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Looking for an upgrade on the traditional egg salad? Try this Deluxe Egg Salad! It includes cream cheese, grated onions and is by far my favorite version of egg salad

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Deluxe Egg Salad

This Deluxe Egg Salad, which has become crazy popular on Facebook and Pinterest {THANK YOU!}, is a recipe you really should try.

What I love most about egg salad is that it’s a year round food.  

And this Deluxe Egg Salad isn’t like all the other’s you’ve tried, it has cream cheese in it.

Why?  

Well I’ve found the cream cheese adds a tasty flavor addition as well as helps to hold the egg salad together so it’s not so squishy drippy.  

It also has grated onions which really add flavor but no big chunks of onions!

Sure we all eat Egg Salad A LOT around Easter, but it’s also makes for a fantastic lunch or dinner for a picnic, boating, fishing, appetizer, baby shower, wedding, or any gathering.  

Tell me if this sounds familiar – In my home, I am the only person who likes egg salad.

My husband has never cared for it and my daughter refuses to try it.

So if I’m going to make it for just me, I’m going to make it good and the way I like it.

Deluxe Egg Salad

This Deluxe Egg Salad recipe is my favorite.

It’s simple, easy to make and made with ingredients that I usually have on hand.

Sometimes I like to add a little dill pickle to my egg salad, and other times a little paprika

Either way, this Deluxe Egg Salad is delicious and you should really try it. 

Oh and if you don’t know a good hard boiled egg recipe, check this one out!

Update: I added two slices of bacon to the top and a slice of leafy lettuce and oh man was it good.  

Just another addition to really make this egg salad really pop!

What do you put on your egg salad to make it pop?

Other Egg Recipes You’ll Love…

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Deluxe Egg Salad

 

Deluxe Egg Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 small croissants or 4 large croissants

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons celery, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayo (or more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon onion, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped or squished with a fork.
  • Croissants or Bread
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Dill Pickle Relish (optional)
  • Bacon (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Stir in celery, mayo, onion, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper until well blended.
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
  5. Serve on bread or croissants
  6. - Sprinkle with paprika or add dill pickle relish or bacon if desired.
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137 Comments on “Deluxe Egg Salad

      1. Beth

        This is the best egg salad I’ve ever tasted. My husband has never liked egg salad. So we are going camping for a few days and he says “why don’t you make some of that egg salad we had the other day to take with us?” I was pleasantly surprised. Now just waiting for my cream cheese to warm. ๐Ÿ˜€ I did add dill relish. I found some jalapeรฑo relish l’m going to try with this batch. Thanks so much for this recipe. I made it in my stand mixer, mixed all the ingredients and then turned on low and added my boiled eggs. It did a great job of mixing it and saved the step of mashing eggs. ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Janelle

          LOVE LOVE LOVE this comment Beth! Love that your husband not only liked it but suggested it for camping! And I love your ideas! YUM YUM!! Thank you for making my day!

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      1. Janelle

        Hi Kathy, I’m not sure why you can’t see the recipe. If you are on a phone, you’ll need to click the “view recipe” button, but if you are on a desktop/laptop it should just appear.

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      1. Jeanie

        My children were never wanting to try egg salad until they read the book, “Because of Winn Dixie” maybe that would encourage your children to try it. My daughter still makes it with the recipe from the book, but she often adds a bit of cream cheese too!

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        1. Janelle

          I will have to give that a try! I’ve never read the book but if it’s going to help my kids try egg salad, I’m all for it! Thank you for the idea!

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  1. Kelly

    Hi! We should start the lone egg salad lovers group. I’m in there as well ๐Ÿ™‚
    I will be making this for lunch tomorrow! Thank you so much for the great recipe.

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    1. Jay Burnett

      Can we start a a group ? Only household member to love egg salad? (couldn’t think up a suitable acronym right now) This recipe is great, love the additon of the cream cheese … My best in show was a club sandwich- lettuce, tomato , egg salad and a square of lattice woven bacon – to die for.

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      1. Janelle

        Jay I like that idea! We can meet up once a month to enjoy egg salad sandwiches! My husband will tolerate this recipe IF I add bacon to it! Just don’t tell him about the square lattice. He might expect me to start doing that! ๐Ÿ™

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  2. Mindy

    I just made tonight with “Easter Eggs” (I am trying to use them up!) for my daughter and husbands lunch tomorrow. I am not a big fan of egg salad but this is DELICIOUS!!! I added an extra egg and dill relish but other than that I left the recipe the same. I even bought them croissants from the bakery too! Thanks for the recipe. It is a keeper!

