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Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

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This is easily the BEST recipe for deviled eggs. You’ll be amazed how a few simple ingredients can give you such a bold flavor! A must-make for any gathering and sure to become your go-to appetizer recipe.

classic recipe for deviled eggs on a white serving plate

Recipe Features:

  • Make-Ahead
  • Easily Customizable
  • Difficulty: EASY

It’s true that deviled eggs are labeled as the Easter appetizer recipe. However, we don’t limit when we make these little gems! They can be found on our party table all year long, and for good reason!

This recipe could not be easier. All you need are hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, spices, and a secret ingredient- Hot Sauce! A quick mix up of the filling and you’re ready to roll. Oh, AND these can be made in advance!

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Deviled Eggs Ingredients

Even though there is hot sauce in the filling, this recipe is surprisingly mild. My sensitive 12 year old inhaled a few and didn’t blink an eyelash. Although, I’m sure they could be more spicy depending on the brand you reach for.

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika

I’ve used the method from Simply Recipes to boil our eggs for years. They turn out perfectly every single time.

A few ingredient notes, I highly recommend using Dijon mustard in this recipe. However, you could also use yellow mustard. Both produce different flavors that are equally delicious.

Filling too dry? Add a tad more mayo. Egg size can very which means you might need a little more or little less. Don’t be afraid to add small spoonful’s in to get that creamy texture.

ingredients for hoemmade deviled eggs in a bowl

How to Make Deviled Eggs:

  1. Peel the hard boiled eggs, being sure not to leave any shell pieces behind.
  2. Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon to remove the yolk to a small mixing bowl. Set the whites aside.
  3. Crumble the yolks.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce.
  5. Mash with a spoon or fork and mix until smooth.
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Spoon or pipe roughly 1 tablespoon of the filling into each egg half.
  8. Sprinkle the tops with paprika, if desired, and serve.
deviled eggs placed onto a white plate

Recipe Tips and FAQs

Here is the deal, we really love this recipe as written, but there are a few variations we like to make as well! This has to be one of the easiest recipes to customize. Use whet you have on hand to give them a fun twist!

  • No mayo? No problem! Substitute with a ripe mashed avocado.
  • Need more heat? Mix in some diced pickled jalapeno or top with a jalapeno slice.
  • You can never go wrong with a handful of crumbled bacon in the filling.
  • Stir in pickle relish OR pickle juice! This is a southern style deviled egg that we’ve grown especially fond of.

How to Make Deviled Eggs in Advance

These classic deviled eggs can be made up to THREE days in advance! Hard boil the eggs and create the filling. Keep both items stored separately in an air tight container (affiliate). Assemble just before serving.

What to do with Leftovers

We love to take leftover eggs, on the rare occasion that they haven’t been devoured, and turn them into egg salad sandwiches. I mash the deviled eggs in a bowl and add more mayo or mustard if needed.

how to make classic deviled eggs

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The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe

The BEST Deviled Eggs Recipe

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is easily the BEST recipe for deviled eggs. You’ll be amazed how a few simple ingredients can give you such a bold flavor! A must-make for any gathering and sure to become your go-to appetizer recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen large hard boiled eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayo, or more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika, optional

Instructions

  1. Peel the hard boiled eggs, being sure not to leave any shell pieces behind.
  2. Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon to remove the yolk to a small mixing bowl. Set the whites aside.
  3. Crumble the yolks.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce.
  5. Mash with a spoon or fork and mix until smooth.
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Spoon or pipe roughly 1 tablespoon of the filling into each egg half.
  8. Sprinkle the tops with paprika, if desired, and serve.

Notes

  • I’ve used the method from Simply Recipes to boil our eggs for years. They turn out perfectly every single time.
  • A few ingredient notes, I highly recommend using Dijon mustard in this recipe. However, you could also use yellow mustard. Both produce different flavors that are equally delicious.
  • Filling too dry? Add a tad more mayo. Egg size can very which means you might need a little more or little less. Don’t be afraid to add small spoonful’s in to get that creamy texture.

How to Make Deviled Eggs in Advance

These classic deviled eggs can be made up to THREE days in advance! Hard boil the eggs and create the filling. Keep both items stored separately in an air tight container (affiliate). Assemble just before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 egg half
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
This is easily the BEST recipe for deviled eggs. You'll be amazed how a few simple ingredients can give you such a bold flavor! A must-make for any gathering and sure to become your go-to appetizer recipe.
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