If you celebrate Easter, there’s a good chance you have a dozen (or two) rainbow-hued hard-boiled eggs in your refrigerator right now, waiting to get eaten—sooner rather than later.

(And if that’s not the case, you, too, can eat hard-boiled eggs all week long: Here’s how to hard cook lots of eggs at once.)

Photo by James Ransom

No matter how many hard-cooked eggs you have on hand, we’ve got you covered with 3 dozen ideas for using them in meals this week. I recommend finding a partner for egg tapping (known in my family as “egg wars”) to make the cracking and peeling part more fun and not to worry if the eggs themselves end up being a little rainbow-hued, too.

Egg Salad

Pile your egg salad on toast, in a sandwich, or on a bed of greens.

Green Salads

Leafy green salads are better with more stuff—add an extra egg. (Where a recipe calls for a soft-boiled egg, a hard-cooked one will work just as well.)

Other Salads & Vegetables

Any salad that includes hard-boiled eggs (even potato salad) definitely counts as a main dish.


Slice up your eggs and add them to all manner of sandwiches.

Soups & Stews

Your hard-boiled egg halves want to float in soups and saucy dishes.

Sauces & Spreads

Hard-cooked eggs add texture to spreads and sauces for smearing on crackers and spooning over fish or vegetables.

The Silver Palate's Green Sauce
The Silver Palate’s Green Sauce
by Genius Recipes

Deviled Eggs

Give those eggs a creamy belly, flavored in any number of ways.

Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs
Virginia Willis’ Deviled Eggs
by Genius Recipes


Yes, really.

Tell us: What are your favorite ways to use hard-boiled eggs?

from Food52