The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe

This classic Deviled Eggs recipe is easy to make, incredibly delicious and is a total crowd pleaser! A creamy, tangy filling is the key to the best deviled eggs and this recipe certainly delivers! One of our all time favorite party appetizer recipes!

Love easy appetizers? Try these Stuffed Mushrooms, Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels and this gorgeous Charcuterie Board!

rimmed white serving tray with 12 deviled eggs on it. Eggs have been garnished with paprika and there is a yellow napkin in the corner.

Deviled Eggs are one of those classic appetizers that appeal to all ages and are perfect for every celebration: holidays, game days, BBQs, you name it! There are always among the first to disappear and a favorite with friends and family.

What Are Deviled Eggs?

Deviled eggs are one of the most popular handheld foods for parties. They consist of hard boiled eggs that have been cut in half with the yolks removed. The yolks are mixed with mayonnaise, typically, along with mustard and optional other ingredients including relish or pickles, hot sauce, vinegar, salt and/or pepper.

The creamy filling is then spooned back into the egg whites and topped with a dusting of paprika.

For fancier presentation, consider piping the filing with your favorite piping tip.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Quick to assemble. One of my favorite tricks for easy deviled eggs is to pipe the filling. It makes quick work of that somewhat labor-intensive process and is much neater than spooning the filling. You can use an open round tip for a traditional look or a star tip for a fancier presentation like we did in this Bacon Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs recipe.
  • Fabulous flavor. There is something undeniably delicious when it comes to this deviled egg recipe. The filling is lusciously creamy with flavor notes from the hot sauce and optional relish. Super simple, super delish.
  • Great for parties. Deviled egg recipes are perfect for parties and game day celebrations because they’re easy to hold and eat. The recipe can easily be double or tripled for a crowd.
  • A hit with kids and adults. I’m frequently entertaining for families which means that I need appetizers that work for all generations. This classic deviled eggs recipe is so delicious that it appeals to all ages.
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Party Food

Party food is the BEST and these yummy, classic deviled eggs are always on our list of appetizers to make. Here are some more of our favorite appetizers to serve at parties:

  1. Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels
  2. Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. Jalapeño Popper Bites
  4. Ham and Cheese Sliders
  5. Pico de Gallo

Deviled Eggs Recipe Ingredients

I love that this easy deviled eggs recipe calls for mostly pantry ingredients. It’s awesome that you can whip up a batch any time the craving strikes. As always, you can find the full printable recipe with complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need:

  • hard boiled eggs – grab the large eggs and use one of my methods below to hard boil them. Older eggs (more than a week old) are typically easier to peel.
  • mayonnaise – this is the creamy component of the filling. Plain Greek yogurt or Miracle Whip can be substituted but the flavor will change.
  • yellow mustard – Dijon mustard can also be used here but I do love the bright yellow that of yellow mustard that really makes the filling pop.
  • dill pickle relish – this is an optional ingredient but one that is really delicious to add to the deviled egg filling. Sweet relish or one dill pickle diced will also work.
  • hot sauce – I used Frank’s Hot Sauce but use your favorite brand.
  • white vinegar – adds a nice tang to the creamy filling.
  • ground black pepper – freshly ground for the best flavor.
  • sweet paprika – this is for garnish and is optional but the contrast and flavor are really good

Older eggs are recommended for hard-boiling since they are typically easier to peel.

How To Make Deviled Eggs

  1. Peel hard boiled eggs and slice in half.
  2. Scoop out the egg yolks and add them to a small bowl. Set the whites aside. 
  3. Mash up the egg yolks until no large pieces remain.
  4. Mix in the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, relish, hot sauce, vinegar, and black pepper. 
  5. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill each egg white with the filling mixture. 
  6. Sprinkle each egg with paprika. 
  7. Chill until ready to serve. 
six image collage showing step by step how to make deviled eggs.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are the first step in this deviled eggs recipe. There are so many methods to make hard boiled eggs but here are three that I use quite often:

Stovetop Hard Boiled Eggs

Place eggs in a deep pot and cover with at least an inch of cold water. Bring the water to a hard boil over high heat. Add a teaspoon of baking soda (or vinegar) to the pot, place the lid on the pot and remove from heat. is to cover eggs in a pot of cold water and heat them till boiling. Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes (for hard boiled) and then carefully transfer eggs (using a slotted spoon) to an ice bath for 10 minutes to stop the cooking process.

