Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Classic Egg Salad - a simple recipe using boiled eggs

Chopped hard boiled eggs mixed with a creamy filling and just a hint of seasonings, makes this a classic go-to recipe to use up hard-boiled eggs.

There's an ongoing argument between those who like mayonnaise and those who like Miracle Whip. I'm one of those rare people who like both just fine. And this recipe uses both. I like the tang of the Miracle Whip, but my husband is not a fan. (Don't tell him that half of the "mayo" in this recipe is actually Miracle Whip. So far he hasn't noticed!)

If you are a staunch supporter of either condiment, simply replace the offending ingredient with the other. Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip are interchangeable in this egg salad recipe.

egg salad on bread

It's a few days after Easter, and if you're like me, each time you open the fridge boiled eggs stare back at you. What do I do with all those eggs? I make egg salad sandwiches of course! It's a favorite of mine, but I rarely take the time to boil eggs. (I also love deviled eggs, which I'll be sharing soon!)

My recipe is very simple. I don't like a lot of special ingredients or flavors. If you want a jazzed up version of egg salad, you'll have to go elsewhere. This recipe is uncomplicated with basic ingredients.

Classic Egg Salad  - a simple recipe using boiled eggs

Classic Egg Salad - a simple recipe using boiled eggs

My favorite way to eat it is on soft white bread.  But it's yummy on wheat too. My husband likes to toast his bread before assembling the sandwich.

egg salad with miracle whip

How to Make a Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

To begin, boil six eggs. I like to use the Instant Pot for perfect eggs. But you can boil them on the stovetop as well. 

When they're done, peel them, and chop them. Some people like to mash the eggs, but I like the texture of chopped eggs better. It's up to you.

Next add mayo, Miracle Whip and seasonings. (Keep reading for exact measurements.)

Stir it all together and spread some on a slice of bread. Top with another piece of bread and enjoy.

Simple Egg Salad

Frequent Questions about Egg Salad

How long does egg salad last? 

Egg salad should be refrigerated. It is best to eat it within 3-5 days.

Can egg salad be made ahead the day before? 

Egg salad can be made ahead of time if stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Keep in mind that it should be eaten within 3-5 days.

Can egg salad be left out? 

No, if the salad is left out for two hours or more, it is best to discard it.

You may also like chicken bacon sandwiches

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Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Servings: 4
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 30 MCook time: Total time: 30 M
Chopped hard boiled eggs mixed with a creamy filling and just a hint of seasonings, makes this a classic go-to recipe to use up hard-boiled eggs.


  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. Miracle Whip
  • onion powder to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine chopped eggs, mayo and salad dressing. 
  2. Add onion powder, salt and pepper to your liking. 
  3. Mix together and serve on bread or toast.



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Classic Egg Salad, Simple Egg Salad, boiled egg salad, egg salad sandwich
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  1. Egg salad is a favorite, thank you for bringing it to FF. I'm with your husband, I love the combination of creamy eggs with crisp toast.

  2. We just love Egg Salad and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. Replies
    1. Oops! I meant whipped dressing or Miracle Whip.