Bacon & Blue Cheese Egg Salad makes a flavorful filling for sandwiches or lettuce wraps and is a great recipe for using up leftover hard-boiled eggs!
It’s about that time of year when many of us find ourselves with an overabundance of leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs. I mean, who doesn’t love lowering fragile eggs into receptacles of questionable dye with the assistance of jellybean-fueled kiddos?
So when leftover hard-boiled eggs abound, classic egg salad is an obvious choice for using them up. But what if that regular ol’ egg salad was elevated to something extra-special with the addition of crispy, salty bacon and bold, creamy blue cheese?
That pretty much sums up today’s Bacon & Blue Cheese Egg Salad recipe. It’s as straightforward as it sounds but unbelievably delicious. After all, what’s a more natural pairing than bacon and eggs? Mmmm…BACON!
For an even greater flavor boost, I decided to fold in some crumbles of blue cheese. Since blue cheese is so powerful, it didn’t take much…but if you’re a fan, you could certainly add more. The amount indicated in the recipe was just enough to give the recipe a blue cheese undertone without overpowering all of the other flavors. Even my kids (well, two out of three) loved this egg salad, and I don’t think I’d be able to say that about every recipe containing blue cheese.
I typically make my egg salad with a combo of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt, to maintain the traditional flavor and creaminess (thank you, mayo) while adding extra protein and lightening things up a bit (thank you, Greek yogurt). That approach works beautifully with this recipe as well. Of course, if you choose to adjust the ratios — or use all mayonnaise or all Greek yogurt — that would work, too.
Bacon & Blue Cheese Egg Salad would be scrumptious as a filling for buttery croissants, pillowy rolls, regular sandwich bread, or even lettuce wraps. Or you could serve it atop crackers or a bed of salad greens instead. Or heck, eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon! I won’t judge.
So keep this recipe handy for post-Easter, leftover egg utilization…or simply to stave off your next egg salad craving. The hard-boiled eggs are a-comin’! And with a little bacon and blue cheese, you’ll be ready.
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