Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Don't let leftover eggs bedevil you after Easter: 6 recipes and ideas

See also

Easter, like Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other food-centric holiday, is a time to sit back and relax with friends and family and celebrate with a veritable feast. But, afterward, there's always one thing that's a bit tough to deal with: No, not just the dishes, but leftovers. And if you're hosting an Easter egg hunt this year, that means there will be way more boiled eggs than anyone would ever want to toss into egg salad, Cobb salad, chefs' salad, or any other salad that has cooked eggs in it.

So what's a home cook to do? Well, how about turning some of them into a party mix tray of deviled eggs instead? That way, you can pass them out to guests, and you won't have to eat all those eggs yourself.

Here are a few recipes and ideas to help you get some "eggs-celent" inspiration (sorry, it's hard to resist an easy pun).

Beet dye and pink deviled eggs
Beet dye and pink deviled eggs Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira

Beet dye and pink deviled eggs

Beets simmered in vinegar give these delicious deviled eggs from Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira, authors of Chez Us, a lovely pink hue around the edges.

FoodNetwork.com's mango chutney deviled eggs
FoodNetwork.com's mango chutney deviled eggs Published with permission of FoodNetwork.com

FoodNetwork.com's mango chutney deviled eggs

The folks over at FoodNetwork.com suggest mixing the egg yolks with red curry paste and mango chutney for an Indian-inspired flavor sensation. For more suggestions, see their story, "Reinvented: Deviled Eggs Many Ways."

FoodNetwork.com's pickled okra deviled eggs
FoodNetwork.com's pickled okra deviled eggs Published with permission of FoodNetwork.com

FoodNetwork.com's pickled okra deviled eggs

Yet another great suggestion from FoodNetwork.com: Give your deviled eggs a Southern touch with delicate slivers of pickled okra placed on top of each yolk. For more suggestions, see their story, "Reinvented: Deviled Eggs Many Ways."

Pimento cheese deviled eggs with bacon
Pimento cheese deviled eggs with bacon Bill Harris

Pimento cheese deviled eggs with bacon

Bill Harris, author of the blog Southern Boy Dishes, had a stroke of genius when he decided to combine his two favorite Southern snacks: pimento cheese and deviled eggs. The results? A real hoot.

Classic deviled eggs
Classic deviled eggs Matt Moore

Classic deviled eggs

Of course, sometimes, you just want the no-frills version. Matt Moore is more than happy to oblige (he's a bit of a purist when it comes to these things) with his classic deviled eggs recipe. Moore is the author of Have Her Over for Dinner.

Raspberry carrot 'n' thyme deviled eggs
Raspberry carrot 'n' thyme deviled eggs Amie Valpone

Raspberry carrot 'n' thyme deviled eggs

Or, if you're looking for something a little different, Amie Valpone's raspberry carrot 'n' thyme deviled eggs recipe might just hit the spot. It's gluten-free and dairy-free, too. Valpone is the author of The Healthy Apple.

Advertisement