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Here are all the best things to make with hard boiled eggs! Featuring classics like deviled and egg salad, to unique takes like grilled cheese.

Hard boiled eggs

The best way to eat hard boiled eggs? It’s not a recipe at all: just sliced in half with a bit of flaky sea salt! They’re the perfect healthy and filling snack! But if you’re looking for something a little more innovative for things to do with hard boiled eggs, we have all sorts of recipe ideas for you!

And now…10 things to make with hard boiled eggs!

A note on egg nutrition

Are eggs healthy? Turns out, they’re some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They have 75 calories each and are packed with nutrients and 7 grams of protein. Eggs are especially helpful for vegetarian diets as a natural source of B12.

Recent research has found that instead of avoiding boiled eggs for cholesterol reasons, they actually increase the good cholesterol the body needs. They’re recommended as an affordable and easy-to-eat source of high quality protein.

How to make perfect boiled eggs

How to make perfect boiled eggs? Here’s what we do: Place them in a pan and cover with an inch of water. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat! The eggs sit for about 15 minutes to let them cook fully through. Then transfer them to an ice bath for another 15 minutes. Then, you can peel them immediately. Here’s our Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.

Even better: make Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs, which are even easier to peel! If you have an Instant Pot, you can also make hard boiled eggs: an ideal method because it is totally hands off. Here’s our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.

Boiled egg resources

And for more, here are a few more resources:

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Hardboiled Egg & Smoked Cheddar Strangewich | A Couple Cooks

Hard Boiled Egg Sandwich

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


What to do with hard boiled eggs? Here are the best recipes using hard boiled eggs you might have left over, from grilled cheese to deviled.


  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 pieces whole grain or sourdough bread (sub gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt (optional)


  1. If not using leftovers, hard boil the eggs according to the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs or Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs methods.
  2. Roughly chop the hard boiled egg. Shred the cheese. Thinly slice the green onion. Slice the bread.
  3. Spread one side of each bread slice with mayo. Place one slice on a griddle or in a skillet, mayo side down, then, top with half the shredded cheese, the chopped egg and sliced green onion, then the remaining shredded cheese and bread slice.
  4. Cook until the bread is golden brown and toasted, then flip and cook a few minutes more until the second bread slice is toasted and the cheese is warm.  Slice in half and serve immediately.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: What to do with hard boiled eggs

Last updated: August 2020

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Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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