Easter is going to be different this year. No family Easter Egg Hunts, mass, or delicious ham dinner.
But, despite the social distancing barriers, Caleb and I still plan to dye Easter Eggs.
Since we have been limiting our trips to the grocery store I’ve been extremely cautious about making sure we are making meals that not only taste great but are using all of the ingredients we already have in our home. And, one thing I know we will have in the house in a few days is a plethora of dyed boiled eggs.
Eating them as-is for a few days can get a little boring, so I’ve rounded up 10 recipes to help you (and me) use all your Easter eggs before they spoil.
10 Recipes for Dyed Easter Eggs
- Spicy Deviled Eggs by Pinch and Swirl
- Best Egg Salad Sandwich by Spend With Pennies
- Pho Bo Beef & Noodle Soup w/ Micro Greens
- Curry Egg Salad by The Real Food Dietitians
- Pickled Eggs by Small Town Woman
- Chopped Salad by Salad Every Day
- Classic Deviled Eggs by Downshiftology
- Sriracha Egg Salad by Budget Bytes
- Smashed Avocado Toast w/ a Soft Boiled Egg by Joyful Healthy Eats
- Avocado Egg Salad by Jo Cooks
As I mentioned before, social distancing will be limiting us from visiting family. So, if you are a newbie to preparing Easter Eggs for dying here are some pointers that Caleb will follow when prepping ours.
How to Properly Cook The Perfect Easter Egg for Dying
If you’re going to dye eggs, you might as well cook them correctly. We do ours in our Instant Pot!
You can boil eggs in 3-7 minutes in your Instant Pot and they will come out perfect every single time! Depending on how long you cook them will make them a soft boiled, a medium-boiled, or a hard-boiled.
I personally prefer a soft boil. I love a little runny yolk, so 3-4 minutes is the perfect time for me.
All you need is your Instant Pot, the metal trivet, 1 cup water, and 6-12 eggs.
From there, you can set your timer anywhere from 3-7 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked and you’re ready to go!
The best part of cooking eggs in an Instant Pot is that they’re easier to peel than traditional hard-boiled eggs done on a stovetop and they don’t need to be monitored. The Instant Pot seriously has changed how we make eggs in our home.
To help your dyed Easter eggs last, once you’re done coloring them, it is important to store them unpeeled in an airtight container in the fridge. Hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh for one week. The shells protect them from lingering bacteria, but, once you peel them you’ll need to eat them right away.
How do you like your eggs cooked Soft, Medium, or Hard? What do you like to do with your leftover Easter eggs?
Pictured above is from our brunch in NYC and we loved the deviled eggs so much that when we go home we made avocado deviled eggs with a quick spicy pickled onion on top.