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Creamy Egg Salad Recipe

Creamy Egg Salad Recipe

I love this egg salad's versatility - serve it on a nest of mixed greens, tucked into a sandwich or with your favorite crisp crackers. —Cynthia Kohlberg, Syracuse, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 8 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped


  • 1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in green pepper, celery, relish and parsley. Fold in eggs. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 3 cups.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Sub a 4-ounce jar of pimientos for the finely chopped pepper, and add 1/2 cup of finely grated sharp cheddar cheese for a heartier take on a Southern classic.
  • Freshen this recipe from your summer garden by using dill instead of (or in addition to) the parsley. Remember, dill packs quite a punch, so 2 teaspoons instead of 2 tablespoons should do it.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1/2 cup: 234 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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    Norniebird User ID: 8631753 265460
    Reviewed May. 2, 2017

    "I'm sure it's good but can't use cream cheese in my family due to allergies, so mayo only please!"

    Linda User ID: 6034500 265381
    Reviewed May. 1, 2017

    "Been making this recipe (without the peppers) for probably 30 family has always only eaten this style. We also trade it up once in awhile with dill relish instead of the sweet.....better with the dill but always good."

    Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 264863
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "Although I didn't have everything on hand to make this recipe in its entirety and I was only looking to make a single serving or so, I went with the base and it was DELICIOUS! I used 2 eggs, 1 tbsp whipped cream cheese, 1 tbsp light mayo, 1/8 tsp salt and several cracks of freshly ground pepper! YUMMO! With a bounty of leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs, I will definitely make this again and will be sure to try it with the rest of the ingredients to take it up a notch!"

    mjmurphy User ID: 1434956 248379
    Reviewed May. 18, 2016

    "My husband didn't like (and wouldn't eat) egg salad but he Really likes this! It was easy to prepare and quit tasty. I did add one finely chopped green onion for some extra zip, but otherwise - no changes. Due to his dietary restrictions, it is hard to find recipes that will fit into his eating plan. This is just the ticket. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!"

    Reader_1 User ID: 3937169 247860
    Reviewed May. 4, 2016

    "This recipe takes egg salad up a notch, although I had to make a couple substitutions and one addition, so this review may not be fair. I do not like sweet pickle relish, so in went my usual dill relish. Even though I did not have cream cheese on hand, its addition to egg salad intrigued me. I did have Top the Tater chive and onion sour cream and added that to mayo instead-plus a touch of mustard. I have never done that with egg salad before. I then added the celery, sweet pepper, and some additional onion. Oh, my goodness, nummy!"

    LynGriff User ID: 2653460 247548
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

    "Really good! I took it up a notch with chopped bacon. Very creamy and wonderful!"

    jbug827 User ID: 1013132 246664
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

    "Pretty good. Prepared as written, it lacked the flavor that I usually like in egg salad. We doctored it up with some added celery salt, toasted onion powder and a bit of mustard."

    Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 245690
    Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

    "This egg salad is delicious. I did leave out the celery. I will make this again and again. Thank for for this recipe."

    lurky27 User ID: 1251896 224917
    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

    "A great recipe to make at Easter!"

    joycerm53 User ID: 703299 224591
    Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

    "This is the best egg salad!"

    aug2295 User ID: 4631582 224316
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

    "What an amazing egg salad! Best ever. Thanks for the easy recipe and a great way to use up hardboiled eggs from Easter."

    Beema User ID: 446601 223652
    Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

    "The addition of cream cheese in this classic salad really makes a big difference. As a field editor I rate this recipe a 5-star winner."

    rena 55 User ID: 1935799 223545
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

    "I love egg salad and this recipe is so good!! I love the crunch of the sweet peppers and celery. I will be making this often during the summer months. A nice cool and refreshing salad to serve as a sandwich or on greens with some chopped almonds on top."

    Winelvrnd User ID: 7696556 28861
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

    "Best egg salad I've ever tasted. Kept well over a couple of days."

    agnes24 User ID: 4430156 25505
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "I made this for my husband who had been asking for egg salad. I am not a fan of it normally but it was pretty good. I will make it again."

    HellaBella User ID: 3721632 71774
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

    "This is my favorite egg salad recipe by far! So tasty!"

    love_my_life User ID: 2481170 53057
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

    "Yummy- this is the best egg salad recipe I have ever had! Definite keeper... :)"

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