Think hard-boiled eggs are boring? Think again — from grab-n-go breakfasts and party appetizers to protein-packed lunches, these seven easy hard-boiled egg recipes are bound to keep your meals egg-citing! Not to mention, precooked hard-boiled eggs are lifesavers for hectic weekdays — they’re delicious at any meal, and they provide essential nutrients and protein. Prep a dozen at the beginning of your workweek; they last 1 1/2 weeks in the shell or 3–5 days peeled. Still short on time? Find them precooked next to the eggs in most supermarkets.
1. Jalapeño Popper Eggs | Closet Cooking
Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers meet deviled eggs for an irresistibly delicious snack or appetizer — perfect for holiday spreads, game days or any day you crave cheesy, bacon-y goodness. Instead of bringing crudités to your next get-together, spice it up with this high-protein, low-carb dish. Don’t be surprised by how instantaneous these devilish bites disappear! Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 deviled eggs each.
Nutrition (per serving using 2% Greek yogurt, reduced-fat cheddar and medium eggs): Calories: 116; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 172mg; Sodium: 246mg; Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 11g
2. Low Carb BLT Wraps | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipe
Enjoy the flavors of a BLT sans bun with our lettuce wrap version, which encases savory bacon in a refreshing blanket of lettuce and tomatoes. A smear of lemon aioli escalates these lettuce wraps. Add a hard-boiled egg for more calories and protein. Recipe makes 2 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 280; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 207mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 12g
3. Breakfast Quesadillas with Smashed Avocado, Eggs and Spinach | The Perfect Pantry
Workday breakfasts should be quick, filling and tasty — but oftentimes, we disregard at least one of the other factors due to time constraints. This egg and spinach quesadilla achieves the trifecta: It cooks in 10 minutes or less (thank you, hard-boiled eggs!), contains 16 grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein per serving, and includes the rich creaminess of avocado! Recipe makes 2 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 384; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 210mg; Sodium: 806mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 16g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 28g
4. Egg Salad Sandwich with Bacon and Sriracha | Cooking Light
Everything is better with bacon. Everything is insanely better with bacon and sriracha, especially this creamy egg salad sandwich. This savory and spicy masterpiece is so healthy and easy, but most importantly, it’s darn tasty! Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 sandwich each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 326; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 286mg; Sodium: 571mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 18g
5. Tuna Avocado Egg Salad | Kim’s Cravings
High in lean protein and healthy fats, this creamy tuna avocado egg salad from Kim’s Cravings gets rolled into a whole-grain wrap. It’s o-fish-ially good for you. This recipe is so simple, it has just three steps: mix, wrap, enjoy! Recipe makes 5 servings at 1 wrap each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 226; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 101mg; Sodium: 557mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 15g
6. Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Deviled Eggs | Iowa Girl Eats
The tangy, hot flavor traditionally associated with wings finds itself paired with salad and deviled eggs in this refreshing recipe. Enjoy the same bold, spicy taste without all the calories and fat. Even better, the Buffalo deviled eggs contains only three ingredients — hurrah for simplicity! Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 325; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 234mg; Sodium: 632mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 26g
7. Egg Salad Burritos | Taste of Home
The Mexican-inspired flavors of tomatillos and limes give this egg salad a tangy punch. What’s more, this burrito is ready to go in only 15 minutes — and with pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, it’ll take no more than three minutes. That’s efficiency at its best! Spice up your burrito with a pinch of cayenne if you want. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 burrito each.
Nutrition (per serving prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise): Calories: 327; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 372mg; Sodium: 447mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 19g
Aside from these tasty recipes, you can eat a hard-boiled egg as is for a nutritious snack!