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3 Dozen Ways to Turn Hard Boiled Eggs into Dinner

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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.)

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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.

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich with Dukkah and Peppery Greens

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich with Dukkah and Peppery Greens by AntoniaJames

Breakfast Egg Salad

Breakfast Egg Salad by Andie Mitchell

Avocado-Egg(White) Salad

Avocado-Egg(White) Salad by themessimake.com

A Tale of Two Egg Salads (& How to Make Them)

A Tale of Two Egg Salads (& How to Make Them) by Ali Slagle

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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.)

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Spring Radishes Salad in a Sour Cream and Yogurt Sauce

Spring Radishes Salad in a Sour Cream and Yogurt Sauce by Kukla

Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad

Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad by Food52

A Guide to Making Cobb Salad the Way it Was Meant to Be

A Guide to Making Cobb Salad the Way it Was Meant to Be by Amanda Sims

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Spring Salad with Asparagus and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Spring Salad with Asparagus and Soft-Boiled Eggs by Girl Farm Kitchen

Green Green Dressing with a Little Salad

Green Green Dressing with a Little Salad by inpatskitchen

3 P.M. Salad

3 P.M. Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Other Salads & Vegetables

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

 Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)

Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh) by sdebrango

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Dukkah

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Dukkah by olive

Spring Picnic Pea Salad

Spring Picnic Pea Salad by thirschfeld

My Mother's Potato Salad

My Mother's Potato Salad by Kenzi Wilbur

Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Capers

Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Capers by Melina Hammer

Three Bean Salad Redux

Three Bean Salad Redux by thirschfeld

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Eggs Mimosa

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Eggs ... by Sara Jenkins

Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Torn Bread

Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Torn Bread by Kenzi Wilbur

Sandwiches

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

Open-Faced Sandwich with Dilly Trout Pate, Radish + Warm Hard-Boiled Egg

Open-Faced Sandwich with Dilly Trout Pate, Radish + Warm ... by CarolineWright

The Scuttlebutt

The Scuttlebutt by Marian Bull

Egg and Eggplant Sandwich

Egg and Eggplant Sandwich by fiveandspice

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado by EmilyC

Soups & Stews

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

Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew

Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew by Abbie C

Khao Soi (Northern Thai Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup)

Khao Soi (Northern Thai Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup) by casey_

Yakamein (New Orleans Noodle Soup)

Yakamein (New Orleans Noodle Soup) by Martine Boyer

Khao Suey (Burmese Style Curried Noodle Soup)

Khao Suey (Burmese Style Curried Noodle Soup) by Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice C...

Soy Saucy Chicken and Eggs

Soy Saucy Chicken and Eggs by monkeymom

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry by Kenzi Wilbur

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
The Semi-German Green Sauce

The Semi-German Green Sauce by QueenSashy

Grandma Mary's Gehakte Leber (Chopped Liver)

Grandma Mary's Gehakte Leber (Chopped Liver) by louisez

Deviled Eggs

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

Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs
Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs; Purgatory Edition

Deviled Eggs; Purgatory Edition by MeghanVK

Avocado Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Fried Capers

Avocado Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Fried Capers by Josh Cohen

Dessert

Yes, really.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Sablés

Gluten-Free Chocolate Sablés by deensiebat

James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes

James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes

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


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