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
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.
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
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.