This easy Classic Egg Salad Recipe is a creamy, cool delight that's great for sandwiches for an easy lunch or dinner. So creamy and delicious!

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

This Classic Egg Salad Recipe is a classic that's great for sandwiches for lunch and dinner all year long.
Course Main
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author The Gracious Wife


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • Salt & pepper
  • Bread for sandwiches


  • Place eggs in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Place on stove over high heat. Bring water to a hard boil and allow to cook for 1 minute.
  • Cover the pot. Remove from heat, and allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, dump out the hot water and refill the pot with the eggs with cold water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes
  • Crack and peel the eggs. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours until cold.
  • When the eggs are cold, finely chop them with a knife or egg slicer and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add onion and celery and toss to combine.
  • Add mayo, mustard, and relish and stir gently until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the egg mixture onto bread to make sandwiches.