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This delicious Deviled Egg Sandwich has everything you love about the craveable deviled eggs in a toasted ciabatta roll sandwich.
Deviled eggs remind me of so much. They remind me of Easter and Great-Grandmother RoRo who served these after church.
These Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches are my favorite way to repurpose hard-boiled eggs. With a warm, lightly toasted roll (or whole wheat sandwich bread), smooth and creamy egg salad, the crunch from the sweet relish, and a little sprinkle of paprika, this sandwich is comforting, filling, and delicious!
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Why you will love this Deviled Egg Salad Recipe:
- It’s so easy to make. As long as you have eggs and condiments on hand, this sandwich is very easy to make. It’s just a bit of chopping and mixing!
- It’s packed with flavor. Regular egg salad is wonderful, but it can get a bit boring. This deviled egg salad adds in sweet and tart flavors that really bring the sandwich to life.
- It easily scales up. Are you making sandwiches for a crowd? Just use the “2x” or “3x” buttons in the recipe card below to double or triple this recipe.
What is an egg salad sandwich?
An egg salad sandwich is a mixture of chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, Dijon mustard, seasonings, and sometimes sweet relish served on bread.
Professional Tips for Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches
- It is easier to peel older eggs. If you are making hard-boiled eggs for this recipe, keep in mind that eggs that have been sitting in the fridge for a bit will peel easier than fresh eggs.
- The amount of mayo and mustard required may vary. This will depend on how large the yolks are in the eggs and also your personal taste. Be sure to taste as you go to ensure you are achieving the flavor and texture you like best.
- Be sure to chop the eggs, not mash them. This sandwich is best with a bit of texture, so be sure your eggs are chopped and folded into the other ingredients, rather than mashed together.
- Hard Boiled Eggs: You can follow the method and tips on how to hard boil eggs if you don’t have any hard-boiled eggs already on hand.
- Miracle Whip: I prefer to use Miracle Whip Light over regular Miracle Whip or mayonnaise. It is a tiny bit sweeter than regular mayonnaise and much lighter in flavor.
- Dijon Mustard: If you have a bottle of high-quality Dijon mustard, this would be a great time to use it. Because there are relatively few ingredients in this dish, the taste of the mustard will really shine. I don’t recommend substituting this for yellow mustard.
- Sweet Relish: Just like in my classic deviled eggs, I recommend sweet relish, not dill relish, as there are already several other savory and acidic flavors in the sandwich that the dill relish would compete with.
- Black Pepper Fresh, cracked black pepper should be added to this dish to taste. This is my favorite pepper mill to use.
- Paprika: Paprika is optional here, but it adds a wonderful smokiness and beautiful color to the egg salad. You can use either smoked, hot, or sweet paprika here.
- Lettuce: Lettuce is also an optional ingredient. When choosing lettuce for this sandwich, I like something sturdy that will hold up well to the moisture of the egg salad, like romaine, iceberg, or green leaf lettuce.
- Bread: Use the bread of your choice in this recipe. It is excellent on everything from white bread to wheat bread to sourdough bread. You can also use rolls. In this case, my favorite is a ciabatta sandwich roll.
- Celery: If you’re looking for a little extra crunch in your egg salad, feel free to add a bit of very finely diced celery. You could also use diced bell peppers or onion!
- Pickles: If you don’t have any sweet relish but do have some bread and butter pickles, you can substitute finely diced sweet pickles for the relish.
- Mayonnaise: If you don’t like or don’t have access to Miracle Whip, try using regular or light mayonnaise.
How to Make Egg Salad Sandwiches
Use these instructions to make the perfect egg salad sandwich every time! Further details and measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Step 1: Peel and finely chop your boiled eggs.
Step 2: Add the eggs to a mixing bowl with the Miracle Whip, Dijon mustard, sweet relish, black pepper, and paprika, if using.
Step 3: Fold the ingredients together to create a smooth, well-blended mixture.
Step 4: Toast your buns or your bread.
Step 5: Taste the deviled egg salad for seasoning, build your sandwich, and serve!
Chef Lindsey’s Recipe Tip
Do you know someone who isn’t a mustard fan? Did you know that you can replace the mustard in deviled eggs with a small amount of apple cider vinegar? This will remove the taste of the mustard but keep the acidity needed for that classic deviled egg taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store leftover egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Be sure to store the bread separately, or it will become soggy. I don’t recommend freezing egg salad as the texture will not be the same when it’s defrosted.
Egg salad sandwiches are excellent with a green salad. They can also be served with potato chips or potato salad, French fries, pickles, or any other salty and crunchy side dish.
A sturdy bread is especially excellent for egg salad sandwiches, like a ciabatta roll or slices of thick Italian or sourdough bread. More porous or thinner breads tend to get soggy a bit more quickly.
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Deviled Egg Salad Sandwich
- 6 hard boiled eggs Watch my how to hard boil an egg tutorial!
- 2-3 tablespoons Miracle Whip Light start with 2 and add more at the end if needed
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons sweet relish
- fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- Sprinkle of paprika optional
- lettuce for serving (optional)
- 4 Ciabatta Rolls or any kind you desire
- Peel and finely chop your boiled eggs.
- Add the eggs to a mixing bowl with the Miracle Whip, Dijon mustard, sweet relish, black pepper, and paprika, if using.
- Fold the ingredients together to create a smooth, well-blended mixture.
- Toast your buns or your bread.
- Taste the deviled egg salad for seasoning, build your sandwich, and serve!
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