, cooking them for just a minute or two.

This is a fast way to make tea eggs, and if you like them, try the Chinese recipe which takes longer to cook and infuses even more flavors.

Serves 4


4 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled

2 cups boiling water

2 black tea bags

1/3 cup soy sauce

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 77

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 1 gram

Fat: 5 grams

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What did you think of these hard-boiled egg recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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