Egg Salad is just hard to beat and this classic egg salad recipe is one of the recipes that I turn to time and again. You see, I just never know if guests like olives or pimentos like I use in my other egg salad with olives recipe so this classic recipe makes perfect sense.

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This recipe just works for so many things, too. Like piling high onto a piece of toasted bread with a slice of tomato or butter lettuce as an open face sandwich, squished between two pieces of toasted bread as a good ole traditional egg sandwich, or stuffed inside an avocado or tomato for a beautiful, light lunch. Seriously, the possibilities are just endless.

Recently,  I made toasted egg salad sandwiches when we were in Daytona. My brother-in-law, Roy, mentioned how much he loved the egg salad sandwiches his Mama made while he was growing up and how they reminded him of her. The funniest part of the story was him telling that when he was a wee little boy, he didn’t call them egg salad sandwiches. They called them mashed egg sandwiches, which just makes me happy when I think of it. And, thinking about it, it sure does make more sense than saying egg salad sandwiches.

So, here’s to mashed egg sandwiches and memories of our Mama’s. You can’t be either one in my book.

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Here’s my classic Egg Salad recipe. Make it soon!

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

A classic egg salad recipe is one of those essential recipes. Get this family favorite, simple, classic egg salad recipe you'll use time and again.
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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch



  • Place peeled eggs into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and mash with a fork or using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer. Add mayonnaise and mix together until well-combined and eggs are light and fluffy. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
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Robyn xo

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    1. Egg salad can be made so many different ways, that’s why I enjoy it so much. I usually add a bit of diced celery, diced red onion, touch of mayo & dill or some pickle juice. Sometimes I add dijon mustard. Either way, tastes good

  1. Sounds good, but my mom always added mustard (preferably yellow or Dijon) plus finely-chopped onions – sometimes chopped pickles for an extra zing

  2. I love my egg salad just like this, with nothing else added. No celery or other “crunchy” things, as I love it smooth. I love eating it on toasted english muffins!

  3. I’m glad to learn your recommend amount of mayo, as opposed to my usual guesswork method! But I agree that egg salad is best with a smidge of mustard. I also like to add a pinch of nutmeg, and sometimes, a dash of red pepper flakes or spoonful of celery seed : )

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