Appetizer | April 1, 2020

The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe

Creamy, seasoned, and tangy yolk filling piped into hard boiled eggs whites.  This classic appetizer is always the first thing gone at a get together.  This is the BEST deviled eggs recipe – a little bite of heaven.

The best deviled eggs recipe on a marble cutting board.

What Is A Deviled Egg?

The term “deviled”, in reference to food, was a common term in the 1700’s. It pertained to spicy or zesty foods. When eggs were prepared in the way we are talking about, a healthy amount of mustard and pepper was used. They became popular and got their name around 1786 here in the U.S. In parts of the Southern and Midwestern United States, the terms “stuffed eggs”, “salad eggs”, and “dressed eggs” are used instead.

Deviled eggs on a marble serving tray.

Cooled hard-boiled eggs are peeled and halved lengthwise, with the yolks then removed. The yolk is then mashed and mixed with other ingredients, like  mayonnaise and mustard. The yolk mixture is then scooped into each egg “cup” for serving.

Side view shot of a deviled egg that has been garnished with chives and paprika.

What Do I Need To Make The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • eggs
  • mayonaise
  • yellow mustard
  • vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika and chives for garnish

Ingredients for the best deviled eggs recipe.

Tell Me How To Make Them!

  1. The start of a delicious deviled egg is a perfect hard boiled egg.  If you missed our post on how to make perfect peel hard boiled eggs – check it out HERE.
  2. Slice your eggs in half length-wise and remove the yolks.  Transfer the yolk to a bowl and add mayo, mustard, vinegar and salt and pepper.  Mash well and stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer mixture to a piping bag.
  4. Fill the egg “cups” with the mixture.

Pro Tip: The best way to fill a deviled egg is to Use A Piping Bag. When it comes to transferring that filling back into the egg, skip the spoon and use a piping bag and piping tip.  I promise it is a thousand times easier and a thousand times faster.  Not to mention it is so much prettier to pipe it in, than to spoon it in.

How to make the best deviled eggs recipe.

Variations

Each one of these easy deviled eggs has its own unique flavor and personality, but none of them are scary over flavored.  You still get that quintessential deviled egg flavor.  Don’t miss the how-to video below showing just how easy it is to create these beautiful easy deviled eggs. I’ll give you a little rundown of each variation, but complete instructions can be found in the recipe card.

Deviled eggs 4 ways.

The Guacamole

I love avocado and egg, which is why this version of the deviled egg is so delicious.  When I first heard about this combo I turned my nose up, but once I tried it I was sold.  Topped with a little pico de Gallo, this recipe will for sure be a winner at your next get together.

guacamole deviled eggs.

The Bacon Ranch

Bacon and ranch have been long time friends, so it is only logical that I combined these guys in a deviled egg recipe.  The ranch gives just a little kick and the bacon gives that irreplaceable smokey flavor everyone loves.

The bacon ranch deviled egg.

The Jalapeño Popper

Jalapeno poppers are a favorite of mine, and I wanted to make one deviled egg recipe with a little heat – so I went with the delicious combo of cream cheese and jalapeño.  I used canned jalapeños so I could use the juice from the can in the filling and the jalapeños as garnish.

The jalapeño popper deviled egg.

Deviled Egg Q&A

How Far In Advance Can I Make Deviled Eggs?

You can make deviled eggs 2 days ahead.  Just keep them in an airtight container in the fridge until serving time. While hard boiled eggs last about a week in the fridge, once you prepare them into deviled eggs, they only keep for a few days.

How do you center the yolk of a hard boiled egg?

To center the yolk so that when the egg is halved, the egg does not look lopsided, place the egg on its side overnight. The yolks get repositioned because they’re no longer sitting up, but rather lounging sideways. I’m not too particular about the yolks being centered, but this method works well if you want them to be perfect.

How long can deviled eggs stay out on a buffet table?

Two hours is the rule for these guys.  After two hours, transfer them to the fridge.

The best deviled eggs on a marble serving tray.

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The best deviled eggs on a marble platter.

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The best deviled eggs recipe on a marble cutting board.
The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Four ways of making easy deviled eggs that are perfect for snacking and parties!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deviled Eggs, Deviled Eggs Flavors
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
The Classic Deviled Egg
  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika for garnish
  • chives for garnish
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado or 1/2 cup pre-made guacamole
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup pico de Gallo for garnish
Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs
  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbled
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs
  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp juice from canned jalapeños
  • 2 TBSP diced canned jalapeños for garnish
Instructions
The Classic Deviled Egg
  1. Gently slice hard boiled eggs in half.  Separate yellows and whites.

  2. In a bowl combine egg yellows, mayo, vinegar, and mustard.

  3. Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Using a large piping tip and cake decorating bag to pipe the mixture in the center of the egg whites. Garnish with paprika and chives.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs
  1. Gently slice hard boiled eggs in half. Separate yellows and whites.

  2. Combine egg yellows, mayo, avocado (or guacamole), and ground mustard in a bowl.

  3. Mix thoroughly with hand mixer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Using a large pipping tip and cake decorating bag to pipe the mixture in the center of the egg whites. Garnish with pico de Gallo.
Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs
  1. Gently slice hard boiled eggs in half. Separate yellows and whites.

  2. Combine egg yellows, mayo, and ranch dressing in a bowl.

  3. Mix thoroughly with hand mixer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Using a large pipping tip and cake decorating bag to pipe the mixture in the center of the egg whites. Garnish with bacon.

Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs
  1. Gently slice hard boiled eggs in half. Separate yellows and whites.

  2. Combine egg yellows, mayo, and juice from canned jalapeños.

  3. Mix thoroughly with hand mixer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Using a large pipping tip and cake decorating bag to pipe the mixture in the center of the egg whites. Garnish with canned jalapeños.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Pro Tip: The best way to fill a deviled egg is to Use A Piping Bag. When it comes to transferring that filling back into the egg, skip the spoon and use a piping bag and piping tip.  I promise it is a thousand times easier and a thousand times faster.  Not to mention it is so much prettier to pipe it in, than to spoon it in.

How Far In Advance Can I Make Deviled Eggs?

You can make deviled eggs 2 days ahead.  Just keep them in an airtight container in the fridge until serving time. While hard boiled eggs last about a week in the fridge, once you prepare them into deviled eggs, they only keep for a few days.

How do you center the yolk of a hard boiled egg?

To center the yolk so that when the egg is halved, the egg does not look lopsided, place the egg on its side overnight. The yolks get repositioned because they're no longer sitting up, but rather lounging sideways. I'm not too particular about the yolks being centered, but this method works well if you want them to be perfect.

How long can deviled eggs stay out on a buffet table?

Two hours is the rule for these guys.  After two hours, transfer them to the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 egg half)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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