Egg Salad Sandwich: A Delightful Classic

egg salad sandwich
egg salad sandwich

An egg salad sandwich

Everyone loves a simple Egg Salad Sandwich recipe. It’s easy to make, easy to customize, and a winner with kids and adults alike. At Takeout Food, we believe in celebrating the joy of food, and this sandwich is no exception. Let’s dive into the deliciousness!

What Makes This Recipe Special

  • Five ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), yellow mustard, salt and pepper, and sandwich bread. It’s a straightforward combination that yields amazing flavors.
  • Customizable: While the base recipe is fantastic on its own, feel free to add your favorite ingredients to enhance the flavors. We’ll explore some fun add-in ideas later.
  • Make ahead: This recipe is perfect for meal prep. You can make the filling ahead of time and store it in the fridge for several days.

Hard Boiled Eggs, Three Ways

All the ingredients needed to make the best egg salad sandwich

Let’s start by making perfect hard-boiled eggs. There are three methods to choose from:

  1. Place eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water (adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda helps with easy peeling).
  2. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook until they boil.
  3. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
Instant Pot:
  1. Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the wire rack insert in the pot and arrange the eggs on top.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then allow for a 5-minute natural release.
  4. Remove the eggs and place them in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place each egg in the cup of a standard muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on your desired doneness.
  4. Remove the eggs and place them in an ice water bath for 10 minutes.

How to Make an Egg Salad Sandwich

Mashing the boiled eggs for egg salad

Now that we have our perfectly boiled eggs, let’s make the egg salad:

  1. Peel the boiled eggs and place them in a bowl.
  2. Mash the eggs with a fork or pastry blender.
  3. Add mustard, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Adding egg salad ingredients to a bowl and mixing to combine

  1. Spoon the egg salad onto bread slices to make a sandwich.
  2. Optionally, add lettuce and tomato for extra freshness.

Egg salad sandwich served on a plate

Recipe Variations to Explore

  • Add-Ins: Get creative and personalize your egg salad sandwich with these variations:

    • Celery: 1 celery rib, diced.
    • Onion: 2 Tbsp chopped green or red onion.
    • Pickles: 1 Tbsp diced dill pickles.
    • Avocado: Mash half of an avocado into the egg salad or top the sandwich with avocado slices.
    • Spicy: Add a small scoop of harissa paste or a shake of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Make it a BLT: Take your egg salad sandwich to the next level by adding bacon, lettuce, and tomato for a delicious egg salad BLT experience.


Q: How long can I store egg salad in the fridge?
A: To store egg salad, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, depending on the freshness of the eggs.

Q: Can I use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in egg salad?
A: Absolutely! Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative that adds a tangy flavor to the egg salad.

At Takeout Food, we’re here to fuel your culinary exploration. The Egg Salad Sandwich is just one of the many delightful dishes we’re excited to share with you. For more culinary inspiration, cooking techniques, and mouthwatering recipes, visit Takeout Food.

Originally shared in April 2020. Updated in April 2023.

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