We proudly wiggle our dye-stained fingertips in the days leading up to Easter, but post-egg-hunt it’s the fridge overflowing with those hard-boiled beauties that really gets to us. Our sharp-eyed monkeys will fight up hills and through bushes to bring back a full basket, but eating em’ up loses its appeal faster than the Easter Bunny can hop. Take a peek through these recipes for creative ways to use those extra eggs—we’re betting the little ones (and your taste buds) are going to love the transformation!
Hatching Chicks Deviled Eggs
Be warned: this recipe may inspire ooh’s, aah’s and it’s-too-cute-to-eat! Try this adorable take on deviled eggs from Everyday Dishes and make them a staple at springtime brunches. They’re so worth the effort, not to mention the snap-worthy Instagram glory.
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These are definitely a meal for your older kids—the ones raring for a little kick in their tastebuds. Packed with flavor and bits of hardboiled egg, this hearty recipe can be found over at Daring Gourmet. We especially love the roasted tomatillo sauce!
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Southern Chicken Salad
We love classic picnic dishes as much as the next person, and chicken salad is our go-to. It’s quick to make, easy to take, and we can eat it any sort of way. Midday snack? Yum. As a hamburger side? Perfect. In a sandwich? The Kitchen is My Playground has you covered.
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Easter Egg Fried Rice
Spring seems to always be the busiest time of year. Between cleaning binges, after-school activities, and our blossoming gardens, one pan dinners are a must. This guide to perfect fried rice from Savor the Thyme is bound to be a crowd pleaser, with a host of vegetables, proteins, grains, and flavor.
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Egg Salad Quesadilla
Did you think we forgot the ever-classic egg salad? Of course, your extra eggs will make for an appetizingly vibrant salad for dinner, but try sending it off in your kiddo’s lunch in a perfectly pressed quesadilla! Check out this effortless recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
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Sriracha and Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs
Dinners changed the day we brought that green-capped bottle of sauce home from the grocery store—it goes on everything, including Easter eggs! However, the secret ingredient in This Mama Cooks! On a Diet’s recipe is the red peppers: you’ll never want to make deviled eggs without them again.
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Paleo Scotch Eggs
If ever your family ever needs a bite on the go (and store-bought granola bars aren’t hitting the spot), Ditch the Carbs has the quickest and easiest protein-packed recipe. Just five ingredients for your five-fingered snack, and your tykes have proudly brought you the first on the list!
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Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches
For this delightful recipe from For the Feast, we require a certain level of dress up: oversized sunglasses, frilly skirts, floppy bow ties, and a fedora. It’s time for a tea party, and these classic finger sandwiches greet your taste-buds with the flavor of spring. Pinkies up, ladies and gents!
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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
Oh yes, those biscuits are homemade. Whether you’re kneading fresh dough or pulling it from a plastic bag, biscuits are the breakfast king. And we know monkeys of all ages will make those extra eggs disappear in no time, once they’re sandwiched between some cheese and bacon! Who needs to visit those yellow arches down the street when we’ve found this recipe from Foodie Crush?
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Chunky Egg Salad
Mayo, salt, pepper and a couple of hard boiled eggs? Egg salad is already super easy-peasy, so while the eggs are boiling, chop up some onions and celery and freshen up this traditional meal staple. This chunky egg salad from Food Network also uses lemon juice and mustard for a true “gourmet” flair in taste.
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How do you use up your Easter Eggs? Share with us in the Comments.