Egg-celent Egg Salad

Do you ever have a bunch of eggs that are going to go bad in a day or two??? I always do. I love to bake, so always keep a lot of eggs on hand, but sometimes they end up going to waste. Though they are pretty cheap, wasted eggs are money down the drain. So, last night hubby requested that I make him some egg salad to take in his lunch…the man LOVES his egg salad. It is super simple, delicious, and a great way to use up all of those leftover eggs.


You start, of course, with eggs. I used 16, for a good amount of egg salad. It will give hubby quite a few days of lunch, and me for that matter. You put them in a pot of COLD water and make sure there’s plenty of room in the pot.


boiling eggs


 I boil them for 10 minutes and then take them to the sink and run cold water over them until they are nice and cool. Then I take an egg and crack it against another one, all over until the whole shell is cracked. If it is cooked correctly, the shell will come off very easily…sometimes in one piece.


peeled boiled eggs

 Then I do that until all of the eggs are free of their shells.

If you cooked your eggs the right amount of time, the insides will look like this…
halved boiled eggs
Sometimes you will get a greenish ring around your yolk. That doesn’t mean your eggs are bad necessarily, but just that you overcooked them. Then go ahead and slice up your eggs into little pieces and put in a bowl. Then top with some mayo or miracle whip- whichever your preference. I used miracle whip- I like the tangy zip it gives. A cup is just about the right amount for 16 eggs.


chopped eggs and mayo
Give it a good stir and add some mustard. I only added about 2 teaspoons, because I am not a huge mustard fan. Hubby likes it a lot, so I just add extra mustard to his sandwiches.
mustard and eggs


Once you mix that up, I added some pepper and paprika for color, not a set amount, just enough for color/flavor.
egg salad
Normally, I would go ahead and throw in some relish as well, but we happened to be out at the time. Then, go ahead and refrigerate your egg salad for awhile. It’s best served cold in my opinion. And my favorite way to enjoy egg salad, you ask?


egg salad and crackers
On some buttery ritz crackers!
Go ahead and use up those eggs before they go bad! Sometimes I’ll go crazy and make up some deviled eggs, usually when I’m making something like meatloaf and I’ve got some time on my hands. Or just go ahead and hard boil them and keep them in the fridge for a quick snack.

Egg Salad

16 eggs
1 cup mayo
2 tsp mustard
pepper/paprika to taste

1.) Put eggs in pot filled with COLD water and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from stove and run under cold water until cooled.

2.) Peel and chop up eggs into seal-able container

3.) Add mayo and mustard, mix well.

4.) Add pepper and/or paprika to taste.

5.) Go crazy and add in some relish or pickles if you’re feeling adventurous.

6.) Enjoy!


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  1. Becky

    April 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    also throw in a little sugar, makes it yummy, Nancy Sinn style lol

  2. Linda Clark

    July 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Eggs salad is my favorite my mom makes when she can and always gives me any left over.

  3. Jen O.

    November 24, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    My son loved this! Thanks! It was super easy to make!

    1. mrsbishop

      November 30, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Glad you liked it! This is one of my oldest recipes- and people are still pinning it to this day! It’s a great easy, different lunch idea. Thanks!

  4. Patricia Self

    March 7, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    My mom used to make egg salad. I think your recipe is as good as hers.

    1. mrsbishop

      March 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks! It’s a great lunch item that I often forget about!

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