My Special Egg Salad

If your looking for a egg salad, you need to try My Special Egg Salad! It’s rich and creamy good. Amazingly delicious!

My Special Egg Salad

When ever I make this salad everyone raves about how rich and delicious it is. My friend would always say ” its so special ” So it became Maria’s Special Egg Salad. Ok let’s go with that name! So everyone has called it that ever since. 

It truly is a scrumptious treat. Perfect for lunches, parties, bridal shower tea sandwiches. Really anything you can think of.  We could never get over the flavors of the bland and dry egg salad.

sandwich on croissant

After reading through a few different recipes a few years ago my friend Sandy and I came up with this recipe. Sandy gave me most of the credit because she threw in the towel as she says after the second batch of eggs!

In the end this is what we decided was the best recipe. 

The Best Egg Salad

This is truly the best egg salad recipe we have ever had. It is super rich and so creamy delicious. We used to order egg salad sandwiches when we went out for lunch all the time. Now we just can’t We are so spoiled with this.

This is the best egg salad! It will make the best sandwiches you ever had!

Did you know that part of making a great egg salad is making sure you cook the eggs properly? Make sure you do not over cook your eggs. The egg white should be tender and the yolk should be yellow and creamy. an over cooked eggs will result in a dry egg salad.


My Special Egg Salad

This delicious mixed salad of eggs and other goodies is perfect for a luncheon, bridal shower, party or as an anytime sandwich. This is perfect for finger sandwiches, on a bagel or croissant.  It can be served and smeared on anything. 

We make a batch of his on Sunday’s for lunches during the week. You can pretty much eat this with a fork but we like it on crackers or a nice hearty bread. Serve it over your salad for a nice light dinner too. 

You want to make sure to use a good quality mayonnaise. It is very important for a great egg salad. We love a heavy creamy mayo.

We also don’t like anything like celery, onion or chopped pickles. Not because we don’t love those things but because we feel it takes away from the flavor of the egg salad. We have made it both ways. Honestly plain and simple won hands down for us.

egg salad on a croissant

I remember when I was a kid I used to hate eggs. Eggs of all kinds. You could not get me eat them no matter what. My how times have changed. Our tastes sure do change as we get older. And for the better thankfully.

Now not only do we love this egg salad but can easily eat hard boiled eggs for a grab and go breakfast or as snack. And We probably have dinner for breakfast at least every few weeks or so. We love fried eggs or poached eggs with a nice runny yolk.

Once in awhile we will make cheesy scrambled eggs. They are just scrambled eggs with shredded cheese. Also delicious and a nice change of pace.

What makes this egg salad special

After trying what seemed like a gazillion recipes for egg salad we put a little bit of this and a little bit of that together. We loved the flavor of the spices in this rendition and the creaminess is unsurpassed.

And what makes it super special is the creaminess and tang of the cream cheese. This is just the right amount of cream cheese and mayonnaise and spices with eggs. It’s what makes this really special.

How do you make this Special Egg Salad

  • Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch
  • Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. When the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat.
  • Let sit 12 minutes. Rinse with cold water and peel eggs.
  • In a bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add mayo, sugar, onion, powder, garlic, powder, salt and pepper.
  • chop and fold in eggs.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve on your favorite bread, lettuce cups, celery or off the spoon!
egg salad on a croissant with carrots and celery

How Long Does This Last Once It’s Made

If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator this salad can last for 3-4 days. But we never ever have it last that long. I would say if you want a lot of left overs then make a double batch! Because this is going to be a definite favorite!

A Great Low Carb Meal

This recipe for egg salad is perfect if your eating a low carb diet. I mention in the recipe that you can use sweetener instead of sugar. The rest of the recipe for My special Egg Salad might as well be called low carb egg salad.

It is a great healthy lunch or snack or even breakfast if your watching your carbs. Serve it on a lettuce wrap with some bacon or avocado and you have a perfect low carb meal.

A friend once asked me if I had any suggestions as to what else I would add to this just to change things up. Then we kind of just looked at each other and laughed. We would never change this up.

If you want to make the BEST egg salad sandwich make this egg salad! You won’t be sorry. Try it on different breads. We love it on a croissant or on dark rye. Pumpernickel. Really any hearty bread is good. But you pick your favorite and give it a try. any one you chose you will be eating the best egg salad sandwich ever!

Seriously this is simple yet amazingly delicious and doesn’t need any changing. Not in the opinion of anyone that has tried it anyways. You should try it and form your own opinion.


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MY SPECIAL EGG SALAD – If your looking for a special egg salad, this is it!!
3.79 from 358 votes
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Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Rob


  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon sugar or sweetner
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs


  • Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch
  • Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. When the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat.
  • Let sit 12 minutes. Rinse with cold water and peel eggs.
  • In a bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add mayo, sugar, onion, powder, garlic, powder, salt and pepper.
  • chop and fold in eggs.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve on your favorite bread, lettuce cups, celery or off the spoon!


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. where’s the egg & onion?

    1. The eggs are there. I don’t use onion you can add it

    2. Duh, if you want onion, ADD IT! Stupid questions get stupid answers!

      1. 4 stars
        WOW!! Not a very nice person, are you?! You didn’t have to reply to that query in such a vitriolic manner. Try being nicer—or better yet, just don’t make any comments at all!

        1. John Smith says:

          I’ll have to agree with you. Tam was a TAD harsh to say the least..!

  2. 5 stars
    The best egg salad recipe I’ve made. I’ve used many different variations but this one hit the target. The family loves it. Thanks!

    1. Your so welcome and so glad you loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made it with grated onions and finely diced celery. So delicious!

    1. That sounds delicious! this recipe is so adaptable

  4. My mom used to add a couple of sweet pickles that had been finely diced to her egg salad. Maybe a German thing??? Either way, it gave her egg salad a little something extra that made it absolutely delicious. I will try this recipe and throw in the diced pickles and see how it is. Thank you for what looks like a great egg salad recipe!

    1. That sounds like a great addition. My family isn’t crazy for sweet pickles so we make this simple and they add dill pickles to their sandwich if they want them.

    2. LouAnn Livengood says:

      It must be, my mom used to do the same thing & she was German

      1. It’s a delicious recipe for egg salad!

  5. 5 stars
    Hhmm this is way different than mine with vinegar and mayo and mustard…I’m going to give this a try t u

    1. I hope you enjoy it Gail. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      That’s how I make mine. I think I’ll try this way too, sounds good and I love cream cheese in things.

      1. The cream cheese really adds a great flavor!

  6. Karen Smith says:

    I want to try this. I love egg salad and this sounds delish.

    1. I hope you love it as much as we do!

  7. Egg salad very tasty. But like others I do like celery and onion very finely diced. I do prefer my eggs mashedrather than hopped though. Just usedto it that way. But needless to say I made yours your way and it was good thx. Diana

    1. Thank you Diana! You can mash the eggs if you like and add onion and celery also to this egg salad. It is very versatile.

    2. 5 stars
      Just made it. Haven’t tried it yet.
      I usually chop up green olives and add a tiny amount of mustard.
      I’ll leave those out and see how I like this recipe.

  8. Irene Doerrer says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! So creamy – I just put out onions and pickles if someone wants to add but perfect as is ☺️

    1. Thanks Irene so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  9. What is the yield for the recipe? I’m making small tea sandwiches.

    1. It is made with 6 eggs. It really depends on how thick you make your sandwiches. We posted the servings as 6 but that depends on serving size. this egg salad stays well in the fridge for days if you gave leftovers

  10. I’m excited to try this recipe! Maybe I’ll add some sliced black olives as well? 😛

    1. I hope you love it as much as we do. We never added olives but we love them. I’m sure they would be delicious!

  11. Debbie Reed says:

    5 stars
    I love egg salad but never knew there was a better way to make it. I just added a little mayonnaise to the eggs and it is always runny. I would take a bite out of my sandwich and a bunch of egg would fall out onto the plate. There’s a restaurant I like to go to for lunch sometimes because they have this wonderful egg salad sandwich, and that egg doesn’t fall out of the bread. I tried your recipe and lo and behold. The egg doesn’t fall out of the bread. And it taste wonderful. just like the wonderful sandwiches at the restaurant. I will be making it at home more often now that I know how to do it properly. I made it plain like you suggested. But as others have said onions, celery, pickles and olives would also be good in this recipe.

