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Inspired by one of our favorite children’s books, this Green Eggs & Ham Sandwich is light, delicious, and perfect for Spring! And you can get everything you need for it at Walmart.

We love a good sandwich! Be sure to try our The Ultimate Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich or Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich next!

two cut halves of a green eggs and ham sandwich on a plate with halved avocados in the background

Of all the wonderful books by Dr. Seuss, my favorite is easily Green Eggs and Ham. It’s one I read to my girls on a regular basis and they love it just as much as I do. As a food blogger, I relate to that crazy Sam-I-Am and I have used his philosophy about giving things a try before deciding you don’t like them many, many times with my girls (and myself, frankly).

spoon, fork, farmhouse bread layed out next to an open avocado a white bowl of boiled eggs a bowl of chives whole chives squeeze mayo and honey ham lunchmeat

Since the weather is starting to warm up and Dr. Seuss’s birthday is in March, I thought what better way to celebrate the return of picnicking weather than to create a sandwich inspired by Green Eggs and Ham!

We are all eager to be outside soaking in the return of the sunshine, so sandwiches are a quick way of getting a nutritious meal in without spending all my time in the kitchen. I used Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse™ Hearty White bread because honestly, when it comes to egg salad sandwiches I just prefer white bread to brown, even though I typically go for oatmeal or whole wheat bread. But all the Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse breads are slow baked, hearty, and delicious, so totally choose whichever you like best.

a bowl with the ingredients for the green egg salad in a cup with a fork

If you are anything like me, you will probably have a plethora of hard boiled eggs in the fridge in the spring, thanks to Easter, which is already right around the corner, so a Green Eggs & Ham Sandwich is a perfect way to use them up!

Mash those together with some perfectly ripe avocados that are just coming into season this time of year and mix in some fresh spring chives and Best Foods® Real mayonnaise and voila, you’ve got yourself some delicious green egg salad!

two hands holding up a green eggs and ham sandwich

And trust me that pairing your green egg salad with some slow roasted Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham is the right decision to make. Sam-I-Am was definitely on to something with this pairing. I picked up some Hillshire Farm® Honey Ham, Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise and Pepperidge Farm® bread while I was at Walmart getting groceries.

It might sound a little bonkers to pair egg salad with ham, but it’s seriously delicious and makes plain ol’ regular egg salad seem just a little boring. Besides, we love that Hillshire Farm® Honey Ham has just a touch of sweetness and is sliced extra thin.

To assemble your sandwich, just pile some ham on your bread, then add a generous layer of green egg salad, top with another slice of bread, and lunch is served. It’s a sandwich that I would definitely eat here or there or anywhere!

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green egg salad topped ham on an open sandwich on a white plate
green egg and ham sandwich on a white plate
Sliced green eggs and ham sandwich on a white plate with mayo and farmhouse bread in the background

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Green Eggs and Ham Sandwich

5 from 8 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Uncategorized
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Inspired by one of our favorite children’s books, this Green Eggs & Ham Sandwich is light, delicious, and perfect for Spring! 


  • 4 slices Pepperidge Farm® bread
  • 4-6 slices Hillshire Farm® Honey Ham
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 avocado peeled and diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon chives chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the hard boiled eggs and place them in a medium size bowl. Using a fork, mash the eggs against the sides of the bowl until they are broken up. Add the mayo and chives.
  • Peel the avocado and discard the pit. Dice half of the avocado and add it to the eggs. Mash the other half of the avocado in a small bowl, then add it to the egg salad as well and mix everything together until combined.
  • Season the egg salad with salt and pepper, then taste, adjusting seasoning as needed.
  • Assemble the sandwich by dividing the ham between two of the slices of bread. Top with egg salad divided between each sandwich, then place the remaining bread slices on top to make two sandwiches. Slice and enjoy!


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1188mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g
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  1. 5 stars
    Yum, I love egg salad sandwiches and Dr. Seuss' book is such a classic. My kids would love the fun twist on the book and would devour this sandwich!

  2. 5 stars
    So much about this is awesome!
    I love Dr Seuss, we read all of his books, many times, when my children were little. I'm trying to talk my husband into reading them to me now ... somehow he doesn't see the appeal!

    I'll be giving your sandwich a try - this recipes sounds delicious!

  3. This is the cutest idea ever for a sandwich! I didn't know Walmart sells all these ingredients. You're so creative.

  4. 5 stars
    Green eggs, I love it! I love making egg salad with avocado but I never thought to call it that 🙂

  5. Sandwiches are my favourite food of all time. Don't tell anyone! LOL. There's just something about a sandwich that brings me back to my childhood, but in this case, it's a more grown up version. Looks delicious!

  6. We love avocados with just about everything. The sandwich looks delicious and Dr. Seuss is the greatest! There are many things that I've tasted and didn't like the first time but changed my mind after a second or third try. Good thing to encourage kids to at least try.

  7. What a great idea to make a sandwich based off Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs & Ham. Such a classic and I think a favorite for so many. Don't eat ham but I could definitely get into the green egg salad!

  8. This would have been the perfect thing to make for Dr. Suess Day! We love the Green Eggs and Ham book.

  9. Love that you chose to jazz up egg salad with ham!! I'm not a huge fan of mayo, but would give this a try!! You made it seem quite appetizing!

  10. I love a good egg sandwich. Love this idea.. would be so cool for the kids. I love ham so makes this perfect for us.

  11. 5 stars
    This is one of my youngest sons favourite books!!!!! He loves to read it allowed as fast as he can!
    I have often thought about trying to make green eggs and ham, but I never thought of it as a sandwich!!! Back in the UK when I was a child we would have a thick slice of ham and fried eggs for breakfast, making that green would have been gross!!

    But this!!!! This sandwich is genius!!! And he loves egg sandwiches so he is going to go crazy for these! Thank you!!!

  12. Great idea inspired in the ham and green eggs. Lovely use of the eggs and the ingredients. Also a perfect option for a quick lunch. Bet my husband would love this for his brown bag tomorrow.

  13. I want to try this. I may not put in kids packed lunch for fear of being ignored for the rest of the week but avocado and egg goes superbly I eat that on toast in the morning so what a perfect idea to use hardboiled eggs & avocado for a sandwich filling. Yum 🙂

  14. Love the title of this recipe! Perfect for Dr. Seuss themed parties or just every day deliciousness! I need to make this very soon.

  15. What a combination, but it looks delicious. We love sandwiches at my house but there are usually pretty boring unless my mother is here visiting. haha. Love the Dr. Seuss link, one of my favorite series.

  16. One of my favorite books as a kid! Love that you used it as the inspiration for this post - very creative!

  17. I love such simple yet packed with flavors recipes. This looks so delicious and I'm loving all the flavor combination including hams + eggs. Gonna try it soon.