Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

fancy egg salad with olives

This year for Easter I made secret ingredient deviled eggs!

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They were awful! If you are looking for leftover Easter Eggs Recipes, these will NOT hit the spot! The Sriracha Candied Bacon I put on top was great though!

The secret ingredient I tried in the defiled eggs was melted butter. I’ve always wondered how restaurant deviled eggs stay so firm and beautiful when mine tend to be a little soft and runny. After searching the web, I’ve found a lot of recipes using butter IN boiled eggs. Since butter goes great on just about anything, I figured I’d give it a try in my deviled eggs. I boiled up a dozen in my instant pot (instructions below) and added 4 tbsp (probably way too much) unsalted butter. Blech, I added some salt, blech, more salt, and more mustard –No good. They were edible, but I’ll never try that again.

What to do with your EGGSTRA eggs

If you are looking for a leftover (boiled) Easter eggs recipe, other than the typical deviled eggs use your eggstra boiled eggs, to make my olivey egg salad. (*Of course, make sure your eggs haven’t been out in an Easter basket, or at room temp for more than two hours-*Egg Safety) If you like green or kalamata olives, give my Fancy Egg Salad with Olives a try! It’s amazing and simple. And, it kindof looks like it’s staring at you! Maybe it’ll make a good Halloween recipe! 🙂

fancy egg salad with olives

If you have EGGSTRA RAW EGGS, grab some puff pastry, milk, cheeses, and herbs, and try my Copycat Panera Cheesey Egg Soufflés!

Copycat Panera Soufflé

Another great use for EGGSTRA RAW EGGS is my Quick and Easy Fried Rice! I use four large eggs.

Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

We typically don’t have traditional ham or lamb for Easter dinner. I’ve been known to cook what my family calls “EATSter dinner.” EATster is a hodgepodge of whatever everybody wants. A favorite EATster dinner is Enchiladas, salsa, and guacamole. Sometimes I’ll make my Copycat J. Alexanders Carrot Cake! This year Mom handled all the cooking for Easter, but next year I think EATster will be back!

Eggs in Instant Pot

Instant Pot “Boiled” Eggs

Instant Pot Eggs are super easy to peel! Make 6-12 eggs, the instructions are the same! 5 minutes high pressure, let them sit for 5 more minutes, then depressureize.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Allow time for pressure cooker to pressurize and de-pressurize 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Instructions for less than 12 eggs is the same
Calories 63 kcal


  • 12 eggs Instructions for less than 12 eggs is the same.
  • 1 cup water
  • ice water


  • 12 eggs
  • Close the lid and set the valve to seal. (Follow the directions that came with your IP. )
  • Set the Instant Pot to HIGH PRESSURE for 5 minutes. Make sure it says HIGH pressure.
  • When it beeps that it's finished, set a timer for 5 minutes, let them sit, and naturally depressurize. These always come out perfect, with no green ring on the yolks!
  • When your timer goes off do a quick pressure release. As always, be careful and follow your IP instructions for safety!
    *Use tongs to carefully remove the eggs and put them in icy cold water to cool down before peeling them.


TIP: Peel the eggs submerged in the bowl of ice water. The shells come off easily!
RECIPE: Use your Instant Pot boiled eggs and make my fancy egg salad with olives!
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Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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