How Long To Boil Eggs For Deviled Eggs

I do the full 12 minutes for deviled eggs but here is a chart for reference:

  • Soft Boiled – 6 minutes
  • Medium-Soft Boiled – 8 minutes
  • Medium Boiled – 10 minutes
  • Hard Boiled – 12 minutes

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Place the wire rack in the bottom of your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Place your eggs in a single layer on the rack. Cook for 5 minutes on manual setting followed by a 5 minute manual release. Place eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes.

Oven Hard Boiled Eggs

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Add eggs to a muffin tin and bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how done you want the eggs. (30 minutes for hard boiled) Remove them from the oven and carefully transfer to an ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes.

close up of deviled eggs on a white tray with a beaded edge dusted with paprika.

Storage Information

Store any leftover deviled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Deviled eggs should not be frozen.

Deviled Eggs Recipe FAQs

Can I make these deviled eggs ahead of time?

Yes! These eggs can be made up to 2 days in advance. Keep the egg whites wrapped in plastic wrap and place the filling in a separate, airtight, ziploc bag. Remove as much air as possible from the plastic bag to keep the filling as fresh as possible. Store both the egg whites and the filling in the refrigerator until ready to prepare and serve.

How long can I leave these deviled eggs out when serving? 

When serving the eggs at room temperature they should be left out no longer than 2 hours. If it is during the summer and you are outside, no more than 30 minutes before refrigerating again.

Should deviled eggs be eaten warm or cold?

For food safety deviled eggs should always be eaten cold. If the eggs don’t feel cold to the touch, they should be disposed of.

Trish’s Tips and Tricks

  • Older eggs are recommended for hard-boiling since they are typically easier to peel. Go for at least 1 week old eggs.
  • The eggs can be hard boiled up to 2 days in advance. Make up the filling and keep separately until the day of serving.
  • Keep the deviled eggs refrigerated right up until ready to serve and then monitor the temperature closely. You really don’t want to leave the eggs out for more than 2 hours – and that’s inside in an air-conditioned environment.
  • For an extra creamy and smooth filling, use a mixer of food processor. Wait to stir in the relish until after everything has been mixed to your desired level of smoothness.

Recipe Variations

  • Deviled eggs with relish is a common way to enjoy this classic deviled eggs recipe but keep in mind that the relish can absolutely be omitted from the recipe, just as the hot sauce and vinegar can as well.
  • Swap out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt for a healthier take on this easy deviled egg recipe.
  • This recipe is a crowd-pleaser so definitely consider doubling or even tripling the recipe to feed a crowd!
top down look at half of a white platter topped with classic deviled eggs topped with paprika.

More Appetizer Recipes

  1. Veggie Pizza
  2. Air Fryer Pickles
  3. Pizza Dip
  4. Ham and Cheese Sliders
  5. Pico de Gallo
  6. Lemon Pepper Wings
  7. Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels
  8. Spinach Artichoke Dip
  9. Charcuterie Board
  10. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Bites

How To Make Deviled Eggs

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Deviled Eggs

This classic Deviled Eggs recipe is easy to make, incredibly delicious and is a crowd pleasing appetizer that everyone will enjoy! A creamy, tangy filling is the key to the best deviled eggs and this recipe certainly delivers! One of our all time favorite party appetizer recipes!

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Author Trish – Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs hard-boiled and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons dill pickle relish optional, can use 1 dill pickle diced instead
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce optional
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • sweet paprika for garnish

Instructions

  • Peel your hard boiled eggs and slice them in half. Scoop out the egg yolks and add them to a small bowl. Set the whites aside.

  • Use a fork to mash up the egg yolks until no large pieces remain. Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, dill pickle relish, hot sauce, vinegar, and black pepper.

  • Use a spoon or piping bag to fill each egg white with the filling mixture.

  • Sprinkle each egg with paprika.

  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Store any leftover deviled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Deviled eggs should not be frozen.
  • Tip: Older eggs are recommended for hard-boiling since they are typically easier to peel. Go for at least 1 week old eggs.
  • See the post above for three methods for hard boiling eggs.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg