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*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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This Deluxe Egg Salad, which has become crazy popular on Facebook and Pinterest, thanks to you!

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.

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




Well I’ve found the cream cheese adds a tasty flavor as well as helping 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.

Just think of the possibilities!



Egg salad is perfect for a picnic, boating, fishing, appetizer, baby shower, wedding, tail gate party 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 kids refuse 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.

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?


Deluxe Egg Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 small croissants or 4 large croissants


  • 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)


  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.




Recipe originally posted: April 4, 2014

Recipe & photos updated: October 29, 2017

185 thoughts on “Deluxe Egg Salad

      • 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˜€

      • I also use a bit of sour cream, it makes it nice and creamy and doesn’t get watery. I found I need to use regular mayo and sour cream. If I used lite of either it would get watery by the second day. That is if it last that long! Thank you for your recipe to add to mine.

      • 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!

        • 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!

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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!

    • 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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!

  4. 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?

    • 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™‚

  5. 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

    • 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!

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

    • 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!

  7. Hi, Janelle, Happy New Year! These look and sound delicious. i Will try them in this new year, this is, 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 !

  8. 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

    • 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!

      • 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.

        • 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!

  9. 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!

    • 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!

  10. 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!)

    • 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!

  11. 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”!!

    • 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!!!

    • 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!

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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 .

    • 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!

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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.

    • 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

    • 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!

  21. 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!

    • 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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˜€

    • 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!

  24. 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!!

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

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

  28. 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.

    • 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!

  29. 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

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

  31. 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

    • 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!

  32. 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

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

  33. Hi:
    This sounds delicious! It surely is a must try.

    I’m not sure what kind of cream cheese you use, but could mascarpone or ricotta be used.

    I don’t like my egg salad with chunks, so I put my eggs through the meat grinder on my kitchen aid.

  34. Finally!! The PERFECT Egg Salad recipe! I feel like I’ve found the Holy Grail! This recipe is spot on, absolutely delicious; thank you!

  35. Hey, if I don’t have celery on hand, I will use celery salt instead of table salt. Or omit salt and add chopped green olives with pimentos.

  36. Yum! This Egg Salad sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I will be sharing a link to your recipe in my upcoming post, Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas (on a Budget). I am sure my readers will love your recipe too!

  37. Wow, that was really good! I didn’t have celery so just made it without. It was still great even without that. I have chickens so just tried to find new recipes for eggs. This was a guilty pleasure egg salad. Super easy considering I have a dozen boiled eggs always hanging out in the fridge.

    • Shelly so glad you liked it. Now you can play around with it and make up new fun recipes with the same base. Add bacon next time or green onions. How about some cheese? The ideas are endless when it comes to this egg salad! Thank you so much for your comment, you’ve made my day!

  38. I use sweet pickle relish. Sometimes add a little vinegar – or the juice from the pickles. It needs some “tangyness”.

  39. I made your recipe kinda?? I changed it up a bit, of course I added bacon because ummm bacon!! and instead of relish I added just a little bit of pickle juice.The biggest change was instead of using the whole eggs I just used the yolks because I used the whites to stuff it back into after making the salad voila!! deviled eggs that stole the show everyone was raving!! I also sprinkled them with paprika to make them look pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. To make perfect hard boiled eggs, cover eggs with cold water. Add a tsp of salt. Bring to a boil. Turn off the stove and set timer for 15 minutes. Immediately pour out hot water and run cold water over them in the pan until the pan has cooled down, then add fresh cold water to the pan and a hand full of ice cubes. Works perfect every time. No green ring and no sulfur smell. I have made egg salad with cream cheese before, but never with the butter too, so I will be trying this the next time I make it. Thanks for the recipe!

  41. I am going to make this for my husband he loves egg salad, I don’t because of the mayo but since there is so little I will try a bite minus the pickle relish as I can’t stand pickles or the smell but I will add it for him he loves them. This would be a perfect low carb and diabetic diet meal if you omitted the celery (or you could leave it in if you really loved celery) and served it on ribs of celery.

  42. Wow, this is absolutely delicious!! Thank you! I added dill weed and it was perfect! Everyone in the house is raving about it!

  43. This sounds absolutely amazing i really love egg salad and so does the hubby but he doesn’t like cream cheese so don’t think he would eat this but that’s just fine more for me lol can’t wait to try it.

  44. This egg salad recipe is so good! I tried it tonight & will try real mayo next time(i only had Miracle Whip on hand). Not sure about everyone else, but I thought it did not need the added salt.

  45. My friend made your recipe for a party . He never cooks but that was the ticket in the door. Everyone loved it and kept asking if there were more. Next party they requested he come and bring his dish. He’s thrilled with the new attention from women. He’s blossomed and his face radiates. Thanks for my new friend.

    • Jim I’m so glad your friend didn’t forego the party and was brave enough to try making something! And I’m so glad this was a hit! Feel free to send your friends over here for the recipe! I have several other recipes that are amazing and simple so take a look around and try something else! Thank you for your comment!

  46. I found this recipe a couple of months ago, and I have been making it about once a week ever since. This truly is the best egg salad I have ever had.
    I’m about to make a batch for myself as well as another for my Dad and his wife before I leave for their house. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really cannot cook, I can only follow recipes, and it’s very rare that I prepare the same dish twice. This one is certainly an exception. Thank you so much for sharing it, Janelle!

  47. I’ll have to give your egg salad recipe a try. I love to add alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomato & cucumbers to my sandwich………they are you die for. Fresh veggies from the garden with the fresh eggs from my hens. Everything taste really good being fresh.

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