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The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs are one of those foods that you love to see on the table around the holidays, or at pot lucks. This is a classic recipe and I think it’s the best deviled eggs recipe because it’s so simple and delicious.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs on a white plate.

We loved deviled eggs around here and when I made this recipe the other day my son was thrilled because he knew he’d get to eat a bunch of them.

When we have potlucks at church we always get so excited to see them. And, they are almost always the first food to disappear because everyone loves them.

I’ve seen deviled eggs made so many different ways, and they are all fantastic. But, we grew up making them with only a few simple ingredients including mayo and mustard.

They are super duper easy to make and always turn out tasty and creamy.

Deviled eggs on a white plate.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Deviled Eggs?

  • Eggs
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Paprika
  • Salt

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do You Make Deviled Eggs?

  1. Boil the eggs, allow them to cool, and peel them.
  2. Slice the eggs in half and add the yolks to a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Mash the egg yolks with a fork.
  4. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, and salt and mix until well blended.
  5. Scoop the mixture into a baggie and cut off one corner.
  6. Squeeze the mixture back into the egg whites.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.
Five deviled eggs on a plate.

Tips for deviled eggs:

  • Make sure you boil the eggs completely. I bring the water to a full rolling boil, remove the pan from the burner, place the lid on top, and let them sit for 12 minutes.
  • Place the eggs in a large bowl of ice and water and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Start peeling the eggs while running them under cold water. If you get an egg or two that doesn’t want to peel easily, don’t worry because they will still taste great and no one will look at the bottom of the egg (they will be too worried about getting it into their mouth)!
  • Once you peel and slice the eggs, gently turn them over and let the yolks fall into the bowl.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Cooked egg yolks in a glass bowl.

Once you’ve boiled the eggs and let them cool, peel them and cut them in half.

Add the yolks to a medium-sized bowl and use a fork to mash them into small pieces.

Cooked egg yolks, mustard, and mayonnaise in a glass bowl.

Next, add the mustard, mayonnaise, and salt, and mix well.

I used plain mustard, but you can use dijon if you’d like a little bit more of a kick. Spicy mustard is also a great choice for this recipe.

I always take a little taste before I add them to the whites, to make sure I like the flavor. You can always add a little more mayo or mustard if needed.

Mixed deviled eggs in a glass bowl.

Once you’ve mixed everything together, scoop it into a baggie and cut off one of the corners. You will be squeezing the egg mixture through the baggie.

Just snip off a small amount, because you don’t want too big of a hole or too much of the mixture will come out.

Adding the center of deviled eggs with a bag.

Squeeze the mixture into each egg white.

Deviled eggs on a white platter.

Top the eggs with a little bit of paprika and you’re all done.

Deviled eggs sitting on a plate.

Can I make the eggs in advance?

Yes, you can make the eggs the day before, just be sure to keep them in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Ideas for garnishing deviled eggs

  • Crumbled bacon
  • Sriracha
  • Cilantro
  • Black olives
  • Green olives
  • Black pepper
  • Small bits of ham
  • Jalapeños

Recipes that go well with eggs:

The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Check out the deviled eggs recipe below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a very easy recipe and I know you’ll love it.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your eggs on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Deviled eggs on a white plate.

The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Deviled eggs are one of those foods that you love to see on the table around the holidays or at pot lucks. This is a classic recipe and I think it's the best deviled eggs recipe because it's so simple and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of paprika

Instructions

  1. Boil the eggs, allow them to cool, and peel them.
  2. Cut the eggs in half and add the cooked yolks to a bowl.
  3. Next, mash the yolks with a fork until they are crumbly.
  4. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, and salt and mix well.
  5. Scoop the mixture into a baggie and snip off one corner.
  6. Squeeze the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites.
  7. Sprinkle paprika on top and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate.

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