The 28 BEST Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

March 20, 2024

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For home cooks and egg enthusiasts alike, mastering the art of hard-boiling eggs to perfection is like unlocking a delightful, protein-packed treasure trove.

Often enjoyed as standalone snacks, essential lunchbox items, or a staple of a classic egg salad sandwich, hard-boiled eggs stand out for their simplicity, versatility, and nutritional value.

But what’s best about them is their incredible versatility. That’s why we’ve rounded up this collection of the best Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

Read on to discover just how many different ways you can use these culinary marvels!

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Tips For the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • Start with old eggs: Fresh eggs are harder to peel. If you can, use eggs that have been in your fridge for a week or two.
  • Use a pot large enough: Give your eggs plenty of space to avoid cracking. A single layer at the bottom of the pot is ideal.
  • Cool in ice water: After cooking, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water. Cooling stops the cooking process and makes peeling easier.
  • Peel under running water: Peeling the eggs under a gentle stream of water can help remove the shell more smoothly.

Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes:

1. Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

Get ready to be obsessed with these amazingly delicious, jammy eggs, also known as mayank eggs or Korean marinated eggs.

It’s all about the intense flavor punch you get in every single bite, the hints of umami from rich soy sauce, a tiny touch of sweet honey, freshness from some aromatics, and a little kick from red or green chili. Plus, there’s a subtle nuttiness from sesame. Super yum!

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2. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)

This Spanish summer salad, also known as pipirrana, is the perfect way to chill out at noon. It’s got fresh and juicy tomatoes, crunchy peppers, cool cucumbers, and some sharp olives to give it a kick. Not forgetting that all-important protein boost from the boiled eggs.

It would be the perfect complement to any of your favorite grilled meats or indeed, any meal. So why not give it a try?

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3. Egg Salad

This awesome egg salad recipe is definitely worth a try! It’s super quick to make and requires just a few simple ingredients.

Hard-boiled eggs, celery, dill, seasoning, and chives come together in a creamy dressing to create this classic. So delicious!

You can serve this in so many ways – as a side salad, on toast, and more!

4. Giniling (Filipino Picadillo)

Let us introduce you to giniling, a Filipino comfort food that is seriously flavorful, tasty, and super easy to make.

We guarantee you that you’ll be hooked on this saucy, tomatoey, tangy, and umami-heavy pork stew, which is always served with hard-boiled eggs.

If you’re a fan of picadillo then you should give this Filipino version a whirl.

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5. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)

Fancy a yummy bowl of laksa? We’ve got an incredible recipe that’ll make you a forever-fan.

It’s comforting, spicy, and has a creamy coconut milk base with lots of interesting add-ons. The best part? You can easily make restaurant-quality laksa in your own kitchen with just a few special ingredients. So let’s get cooking!

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6. Devilled Egg Macaroni Salad

This easy devilled egg macaroni salad recipe tastes just like deviled eggs.

It’s incredibly creamy and packed with celery, olives, pickles, and red onion. Plus, it’s quick, delicious, and ready in just 30 minutes!

We bet this dish is going to be the star of every summer BBQ.

7. Avocado Egg Salad

This yummy avocado egg salad swaps mayo for mashed avocado. It’s creamy, flavorful, and perfect on a salad, lettuce wrap, or bread!

Whether you’re a veggie lover or simply in need of an easy, nutrient-packed meal or snack, this one is a must-have in your repertoire.

8. Egg Curry

Egg Curry is a tasty Indian classic that really deserves more love! The mild spice and amazing aroma will make it a regular feature on your dinner table!

Garnish it with some fresh cilantro/coriander, and serve over rice or with naan for extra deliciousness and a hearty meal. Enjoy.

9. Devilled Eggs

Devilled eggs are hands down everyone’s favorite appetizer, and this recipe is an absolute winner.

Plus, this classic is a breeze to make and totally portable! Seriously, it’s perfect for any occasion – snacks, parties, game days, holidays, you name it…

10. Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is packed with romaine lettuce, juicy chicken, crispy bacon, eggs, creamy avocado, onion, and tangy blue cheese. And to top it all off, a refreshing vinaigrette drizzled over everything. Yum!

It’s the ultimate “salad for dinner” kind of salad. A total crowd-pleaser that everyone will devour.

You can easily customize it too, by switching up the toppings or trying out different dressings or even different cheeses.

11. Japanese Egg Sandwich

If you haven’t given a Japanese-style egg salad sandwich a try, then you’re seriously missing out on some amazing flavors and creamy textures!

The gorgeous combination of fluffy milk bread and creamy, savory egg filling makes it the most refreshing and light sandwich ever!

Once you’ve tried these sandwiches, you’ll find yourself making them on the regular.

12. Green Bean and Egg Salad

Check out this delicious green bean and egg salad with garlic parmesan vinaigrette!

It’s a simple yet amazing salad with green beans, eggs, and bacon, all tossed together in a bowl of pure spring goodness, Enjoy.

13. Eggs Fra Diavolo

You have to try these eggs in purgatory, seriously!

Fry your hardboiled eggs in some amazing extra virgin olive oil until crispy and golden brown. Then finish them off with a spicy fra diavolo sauce, absolutely divine.

It’s perfect for brunch or dinner – just grab some warmed through pita bread and tuck in. It’s like eggs fra diavolo with a twist from Egypt! Trust us, you’re gonna love it.

