Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (2024)

There’s definitely more than one way to devil an egg, but this creamy and classic variation is the best deviled eggs recipe to get started with. There are also several (delicious) alternatives available, which I’ll share below (I love them all!).

Consider this your how to make deviled eggs 101—everything you need to know to make your devilish eggs everyone’s favorite.


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Best Deviled Egg Recipe Ingredients

For the best deviled eggs, you’ll want to use quality ingredients. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Eggs – Hard boil eggs for this recipe, or purchase them cooked and peeled from the store. If you do buy hard boiled eggs, make sure no preservatives have been added–they’ll add a funky taste.
  • Mayonnaise – Makes for a creamy base. Opt for high quality mayonnaise, we love the taste and flavor of Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayonnaise.
  • Dijon – Use dijon you find tasty enough to eat on its own. This adds a punch of flavor.

Deviled Eggs Variations

Eggs are easygoing. Even when they’re hard boiled, they get along with (almost) all other flavors. That makes it easy to get creative with flavor combos. Here are some fan favorites:

  1. Avocado deviled eggs use an avocado instead of mayonnaise as your creamy base.
  2. Bacon deviled eggs – crumbled bacon, chives, and of course cheddar are what make this one stand out.
  3. Jalapeno deviled eggs – more like jalapeno poppers, this recipe calls for cream cheese instead of mayo with an extra sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Spicy deviled eggsfor this variation, I always sprinkle extra seasoning on the egg white–spice in every bite.
  5. Relish deviled eggs – Mix 3 tablespoons of relish, 1/4 cup of diced red onions, and (optional!) 2 tablespoons of diced olives into the recipe below.
  6. Classic deviled eggs – classic deviled eggs are often made with mayonnaise, dijon, cayenne pepper, and salt. Check out my version below.
  7. Smoked salmon deviled eggs – my current fave, diced smoked salmon as well as dill and onions make these amazing.
  8. How to make deviled eggs without mayonnaise – Super easy! Just use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Or mash an avocado and use that instead.

Gourmet Deviled Egg Variations

Looking for something totally different? Here are a few fancier upgrades. These can be done to any of the deviled eggs above:

How to make smoked deviled eggs?

Toss your cooked and peeled eggs in the smoker for 30 minutes. It’ll add a beautiful brown exterior with a delicious smoky flavor.

How to make pickled deviled eggs?

Boil 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 3 cups of water in a large pot, and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Add 1 small peeled and cut in half beet and bring to a boil. Pour liquid and beet into a large heat-safe bowl, along with hard boiled/peeled eggs, and allow them to sit for 3 hours – overnight.

How to Make The Best Deviled Eggs

Prep your eggs, by hard boiling them, placing them in an ice bath, slicing them in half, and separating the egg whites from the yolks.

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Mash the yolks together with the mayonnaise, dijon, paprika, and salt.

Fill your egg whites with the yolk combo–this can be done with a spoon or with a piping bag. Sprinkle extra paprika on top.

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How to Make Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs?

The trickiest part of any deviled egg recipe is peeling the hard boiled eggs while keeping the whites intact. I’ll share a few tricks below, but the foolproof solution is to purchase hard boiled/peeled eggs from the store.

If that’s not an option, here are some tips that’ll make any batch of hard boiled eggs better than average…

  1. Older eggs – Use eggs that are close to their expiration date, rather than freshly plucked eggs.
  2. Boiling water – Instead of adding eggs to cold water, place them directly from the fridge into a pot of boiling water. Drop them in with tongs so the eggs don’t crack.

How Far In Advance Can I Make Deviled Eggs?

Deviled eggs are typically best fresh. However, they’ll last in the fridge for 2-3 days. One of my favorite ways to use up leftovers? Chop everything up, give it all a good stir and turn it into an egg salad.

Make ahead tip: Hard boil your eggs and make the filling. Keep them separate until just before they’re going on the party plater. Quickly fill, serve, and enjoy!

Are Deviled Eggs Healthy? Low Carb? Keto? Paleo?

