There is so much to love about a classic Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s easy to make, easy to customize, and a winner with kids and adults alike.
When it comes to using hard boiled eggs, I like using them in Chicken Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, or to make a good Egg Salad Sandwich.
What I LOVE about this recipe:
- Five ingredients: hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), yellow mustard, salt and pepper, sandwich bread.
- Customizable: I’ve listed some variations below but feel free to make this egg salad sandwich whatever you want it to be! Keep it simple, make it spicy, add some bacon, whatever your heart desires.
- Make ahead: This recipe is great for meal prep and stays fresh in the fridge for several days (up to 5 days depending on the freshness of your eggs). Make the filling ahead of time and store it, covered, in the refrigerator.
Hard Boiled Eggs, 3 different ways:
Stovetop: This is favorite method. Simply place eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. This is the best trick for helping the eggs to peel really easily). Then turn the heat on high and cook them until they boil. Cover them and take them off the heat. Let them sit for 12 minutes in the hot water.
Instant pot: To make hard boiled eggs in the instant pot, add one cup of water to the pot. Add the wire rack insert, and lay your eggs on top of it. Cook the eggs on high pressure for 5 minutes, with a 5 minute natural release. Remove the eggs and place them in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place each egg in the cup of a standard muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the eggs and place them in an ice water bath for 10 minutes.
How to make an Egg Salad Sandwich:
1. Mash hard boiled eggs in a bowl. Add mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix well.
2. Spoon onto bread slices to make a sandwich.
3. Store leftover egg salad in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, depending on the freshness of the eggs.
Add celery: 1 celery rib, diced
Add onion: 2 Tbsp chopped green or red onion
Add pickles: 1 Tbsp diced dill pickles
Add avocado: mashed avocado or top with avocado slices
Make it a BLT: Add bacon, lettuce and tomato for a egg salad BLT sandwich
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Egg Salad Sandwich
- 6 large large hard boiled eggs , peeled
- 3-4 Tablespoons mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), to taste
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Salt and pepper , to taste
- Sandwich bread
- Lettuce , tomato, optional, for serving
- Mash the eggs in a bowl. Add mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Assemble sandwiches.
- Store leftover egg salad in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, depending on the freshness of the eggs.
Other Variations:Add celery: 1 celery rib, diced Add onion: 2 Tbsp chopped green or red onion Add pickles: 1 Tbsp diced dill pickles Add avocado: mashed avocado or top with avocado slices Make it a BLT: Add bacon, lettuce and tomato for a egg salad BLT sandwich
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Very simple to make and tastes amazing.
She literally gave three different ways to cook the eggs, what more do you want?
Nice but would be helpful to include how long to boil the eggs… now still have to look that up elsewhere
It clearly states in the beginning of the recipe boil water then remove and let them sit in water for 10-12 mins.
The article said until the water boils… My mother taught me how to tell when an egg is cooked. Bring the water to boiling then use a tablespoon to pick up one of the eggs if it dries immediately it is cooked completely.
I so enjoyed your recipe on egg salad. Thank you!
I like my egg sandwich with small chunks, onion and smoked paprika. I use fresh farm eggs. They are huge. I added an extra tablespoon of mayo. The basic recipe is perfect. I will be making this recipe again.
Amazing and easy recipe. Perfect egg salad
It was pretty bland as written and needed more to the actual egg to make it taste like anything. My family was pretty disappointed.
I made this. Very good. I put it on croissants instead of bread. Super delicious. Add a slice of bacon and tomato slices… even better.
I live this recipe! I double batched it and I am so glad I did! I could let everyone have a scoop and do their own add in. And there is leftover for tomorrow too! This will make a really tasty protein option for the lunch boxes. Tip: I used my hand dough blender to mash up the eggs (12) which made mixing so much easier! And use the real Mayo and not salad dressing. My family is big on salad dressing but in these types of recipes I find it better to stick with the may add called for. Thank you Laura for this simple and classic egg salad. And,yes, I will use it for our farm field picnics. Yum!
This is the same recipe my mom would use for her egg salad and it was delicious. I make it the same way now. She taught me everything I know. Just wish she was still with us because everything she made always tasted better. I’m looking for some new recipes and I think yours is close to the down home cooking I grew up with, so I’ll be visiting your site a lot more. Thanks for your recipes
Don’t sell you skills short. Everything tastes better when somebody else makes it, and has to clean up. 😊
I added bacon and sweet relish,pinch of sugar(just to take the bite off of mustard) Simple recipe,big hit!!
Excellent! I added a pinch of smoked paprika and oh boy, will use your site more often. Mmm, so good!
Been looking for a traditional recipe and was excited to try it. DELICIOUS!
This egg salad has become a favorite. It is just perfect.
Devil them! Add curry powder to Mayo/Mustard/HB Eggs/a little salt.
Cut HB Eggs lengthways. Remove yolk & mash it together with Mayo/Mustard/Curry poder/a little salt. Fill empty HB Egg white with this mixture. Decorate with parsley or even tiny Lemon “sails”…and sail away!
Yes we make deviled eggs all the time as well 🙂 https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/traditional-deviled-eggs/ ! Like the idea of adding curry powder!
With the curry add some chopped Hot Mango Chutney