We proudly wiggle our dye-stained fingertips in the days leading up to the big hunt, but eating those hard-boiled beauties loses its appeal faster than the Easter Bunny can hop. Take a peek through the recipes below for creative ways to use up extra eggs—we’re betting the little ones will love the transformation!

photo: Dara Michalski via Cookin’ Canuck

1. Make-Ahead Wrap
One of the best things about this make-head, protein-filled wrap from the Cookin’ Canuk is that it can be made with any number of toppings—let your family’s palate be the guide. Get the recipe by clicking here.

2. Simple Deviled Eggs
What better way to use up Easter eggs than by making deviled eggs? These tasty bites are so easy your older kids can probably make their own version. 
Grab the how-to here.

photo: Katie Morford via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

3. Kiddie Cobb Salad
Want to do salad for lunch tomorrow? Well, hard boiled eggs are a cobb salad staple. Chop up a few eggs and add it to this kid-approved midday meal.

photo: Jun Seita via Flickr

4. Ramen Noodle Soup
Steamy ramen noodles are usually a family favorite. This recipe from Foodily calls for a hard boiled egg, along with corn, green onions, and other fresh ingredients. Click here to get your shopping list.

photo: Heidi Larsen via Foodie Crush

5. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
Who needs to visit those yellow arches down the street when we’ve found this recipe from Foodie Crush? We know monkeys of all ages will make those extra eggs disappear in no time, once they’re sandwiched between some cheese and bacon! Click here for the recipe.

Mexican Meatballsphoto: Daring Gourmet

6. Mexican Meatballs
These are definitely a meal for your older kids—the ones with tastebuds raring for a little kick. Packed with flavor and bits of hard boiled egg, this hearty recipe can be found over at Daring Gourmet. We especially love the roasted tomatillo sauce!

Traditional Southern Chicken Saladphoto: The Kitchen is My Playground

7. 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.

Easter Egg Fried Ricephoto: Savor the Thyme

8. One-Pot Fried Rice
Spring seems to always be the busiest time of year. Between cleaning binges, afterschool activities, and blossoming gardens, one-pot 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.

                                                                                                         photo: Ditch the Carbs

9. Paleo Scotch Eggs
If 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, easiest protein-packed recipe for scotch eggs. Just five ingredients for your five-fingered snack; your tykes have already hunted down the first item on the list!

Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches   photo: For the Feast 

10. Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches
These classic finger sandwiches from For the Feast require a certain level of dress up—oversized sunglasses, frilly skirts, floppy bow ties, and a fedora. It’s time for a tea party. Pinkies up, ladies and gents!

How do you use up your Easter eggs? Share with us in a Comment.

—Gabby Cullen & Stacey Liu