After Easter Sunday, when the egg hunts have been concluded, the Easter baskets raided, and the chocolate bunnies devoured, most are left with a carton or two of beautifully dyed hard boiled eggs. Instead of mashing them all into egg salad, try a few of these inspired recipes which call for a hard boiled egg or two.
Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs"This recipe was handed down to me by my mother and grandmother," says Laura Granados of these lusciously saucy meatballs, each with a hidden surprise in the center. "It was one of my favorite dishes growing up."
Spinach Salad with Hot Salami CubesA warm dressing with the hot salami and onions lightly wilts the spinach leaves in this delicious recipe. Hard boiled eggs make it hearty enough for a unique lunch option.
Pennsylvania Dutch Potato SaladTry this Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad for something different; the dressing's bacon drippings barely temper the sweet-tart notes from sugar, cider vinegar, and white vinegar. We halved the amount of bacon and bacon grease to cut calories and saturated fat, so a few slices of flavorful applewood-smoked bacon stand in to extend flavor. Serve warm or slightly cooled.
Ham & Egg CasseroleCubes of ham are combined with a creamy cheese sauce and served over hot baked biscuits for a welcoming meal any time of day.
Spaghetti with Brussels SproutsBrussels sprouts are the new kale! Here they're quickly browned and still slightly crunchy. To save time, slice them with a mandoline or a food processor fitted with the slicing blade attachment.
Cobb Salad with CranberriesHard boiled eggs are a classic in Cobb Salad. If you have leftover ham, add that instead of the turkey for a delicious twist.
Next-Day Chicken BakeFruit salad and freshly baked muffins make quick accompaniments with this classic chicken casserole.
Tomato and Pepper Stew with EggsCarefully crack an egg into each quarter of the pan. Cover and cook until egg whites are set, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.
Niçoise SaladNiçoise Salad makes for a filling lunch and is just one of the many tasty recipes in the CarbLovers Diet Cookbook.
Callie Coe's Chicken and DumplingsThis Southern favorite is the ultimate comfort food. Like biscuit dough, the less the dumpling dough is handled, the lighter and more tender it will be.