Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs are so easy to make! Hard boiled eggs with a creamy filling that everyone craves. A must-have for Easter or any party!

Looking for more easy appetizer ideas? Try these Bacon Wrapped Scallops, or this delicious Crab Stuffed Mushroom recipe!

deviled eggs on a black platter

Why We Love Deviled Eggs

Not only are we excited to share these Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe with you, we have lots of helpful tips and details to make this recipe look and taste it’s best!

However, if you’re ready to dive right into making these Deviled Eggs, scroll down to the recipe card or click the “jump to recipe” button above the first photo.

  • Easy To Make: Once you learn how to make the perfect hard boiled egg (scroll down in the post!) deviled eggs are super easy to make.
  • Make Ahead: You can make these appetizers ahead of time, saving you time during parties and holidays.
  • Affordable: Eggs are very inexpensive, and you only need a few other ingredients to make this recipe.
  • Customizable: Customize the flavors in the filling to your liking, and also play around with different topping ideas.

Ingredients For Deviled Eggs

These perfect, bite sized snacks have the most simple ingredients. For variation ideas, scroll further down in the post.

  • Mayonnaise: We prefer to use full fat mayonnaise for flavor and consistency.
  • Dijon Mustard: Adds a hint of spice.
  • Pickle Relish: We prefer to use dill pickle relish as opposed to sweet relish, but either will work.
  • Hot Sauce: Just a dash to balance out the creamy flavor in the filling, but optional.
  • Salt and Pepper: Simple seasonings, use kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Fresh Dill: If you don’t like dill you can use parsley or just leave it off.

How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Deviled eggs are really very easy to make. Most people boil their eggs, hence the term hard boil, but there are other ways to make hard boiled eggs! Let me tell you guys about this gadget I found…

It’s called the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker and I couldn’t say enough about it! Using this appliance results in the most perfect hard boiled eggs. The shell practically falls right off.

peeled, hard boiled egg

Grab yourself one of these egg cookers and save yourself the trouble. Plus our boys really like eating hard boiled eggs and with this egg cooker they can make them by themselves. Win win.

Slice your perfect hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a small bowl.

hard boiled eggs cut in half to show yolks

As much as the flavor is important, the texture of these deviled eggs is right up there. You want your filling to be smooth, not lumpy. Get in there with a whisk and really blend the filling together.

Now you can grab your filling and fill your eggs. If you want to get fancy you can use a piping bag and get that spiral decorative look, but we’re keeping this Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe classic.

Mix it all together and stuff into the egg halves. Really, this couldn’t be an easier appetizer recipe.

deviled eggs on a platter with fresh dill on top

Tips For Success

Starting with hard boiled eggs that are cooked correctly, as we discussed above, is definitely a good place to start. You don’t want a soft boiled egg for deviled eggs, you want the yolk to be cooked through, but also not over cooked.

Whip the filling with a whisk until it’s smooth so that the filling isn’t lumpy. The pickle relish will add a bit of a bite, and contrast with the creamy deviled egg filling.

Make these deviled eggs ahead of time – but don’t fill them until the last minute. It only takes a few minutes to fill the eggs right before serving, and it’s an important step to take. If you fill them and let them sit in the refrigerator for more than a couple of hours the filling will start to get watery.

deviled eggs on a platter with fresh dill and paprika


This deviled egg recipe is more of a classic version, but you can get very creative when serving deviled eggs! Not only are these eggs delicious for appetizers, we love having them for snacks and even a light lunch.

  • Herbs: Swap our dill for fresh parsley or basil. If you don’t want a bright herb finish you can also leave it off.
  • Instead Of Mayonnaise: If you’re looking to lighten up these deviled eggs, you can swap out full-fat Greek yogurt or full-fat cottage cheese. Don’t opt for lighter varieties because they can have a looser texture. Try blending cottage cheese for a smooth finish!
  • Toppings: There are so many toppings that you can add to deviled eggs. Bacon, avocado and crab meat are some of our favorites.

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deviled eggs on a platter with fresh dill on top

Classic Deviled Eggs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: No Cook
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x

Classic Deviled Eggs are always a hit for parties and holidays! A make ahead appetizer that everyone loves!



  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/12 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon pickle brine (juice from a jar of pickles)
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste


  1. Split the eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, brine, hot sauce, dill, salt and pepper to the yolks and stir together until smooth.
  3. Fill the hollowed out center of each egg half with the yolk filling.
  4. Garnish with more fresh dill and a sprinkle of paprika (optional)

Recipe Notes

These deviled eggs can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until ready. If you’re making them the day before, fill the eggs right before serving so that the filling doesn’t get watery.

Store: Store deviled eggs covered with plastic wrap or in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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