Egg Salad Recipe

The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad recipe is my childhood favorite! Only five ingredients for this simple recipe.

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Egg salad on white bread with lettuce.


Why this Recipe is Best

I have always loved egg salad sandwiches growing up. And this is the ONLY way we’ve ever made it, because it’s the best.

When it comes to egg salad, everyone thinks their recipe is best. And it’s usually made the way your family served it as a kid!

Today’s recipe is…

  • Easy!
  • Made with only a few ingredients.
  • Adaptable…add more or less depending on how many mouths to feed.
  • Secret Ingredient: Worcestershire Sauce!

Now whip up a batch so you can serve up some simple egg salad sandwiches for lunch! Don’t forget a pinch of salt and pepper to enhance the flavor!

Ingredient Notes

Only 5 ingredients for egg salad.

Feel free to add some of your favorite seasonings or additions to our easy egg salad recipe.

  • Large Eggs. Start by making hard boiled eggs. I use my instant pot hard boiled egg recipe every time. This method makes perfect hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel!
  • Mayonnaise. I love using a classic, full fat mayo like Dukes or Hellmans. Some people prefer Miracle Whip while others substitute mayonnaise with greek yogurt and sour cream. Homemade mayonnaise can also be used, if desired.
  • Mustard. We grew up using French’s yellow mustard, but dijon mustard works great too!
  • Salt. I always use kosher salt in my baking and recipes, unless otherwise noted. It’s more coarse and flavorful. Just note, if using table salt, use HALF the amount I list.
  • Worcestershire Sauce. Adds a delicious flavor to the egg salad!

SUBSTITUTIONS & ADDITIONS. Feel free to add fresh herbs (like dill and fresh parsley), avocado, celery, green onions or red onion, pickle relish, or any other flavoring or texture you prefer.

Egg salad in a clear glass bowl for serving.

How to Make Egg Salad

Cook Eggs.

  • If cooking eggs on the stove top, place eggs in a single layer in the saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil over high heat.
  • Once water is boiling, remove from heat and cover for 8 minutes. After this, place immediately in a ice water bath for several minutes.

Peel and Chop.

  • 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! Some people prefer a creamy texture to their egg salad.
  • Add a few cracks of black pepper for a finishing touch, if desired.

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 homemade white bread 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 and lemon juice. 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!

Half of an egg salad sandwich with lettuce on a white plate.

Tips and Tricks

  • Eggs. 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).
  • Storage. 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!

PRO TIP: Do not leave egg salad at room temperature for more than two hours or it can spoil.

Two bowls of low carb egg salad for eating.

Recipe FAQs

Are eggs good for you?

Fresh eggs are a healthy protein that are good for your brain, liver, and eye health. When eaten in moderation they are an important part of a healthy diet.

How do you serve egg salad?

Egg salad can be served in a bowl, as a low carb meal, or on sandwich, pita, or made as a lettuce wrap. Our favorite way to serve egg salad is in a stuffed avocado!

Why is my egg salad salty or bland?

Refrigerating egg salad can meld the flavors and make them more subtle or bland. Be sure to add a pinch of salt. Speaking of salt, always use kosher salt for best flavor!

More Lunch Recipes

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  • Delicious, easy, Italian Sandwich Torte: perfect for brunch or a weeknight dinner!
  • Mom’s Macaroni salad recipe is perfect for lunch. And it gets a protein boost from the tuna (you can swap it out for canned chicken if you prefer)!

Egg Salad

4.81 from 83 votes
By: Aimee
The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients 

  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard

Instructions 

  • 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 medium bowl of ice water for several minutes. 
  • Peel hard boiled eggs and place in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
  • Use a potato masher to combine all the ingredients. You decide how chunky you like YOUR egg salad!

Notes

  • Make sure you are using KOSHER salt. It is more coarse than table salt. If you want to use table salt, you will use HALF the amount listed.
  • Eggs. 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).
  • Storage. 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!
  • Large Batch– feel free to double or trip the recipe if you need more egg salad!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 380mg, Sodium: 382mg, Sugar: 1g
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Posted on March 21, 2023

Comments & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Aimee this is by far the best egg salad. Very simple. Very delicious. Been searching this recipe for a long time and have now found. My go to from now on. Thank you.

  2. Aimee this is by far the best egg’s salad. Very simple. Very delicious. Been searching this recipe for a long time and have now found. My go to from now on. Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    I have loved egg salad since I was a young girl. My mom made it weekly during the summer. I thought I would try to make it, since mom is gone, I had to find a recipe that came close. This is it, so much like moms, I know she would have loved it as much as I do. Quick and easy and delicious! I make it often.

  4. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this egg salad recipe!
    I have made it several times, and it is perfectly delicious every time.
    I can’t begin to understand any negative comments about the Worcestershire sauce ingredient; it is the “secret” ingredient that makes this recipe sing.
    Thank you! It’s perfect.

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