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    1. Janelle

      Ha Ha! I tend to eat a lot more egg salad after eater in an attempt to use up those eggs too! So glad you liked it! It is always nice hearing that other people liked it as much as I did! If you really want to get crazy, add a slice or two of crispy bacon on top. Mmm. Mmm. Good.

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  3. Eva Rector

    We’re having this for supper tonight, on homemade bread. It’s good and creamy, and it’s got a nice flavour, but I think I’m going to half the sugar next time-it’s just a tad sweet for me. Otherwise, it’s a home run, I will definitely make it again.

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    1. Janelle

      That darn sugar is a tricky thing. Some like it on the sweeter side and some like less sweet. It’s certainly a personal choice and I’m glad that despite it being a bit sweet for you, that you still liked it! Yea!! Thank you for the feedback! We always love to hear from those who try our recipes!

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  4. Cheryl

    You have dill pickle relish listed as an ingredient but it isn’t listed in the instructions. Is the dill pickle relish an optional garnish?

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    1. Janelle

      Cheryl, it is an optional item. I’ve come to realize that dill pickle relish is either loved or hated. There is no middle ground. So in general I’ll add it for myself but if my husband is going to eat it (with bacon only and only once a year – MAYBE) then no pickle relish. Just add as much as you like. It really is a preference on how dilly you want it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Sue

    Love egg salad, can never make as good…Ahhhh, the secret is grating the onion and lemon juice for a little fresh zing. Love your recipe

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    1. Janelle

      Grating the onion instead of chopping it really helps it blend in better. It’s all about the little things that really make a recipe pop! Hope you love it as much as I do!

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  6. Kate Belkey

    Janelle, this recipe sounds fabulous!!! Can’t wait to try it… Any idea how many sandwiches this makes? Thank you!!!

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    1. Janelle

      Kate, Thank you! It all depends on the type and size of your bread. For the mini croissants as used in my recipe, it would make 8-10 sandwiches (depending on how stuffed you make them). However if using large croissants or bread, expect 4-6 sandwiches. Hope this helps!

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  7. Jason

    Hi, Janelle, Happy New Year! These look and sound delicious. i Will try them in this new year, this is ourcouponss.com, I canโ€™t wait to make it for my patients.
    so Iโ€™m featuring this amazing recipe in my post and pinned it!
    wo wo wo !
    thanks

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    1. Janelle

      Hi Jason! Thank you so much for your interest and feature of our recipe! It certainly is the best egg salad I’ve ever had! I hope you have a chance to try it out soon! Feel free to leave a link to the feature! We’d love to check it out!

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  8. Jamie Jo

    Thank you Janelle!! I’ve made this recipe over and over and it’s a hit every time! Just wanted to send my thanks! I wish I was the only egg salad lover! My husband and father love it! It’s gone immediately when I make it! Haha

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    1. Janelle

      Jamie I’m so glad that you came back to tell us! We love great reviews! I keep hoping to convert my kids but they can’t quite get past the stinky boiled egg smell. One day I’ll convert one of them to this egg salad!

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      1. Karin

        You can sort of limit the sulfur egg smell by not overcooking your eggs. Once you get that green ring around the yolks, they get really smelly. Try blanching the eggs in ice water as soon as you take them off the heat so they can stop cooking faster. If you already do that, cut the cook time a minute or two.

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        1. Janelle

          Thanks for the tips Karen! I never get the green ring around my eggs but they still have a slight odor which is noticeable to anyone who doesn’t love hard boiled eggs. Thank you so much for your tips!

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  9. April

    Hi! Icame across your recipe on pintrest and made it to nite and it was to die for! I skipped the sugar as I do not care for sweet and left everything else the same. My 3 year old daughter even ate skme# she wanted black olives added to hers half way thru the sandwich which was still yummy. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

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    1. Janelle

      April I am so glad to hear that your daughter loved it too!! I wish my daughter would eat it with me, but I’m still the only egg salad lover in my house! Thank you so much for leaving such a great review! I hope you’ll try some of our other recipes! My 5 year olds favorite dish is our Honey Chicken! Give it a try, your daughter might love it too!

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  10. Mary

    I can’t wait to try this! It sounds divine! I LOVE Egg Salad! My favorite way to serve it is a way I had it in a small sandwich shop in Florida. It was a huge onion roll, bottom had lettuce on It, topped with very finely diced egg salad. The top had tomato slices, with 2 slices of bacon! A BLT on an onion roll with egg salad added! Overkill maybe, but it makes my tummy smile! ( I too am a solitaire egg salad connoisseur in my home!)
    Excited to try your version! (love dill pickle relish too!)

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    1. Janelle

      Oh Mary you are speaking my language. I love ALL of those ideas with the exception of the tomato. Don’t hate me, but I’m really not a fan of raw tomatoes. But everything else, is a YES YES YES in my book! I just made these this week! One I did with Bacon and another with paprika and they were absolutely delicious! AND my husband agreed to try one (with bacon and cheese) and …. he actually said… he’d eat it AGAIN! OH MY GOSH the bacon may have converted him! The kids though are still hopeless. Yes give this one a try!! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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  11. Kim

    I’ve never heard of putting butter OR cream cheese in egg salad. I am so excited to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing

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  12. Debby

    This is a FABULOUS egg salad recipe!! Telling everyone about it!! Will never make egg salad the “other” way again! My husband, who doesn’t really like egg salad, said this egg salad was “the bomb”!!

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    1. Janelle

      Debby!! Ahhhh I love that you LOVE this recipe! And to convert your husband?! I wish it was good enough to do that to mine! I hope you’ll try a few of our other recipes too! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest to stay up-to-date on the latest recipes!

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  13. Julie

    This recipe made me cry! Tears of joy!! Wasn’t sure about the cream cheese and butter but wow!! Did I say wow? I mean WOW! Thank you for making my so so egg salad into something wonderful

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  14. Jude

    Made this for my granddaughters baby shower brunch & it was a hit (how could it not be!). I was getting so bored with the same old egg salad. Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Janelle

      Jude! Egg Salad at a baby shower is one of my all time favorite finger foods! I’m so glad everyone loved it! Thank you so much for the review! You’ve made my day!

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  15. Christina

    Thank you for a good idea with the cream cheese ๐Ÿ™‚
    In Denmark we always use chives to spice our egg salad

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    1. Janelle

      Oh Christina I love the idea of chives! YUM! And I’m glad you like the idea of cream cheese too! Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I love hearing from readers!

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  16. Helen

    I have always added diced sweet pickles to my egg salad, but lately as recommended by a friend, I add sweet pickle relish. Very good.

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    1. Janelle

      Helen I am a huge fan of pickles in my egg salad, but for some reason, I prefer a pickle spear on the side with this recipe! However adding them to it would certainly be a tasty addition! Thank you so much for your comment!! I love comments!

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  17. Erin

    My friend at work told me to make my egg salad using scrambled eggs. Tastes the same and way less work than boiling, peeling and chopping (or squishing all those eggs!

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  18. Kethia

    Glad I’m not the only one that loves ehh salad & when I came across this I just had to try it . Overall it’s delicious I love it .

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    1. Janelle

      Kethia, We egg salad lovers will ban together and enjoy it together! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe! I hope you’ll try a few of our other recipes too!

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  19. JoyDee

    We are all egg salad sand fans here. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Mine is much simpler but yours sounds heavenly!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. susan

    I added chopped olives instead of celery. It tasted like heaven. I’m the only one who eats egg salad, so i had the whole dish. Thanks for the delicious recipe. Definitely a keeper.

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    1. Janelle

      Susan I have heard a few people mention chopped olives in their egg salad. I’ve never tried that before but am very curious and will be trying it next time I make it! Great idea! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you loved it as much as I do!

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  21. Heidi

    I’m not a fan of adding pickle to egg or tuna salads, but try adding some fresh or dried dill weed. Yum!

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  22. Marcia

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I always ask them to add cream cheese (instead of cheddar) to my scrambled eggs when I go out to breakfast or brunch. When I make them at home, I use Marscarpone.

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    1. Janelle

      I have never thought to add cream cheese to scrambled eggs. What a brilliant idea. I’ll have to give that a try the next time I make them!

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  23. Maria

    I don’t usually post comments online, but this was so DELICIOUS that I couldn’t stay quiet. Two words for this recipe. Make it. Now!! I will never make another egg salad recipe again. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Janelle

      Maria! You have just made my day! I’m so glad you took the time to leave a comment. I’m so glad you loved it as much as I do! Thank you so much!

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  24. Stacey

    I have made this recipe every Easter since I found it. I also made it at my daughter ‘s tea party themed birthday and made tiny tea sandwiches. My dad loves it. I crumble some super crispy bacon and mix in since he prefers that. Thank you so so much for a fantastic recipe!

