Deviled Eggs are the perfect mini appetizers that can be enjoyed at Easter, potlucks, tailgates, and summer suppers. They are easy to make and very delicious. It is one of the best recipes you can get!
This classic appetizer is our favorite to make because it is simple and inexpensive. When it comes to healthy snacks or appetizers, this homemade recipe is always the best candidate. Our other favorites are bacon cheddar ranch pinwheel, fried cheese sticks, and cheesy turkey sliders.
Best Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs are probably one of the best foods on the planet. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply enjoy as a snack whenever desired. Also, you can make this dish with leftover eggs, it will taste just as delicious. This dish is filled with egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and sweet pickle relish.
To make them perfect, you have to start with hard-boiled eggs. Now, if you have trouble peeling hard-boiled eggs, there is a simple trick to it. After cooking them, place them in cold water for about 5 minutes. Then, try peeling them. The peels almost always come off much easier and effortless.
What are Deviled Eggs?
This is a classic dish that is also known as stuffed, Russian, or dressed eggs. They are hard-boiled, shelled, cut in half, and filled with a paste. The cooked yolks are then mixed with creamy flavorful ingredients like mayonnaise and mustard.
This dish is usually served cold and is one of the best appetizers to serve for holidays. Also, they make a very good lunch, sort of like an egg salad sandwich without being quite so messy.
How to make perfect hard boiled eggs for this recipe?
For this recipe, you will need about a dozen hard-boiled eggs. There are many different methods for hard boiling them. If you are going to cook them on the stove-top, then we recommend boiling them for about 12-15 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. This will help to peel them really easily.
Using a slotted or wooden spoon, gently lower them into the water. Boil them for about 12-15 minutes, then drain the water. After, transfer them quickly into ice-cold water and let them sit in for about 1-3 minutes. The cold water shock will stop the cooking process, and also make them peel very easily.
Can you boil eggs in the Instant Pot?
Absolutely! If you have an Instant Pot, we highly recommend cooking them that way. It’s actually our favorite way of boiling them since they always come out perfect and are extremely easy to peel.
You can check how to cook perfect hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot with our video instructions.
How to make Classic deviled eggs?
This popular appetizer is very easy and fun to make. Once you boiled them perfectly and cooled, it’s a breeze to make this recipe. Also, watch the recipe video attached and see how easy this recipe is!
- Simply slice your eggs in half lengthwise, scoop out the yolks into a small bowl.
- Then, smash the yolk with a fork, and add mayonnaise relish, mustard, salt, pepper, and the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix everything together until the ingredients are smooth and creamy.
- Taste the mixture to your liking. If needed add some extra salt or more relish.
- Lastly, using a spoon, scoop out some of the mixtures and place them back into the egg white.
- Sprinkle a little paprika for the perfect finish!
- It’s best to refrigerate before serving.
Recipe flavor variations
Our recipe is the best classic one you can find. However, you can play with flavor variation by making this recipe sweeter, spicier, more savory, etc. For example, you could add additional ingredients such as bacon, avocado, chives, shallot, cajun spices, jalapeño, goat cheese or Feta cheese.
In addition, herbs can be added to it, such as dill, basil, or parsley. Adding herbs also make them look more festive and appealing.
How to store Deviled Eggs?
If you are short of time, you can boil the eggs up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Similarly, the filling can be made up to 2 days in advance but should be properly stored. It’s best to store the filling in an airtight container with plastic wrap pressed onto the surface in the refrigerator.
Similarly, if you have leftover, transfer them to an airtight container and make sure it’s covered tightly. Then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Best Ever Deviled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
- 2 tablespoons pickle relish (or 1 dill pickle, diced)
- 2 tablespoons pickle juice
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (plus extra for garnishing)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 2 tablespoons green onions (finely diced)
- Kosher salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
- Bacon Crumbs
- Diced green onions or chives
- Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water. Boil for about 13-15 minutes, then remove from heat and place or rinse under cold water for at least 5 minutes.
- Peel the eggs and then cut them in half, lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and place in a bowl.
- Stir together with a fork the yolks and the rest of the ingredients till smooth.
- Use a spoon to add a portion of the mixture back into the hole of each egg white. Or add the mixture to a piping bag fitted with the star tip and pipe into the egg white wells.
- Sprinkle on paprika, diced green onion and bacon crumbs for garnish.