Whether deviled eggs are “healthy” or not will depend on your nutritional goals here are the facts so you can decide:

  • Carbs: There are virtually no carbs in most deviled egg recipes unless you add sugar based ingredients (relish, I’m looking at you…). So yes, most deviled egg recipes are keto.
  • Fat + calories: Eggs and mayonnaise are both high in fat and calories–so if low cal is your goal, opt for another snack or keep your portions down.
  • Protein: eggs have a decent amount of protein in them, they’re one of my favorite high protein low carb snacks.
  • Paleo: Traditional deviled eggs (recipe below) are perfect for those on a paleo eating plan IF you use a paleo approved mayonnaise. Most variations (shared above) are paleo compliment, just keep in mind paleo means no dairy, and certain oils should be avoided.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips for success when it comes to making deviled eggs:

  1. Don’t overcook your eggs – the yolks will discolor, and the whites will be rubbery.
  2. Don’t use a serrated or dull knife – A serrated knife will leave ugly ridges, and a dull one will mush your whole egg. Use a regular, sharp paring or chef’s knife.
  3. If you’re struggling to mash the yolks, know you can always do this in a food processor for a silky smooth filling.

More Egg Recipes

  • Avocado Egg Salad
  • Spinach Frittata
  • Instant Pot Egg Bites
  • Souffle Omelette
  • Classic Frittata
  • Egg White Bites

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Servings :12 Whole Eggs

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time25 minutes mins

Total Time40 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

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Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil (keep your eggs in the fridge, this makes them easier to peel). Once boiling, transfer eggs directly from the fridge into the boiling water with a pair of tongs as gently as possible so they don't crack. Allow the water to come back to a gentle boil (gentle means you may need to turn down the stove), and allow the eggs to cook uncovered for 12 minutes. Meanwhile prep and ice bath.

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  • Use tongs to transfer eggs from the stove to the ice bath. Once cool enough to handle, peel, slice in half, and place the yolks in a large bowl.

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  • To the large bowl, add the mayonnaise, dijon, paprika, and salt. Mash the yolks into the mayonnaise and spices with the tines of a fork. If you're having trouble here, you can always incorporate these ingredients in a food processor.

  • Spoon the filling into each of the egg whites. Alternatively, you can put the yolk combo in a pipping bag. Sprinkle the tops with additional paprika, and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalTotal Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSodium: 223mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gNet Carbs: 0g

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  1. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (23)Nicole

    Hi. There is no link for #5 jalapeño deviled eggs. Would you be so kind to send? They look amazing and I want to surprise my hubby for our anniversary

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (24)Lindsey

      Just emailed you Nicole! (It’s temporarily down and I’m rephotographing as we speak!) Happy happy anniversary!

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      • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (25)Cathy Miller

        Can you email me the jalapeño deviled egg recipe also? I want to make it for our thanksgiving gathering this weekend… it sounds delicious and Can’t wait to try to make it! Thanks…

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        • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (26)Lindsey

          Hi Cathy! I just sent it to you, enjoy!!

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          • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (27)Renee

            Hello. Could you sent me the jalapeño deviled egg recipe as well? It looks delicious.

          • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (28)Lindsey

            Hi Renee! I actually just posted it, you can see it here! Enjoy!

          • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (29)Christen

            Can you email the jalapeño to me as well?

          • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (30)Lindsey

            Hi Christen! Here’s the recipe, hope you enjoy!

        • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (31)Angel

          Hello, can I please get the recipe for number 5. I can not access one.

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          • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (32)Lindsey

            Hello Angel!! please grab the recipe here happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (33)Stacy

    Hi, can you email me recipe for jalapeño deviled eggs?

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (34)Lindsey

      Hi Stacy! The recipe is live, grab it here, and enjoy!

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  3. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (35)Bethany

    I would love the jalapeño recipe.

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  4. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (37)Amanda

    Hey! Would you mind emailing me the jalapeño recipe, also? I’m in charge of the eggs for Thanksgiving this year, and these will be perfect!

