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How Long Can You Keep Easter Eggs? 11 Ideas For Leftovers

Easter can seem like a bit of a blur— from dying eggs to the actual egg hunt, to introducing your kids to the Easter bunny, and searching for the perfect things to put in their Easter baskets. When the actual day is over, though you're probably curled up on the couch in a pile of exhaustion, there are still a few things you need to deal with. Like what exactly you're going to do with all those pastel colored eggs your kids brought in by the dozens. You're probably wondering how long you can keep your Easter eggs for without them spoiling and making your entire house smell less than pleasant.

As long as you bought real eggs (and not the fake, plastic kind which can last for, well, forever) and hard boiled them, those colorful little guys should be safe to eat for a week after you cooked them. According to an article by The Food Network, hard boiling an egg removes the protective layer around the shell, allowing for bacteria to more easily enter the egg. It's important to not let your eggs sit at room temperature for longer than two hours after cooking them and to make sure to consume them within one week.

Luckily, there are a multitude of tasty dishes you can make with left over hard boiled eggs, so don't let them go to waste. If you're looking for a little inspiration, here are TK recipes that'll make your Easter eggs the star long after the bunny has hopped away.

1. Naturally Dyed Pickled Deviled Eggs

Courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen

Don't let the eggs or the dye go to waste. A Cozy Kitchen's naturally dyed pickled deviled eggs make for a colorful and tasty treat.

2. 15-Minute Miso Ramen

Courtesy of Steamy Kitchen

If it's still cold in your neck of the woods, then Steamy Kitchen's 15-minute miso ramen is the perfect way to warm up while using your leftover eggs.

3. Summer Cobb Salad

Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

A Spicy Perspective gives the traditional dish a twist. This summer Cobb salad incorporates berries, avocado, and, of course, hard boiled eggs.

4. Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Courtesy of Adventures In Cooking

Perfect for a picnic or late-night dinner, Adventures In Cooking's tuna nicoise sandwich puts the standard salad into a delicious portable dish.

5. Lighter Egg Salad

Courtesy of Averie Cooks

Using Greek yogurt and lots of spices, Averie Cooks creates a lighter egg salad that is full of flavor and low on fat.  

6. Kale Caesar Salad With Hard Boiled Eggs

Courtesy of A Beautiful Plate

It's super simple, but A Beautiful Plate's kale Caesar salad is a super delicious and easy way to use up those eggs.  

7. Sabich Sandwich

Courtesy of Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Eggplant, cucumber, and hard boiled eggs. You really can't go wrong with this flavorful sabich sandwich from Big Girls, Small Kitchen.

8. Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

Courtesy of Back To Her Roots

Need a light side dish for your Easter dinner? Why not whip up Back To Her Roots' cauliflower "potato" salad.

9. Cobb Salad Sandwich

Courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod

What's better than the traditional Cobb salad? A Cobb salad sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod.

10. Spinach Artichoke Deviled Eggs

Courtesy of Ari's Menu

You didn't think we'd skip the deviled eggs, right? There's a lot of ways you can turn hard boiled eggs it's a deviled dish, but these spinach artichoke deviled eggs from Ari's Men pack the flavor of your favorite dip with a little extra protein.

11. Bitter Greens With Radish and Egg

Courtesy of Brooklyn Supper

Feeling hungry after Easter brunch, but don't want anything too heavy? Brooklyn Supper's bitter greens with radish and egg is the perfect way to end the feast-filled day.