Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite!

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

Deviled eggs are a year-round favorite and a definite must for family suppers and holidays in my house! At most every gathering, you’ll find deviled eggs gracing the table.

They are popular for Easter and other holidays, as well as summer picnics and potlucks. No matter where they are served, they are always a favorite menu item.  And it seems always hard for people to eat just a couple of them – at least it is for me!

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

There are so many ways to make deviled eggs. Some have relish, others add vinegar or mustard.  But I make mine the way my grandmother and mother always made them. And I think these are so good because they are simple and classic and perfect anytime.

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

How to Make the Best Deviled Eggs

Hard Boil the Eggs
To make my Perfect Deviled Eggs, you’ll start with hard boiled eggs. There are a few ways to make them.

Peel the Eggs
Next, after you’ve made your boiled eggs with the method you prefer, you’ll peel them. I give some tips for easy peeling with each of those methods.

Chill the Eggs
After you peel them, you will want to chill them for at least an hour to overnight.  Place the peeled eggs in a bowl, cover them tightly, and place them in the refrigerator. This is important because they are much easier to slice when they are cold. I generally do this the night before or even a couple of days before I am going to make my deviled eggs.

Slice the Eggs
Then you will slice the cold eggs lengthwise. Perfect!

Remove the Yolks
Next, you remove the yolks from each egg half and place into a bowl. Place the white halves of the eggs on your egg plate and set aside.

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Mash the Yolks
Then, you just grab a fork and mash the yolks into little crumbles.

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Add Ingredients to Yolks
Next you add in your favorite mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

Then stir the mixture until creamy.

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Spoon Egg Mixture into Whites
Finally, you will grab two spoons for the quickest way to fill your deviled eggs. After you’ve filled the eggs, place them in the refrigerator until serving.

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Pipe Egg Mixture into Whites
You can also make more decorative deviled eggs if you wish. If using this method to fill your eggs, you will need to put your egg yolk mixture back in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Then, spoon the egg mixture into a pastry bag and use a decorator tip to pipe the mixture into your egg whites. Again, make sure to refrigerate until ready to serve.
Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com
Serve the Classic Deviled Eggs
I enjoy using my deviled egg plates to serve them. It definitely keeps them from sliding around and makes for a pretty presentation, don’t you think?
Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com
Ways to Serve Deviled Eggs
You can eat deviled eggs with so many other foods and for so many occasions, but here are a few of my favorite foods to partner with them and times to serve them.
Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com
Here’s my family recipe for classic deviled eggs. I think you are going to love them!
Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com
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5 from 3 votes

Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, showers, and other events. Get this family favorite deviled eggs recipe you are sure to love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs hard boiled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Chill your hard-boiled eggs for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Slice eggs in half and remove yolk to a bowl.
  • Mash yolks with a fork until all crumbled.
  • Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to egg yolks and mix well.
  • Spoon egg yolk mixture into egg white.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Differences in Deviled Eggs
Each family has their favorite recipe for deviled eggs. One of my aunts would say you can’t serve them without a dusting of paprika, while another aunt would say absolutely no to the paprika, but would include relish in hers. But my Mother and Grandmother both made them exactly like this recipe. And to me, that’s the way they taste best.

Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, holidays, potlucks, picnics and more. This simple and classic deviled eggs recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

Enjoy!
Robyn x

37 comments on “Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe”

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  2. My family LOVES deviled eggs! This is basically how I make mine, but I also add just a tad of dill pickle juice, and if I’m really feeling like showing some love, I dice up some crispy bacon and stir it into the yolk mixture. Yummy! I think I’ve just decided to add deviled eggs to our Thanksgiving menu!

  3. I love that you don’t add anything “weird” {ha} to your deviled eggs… this is how they are meant to be made. 🙂 So good.

  4. My husband loves these and I keep forgetting to make some. I’ve never made any and you show how easy it really is. Thank you!

  5. My family always liked having Deviled Eggs, especially Marcia. I make mine like both your aunts, I add pickle relish and top ’em off with paprika!

  6. I add a teaspoon of regular yellow mustard to the mixture. Everybody always raves about my deviled eggs! (Although I call them “angel-ed” eggs for our church potlucks.)

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  9. I make mine with a block of cream cheese and mayo. I pipe it into a large tip pastry bag and top off with a sliced pimento olive. It makes a beautiful presentation , oops ! forgot to mention , salt to taste.

  10. This is a lot like mine. I add a tad of mustard and diced homemade sweet pickles. Between my husband and his two brothers, they ate 8 1/2 dozen deviled eggs in 2 days when the brothers came in to help settle an estate. Their wives refuse to make them for them so I gave them their fix. Needless to say, our house needed fumigated. I’m not sure how the plane ride went for everyone else when they left. Lol

  11. Love ‘simple’ deviled eggs. I use half regular salt and half celery salt and of course mayo ~ they are really good. I love the idea of using a zip lock bag to fill the eggs ~ thanks! .

  12. How are they “deviled” if you don’t add hot sauce? I do mayo, mustard, dill pickle relish, and hot sauce (Frank’s or tabasco).

  13. So easy and yet so good. Classic picnic food that goes fast. I added a tad of dijon mustard. Fantastic! This one’s a definite keeper.

  14. This is exactly how I make them but my family has to have the red stuff….that’s what they call paprika…lol even my 4 year-old granddaughter has to have it. I clicked on your recipe because I’ve always thought I should do more with deviled eggs…thanks for sharing this. Now I know I’m not alone lol.

  15. With my deviled eggs, I like to add either a few drops of tabasco or truffle oil.

  16. We had a funny deviled egg experience at of all things -the wake after my grandmother’s funeral.
    People kept streaming to the house all morning bringing tons of food -good food my grandmother lived in Mississippi and they can cook!
    Anyway it seems like every other person that came by brought deviled eggs and another dish. By the time we got back from the funeral, there were 13 dozen deviled eggs. It got to be really funny, putting them in the fridge was pretty hard though, because you can’t stack them.
    We made it a rule, no one could eat lunch unless they took at least one deviled egg.
    It was a good laugh to have on an otherwise truly sad day.

  17. LOVE that you make them w/out mustard… I can’t stand the mustard ones so I never dare try anyone else’s besides my moms……….who makes them the “right” way 🙂

  18. I am very easy to please. If you make your own or almost any type, I’llbe at the table!

  19. I really can’t believe no one here uses the old fashioned recipe with a shot of vinegar apple cider vinegar

    • I do sometimes. That’s how I was taught to make them. Miracle whip, yellow mustard, vinegar, paprika on top. Now I can’t have the vinegar so I through in some sugar.

  20. How many minutes do you usually mix. I’m new to cooking and it seems no matters how long i mix the yolks and mayo never turns out creamy? Any suggestions or advice 

  21. I use Sabra hummus in mine in place of mayo. The different is awesome.

  22. Family recipe growing up was exactly the way you showed….always great. I think I have tried all those versions suggested and all are acceptable. Recently I’ve started adding caper juice, a little more salty. They are nice for garnishing along with paprika. For several years now I have used the tubing method. I just dump everything into the zip lock and knead, snip the corner off the bag and you are ready to go. No waste, easy clean-up. Yum 

    • Hi Connie,
      Isn’t it great that recipes bring back such good memories? I always loved watching my grandmother and mother make these deviled eggs. Thanks for the tips on how you make yours. xo

  23. Sometimes I add a can of potted meat or deviled ham to my eggs.

  24. I make very similar but instead of mustard I use curry powder.   My son-in-law loves them

  25. What a delicious looking recipe, thank you for sharing! Definitely making this the next time I head to the store.

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