Dyeing Easter eggs is a fun way to celebrate the holiday, whether you're going with simple solid colors or you're testing out an elaborate idea you found on Pinterest. The colorful eggs can make a great centerpiece for your Easter celebration, but there's just one problem with all that egg-dyeing fun — figuring out what to do with them afterward. Luckily, there are tons of ways to use leftover Easter eggs.
The simplest thing to do would probably be to just eat them as is for breakfast, but you can only eat so many plain hard-boiled eggs before you never want to lay eyes on them again. Fortunately, eggs are super versatile. They make a great topping or add-in to so many different dishes, which means even if you went a little overboard with how many eggs you colored, you can get through them pretty easily. Waste not, want not, right?
One thing you should remember, however, is that eggs won't stay good forever. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, eggs should be eaten within one week of cooking. You also shouldn't eat them if they've been out of the fridge for more than two hours.
If your eggs are good to go, here are 11 delicious ways to use them up.
1. Make Egg Salad
A simple egg salad is a great sandwich filler. TipHero noted that there are tons of different ways to make egg salad, and lots of different spices that you can use to change up the flavor.
2. Make Deviled Eggs
Yahoo suggested whipping up deviled eggs with your Easter leftovers. You can make the classic version with just eggs, mayo, mustard, and paprika, or fancy it up with add-ins like crab.
3. Garnish A Salad
Tons of salads can be jazzed up with the addition of a chopped egg, according to Real Simple. It's not only delicious, but it also adds some extra protein.
4. Add Them To A Stir-Fry
Salads aren't the only thing that are even yummier with some egg. AARP suggested adding an egg to a stir-fry for extra flavor and protein.
5. Add Them To A Meatloaf
Meatloaf may give you flashbacks to your high school cafeteria, but you can whip up a much tastier version at home. The Food Network noted that you can give your meatloaf a surprise center by adding a whole egg.
6. Pickle Your Eggs
If you love salty foods, you'll love this idea. Food and Wine suggested pickling your eggs with beets and apple cider vinegar for a tasty treat.
7. Add Them To Ramen Noodles
Boiled eggs make a great add-in for ramen noodles, according to Serious Eats. They make the classic dish a little more filling, whether you're making the instant kind out of a package or you're craving a more gourmet version.
8. Add Them To A Sandwich
A super easy way to use up some leftover eggs? Just slice them up and throw them in a sandwich, according to People.
9. Make A Potato Salad
Woman's Day suggested chopping up some eggs to add in to a potato salad. It's a great side dish that goes well with tons of different meals.
10. Add Yolks To Hummus
What's the secret to super creamy hummus? According to AOL, it might just be your leftover Easter eggs. Throw in a couple of yolks and blend, and you should notice a big difference in the consistency of the hummus.
11. Add Them To Baked Goods
You may think you can only use raw eggs for baking, but that's not the case. AOL also noted that hard-boiled yolks can make baked goods like scones and muffins extra fluffy and tender.