Our Classic Deviled Eggs recipe is an easy recipe with just a few simple ingredients like mayo, mustard, paprika and of course the perfect hard-boiled eggs! Perfect for Easter, potlucks or other parties or gatherings!
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We’ve all been to the parties and potlucks where someone brings deviled eggs, right? I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for them! I absolutely love them. But, for whatever reason, I don’t make them all that often.
If I had to guess, I would say it’s because they look like they would be time-consuming and hard to make. Well, this just couldn’t be more wrong! If you thought this same thing, then do I have a treat for you today.
This is the easiest and quickest, delicious deviled egg recipe! It is seriously so simple, and in no time you have the perfect deviled eggs for your next potluck or social gathering.
What are Deviled Eggs?
Simply put, deviled eggs are eggs that have been hard-boiled and have then had the cooked yolk removed from them by cutting them in half and carefully taking out the yolk.
After the yolk is removed, it is used to create a delicious filling (typically using mayo and mustard), that is then put back into the leftover opening in each egg half.
- 6 large hard-boiled eggs
- 2 tablespoons real mayo
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chives for garnish
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How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Making the perfect hard-boiled eggs is an important step in making the best-deviled eggs. Sometimes, this can be the trickiest part, because you don’t want to boil them too long, but you most definitely don’t want to boil them for not enough time.
Here is how I suggest going about boiling your eggs so that they are perfect every time.
- To start off, put your eggs in a pot of water. Then, cover the pot with a lid right away and put it on the stove on high heat.
- Bring the water to a boil with the eggs inside. Once the water has reached a boil, leave the eggs on for 1-2 minutes. Then remove them from the heat, leaving the lid on the entire time. Let them sit in this hot water for about 10 more minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove them from the warm water, and put them into an ice bath. You can create an ice bath by filling a bowl with cold water and ice cubes. Let them chill for a while, then peel them immediately.
Lately, I have been obsessed with making my hardboiled eggs in the Instant Pot! They come out perfect every single time and the shell peels off super easily! Check out my step-to-step guide on How to Make Hardboiled Eggs in the Instant Pot and let me know what you think!
How to Make Deviled Eggs
- Cut your hardboiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks
- Mash the yolks along with your other ingredients until everything is well mixed.
- Fill the egg whites with the mixture
- Garnish with chives.
Toppings for Deviled Eggs
This is where things can get fun! If you aren’t a fan of just your good ‘ol classic deviled eggs, then you can certainly get creative and top them off with other fun ingredients. And really, the options are endless.
Some of my favorite things to do are to add bacon or jalapeños as a topping! They add a nice additional flavor. You could also try adding different seasonings to the filling mixture, such as Ranch.
- It all starts with the egg! Make sure to read the above section on how to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs. This is a game-changer when it comes to making deviled eggs.
- Using a pastry bag or a plastic bag and cutting off the tip is the best way for filling your eggs. I highly recommend this. You could try to use a spoon but it won’t turn out looking as nice and usually makes for a huge mess.
- Find yourself an egg platter to hold your eggs! Seriously this thing is a lifesaver when making deviled eggs, and the best part is that you can store the eggs in thereafter they are filled and serve them in the egg platter as well. You can find them super cheap, too!
- Make sure to serve the deviled eggs nice and cold. If they are sitting out (such as a potluck) it’s a good idea to have them sitting over ice. This will keep them nice and cold.
You are going to love the ease that this recipe provides you to make a classic deviled egg recipe!
These are the perfect healthy snack or dish to pass at a potluck or gathering. Plus, they can be fun to make because you can get really creative with them.
If you thought deviled eggs were too hard to make, think again! This recipe just made them easy peasy.
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Classic Deviled Eggs
- 6 large hardboiled eggs
- 2 tbsp real mayo
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- chives for garnish
- Cut the hard boiled eggs in half, lengthwise. Use a small spoon to scoop out the yolk into a mixing bowl. Set aside the whites for later use.
- Mash the yolks along with the mayo, dijon mustard plus salt and pepper. Once it's well mixed, fill a pastry bag with a Wilton 4B tip and pipe the mixture into the egg whites.
- After you have filled the eggs, you can garnish with chives.