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    1. Janelle

      Stacey I’m so glad you love this recipe too! Great idea to make it for a tea party! I love that egg salad is a year round recipe and can be enjoyed on a whim as it’s so easy to make! thank you so much for your compliments, you’ve put a smile on my face!

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  25. Sandy

    I have never understood why everyone loves deviled eggs, but not egg salad. I think if they’d try it just once, they’d be hooked. I love both. I add a little mustard and apple-cider vinegar to mine. The onions I use are the green salad onions. I have also been known to add a little sweet pickle relish, also.

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  26. Michelle

    I like putting dill not relish but the spice and dry mustard in mine… Never thought of cream cheese and I love cream cheese. Is the taste very promenant? Will give a try based on the reviews ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Janelle

      Hi Michelle! The Cream Cheese flavor is very mild. Really it adds a subtle flavor and thickens up the egg salad. It is worth a try if you’ve never tried it!

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  27. Sandra

    I did not see my addition mentioned yet but you absolutely must try it with olives!! It doesn’t sound good but it is delicious!! Cant wait to try your recipe!!

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    1. Janelle

      Hi Sandra! I’m so sorry but I don’t see any other comments by you. Something must have happened when you submitted it. I’ve recently heard several people on Facebook talk about olives in their egg salad and I’m quite intrigued. It is something I’ll have to try next time!

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  28. Kimberly

    Readed your hard boiled egg comparison. Don’t boil your eggs, steam them. Boil water in sauce pan, add eggs in a steamer, cover and boil for 15 mins, cool in cold water. They peel easy, even fresh eggs. Learned this from my sister in law that has chickens and always has fresh eggs.

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  29. Carole

    This sounds good, and I will try it. I make a “fancy” egg salad occasionally. It has a completely different look and flavor. I use worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, and mayo to make a sauce with the smashed yolks. I cut the whites into larger pieces and stir in the sauce, then drain a can of whole black olives and mix them in. My hubby loves it!

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  30. debra

    I didn’t have celery so I used minced red bell pepper…awesome recipe my grandkids even loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Janelle

      Hi Jennifer! Try Greek Yogurt. I’ve not tried it that way so I can’t guarantee the flavor but Greek Yogurt is often a substitute for Mayo. If you google it there are several other suggestions too! Hope that helps!

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    2. Aimee

      Plain, whole milk, greek yogurt has the closest taste to sour cream. adding a little sugar brings it closer to mayo flavor.

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  31. Rebecca

    My husband and I already like egg salad, but this is by far the best we’ve ever had. I don’t think we’ll make it any other way from now on.

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    1. Janelle

      Rebecca you sure know how to put a smile on a girls face! Thank you! So glad to hear another person is converted! I hope you’ll try a few of our other recipes too! I’m sure you’ll find a few others you’ll love too!

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  32. Larissa schuele

    I was wondering what size of eggs do you use? I wanted to make sure so I think I need to adjust the amount of the dressing thank you

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  33. karmini parsan

    love this! olives can be used to replace dill pickles and a little Dijon or yellow mustard can be added for an extra zing.

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  34. Sheree

    Thank you for posting this. It is very good. I can make my own egg salad sandwiches now thanks to the recipe you shared much thanksโ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Janelle

      Sheree! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! It’s a keeper for sure and perfect all year round! Thanks for your kind words, you’ve made my day!

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    1. Janelle

      Ann, you sure know how to make a girls day! So happy you loved this! It’s my all time favorite recipe! I hope you’ll try a few of our other recipes too!

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  35. Sandy Loveday

    Sounds good except for the egg part. Raw onions give me migraines. If the onion is completely cooked, I can eat a little.
    I look for it in potato salad so I can pick it out. I would not know it was in this until it was too late.

    For those who can eat Onion though, sounds yummy

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    1. Janelle

      Sandy, sounds like this isn’t the recipe for you. Feel free to leave out the onion or use green onions instead. However I’m sure we have other recipes you’ll love instead!

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    1. Janelle

      Tonya I’ll update that. The serving size depend on your bread size. If you are doing mini croissants, you’ll get approximately 8. If you are doing full sized sandwiches, you’ll get about 4 sandwiches. Thanks for pointing this out!

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    1. Janelle

      Mayo and Miracle Whip are two different products, however either would work for this recipe. It just depends on your taste buds. I prefer Mayo, or Mayonnaise as it’s originally called. Any brand would work fine. Hellmans, Kraft, Dukes, these are all brands of Mayonnaise. I hope this helps!

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