The Best Classic Egg Salad Recipe for Sandwiches

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The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

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I remember growing up and people didn’t hide plastic Easter Eggs. We boiled and colored hard boiled eggs…and the “bunny” hid them.

And then we ate them for days. I can’t imagine why we thought leaving eggs out overnight was a good thing, but knock on wood we survived our childhood.

One of the best foods I loved after Easter was egg salad sandwiches. 

For some reason, my mom didn’t make it often during the year….but after Easter we ate it for days. And usually it had a blue or pink tint to it from the food coloring.

I didn’t realize until I was an adult that there is some bad tasting egg salad recipes out there. 

So, for what it’s worth, I’m going to share with you all my favorite egg salad recipe from MY childhood!

How to Make Egg Salad

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

First, start by hard boiling your eggs. If you have an instant pot, I find they turn out perfect every time, and are easy to peel. Use my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe!

If cooking eggs on the stove top, place eggs in a single layer in the saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil.

Once water is boiling, remove from heat and cover for 8 minutes. After this, place immediately in a bowl of ice water for several minutes. 

Peel hard boiled eggs and place in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.

The Worcestershire sauce is my secret ingredient (or at least my mom’s secret ingredient). It adds a delicious salty flavor that’s perfect in egg salad!

Use a potato masher to combine all the ingredients. You decide how chunky you like YOUR egg salad!

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

Egg Salad Sandwich

Once you’ve made the best egg salad recipe, whipping up a dream sandwich is easy!

First, choose your bread. We love a classic white or wheat…but rye bread is also a great match!

Spoon the egg salad onto the bread and enjoy!

For a delicious twist, add some slices of avocado, a splash of sriracha, or a few sprinkles of dill. I also love adding pickle relish or sliced bread and butter pickles to my egg salad sandwich!

And for a breakfast treat, toast your bread before making an open faced Egg Salad Sandwich!

Make some extra hard boiled eggs to add to this Potato Salad recipe with egg! Or you can whip up a batch of these Classic Deviled Eggs!

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

Egg Salad Recipe tips and tricks

When determining HOW many eggs to boil, consider how many sandwiches you’ll be making. 

I typically plan on 2 eggs per person (for each sandwich). 

Egg Salad will last about 3 days in your refrigerator, so keep this in mind while planning. Be sure to store it in an airtight container as it tends to overwhelm and over power your refrigerator with an egg odor!

I usually store it in a tupperware container instead of covering a bowl with plastic wrap. This helps keep my refrigerator odor free!

Egg Salad Ingredients List

  • Large Eggs
  • Mayonnaise (the real stuff)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Yellow Mustard

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

If you love today’s Egg Salad recipe, here are a few of my favorite lunch ideas

Looking for an old fashioned Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe? I’ve got the perfect solution! You’ll love this easy recipe!

This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What’s not to love about this iconic salad?

You’re going to love this heart Healthy Chicken Salad recipe. Packed with a crunch from sliced almonds, I took a classic salad and gave it a healthy makeover! 

Delicious, easy, Italian Sandwich Torte: perfect for brunch or a weeknight dinner!

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The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

Yield: 3 servings

Egg Salad

Egg Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. First, start by hard boiling your eggs. If you have an instant pot, I find they turn out perfect every time, and are easy to peel. Use my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe!
  2. If cooking eggs on the stove top, place eggs in a single layer in the saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil.
  3. Once water is boiling, remove from heat and cover for 8 minutes. After this, place immediately in a bowl of ice water for several minutes. 
  4. Peel hard boiled eggs and place in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
  5. The Worcestershire sauce is my secret ingredient (or at least my mom's secret ingredient). It adds a delicious salty flavor that's perfect in egg salad!
  6. Use a potato masher to combine all the ingredients. You decide how chunky you like YOUR egg salad!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 380mg Sodium: 665mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 13g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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8 comments on “The Best Classic Egg Salad Recipe for Sandwiches”

  1. Cheryl S

    oh how I love egg salad!! Add a little pickle relish and this is golden!!

  2. I’m not a big fan of dying Easter eggs, but knowing I can use them for this egg salad is definitely an incentive! Great recipe!

  3. Jessica Burgess

    This is so easy and so good!!! I love egg salad and this recipe is delish!

  4. Rachael Yerkes

    Yes please! I love egg salad!

  5. Linda Marshall

    I like to put my eggs through a ricer for a fluffier texture. I also sprinkle in some celery seed for a pop. I never thought of Worcestershire sauce before. Thanks!

  6. Jennifer

    We make this egg salad recipe all the time!! It’s the only recipe I use! 🙂

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