When it comes to finger foods, traditional deviled eggs are always a win.
And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic, I’ve found that the best deviled eggs have a little bit more zing, thanks to addictive pimento cheese folded into the filling for a sensational flavor that keeps everyone coming back for more!
A Favorite Recipe and a Southern Staple
Deviled eggs are a favorite recipe around our house and a Southern staple. You can’t go to a Southern gathering without deviled eggs.
They are great for any kind of gathering such as Easter dinner, Christmas, or any time in between.
We had a lady at our church who would bring them for potlucks, and you had to line up early just to make sure they didn’t run out!
A Fun Southern Twist on the Iconic Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe
In the South, pimento cheese is one of those heavenly things you don’t realize is a Southern thing. But rest assured, addictive pimento cheese, which you can find at grocery stores, is something you shouldn’t miss.
Easy classic recipes like deviled eggs are perfect for beginners looking to make appetizers or bring a tray for a potluck. If you combine pimento cheese with egg yolks, you’re going to create a stampede for your creation.
Stand back…and before you do, be sure you grab a few of them to stuff in your cheeks because you’re not going to want to miss out!
Ingredients For Southern Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
You only need a few ingredients for pimento cheese deviled eggs. If you really want to make things easy, purchase the eggs hard-boiled, and you can shave off quite a bit of prep time.
- Pimento cheese
- Small jar of pimentos
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How to Make Simple and Delicious Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
The best part of making this delicious appetizer is that it only involves simple ingredients.
For this recipe, you can either boil the eggs at home or purchase them already hard-boiled. I bought them for this recipe to make things a little easier.
Prepping the eggs first makes the recipe go more quickly.
Once you cook them, place eggs into cold water. Even better, use a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking further. You don’t want your yolks to get too dried out.
You can then peel eggs and slice them lengthwise in half.
Scoop the yolks out into a medium bowl and arrange the egg whites in a single layer on your tray.
Mash the egg yolks with a fork. Then, add some mayonnaise. I used Duke’s for this recipe.
You can use a food processor for this step, but I like to use a fork because I like a little bit of lumpiness in my deviled eggs.
Next, add the mustard, pimento cheese, and salt to the bowl and mix well.
For this recipe, I used store-bought pimento cheese, but you can also use homemade.
Either spoon the egg filling into each cooked egg half or add the pimento cheese mixture to a large Ziplock bag, cut a tiny hole out of the corner at the bottom, and pipe it out.
Sprinkle some paprika on top.
Add a few pimentos to the top of the eggs for a garnishment.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until you are ready to eat.
How to Store Pimento Cheese Eggs
Store the eggs in an airtight container and refrigerate. The eggs will last three to four days in the refrigerator.
Deviled eggs are a great recipe because you can add some variety here and there. Here are a few ideas of ingredients you can add.
- Green onions
- Dollop of hot sauce
- Red pepper flakes
- Pinch of black pepper
- Make the recipe with Dijon mustard.
- Fresh dill
- Add a little sweet onion.
- Add some Worcestershire sauce for a bit of a deeper flavor.
- Sweet pickle relish
- Green olives
- Crispy bacon
More Delicious Side Dishes
If you’re planning for the holiday season, these are some of the best recipes that go along with the pimento cheese deviled eggs.
- The original deviled eggs recipe
- Baked corn casserole
- Copycat Ruth’s Chris sweet potatoes
- Old-fashioned English pea salad
- Jiffy corn pudding
- Moist Jiffy cornbread
- Homemade pimento cheese from Southern Bite
When you want to pull out all the Southern charm, you need to make pimento cheese deviled eggs. Trust me when I say these will be a big hit wherever and whenever you serve them.
The printable recipe card below has all the full details about the recipe and measurements so you can make this spectacular starter for friends and family right away!
- 12 hard-boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I used Duke's)
- 1 Tablespoon Mustard
- 1/2 cup Pimento cheese
- Pinch of Paprika
- 4 ounce jar of diced pimentos to garnish the tops
- Cook your eggs and allow them to cool. (Or, purchase precooked hard-boiled eggs).
- Slice the eggs in half and gently place the yolks in a medium mixing bowl. Crush the yolks with a fork.
- Next, add the mayonnaise, mustard, and pimento cheese and mix well.
- Spoon the mixture back into the egg halves or pipe mixture into the eggs.
- Top with some paprika and diced pimentos.
If you top the eggs with pimentos, dry them off first, because they've been sitting in liquid.
If you want to pipe the mixture into the eggs, scoop it into a Ziplock plastic bag and cut off a small corner. (Start off with a small hole and mark it larger if needed).
Squeeze the mixture into the eggs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is approximate.
Hi there! I’m Julie Pollitt from ‘Back To My Southern Roots.’ My love for cooking started way back on my grandparents’ farm in Tennessee. Those sunny days, the smell of biscuits in the oven, and all the family fun really sparked my passion for cooking. On my blog, I share more than just recipes – they’re like stories from my life, full of Southern warmth and homey goodness. The best part? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a kitchen pro, you’ll find my recipes super easy to whip up. So, come on, pull up a chair, and let’s make some delicious memories!