14. Pita Breakfast Pizza

Experience a Mediterranean spin on this breakfast pizza recipe with za’atar and a whole wheat pita bread crust.

It’s quick, easy, and super nutritious – the perfect 10-minute healthy lunch or savory breakfast recipe to add to your rotation!

This version is so versatile, you can make it your own with any manner of toppings. It’s already simple and delicious, obviously you can jazz it up if you’re in the mood.

15. Nicoise Salad

If there’s one thing the French excel at, it’s making an incredible salad out of seemingly innocuous ingredients! This Nicoise salad is definitely the most famous example of this theory, no doubt about it!

It features a tasty mix of tuna, potato, beans, tomato, lettuce, olives, hardboiled eggs, and a zesty lemon dressing.

It’s perfect for a lunch that’s filling and interesting, but not so heavy that it loses its summery vibe.

16. Meatloaf with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Klops is an awesome Eastern European meatloaf that’s stuffed with hard-boiled eggs and then baked.

It’s like making a regular meatloaf but with a twist. Plus, it’s super fun to eat!

Give it a try! Your entire family will absolutely love it.

17. Scotch Eggs

When it comes to appetizers, Scotch eggs may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But trust us, this Scotch egg recipe is a real game-changer.

It’s fun, delicious, and bursting with flavor. It’s that one treat you’ll definitely want to have on your menu the next time you’re hosting guests!

18. Nargisi Kofta Curry

Nargisi kofta curry is an awesome dish that will surely rock the party table!

The crispy outer layer of mince and the soft and creamy eggs in the center are just delightful! It’s like a celebration every time this curry makes an appearance, so no need to wait for a special occasion.

These go great with chapati, naan, rice, pulao, or parathas. Plus, they’re so tasty that you can even snack on them on their own!

19. Thai Son-In-Law Eggs 

Thai son-in-law eggs, with their funny name and delicious taste is a must-try dish for anyone eager to dive into the amazing flavors of Thai cuisine.

Hard-boiled eggs are fried until the skin turns golden brown, drizzled with dressing, and then finished off with the crispy fried shallots and minced garlic which perfectly complement the sweet, savory, and sour taste.

20. Avocado Toast with Egg ( Hard-Boiled Egg option)

Looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy avocado toast with egg? We’ve got you covered with 4 delicious options – fried, scrambled, boiled, and poached.

Whether it’s for breakfast, a snack, or a light meal, this protein-packed treat is simple, healthy, and oh-so tasty! If you haven’t tried this combo yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a go.

21. Air Fryer BLT With Hard-Boiled Eggs

Is there anything better than a BLT sandwich? How about a super easy and delicious lunch with an upgraded version, all cooked in the air fryer? It’s perfect for the whole family!

This one’s loaded with hard-boiled eggs, sliced avocados, and a super easy homemade sauce, making it a fantastic and tasty lunch or dinner.

22. Healthy Breakfast Salad

This yummy, healthy breakfast salad is packed with fresh veggies, fruit, bacon, a hard-boiled egg, and topped with Italian dressing.

If you looking for ideas to jazz up your routine, give this breakfast salad a try! It’s a fantastic way to start your day.

23. Steak and Egg Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Who doesn’t love a good salad in the summer, especially when it’s got that char-grilled flavor! This steak and egg salad has it all – juicy steak, grilled asparagus, crispy bacon, and a homemade blue cheese dressing that’s to die for.

It’s light, it’s tasty, and it’s perfect for those who want a satisfying meal without feeling weighed down. Give it a try and thank us later!

24. Smoked Salmon Devilled Eggs

Smoked salmon devilled eggs take the classic appetizer of devilled eggs to a whole new level. Packed with fresh herbs, salty smoked salmon, and briny capers, every bite is bursting with delicious flavor.

And let’s be honest, you can’t beat the fact that they’re super easy to whip up with just some simple hard-boiled eggs and your favorite flavor makers. So good!

25. Chef Salad

This chef salad is super healthy and absolutely delicious, perfect for lunch or dinner. Whip up a homemade dressing and you’ve got yourself a fantastic meal ready in under 30 minutes!

It’s a complete feast by itself, but hey, why not savor it with some scrumptious homemade bread and make it even more satisfying.

26.  Chicken Caesar Salad

Forget about croutons and transform your beloved chicken caesar salad into a low-carb delight! It’s time to make your meal healthy AND satisfying.

This one is loaded up with chicken and boiled eggs for a protein-packed delight that will keep you satisfied for hours.

Sprinkle on some cracked pepper, freshly shaved parmesan and chopped chives for that extra burst of flavor. So delicious!

27. Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

Kedgeree is like a fancier version of an Indian khichari, and this smoked salmon kedgeree has a tasty twist involving flaked fish and boiled eggs which makes it a super tasty breakfast dish.

You are going to love this creative mash-up!

28. German Eggs in Mustard Sauce

Here’s a simple recipe for classic German eggs in mustard sauce – use up those leftover hard-boiled eggs in a creamy mustard sauce with a touch of dill.

This is a recipe that you can whip up every year right after Easter. It’s seriously amazing for using up all those leftover hard-boiled eggs.

So there you go, twenty eight great ways to use hard-boiled eggs. Which will make it into your regular rotation?

Pin or bookmark this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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