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How To Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Today, it’s all about how to make egg salad sandwiches. Some people seem to think the hardest thing for them to make is really good, easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs. It’s really not hard and I recently wrote a post about various ways to make hard-boiled eggs, check out the link below. There is something about an egg salad sandwich using hard-boiled eggs, it’s creamy, not runny, and you can add so many different items to change it up as you prefer for different flavor and texture options.

We typically buy 5 dozen eggs at a time for our large family of seven people right now. You may remember that we have been living with my daughter and her family for going on two years in order to build a home (ADU: Accessory Dwelling Unit) in their backyard. It took us almost 18 months to get the permits, plans, etc. It’s well on the way construction-wise now, thank goodness!

I told Mark, I hope we live long enough to move into it. We have to laugh about it because otherwise, we may go out of our minds in our little one-bedroom “chalet” in the main house. Anyway, we make this creamy egg salad sandwich recipe every week. It has a lot of protein and fiber, and my girls grew up on this recipe.

How To Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

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  • Eggs: Chopped hard-boiled eggs are the main ingredient to make these yummy sandwiches.
  • Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip: Mayo or Miracle Whip will help bind the mixture together and give some flavor.
  • Sugar: Is optional, I have used Stevia, White Cane Sugar, and sometimes no sugar at all.
  • Salt and Pepper: Salt and Pepper are the finishing touch to season the mixture to perfection.
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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe Instructions

Step One: Hard-Boil Your Eggs

Here is where you decide if you want to boil the eggs, pressure cook the eggs, or bake them in the oven or your SunOven outside. In case you missed this post, Three Easy Ways To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs.

Hard Boiled Eggs Cooked

Step Two: Cool The Eggs Down With Ice

Please add ice and cold water to the hard-boiled eggs to stop the cooking process and make them easier to peel.

Hard Boiled Eggs Being Chilled

Step Three: Peel the Eggs

You can see how easily the fresh eggs (as fresh as store-bought eggs can be) peel so clean and so easily! LOL!

Eggs Hard Boiled Ready To Use

Step Four: Chop The Eggs

Using a salsa maker works best for me to chop the eggs as finely as possible, but a sharp knife works well too if you have the patience to cut the eggs into small pieces.

Eggs Chopped Ready To Make Salad

Step Five: Combine The Ingredients

Grab a mixing bowl and add the ingredients in the order shown in the recipe card.

Egg Salad Mixture

Finished Product

Egg Salad Sandwich with Pickles
5 from 4 votes
Egg Salad
Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 8-9 hard-boiled eggs peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Boil your eggs in a saucepan, pressure cooker, in the oven, or a Sun Oven outside.

  2. Drain the hot water, cover the cooked eggs with ice and water. Peel when cool.

  3. Chop the eggs as finely as possible. I use a chopper.

  4. Combine the eggs, mayonnaise, or Miracle Whip.

  5. Stir in the salt, pepper, and sugar. Serve on a bed of lettuce or make a sandwich with the mixture.

How should I store the leftover egg mixture?

It must be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Preferably within an hour. Please use it up within 3-4 days to be on the safe side to keep it fresh.

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What goes in egg salad sandwiches?

This is a great question because everyone has their own favorite recipe. I love hard-boiled eggs with Miracle Whip, sugar, salt, and pepper. Some people add paprika, green onion, avocado, chives, celery, parsley, Dijon mustard, sweet pickle relish, or dill pickle relish. My daughter Heidi, adds a little dry mustard.

Or, don’t forget the chopped bacon some families add! Everything tastes better with bacon, right? Ray, one of my readers, said he uses sweet banana peppers, chopped celery, and sweet gherkins, and Leanna said she uses mustard with chopped onions!

Jan mentioned smoked paprika and horseradish!! I love these ideas!

You can also add to the protein content if you add some chopped chicken to the mixture. You’d have trouble calling it a “classic egg salad sandwich”, but that’s ok. With any of the items listed above being added, I still consider it to be the best egg salad recipe ever!

How long to boil eggs for egg salad sandwiches?

When I was first married I added the eggs covered with water to a 4-quart saucepan and brought the water to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a rolling boil, remove the eggs from the stove and place the lid on the saucepan. Please set your timer for 15-20 minutes, and drain the hot water. Add ice with cold water to stop the cooking process so you can have the perfect hard-boiled eggs.

Are egg salad sandwiches healthy?

I guess it depends on how you define health. Are eggs high in cholesterol or are they fine for those with high Lipid numbers? I have high cholesterol and I still eat them in moderation. Eggs are high in protein, in fact, there are 6 grams of protein in one large egg! This mixture provides vitamin C, calcium, and potassium and is fairly low in calorie count.

What to serve with egg salad sandwiches?

  • Pickles: Dill or Sweet
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Tossed Salad
  • Lettuce Wedges with 1000 Island Dressing
  • Cooked Bacon Slices
  • Fruit Salad
  • Sliced Cheese

Can you freeze egg salad sandwiches?

I can’t recommend freezing anything with mayo or Miracle Whip in it. It will be mushy, I guarantee it. Just make it fresh and eat it, you will love it.

What’s the best bread to make the sandwich with?

Oh, now we’re talking, I love bread, there are so many choices when it comes to slices of bread to use, right?

  • White Bread
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Rye Bread

Final Word

I hope you enjoyed my post today on how to make egg salad sandwiches! We make this recipe every single week. It’s an inexpensive meal to make for lunch! May God Bless this world, Linda

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  1. 5 stars

    I add mustard, diced sweet banana peppers, sometimes diced sweet gherkins and/or diced celery. I like black olives so I’m going to have to try that too. Jane likes hers made like yours but with a touch of mustard–she doesn’t care for the crunchy extras I like to add.

    And I have an egg slicer tool with which I can slice the eggs three different directions to get the pieces nice and small.

    Also, after the eggs have been chilled and I’ve dumped the water I shake the pan to crack the eggshells–makes peeling them even easier.

    1. Hi Ray, oh my gosh, I need to add the sweet gherkins, celer, and black olives!! I need to add that egg slicer to my post, that a great idea. I have one of those. Love it, Linda

  2. 5 stars
    Ooooo…..this recipe looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this one for my family! We love egg salad sandwiches and we love your recipes!❤️

  3. I make mine with Sir Kensington’s organic mayo, whole grain mustard(Trader Joe’s is great), Bubbie’s horsradish, and a tiny bit of smoked paprika. I usually use Costco hard boiled eggs as it is fast and easy to keep on hand. Yum, I know what we are having for lunch!!!

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