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Ideal for an easy, low-cost appetizer, our tray of delectable hard-boiled eggs—topped with four different garnishes—is sure to please. The spread’s got something for everyone: eggs dusted with smoky paprika, covered in crispy, crumbled bacon, dressed-up with cooked, sliced asparagus, or sprinkled with freshly chopped herbs. And while the line-up was devised with Easter and other spring parties in mind, these hard-boiled eggs make for a fantastic platter any time of year. Plus: Take note of this foolproof formula for hard-boiling eggs perfectly, and put it to work when packing lunches, making snacks, or preparing an egg-salad sandwich.


Credit: Ellen Silverman

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25 mins
40 mins
Serves 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place the eggs in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover saucepan, and let stand for 12 minutes. Drain the eggs and run under cold water to cool.

  • Peel the eggs and cut in half length-wise. Transfer the yolks to a small bowl and mash with the mayonnaise, mustard, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Spoon the mixture into the whites and sprinkle with the desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; calories from fat 80%; protein 9g; carbohydrates 1g; sugars 1g; fat 18g; saturated fat 4g; calcium 40mg; iron 1mg; sodium 185mg; cholesterol 322mg.