Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are perfect to eat all on their own but there's plenty of ways to utilize them. Search through our recipes for the best hard-boiled egg recipes for sandwiches, salads, deviled egg hors d'euvres, and more.

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with our simple two-step recipe that cooks up to a dozen eggs at once. All you need are eggs, a pan large enough to hold them, and water to cover. Follow our tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs, and then enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or in deviled eggs and egg salad.

Classic Deviled Eggs

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Classic deviled eggs are a true crowd-pleaser, which is why this appetizer is a favorite to serve at everything from Easter brunch and holiday feasts to summer cookouts. The yolk of the egg is combined with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, a touch of white-wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper. Whether you pipe the filling with a star tip or simply spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg white halves is up to you.

Cheater's Deviled Eggs

Everything you love about deviled eggs but deconstructed into an easier-to-make bite! Spread rice crackers with mayo and mustard, then top with a slice of hard-boiled egg, smoked sweet paprika, and fresh dill.

Martha's Soft-Boiled Eggs

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Despite its name, the boiled egg shouldn't be boiled throughout the cooking process—a method that yields a rubbery result—but rather brought to a boil and then immediately removed from heat. Serve with buttered toast.

Mashed-Avocado and Egg Toast

Like a cross between avocado toast and egg salad, this delicious mash-up is served on whole-grain toast and finished with delicate fresh chives. Plus, there's no mayo here—creamy avocado provides plenty of richness.

Eggs Goldenrod

Hard-boiled eggs are paired with creamy white gravy and buttered toast in this old-school Southern dish. It's just the thing for Easter breakfast.

Shrimp and Crudite Platter with Two Sauces

Our take on the Provencal classic le grand aioli, a bountiful spread of vegetables and seafood served with homemade garlic mayonnaise, ups the ante with two delectable dips: a tonnato sauce made with store-bought mayo and a vegan green goddess dressing.

Green Salad with Hard-Cooked Eggs

Keep your cool this summer by turning off the oven. This delicious green salad topped with cubes of Havarti cheese and slices of hard-cooked eggs is easy to make, and hearty enough to serve as a main course.

Simple Hard-Boiled Eggs

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With hard-boiled eggs on hand, you have the components of a satisfying breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer, or dinner. So get cracking!

Easy Tuna Rice Bowl

Leftover rice serves as the base of this deconstructed tuna-and-cucumber sushi roll. It makes a satisfying packed lunch and takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

Foolproof Hard-Cooked Eggs

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Although the term "hard-boiled" is more commonly known, "hard-cooked" is more accurate because the eggs should not be cooked at a boil.


A classic French sauce starring hard-boiled eggs, gribiche gets its briny kick from cornichons and capers. It's great over steamed new potatoes or poached leeks or asparagus, and on bagels with lox.

Inspiration and Ideas

25 Delicious Ways to Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
Try these new and inspired recipes for using up leftover hard-boiled eggs.
Martha's Classic Guacamole
Hard-boiled eggs make a surprisingly delicious addition to Martha's go-to guacamole.
Warm Potato Salad
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This warm flavorful salad goes well with pork chops, salmon burgers, or chicken cutlets.