Egg Salad With Bacon

Egg Salad With Bacon

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If you are looking for a classic side salad to serve at your next BBQ or have on hand as a quick meal throughout the week, take a look at this egg salad with bacon bits!

egg salad with bacon in a white bowl

Egg Salad With Bacon

While it may not be for everybody, I for one LOVE egg salad. And, who doesn’t love bacon bits in their food?

This quick and easy salad recipe is perfect to dish up alongside some burgers and corn on the cob at your next family BBQ.

Everyone raves about how delicious and creamy this egg salad is. Trust me- you’ll want to serve this!

a scoop of egg salad with a fork

How To Hard Boil Eggs For Egg Salad

To make this recipe, you need to hard boil 8 eggs. That may seem like a lot, but if you follow these instructions, you should have perfect hard-boiled eggs! Here is the general idea:

  1. Add 2-3 inches of cold water to a pot.
  2. Carefully place the eggs into the pot.
  3. Make sure the eggs are completely covered by the water and add more if necessary.
  4. Place the pot on the stovetop and over high heat.
  5. Let the water come to boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer the eggs for about 10 minutes, depending on their size.
  7. Drain all of the water and pour some cold water over the hard-boiled eggs.

If you own an Instant Pot, take a look at this post on how to make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot – you’ll love it!

prepped egg salad with mayo and bacon

How To Make Egg Salad With Bacon

This recipe is incredibly simple to put together!

Egg Salad With Bacon

Place 4 bacon strips in a pan and cook until crispy (or bake bacon in the oven or cook bacon in the Instant Pot).

While the bacon is cooking, take this time to peel the hard-boiled eggs and chop up all of the onion.

After the bacon is done cooking and has cooled down, chop them up into bite-sized pieces.

ingredients for egg salad in a bowl such as hard boiled eggs, bacon, onions and mayo.

Place all of these ingredients into a salad bowl with a couple of scoops of mayo and combine.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

ready to eat egg salad with bacon in a white bowl

Add-Ons:

If you want to jazz up this egg salad recipe, you should consider adding in some tuna and avocado to your egg salad. Not only would it taste yummy, but it helps you add some extra protein and healthy fats to your menu plan!

Egg Salad With Bacon Recipe

You can also add in some:

  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Olives

Egg salad with bacon and onions

How to Serve Egg Salad With Bacon

I best like to serve this egg salad as a side dish with some air-fried chicken legs and some roasted potatoes with skins.

hard boiled eggs, mayo and bacon in an egg salad

If you want to do something a little more old school, you can make serve a scoop of this egg salad in between two slices of bread with some lettuce and tomatoes for a classic egg salad sandwich.

YUM!

egg salad recipe with bacon bits

Make-Ahead This Egg Salad Recipe

I would totally recommend making this egg salad recipe ahead of time if possible. It really allows all of the ingredients to come together and the taste is even better.

To do this, simply follow the instructions above. After you have prepped the salad, place everything in a container with a lid, and stick it in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Click here to read my review about my favorite containers for meal prep and leftovers.

eating egg salad with a fork

Other Quick and Easy Salad Recipes

If you loved this recipe for egg salad with bacon, check out some of my other salad recipes!

Here are a couple of other salads you can make:

Egg Salad With Bacon

This egg salad with bacon is amazing! So easy to make and so addictive! Perfect for picnics and potlucks!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, egg salad, eggs
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 hardboiled eggs chopped
  • 8 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Combined all ingredients in a salad bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 267mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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