    1. Thanks Debbie! We are so happy you enjoyed this recipe. We have tried many and this is our favorite way to make egg salad.. It comes out perfect every time

  12. No mustard?? Interesting. I always thought it had to have mustard. I’m gonna try this though.

    1. Nope it doesn’t have to have mustard. We have family members that don’t like mustard so we don’t use it

    2. I’ll have to try this. I’ve always used my mother’s recipe of eggs, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper.

      1. We love so many versions of egg salad but this is our favorite. I hope you love it as much as we do.

  13. LINDA BURKE says:

    5 stars
    I am going to try this recipe. I usually add some relish to mine.

    1. Hi Linda I hope you enjoy. Relish is a great ingredient. We make it as written since that’s how everyone seems to like it best. but relish sure does work!

      1. Andrea Zweigart says:

        5 stars
        Watermelon pickle is also wonderful in egg salad!

        1. Oh that sounds delicious! I’ll give it a try

  14. I watched the video and it stated at the end to freeze it

    1. You can freeze for a few minutes before you make sandwiches or refrigerate for an hour

  15. I made this today but omitted the sweetener because yuck! I made this for my better half and she has particular tastes. So I would’ve added diced dill pickles myself but this still tastes great.

  16. 5 stars
    Delicious! The cream cheese really makes it pop. I did change things up a little bit for my family’s taste; I added olive brim & pickle juice instead of sugar & salt. Thanks so much for the new recipe.!!!

    1. So glad you liked it! Your additions sound great!

  17. 5 stars
    The cream cheese makes this egg salad so smooth and yummy I made it in my food processor and just used the pulse button. Worked great. So delicious 😋

    1. So glad you enjoyed this recipe Sandi. It’s our favorite egg salad recipe!

  18. Sally Mae says:

    5 stars
    This is the best egg salad I’ve ever made! I did change things up a bit to my family’s liking. I added sweet pickle juice instead of sugar & olive brine instead is salt. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!

    1. So glad you enjoyed. Your additions sound wonderful!

  19. Charmaine says:

    5 stars
    This was so good to me! Easy and creamy! I used celery salt instead of regular salt since I like celery in my egg salad. I was using Jumbo eggs so I was probably a little gracious (rounded but not heaping) with the measurements of the dry ingredients.

    1. So glad you liked this egg salad! We love it.

  20. If you wanted to make deviled eggs, would you still just use the ingredients and yolks and spoon that in the egg whites? Or add mustard?

  21. 5 stars
    This is soooooo delicious!!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Thank you Nancy! So happy you liked it. It’s our favorite!

  22. 5 stars
    Never heard of it with cream cheese. Definitely gonna have to give a try

    1. We hope you enjoy it! It’s a favorite for us!

  23. 5 stars
    Can’t do without celery, onion & drained relish! Thank you!

    1. Yes add whatever you like!

  24. I’m going to the store to buy the stuff to make this egg salad

    1. I hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy

      1. Nancy J McGuire says:

        Can you use whipped cream cheese instead of plain?

        1. Yes that would work fine

  25. Gretchen Dasher says:

    5 stars
    I must say I was a little hesitant to use cream cheese in this recipe….. I LOVE egg salad! I’m always open to try new recipes. I just used 2 oz of cream cheese instead of three. I was very pleasantly surprised that this turned out so delicious a creamy as you described !! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure it will be even better once it’s chilled .
    Gretchen D.

    1. So glad you liked it! We were not sure about the cream cheese too but we love it!

  26. Perfection in my book.
    I love egg salad and in most of my 66 years you finally gave me that one I’ve been looking for, thank you.
    Don’t change a thing except I add dill pickles on mine at the table.
    Prefer them on croissants.

    1. Very happy you liked this recipe. We love this on a croissants too

  27. 5 stars
    I made this for lunch today and it was delicious! The only changes I made were to omit the sweetener and add real bacon bits. I’ll definitely make it that way again. Thank you!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! The bacon sounds delicious!