Whether you have a box of fresh eggs to use or leftover Easter eggs, here are some great ways to use them all week long.
These are some of my favorite hard boiled egg recipes that include Cobb Salad, 7 Layer Salad, two Pickled flavors, Classic Macaroni Salad, and three different holiday Deviled egg ideas for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas...
Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs
There are so many ways to make a big batch of hard cooked eggs these days! Sometimes I buy a large box and boil the whole bunch to use in delicious ways all week saving time and it's quite economical. 🥚🐔🧺
Over the years, I have settled on steaming as the best way to get them right. After testing a lot of different ways to hard cook them including:
- pressure cooker
- instant pot
- steaming ✅
There are many people who swear by using older, fresh ones, starting in hot water, starting in cold water, pricking the end of the egg with a pin, baking in the oven, using an instant pot, and so many more ways.
But with just a few simple steps, these gave the best results in terms of the color of the cooked egg yolks and they didn't get the dreaded green ring.
I used both extra large and regular white ones, and any types of eggs that were at the grocery store. They all turned out great every single time when steamed. The whites were not rubbery, and the creamy yolks were a gorgeous bright yellow. Perfect boiled eggs are not that easy, and I never liked to peel them until now.
Also, I love that you don't have to boil a huge pot of hot water, and found this to be an easy way to get through the cooking process with the best results as the low amount of water in the pan comes to a rapid boil very quickly.
Recipes To Make With Hard Boiled Eggs
7 Layer Salad
There are so many egg dishes in the world, here are a few of my all-time favorites like a Classic Original Cobb Salad. This great recipe is from the Original Brown Derby in Hollywood California.
A simple dish that was made late one night for a hungry customer has become an iconic American recipe. 🥚🥬🍅🍗🥓🥑🌿
Easter Deviled Eggs
Put out a plate of Easter Deviled Eggs that look like little spring baskets, they have fresh herbs and edible flower garnish plus tons of tips. A traditional deviled turned Eastery...🥚💐🐰🪴🧺
A classic Macaroni Salad recipe loaded with chopped eggs, crunchy celery, dill pickles, and the secret ingredient pickle juice! A cherished old-fashioned family recipe and a real crowd-pleaser. The chopped pickles and pickle juice make it super tangy and tasty. 🥚🥣🌿🍽
Jalapeno Pickled Eggs
These have a touch of heat, and as a bonus, you get pickled garlic and jalapenos out of the jar too. 🥚🌶🧄
Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs
These Yellow Pepper Pickled get their bright cheery color from yellow chili peppers, turmeric, and pickling spice. A fun easy recipe and a good idea for a healthy protein-packed snack ready in 7 days.
This recipe is a take on the wildly popular ones served at Joe Jost's pub in Long Beach, California. People go there just for these and a cold mug of beer!🥚🌶🧄
Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs
Thanksgiving Deviled are an easy appetizer party food idea. Gorgeous Fall color, garnished with sage and thyme to celebrate the season.
Serve them on a rustic board or tray, and watch them vanish. 🥚🍂🧡🪴
Christmas Holiday Deviled Eggs
Sprinkle a few sparkling ruby red pomegranate seeds with sprigs of rosemary and celebrate the season. 🥚🎄🎅🏻❤️
What are the most popular boiled egg recipes?
-classic nicoise salad
-old fashioned chicken salad
-egg salad breakfast toast
-breakfast soft boiled
-meal prep salad bar
-egg salad sandwiches
-avocado egg toast
-classic egg salad
Cooked and peeled hard boiled eggs should always be refrigerated and eaten within 7-10 max. Boiled in their shells will last 14 days.
Recipes To Make With Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 dozen organic eggs
- In a medium large pot, add an inch of water to the bottom of the pan and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
- Place your steamer basket or steaming rack in and carefully place eggs onto the steamer basket with a slotted spoon in a single layer if possible. I found that if you load on alternating sides, it keeps it from tipping over into the boiling water.
- Cover with a lid and steam for 12 minutes of steaming time.
- Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
- After 12 minutes of steaming, turn off the heat and place all them in the ice bath to chill for 15 minutes, add more ice if necessary.
- Roll the egg on a cutting board or any hard surface, until it cracks, then slip the shells right off! Dip in a bowl of water to remove any pieces of shells. You will get perfectly smooth hard boiled eggs to use in recipes.