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Molded Egg Salad

Meet the Cook: Whenever I have company, I like to be able to just pop the food on the table. So this recipe's a real favorite of mine. I got it from a friend who made it for our church get-togethers. My husband and I raised four children; today, we have seven grandchildren. In our small town, farmland surrounds us on three sides, and we face the Columbia River on the other. -Lois Chapman, Ridgefield, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 12 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Thinly sliced fully cooked ham, optional


  • In a medium saucepan, soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Remove from the heat.
  • Whisk in mayonnaise. Stir in eggs. Add celery, red pepper, onions, relish, salt and pepper; mix well. Pour into a 8-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Chill overnight.
  • Unmold onto a serving platter. If desired, use ham as a garnish around the sides of the mold, or place several pieces in the center if using a ring mold.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 441 calories, 42g fat (7g saturated fat), 270mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • charlenepaugustyn
    Mar 18, 2012

    Forgot to answer Nancy Headlee's question. I served mine with crackers & also had mini croisants to spread it on, if desired. Both the crackers & croisants were used & this was served as a snack. There was some left over & I just packed it into a bowl to use it later as a sandwich. Worked great all the different ways.

  • charlenepaugustyn
    Mar 18, 2012

    Made this salad & it turned out very attractive & was very good tasting. Just wanted to give a hint about chopping the eggs. Because you want the pieces small, use a pastry blender & keep using it until you get the desired size needed. Thanks Lois for a different way to present egg salad.

  • nancy headlee
    Apr 20, 2011

    Do you eat it with something or serve it on it's own?

  • Isolda
    Jan 23, 2010

    Very pretty and tasty. I add a bit of yellow mustard to the gelatin/mayonnaise mixture. That's the way my mother did it, and I like the taste and color it imparts.