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Egg Salad Sandwiches

If you‘ve got a craving for a good Egg Salad Sandwich, then this version just might blow your mind! Serve this flavorful sandwich filling on your favorite bread or in a pita for a fun twist!

I bet you have your own classic egg salad recipe. Everyone seems to have a recipe passed down through the family that’s prepared a certain way, and other versions of egg salad just don’t taste the same!

Well, I’m begging you to give this easy egg salad recipe a try, because the end result is simply that good!


Tip: How to Get Perfectly Peeled Eggs

One reason you might avoid making even a simple egg salad is that it can be tricky to peel hard boiled eggs. There are several different methods people swear by for perfectly peeled eggs, but this is what works for me:

Once your eggs are done cooking, remove them from the boiling water and immediately immerse them in an ice bath. This stops the cooking process and helps the peel separate from the egg. Let them sit for 5 minutes, then crack the shell all over and peel.

I rarely ever have a problem with my shells sticking when I follow this method.

Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients

If you don’t have the following ingredients in your pantry already, they are easy to find at the grocery store. Here’s what you need to make the best egg salad sandwiches:

Large eggs


Finely minced red onion

Dijon mustard


Kosher salt


Lettuce (optional)

Bacon (optional)

Sandwich bread or pita bread

Make sure to follow the recipe card below for the exact amount of each ingredient!

How to Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

These simple egg salad sandwiches make the perfect lunch when you want something quick and filling!

First, boil your fresh eggs. Cover your eggs with cold water in a medium saucepan, then bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Remove the eggs from the heat, cover them, and let them sit for 12 minutes. Then immediately place the eggs in ice water for five minutes. Peel and chop.

You could also cook your eggs in an instant pot, mini egg cooker or even an air fryer!

Next, mix mayonnaise, onion, mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Fold in the chopped eggs, stirring gently until the eggs are completely coated in the mayonnaise mixture.

Divide the lettuce and bacon between two slices of bread. Place half of the egg salad over the lettuce, then top with another slice of bread.

What makes this recipe the best Egg Salad recipe?

As someone who grew up eating a very simple egg salad made with eggs and mayonnaise, I believe the seasonings make all the difference, as does the presentation!

The Dijon mustard is so much better than plain yellow mustard, and the paprika and onions add just that much more flavor to the dish.

If you’re not a big fan of the texture of egg salad, try it with the lettuce and cooked bacon. Giving it a little crunch adds structure to what can be a mushy sandwich.

Can you make this Egg Salad recipe ahead of time?

Yes! In fact, I like to double the recipe and keep the egg salad mixture in the fridge so I have lunch for 2-3 days!

How do I store leftover Egg Salad?

Place the egg salad mixture in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3-5 days.

More Easy Sandwich Recipes

I am all about the sandwiches for lunch. If you are too, try one of these easy recipes next time:

This Peanut Butter Cucumber Sandwich may not be your typical lunch fare, but one bite of this crunchy, creamy combo and you just might be hooked! The unique pairing of peanut butter and cucumbers makes a perfect lunch or filling for tea sandwiches.

Fluffernutter Sandwich combines peanut butter and marshmallow fluff between two pieces of bread to make you feel like a kid again.

These Meatball Sub Sandwiches are easy, satisfying, and bursting with flavor! Turn ordinary frozen meatballs into a crowd-pleasing meal with this quick method.

Miso Chicken Salad is an easy and flavorful option for your standard chicken salad. Made with shredded chicken, miso, fresh ginger, mayo, and other simple ingredients, it might just become your new favorite.

If you love Eggs, then you’ll love these Egg Recipes!

One great thing about eggs is that you can use them for any meal, or even for a snack! Here are some of my favorite ways to eat eggs:

Deviled Eggs

Bruschetta Fried Egg Avocado Toast

Dill Pickle Egg Salad Dip

Baked Eggs in Toast Cups

Loaded Huevos Rancheros – a family favorite!

Which egg recipe will you try next time?



Keep an eye out for more of my easy recipes each week!


Egg Salad Sandwich

If you’ve got a craving for a good Egg Salad Sandwich, then this version with mayo and dijon mustard just might blow your mind! Serve it on your favorite bread or pita with some bacon for a fun twist!
Course Lunches
Cuisine American
Keyword Egg Salad Sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes minutes
Resting 12 minutes minutes
Total Time 27 minutes minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 522kcal
Author Lynne Feifer


6 large eggs3 tablespoons mayonnaise2 tablespoons finely minced red onion2 ½ teaspoons dijon mustard¼ teaspoon paprika¼ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon pepper½ cup lettuce4 slices bread


Place the six eggs into a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover, and allow eggs to sit for 12 minutes. Using tongs, remove the eggs from the water and put into a bowl filled with ice water for 5 minutes. Peel and coarsely chop.
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, onion, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Fold in chopped eggs.
Divide half of the lettuce between two slices of bread. Place half of the egg salad over the lettuce and top with remaining bread.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 567mg | Sodium: 973mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1044IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 5mg

This post was originally published on September 17, 2012. It has been updated on April 1, 2024 in format and with pictures.

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