20 Best Deviled Egg Recipes
From classic to creative, get egg-cited with these different deviled egg recipes.
For many of us, the best part of any holiday is the finger food! And when it comes to Easter, that means in-season crudités and dips, puff pastry bites and tarts, Easter cheese balls and ALL things eggs, especially classic, creamy deviled eggs.
Eggs are always the Easter star in more ways than one (traditional deviled eggs, colored Easter eggs, Easter bread with eggs), but there's just something about the deviled version that's hard to pass up. They're an easy-to-make app so many of us love and the best part about them is, you can make them ahead of time and simply serve a tray of indulgent deviled eggs to guests once they arrive. And these 20 best deviled egg recipes with different fillings run the gamut from traditional to over-the-top creative, so you'll never run out of inspiration.
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How to Make Deviled Eggs
Basically, deviled eggs refer to hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut into half lengthwise and then filled with a mixture made with egg yolks along with other ingredients (which usually include mustard and mayonnaise).
Deviled eggs recipes are super versatile however and more often than not, you can make the filling with the ingredients of your preference. Deviled eggs are usually served cold as a side dish, as an Easter appetizer or even as part of a main course buffet during Easter dinners and other gatherings that warrant them.
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How Long to Boil Eggs
Since the main ingredient for deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs, we'll need to make sure your eggs are boiled right. Start off by placing the uncooked eggs in a pot and then cover them with enough cold water such that the water is at least an inch or two above the eggs.
Bring the water to a full boil, before switching off the heat. Let the pot remain on the hot burner, cover it and then let the eggs cook for 10 to 12 minutes before removing them from the pot. Run cold water over the cooked eggs and then once cooled, you can peel them.
Tip: The easiest way to peel them is to roll the cooked eggs gently but firmly over the countertop (with your palms pressing down), and the shell will crack in a few places. Once the shell is cracked, it'll be easier to remove the shell.
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Best Deviled Egg Recipes
Whether you're making deviled eggs for a holiday like Easter, a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday or other spring event, there's no beating these different deviled egg recipes. This unique collection has a bit of everything deviled egg fans usually look for: decadence, heartiness and flavor.
Choose from Avocado Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs, Masala Deviled Eggs, Fiery Bacon Deviled Eggs, BBQ Deviled Eggs—even Martha Stewart's Miso Sriracha Deviled Eggs—when it comes to presenting a platter full of Easter-worthy eggs to your guests.
Browse through these easy deviled eggs, make sure you pin your favorites and let's get ready for spring!
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Avocado, lime and cilantro lend these updated deviled eggs zesty appeal.
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Easiest Deviled Eggs
Everyone loves deviled eggs and even if you have no clue how to make them, don't get discouraged. Parade Chef Jon Ashton is here to show you how to cook the perfect hard-boiled eggs, followed by a fool-proof method for peeling shells, a delicious deviled egg filling recipe and genius tips for how to garnish deviled eggs.
Maneet Chauhan's Masala Deviled Eggs
These eggs get an Indian twist with tandoori masala spices, radishes and cilantro.
These Are No Ordinary Deviled Eggs
Even if you're not the biggest fan of curry powder, you'll love what it brings to these deviled eggs. It gives them the perfect kick and does not overpower the eggs in any way—it really blends right in.
Rick Bayless's Creamy Jalapeño Deviled Eggs
Chef Rick Bayless gives deviled eggs a super creamy filling with Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and a spicy finish with pickled jalapeños.
Deviled Eggs from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Need a new appetizer to ring in the New Year? Yardbird Southern Table & Bar shared their famous recipe with Parade. It's a popular menu item, but now you can enjoy these treats at home.
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Hugh Acheson's Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Restauranteur and Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson gives deviled eggs a Southern makeover with a simple pimento cheese filling.
Alex Guarnaschelli's Fiery Bacon Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs from Iron Chef and Food Network celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli are a winning combo of sweet and heat, with cayenne pepper and caramelized bacon. Courtesy of McCormick.
The Blue Willow Inn’s Deviled Eggs
These sunny ovals are so treasured in the South—no church supper or holiday party is complete without them—that deviled egg plates are prized family heirlooms.
Butternut Squash Deviled Eggs
These Butternut Squash Deviled Eggs are a little lower in fat than typical deviled eggs since mashed butternut squash helps to provide the filling. No one will know there is anything different about them at all, except that they're completely delicious!
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
A classic Easter treat no one can resist! Plus pretty pimento slivers on top of deviled eggs make for the prettiest presentation.
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Herbed Deviled Eggs
What is Easter without deviled eggs? Jenny Park of spoonforkbacon.com likes to "give them a modern spin by brightening them up with fresh herbs and spices. They're also fun for the holidays because they look so fancy." Thanks to a little bit of hot sauce and dijon mustard, these go-to appetizers have a little extra kick.
Delicious Deviled Eggs with Anchovies
"These easy eggs are loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats. And they may just be the most delicious deviled eggs you’ll ever have," says The Next Iron Chef finalist Seamus Mullen. Anchovies make the creamy filling nice and salty and the rosemary adds a rich herbaceousness.
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
All the elements of a traditional smoked salmon platter are here—cream cheese, dill, capers and onion—and they combine together flawlessly in this hand-held appetizer bite.
Chipotle Deviled Eggs
Chipotle chiles and fresh cilantro give the filling in these deviled eggs a flavorful kick—once you sample one, you may find yourself boiling another dozen eggs just so you can make them again.
BBQ Deviled Eggs
These BBQ deviled eggs are a quick, easy addition to your game-day lineup. Barbecue sauce lends these easy deviled eggs smoky-sweet flavor.
Timothy Hollingsworth's Pickled Onion Deviled Eggs
Los Angeles chef Timothy Hollingsworth, first winner of the Netflix global cooking competition show The Final Table, makes quick-pickled onions to add zing to his parsley and thyme-seasoned deviled eggs.
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs are a simple, but memorable, appetizer The Vintage Church Cookbook. This twist on deviled eggs smartly trims prep time with an assist from prepared pimento cheese spread. Crank up the flavors with a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper before serving.
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Gavin Kaysen's Midwestern Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs
James Beard Award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen adds elegance to deviled eggs with smoked trout and trout roe. Pro tip: You can buy smoked trout at your local deli.
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Martha Stewart's Miso Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Wondering what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs you dyed and decorated for Easter? You can make deviled eggs, of course! Classic deviled eggs are delicious, but you can also get creative with inventive flavors. It’s really about what you mix with the egg yolk that will make it tastier. You can use chutney, mayonnaise, flavored mayonnaise, melted butter with fresh herbs in the egg yolk mixture—there are lots of different ways, according to queen Martha Stewart.
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