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Egg Salad Sandwich

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This creamy Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is simply the best. Cheddar and cream cheese make it super creamy, and the addition of bacon and chives provide a delicious crunch in every bite—perfect for a summer day or picnic!
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  1. EGG SALAD SANDWICH INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS EGG SALAD SANDWICH RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
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This is hands-down the best egg salad sandwich recipe in the world. Cheddar, cream cheese, and bacon combine to create the most delectable sandwich that is quick to put together for lunch or an easy dinner. I’ve had so many people tell me they made this egg salad recipe for their significant other and now they are not allowed to make any other version of the sandwich. It is that good!

Looking for more amazing sandwich recipes? Try this tomato sandwich, tuna salad sandwich and this chicken salad sandwich are all easy recipes you will love. For more yummy egg recipes, try our egg pasta salad, deviled eggs, and sheet pan eggs.

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EGG SALAD SANDWICH INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 pieces of cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 12 slices of bread

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

EGGS: Check out our Instant Pot method for hard-boiled eggs or our method to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven.

MAYONNAISE: Of course use your favorite brand of mayonnaise (or homemade) unless you’re just not a fan. Then my suggestion is to substitute plain Greek yogurt in the creamy dressing.

AVOCADO: Slice it or dice it; avocado adds something wonderful to an egg salad sandwich.

BACON: Bacon makes the world go ‘round. Especially when it is crisp. However, it can be omitted if you really insist!

RELISH: A couple of teaspoons of sweet pickle relish adds magic to this great recipe. If you prefer pickles with less sweetness, add chopped dill pickles instead for added crunch (or eat it alongside our dill pickle pasta salad) (or eat it alongside our dill pickle pasta salad).

CHIVES: Green onions would add a similar flavor to chives in this recipe.

ONION: I like to add a bit of red onion to my egg salad. It adds a nice tanginess and a little crunch to the mixture.

BREAD: Any kind of bread will work well for this simple recipe. Sandwich bread, a buttery croissant, or rye bread would all be great ideas. If you want to make a fresh homemade white bread for this yummy sandwich, I’d highly recommend it.

EGG SALAD WRAP: Substitute a flour tortilla (wheat or spelt) for bread. Spring roll wrappers are awesome, too. Or go the veggie route: wrap the egg salad in romaine lettuce leaves, kale, or collard greens.

EGG WHITE SALAD: Want to nix the yolk? Simply make Egg White Salad instead. Might I suggest adding sliced black olives and avocado if you do? Yum!

HOW TO MAKE THIS EGG SALAD SANDWICH RECIPE

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PRO TIP: Hard-boiled eggs in their shell will last in the fridge for about a week. Peeled eggs will last about 2 days so if you are making this recipe to eat right away, you can make your eggs ahead of time to save a bit of prep time once you are ready to make your egg salad.

STEP ONE: In a small bowl, mash together cream cheese, mayo, chives, salt, and pepper.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, use a pastry cutter to mash up eggs into small pieces. Finely chop the bacon and add to eggs.

PRO TIP: A potato masher works well if you don’t have a pastry cutter to mash up your eggs.

STEP THREE: Add shredded cheddar and cream cheese mixture to eggs and bacon. Mix together until everything is mixed really well and eggs are covered in cream cheese.

STEP FOUR: Serve the egg salad filling on bread with spinach or a piece of lettuce.

PRO TIP: For an extra yummy option, toast your bread before adding the egg mixture.

HOW TO SERVE

Egg salad sandwiches are such a classic option for lunch. Add a spoonful of pasta salad or even just a handful of potato chips to your plate for a delicious lunch. Serve with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side. 

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: I think completely cooled egg salad tastes the best. In an airtight container (and without the bread, wraps, etc.,) egg salad can be kept in the fridge for about three days. If you can restrain yourself.

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This delicious egg salad sandwich recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it over the top amazing and probably the best egg salad recipe around. Adding bacon to the egg salad mixture makes it next-level delicious. Cheddar and cream cheese play a supporting role in the extra ingredients game for a great egg salad recipe.

FAQ

How long do you boil eggs for an egg salad sandwich?

Check out our perfect hard-boiled eggs recipe and our Instant pot hard-boiled eggs recipe. Here is a method that we have had plenty of success with:
1. Boil about a half-inch to an inch of water, whichever amount would barely come through your steamer insert.
2. Place eggs cold from the fridge in a single layer into a steamer insert and set the steamer in the boiling water.
3. Boil for 3-5 minutes. I go with the greater time because I do not like soft yolks.
4. Turn off the burner but let the pan and eggs set there for about 15 minutes.
5. Plunge eggs into an ice bath.
6. Crack the egg shells, easily peel eggs, and proceed with your recipe.

How far ahead of time can I make egg salad?

Egg salad lasts in the fridge for about 3 days so I would recommend making it no more than a couple of days in advance.

How do I avoid my sandwich becoming soggy?

Adding a piece of lettuce between the bread and egg salad will help make sure your bread doesn’t end up a soggy mess.

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

5 from 32 votes
This creamy Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is simply the best. Cheddar and cream cheese make it super creamy, and the addition of bacon and chives provide a delicious crunch in every bite—perfect for a summer day or picnic!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 eggs
  • 4 pieces of cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 6 croissants

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mash together cream cheese, mayo, chives, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, use a pastry cutter to mash up eggs. Finely chop the bacon and add to eggs.
  • Add shredded cheddar and cream cheese mixture to eggs and bacon. Mix together until everything is mixed really well and eggs are covered in cream cheese.
  • Serve on bread with spinach.

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Notes

TIP: For a different flavor experience, try adding avocado or relish to your egg salad. 
TIP: Hard-boiled eggs in their shell will last in the fridge for about a week. Peeled eggs will last about 2 days so if you are making this recipe to eat right away, you can make your eggs ahead of time to save a bit of prep time once you are ready to make your egg salad.
TIP: A potato masher works well if you don’t have a pastry cutter to mash up your eggs.
TIP: For an extra yummy option, toast your bread before adding the egg mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1006IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Joetta Perryman says

    Will try the egg salad tomorrow! My husband loves egg salad and l believe it is going to be a hit with my husband and me! Thanks

  2. Tanya L Webb says

    5 stars
    You are right!! This is the best egg salad I have ever tasted. I plan to use it as stuffing for deviled eggs during Thanksgiving. THANK YOU!

  3. Brittni says

    I love egg salad, this recipe is by far the best one I’ve tried! I add a little sweet relish- it adds a little extra crunch that I like!

    I do have one question, is each serving of this 486 calories or is that for the whole recipe? Thank you!!

  4. Aimee P. says

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe numerous times, and it is always a fam favorite. It is usually served on small croissants (big ones tend to be too much bread) lined with fresh baby spinach. I slice up cantaloupe to serve with it for a nice, light, refreshing lunch. Scrumptious!

    As a side note, in a pinch I used green onions on one occasion and dried chives on another. I don’t recommend either one. It changed the taste and not for the better. Fresh chives all the way.

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