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (38)Lindsey

      Ohhh awesome!! Hope you enjoy, please grab the recipe here and happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (39)christen

    Hi, could I get the recipe for #5 also? Thank you

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (40)Lindsey

      Hi there! You can grab the recipe here, enjoy!

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  6. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (41)Jeffrey E Moss

    While I love your 11 best deviled egg pictures, how do i get the recipe for each type of deviled egg. I pinned it, but don’t see recipe, thanks.

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (42)Lindsey

      Hello Jeffrey!? You can click on the recipe names with a gray highlight, It should lead you to each of the recipes. Hope this helps, Enjoy!?

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  7. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (43)Shonna

    Can you email me the recipe for the Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg recipe. Gray highlight does not go to recipe.

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (44)Lindsey Hyland

      Hi Shonna! We haven’t posted a recipe for this (yet), other than what is listed here on the post. We aren’t seeing a gray highlight on our end, weird and sorry about that! Hope you enjoy!

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  8. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (45)Mary

    My boys love deviled eggs. They would probably love it if I changed it up!

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (46)Lindsey

      Can’t wait to hear what they think, Mary!

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  9. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (47)Rue

    Ranch deviled eggs are amazing to because everything is better with ranch😹

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (48)Lindsey

      Totally agree!

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  10. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (49)Julie

    Can I get recipe for pickled eggs, #9. No link and you don’t say how to pickle. Thanks

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (50)Lindsey Hyland

      Hi Julie! Thanks for pointing out that the link has been removed! I just added the “ho to” above. Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you enjoy!

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  11. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (51)Chris

    Smoked deviled eggs recipe please?

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (52)Lindsey Hyland

      Hey Chris. I smoke the peeled and hard-boiled eggs for 30 minutes, then slice them in half, and proceed with any deviled egg filling recipe. I think a great filling for these is my jalapeno popper deviled eggs. Enjoy!

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  12. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (53)Todd

    Will the idea of keeping the filling separate from the whites keep them from becoming watery? I hate how after a day they become watery. Thanks

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (54)Lindsey Hyland

      That’s a great idea Todd! I actually haven’t tried that, but would love to hear how it goes for you. If you give it a shot, let me know!

      Reply

  13. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (55)Brandy

    Hello! I’d like to get the avocado, bacon, relish, without mayo, classic recipes! I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much for sharing! If you have any other recipes I would love if you shared, I recently had gastric bypass surgery so I’m limited on what I can eat and I like making things that I can make that my family will enjoy as well! Thanks so much for your time and sharing!!!

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (56)Lindsey Hyland

      Hi Brandy! Absolutely! You can check out the avocado deviled eggs recipe here and my bacon deviled eggs here. For the Greek yogurt version, I use the recipe shared here and just substitute Greek yogurt for mayo! I share loads of recipes each week, if you’re interested in signing up the receive them directly to your inbox, you can sign up for the ebook here to get them! Let me know which ones you try, and I hope you enjoy!

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  14. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (57)Elizabeth

    Hi, can i get the Bacon deviled eggs recipe Thanks!

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (58)Lindsey Hyland

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes, you can find it here. Enjoy!!

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  15. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (59)Ember

    Pickled (easy): just use the juice from pickled beets. Amazing color and less work. Pour it on, let it sit overnight, maybe toss it once or twice (meh) no one will notice the si- spot. Don’t let this go more than 24hrs, unless you want the egg whites to get tougher (some do). It’s only a subtle (extremely settle) flavor enhancer… but color makes it worth it.

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  16. Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (60)Jennifer Endres

    Do you have the recipe for the classic deviled eggs? The one with cayenne pepper. Everyone loves that one and I can’t find the recipe again.

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    • Best Deviled Eggs Recipe {How to Make Deviled Eggs} - Little Pine Kitchen (61)Lindsey Hyland

      Hey Jennifer! Was it this recipe? Hope you enjoy! https://www.thelittlepine.com/deviled-eggs-with-bacon/

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