Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled eggs are a crowd-favorite and a go-to appetizer recipe for any host. This classic deviled eggs recipe makes the perfect little bites to add to any meal or party spread.  If you’re looking for an easy appetizer that doubles as a party favorite, these classic deviled eggs are a must try.  Today, in addition to sharing a recipe for classic deviled eggs, I am also sharing plenty of ideas for making them your own. There are so many wonderful variations you can make.

These classic deviled eggs are loaded with a good dose of healthy fats and protein and are perfect for most dietary restrictions – gluten-free, Paleo, Weight Watchers, low carb and more. I could devour a whole dozen of these in one sitting. They are so creamy and delicious!

How To Make Classic Deviled Eggs


1. Hard boil the eggs

2. Peel and slice the eggs

3. Mix the egg yolks with mayonnaise and mustard, and mash them

4. Pipe the filling into the egg whites

5. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with chives

You are probably wondering what is so “deviled” about these classic deviled eggs? The term deviled in reference to food was first used in the 18th century, and later it was most often used in terms of spicy or zesty food, including deviled eggs prepared with mustard, pepper, and other spicy ingredients.

Keep your deviled eggs simple or create different variations and garnish them with herbs and spices — just about any way you make deviled eggs, they’re sure to be delicious and a crowd-pleaser.

Classic Deviled Eggs

How Long Do Deviled Eggs Last In The Fridge

Leftover deviled eggs may be left refrigerated for several days but I would eat them within a week. Any longer and they won’t look or taste as good. But especially if you are making deviled eggs for a  holiday like Easter, 4th of July or Thanksgiving, you could make the deviled eggs ahead of time, and store them in the refrigerator for several days. Makes everything so easy and convenient.

What To Garnish Deviled Eggs With

You can garnish deviled eggs with spices, and some protein (bacon, ham, shrimp, smoked salmon) and of course vegetables.

Here are some ideas for creating different combinations of deviled eggs. Creative recipes for deviled eggs:

  • salmon deviled eggs
  • bacon jalapeno deviled eggs
  • buffalo deviled eggs
  • pimento cheese deviled eggs
  • ranch deviled eggs
  • BLT deviled eggs
  • crab-stuffed deviled eggs
  • guacamole deviled eggs
  • bacon deviled eggs
  • parsley deviled eggs
  • caramelized onion-prosciutto deviled dggs
  • deviled eggs with shrimp
  • jalapeno popper deviled eggs
  • relish deviled eggs

What is your favorite way to make deviled eggs?

Classic Deviled Eggs

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Classic Deviled Eggs
How To Make Classic Deviled Eggs
Prep Time
13 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Delicious Meets Healthy
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • fresh herbs, for garnish
  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Cover pan with a lid and bring water to a rolling boil over high heat; when the water has reached a boil, set the timer for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes remove from the pot using a slotted spoon and place them in ice cold water to cool down.

    For more detail on cooking eggs, see How to Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time.

  2. Peel the eggs and slice them in half, from tip to bottom.

  3. Remove the yolks using a teaspoon, and mash them with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, season with salt and pepper. Mix well until mixture is smooth.

  4. Transfer the filling to a piping bag or plastic bag, and pipe the filling in the egg whites. Sprinkle on top with paprika & fresh herbs. 

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Classic Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 83.7mg 28%
Sodium 95.3mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 0.2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 2.7g 5%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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