The Best Leftover Hard boiled Egg Recipes

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The best leftover hard-boiled eggs recipes.

Don’t know what to do with all of your leftover hard-boiled eggs? Check out these keto recipes using hard-boiled eggs, so you use them before they go bad!


So many of us hard-boiled egg lovers share this problem. You make up a large batch of hard-boiled eggs, and a few days later, you have a bunch left, and they’re about to go wrong!

We don’t want to eat six hard-boiled eggs in one day, but we don’t want them to go to waste either. To help you and us out, we found a whole lot of awesome recipes to use up your leftover hard-boiled eggs!

So all of these leftover egg recipes are going to be low carb and keto-friendly. So you won’t be seeing a lot of the usual macaroni salad, potato salad, pasta salads and stuff of the sort.

Instead, we’re going to be sharing lower carb versions of those, and we’ve found some pretty neat alternative ways to use hard-boiled eggs. Like stuffing them in a keto meatloaf whole!

And of course some of the typical ways you’d eat hard-boiled eggs like in deviled eggs (but we add relish), egg salad and cobb salads.

keto Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish on a white plate with a white background with parsley on top made with leftover hard boiled eggs

How long are hard-boiled eggs?

Before they become all slimy, the best hard-boiled eggs are eaten within a week of boiling. A helpful tip to remember how long your eggs have been in the fridge is to write the date that you cooked them on the shell.

Or if you’re like me and peel them all right after they’ve cooled, put a sticky note with the date on top of your storage container. These are some of my favorite glass storage containers.

Also, check out this post we wrote about keto meal prep tools for a bunch of our other favorites. We also wrote a post and shared tips for keto meal prep!

How to peel hard-boiled eggs

For amazingly easy-peel hard-boiled eggs, soak them in a cold water bath after boiling. After about 10 minutes, gently tap the eggs on a hard surface to crack the shell. This method works great for older eggs (not farm fresh – basically any that you will get from the grocery store).

If you do get fresh farm eggs, you know they are different from store-bought ones, especially if you’ve ever tried to boil them hard. Lara wrote this post about how to cook fresh farm eggs carefully, so they peel easily. She uses a secret ingredient that you wouldn’t expect!

And if you have an Instant Pot (Lara’s favorite kitchen accessory!), then by far this is the EASIEST way we’ve found to cook eggs, so they peel perfectly! We wrote about Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs in this post.

How to tell if an egg is hard-boiled?

We’ve got a fun one for you to try. If you’re not sure if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, sit it on its side on your counter. Spin the egg, stop it with your finger, and immediately take your finger off the egg.

A hard-boiled egg will stop spinning when you remove your finger from it, since it is stable on the inside. A raw egg will keep turning when you delete your finger, as the liquid inside the egg will continue to spin.

2 brown leftover hard boiled eggs in a carton and 1 hard boiled egg split in half on a dark background

Leftover hard-boiled egg nutrition

In one large leftover hard-boiled egg, there are about:

  • Calories – 78kcals
  • Fat – 5.3g
  • Carbs – 0.6g
  • Protein – 6.3g

Do hard-boiled eggs need to be refrigerated?

Yes, hard-boiled eggs should be refrigerated if not eaten immediately.

Can you freeze hard-boiled eggs?

You probably won’t want to freeze your hard-boiled eggs. Once frozen and thawed, the white of the hard-boiled eggs becomes tough and rubbery. So, we recommend the fridge as your mode of storage.

Other FAQs about hard-boiled eggs

How much protein in a hard, boiled egg?

Just the same as any other cooked or uncooked large chicken egg, there are about 6.3g of protein in a hard-boiled egg.

How many carbs in a hard-boiled egg?

With less than 1 gram of carbs in an egg, these yummy, versatile babies make a great keto snack, meal, or recipe addition!

Can dogs eat hard-boiled eggs?

You bet dogs can eat hard-boiled eggs! Eggs are a good source of protein and fats for both humans and dogs, but you should probably stick to giving them to your dog as a once-in-a-while treat rather than a regular snack.

Are hard-boiled eggs good for you?

Hard-boiled eggs are a significant part of a nutritious diet! Eggs are filled with protein and healthy fats, which are essential for our menus. Not to mention, they can help to keep you full longer to avoid grabbling a less friendly snack later!

We prefer to get local farm fresh eggs when possible. And if you haven’t tried ducks eggs, you definitely should! The duck yolks are so much bigger than chicken yolks, and the taste is better, too, in my opinion.

Leftover hard-boiled eggs recipes

This happens to us all the time. We have a ton of hard-boiled eggs left in the fridge, and they’re about to go wrong. So, we found a bunch of recipes to use up all of our leftover hard-boiled eggs! Check them out!

Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish on a white plate with a white background with parsley on top made with leftover hard boiled eggs

Deviled Eggs with Relish – The Keto Queens

a vertical image of a keto meatloaf stuffed with leftover hard boiled eggs

Keto Meatloaf with Eggs – My PCOS Kitchen

low carb paleo potato salad using leftover hard boiled eggs

Low Carb Paleo Potato Salad – Wholesome Yum

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