5 from 2 votes

Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwiches are a quick and easy lunch recipe that is creamy and flavorful. Serve as a salad or on a croissant or bread to make a sandwich for a simple, yet satisfying meal.

Egg salad in a bowl with a spoon.

I think I have discovered the best egg salad recipe! I’ve tried multiple recipes over the years and this ingredient combination is my family’s favorite! It’s a simple recipe that packs a flavor punch.

I make this recipe for lunch often because it’s so easy to whip up and filling. I often crave it. You know a recipe is good when you think about it long after you’ve eaten it.

It’s also perfect for school lunches or to serve at a gathering like baby showers. Kids love it!

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    I think most egg salad recipes have a secret ingredient. Mine has two! Don’t worry, it’s made with simple ingredients. I especially love the creamy dressing.

    Why You’ll Love This Best Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

    • Great recipe for lunch (including kid’s school lunches) and for parties
    • Can be served alone or on a bun, slices of bread or my favorite, buttery croissants
    • Perfect balance of creaminess with a little crunch
    • Can easily be customized to suit your family’s tastes
    • You can easily make it ahead and store in the fridge when you need to make a quick lunch
    • A classic recipe that brings back many memories
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    • Eggs – I use large eggs that have been hardboiled, peeled and chopped. I typically make hardboiled eggs on the stovetop, but I have seen them made in the Instant Pot.
    • Celery
    • Mayonnaise – My favorite is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise! You can also use homemade mayonnaise.
    • Wholegrain mustard – I love the texture and bite! If you don’t have any, substitute Dijon mustard in its place.
    • Fresh chives – Fresh herbs are delicious in egg salad. Sliced green onions can be used instead if you prefer.
    • Paprika – I love using paprika in recipes. I use it in my deviled eggs and it tastes just as yummy in egg salad.
    • Salt and pepper
    Egg salad ingredients.

    How to Make Classic Egg Salad Recipe

    • Step One: Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
    • Step Two: Cover and chill until ready to serve.
    Steps to make egg salad.

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    What to Serve with Egg Salad Sandwiches

    Egg salad on a croissant with lettuce.

    What to Serve Egg Salad On

    • Slices of soft white bread or rye bread to make a sandwich
    • Croissants – any flavor
    • Lettuce leaves
    • Kaiser buns
    • Hawaiian rolls
    • Pita bread
    • Wraps

    Substitutions and Variations

    • Use a potato masher to mash the eggs instead of chopping them up to change up the consistency and texture.
    • Add chopped red onion to the egg salad mixture.
    • Some people add a little bit of lemon juice as a flavor enhancer.
    • Try using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
    • Use curry powder instead of paprika.
    • Add a tablespoon of pickle relish to the mix.
    • Fresh dill can be used in addition to the fresh chives.
    Egg salad served on a croissant with lettuce.

    Storage Instructions

    Store any leftover egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    Can You Freeze Egg Salad?

    I don’t recommend freezing egg salad. The texture will change and mayonnaise typically does not freeze well.

    Recipe Tips

    • Use fresh eggs to make your egg salad for best results. Pro tip: Do the float test to check for freshness.
    • Prepare the hard boiled eggs ahead of time and allow them to cool before preparing the salad.
    • Don’t over or undercook the eggs. Learn the proper way to make hard boiled eggs.

    How to Avoid a Soggy Egg Salad Sandwich?

    Butter the bread or croissant and then add a layer of lettuce. Add the egg salad layer and then another layer of lettuce. The lettuce acts a shield between the bread and the egg salad.

    Egg salad on a croissant with lettuce.

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    5 from 2 votes

    Egg Salad

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    A quick and easy lunch recipe that is creamy and flavorful. Serve as a salad or on a croissant or bread to make a sandwich for a simple, yet satisfying meal.


    • 8 eggs hardboiled, peeled and chopped
    • 1 celery rib diced
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
    • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
    • ½ tsp paprika
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper


    • Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
    • Cover and chill until ready to serve.


    Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 339mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Salad
    Cuisine American
    Keyword egg salad, egg salad sandwich

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