*VIDEO* Deluxe Egg Salad – 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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Are you a fan of hard boiled eggs?
Growing up, I don’t recall hard boiled eggs ever being served to us as a breakfast or snack item.
I do recall seeing them on Chef Salads at school and generally avoiding them because they were somewhat of a foreign food to me.
I did however, have the occasional egg salad sandwich, which was edible but not loved.
My mom always made the traditional kind with eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and a little celery.
However, that egg salad was covered in so many other ingredients that I never got to truly experience the taste of a plain hard boiled egg.
It wasn’t until I was an adult, married and living away from my family that I decided to try a hard boiled egg.
As per the normal, I didn’t know how to cook eggs very well and the shell stuck to the egg.
I am sure you can imagine from your own experiences how terrible it was getting the egg shell off the egg an dhow ugly it was after I was done.
By this point it was almost all yolk and very little white, making the entire experience a pretty bad one.
Overall I did not love that pathetic egg and it took a few more years for me to even try another one.
As I got older, and learned to cook better, I began to really experiment with egg salad.
Eventually I discovered this Deluxe version and became hooked!
If you love egg salad, then I highly recommend you try it based on no just my opinion, but a slew of others who have left great reviews on it.
What I love most about egg salad, is that it’s a year round food.
However, this Deluxe Egg Salad isn’t like all the other’s you’ve tried, it has cream cheese in it.
Why is that?
I have found that the cream cheese adds a tasty flavor 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 without 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.
Just think of all the possibilities!
Egg salad is perfect for a picnic, boating, fishing, appetizer, baby shower, wedding, tail gate party or any gathering.
In my home, I am the only person who likes egg salad – sound familiar?
My husband, on the other hand, has never cared for it and my kids refuse to try it.
Despite my kids refusing to try this egg salad, two of the three LOVE when I make it.
They love to peel the eggs (which no longer stick to the shell) and they LOVE to eat hard boiled egg whites.
It isn’t uncommon to find my son eating hard boiled eggs for breakfast and snack.
In fact, when it was his turn to take snack for preschool, his choice was hard boiled eggs and coconut oil popcorn.
We tossed a few apples in as well for the kids that don’t like eggs.
His teachers told me that in all the years they’ve taught preschool that no one has ever brought hard boiled eggs.
They found it to be a great experience introducing hard boiled eggs to the other kids.
And my son LOVED eating his favorite snack.
Despite my kids loving hard boiled eggs, they still wont eat my Deluxe Egg salad.
Because I’m generally the only one who eats it, I’m going to make it for just me, I’m going to make it good and the way I like it.
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?
- 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)
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Stir in celery, mayo, onion, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper until well blended.
Add eggs and mix well.
Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
Serve on bread or croissants
Sprinkle with paprika or add dill pickle relish or bacon if desired.
Nutritional information is estimated, not exact.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205 Total Fat: 16.3g Saturated Fat: 8.3g Cholesterol: 198mg Sodium: 330mg Carbohydrates: 7.3g Fiber: 0.4g Sugar: 2.5g Protein: 7.6g
Recipe originally posted: April 4, 2014
Recipe & photos updated: October 29, 2017