Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs are a favorite appetizer for parties and holiday celebrations. This traditional deviled egg recipe is simple and perfect!

Unlike other deviled egg recipes, this one is easy and uncomplicated, so it will not only be your favorite recipe for classic deviled eggs, but it will be a favorite of anyone who eats them too!  Try this egg salad recipe for another great way to use boiled eggs!

Deviled eggs on a plate with paprika sprinkled over top.

Classic Deviled Eggs

I love hosting parties and holidays gatherings. Every time I have people over, or if I need to bring an appetizer to a potluck, these deviled eggs are what are served. It’s always funny to watch how crazy people are when they see deviled eggs. No matter the occasion, they are always the first appetizer to disappear. What’s not to love? They’re a convenient gluten free dairy free keto friendly finger food. I think that pretty much checks all the boxes, right?

I’ve made plenty of different kinds of deviled eggs with different mix-ins and toppings, but nothing quite beats a classic deviled egg. This recipe is made especially delicious because I use my very own homemade mayonnaise. There are definitely a few tips and tricks to make and present the very best classic deviled eggs.

What are Deviled Eggs?

Simply put, deviled eggs are simply eggs that have been hard boiled and cut in half. The yolks are then removed, mixed with other ingredients to make them creamy and add flavor, and then put back in the egg white.

Deviled eggs are commonly made as appetizers and make great finger food at parties, but they also are a fantastic snack to keep in the fridge. A lot of people rely on hard boiled eggs for a quick, healthy, and filling grab-and-go snack, but deviled eggs are so much better!

Deviled Egg Ingredients:

  • Eggs: Hard boiled eggs that are cut in half and the yolk is used on the inside then smashed up.
  • Mayonnaise: Rich and creamy
  • Dijon Mustard: This brings out the rich yellow color and adds just the right amount of mustard flavoring.
  • Kosher Salt: Add a pinch of salt
  • Paprika: Sprinkle on top for color and a flavoring

How to make Deviled Eggs:

Hard Boil Eggs on the Stove Top:

  1. Arrange eggs in a single layer in a pot. Cover with at least an additional inch of cold water.
  2. Turn heat on high and heat, uncovered, until the water starts to boil. Cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit in covered pot for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain off hot water and immediately submerge eggs into ice water. Ensure there is enough ice so that it doesn’t all melt.
  4. Allow to sit in ice water for at least 15 minutes.

To Make Deviled Eggs:

  1. Carefully peel eggs and rinse. Cut in half lengthwise. Transfer yolks to a separate bowl.
  2. Add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and salt to yolks. Mash well with fork until smooth and creamy. Continue to add additional mayonnaise, if needed, to create a very creamy texture very similar to a buttercream frosting.
  3. Fill egg whites with egg yolk mixture either by spooning it in or piping it in with a wide star tip. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

The making of deviled eggs by boiling water and then sticking the eggs into the cold bath water. Peeling and cutting the eggs in half then spooning out the yolk and mixing it with mayonnaise and dijon mustard. Lastly, piping it into an egg.

How to Hard Boil Eggs in an Instant Pot:

Cook on low pressure with eggs on rack and 1 cup of water in pot for 6 minutes, allow to sit in Instant pot for 6 additional minutes, then transfer to ice bath for at least 6 minutes.

Why are these the BEST Classic Deviled Eggs?

This deviled egg recipe is the best one you’ll find because it’s simple and easy. You won’t find any vinegar or pickle juice or weird ingredients in these deviled eggs – just mayonnaise and dijon mustard. Those, combined with a little salt, are all you need to make a delicious deviled egg that everyone will love.

Deviled eggs with paprika over top.

Tips for Making Deviled Eggs:

  • Ice water: Hard boil the eggs with on the stove top or in your Instant Pot. Just be sure to put the hard boiled eggs in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and make them easier to peel.
  • Prepare the eggs: Slice the peeled eggs lengthwise. To make a nice clean cut to keep the egg whites from getting yolk all over them, simply give your knife a quick rinse or wipe in between cuts.
  • Egg yolks: Transfer the egg yolks to a separate bowl. Use either a fork or a masher to mash the yolks and combine them with the mayo, dijon mustard or regular mustard and salt. You really need to mix the egg yolks well until they are light and creamy. If the mixture seems dry or clumpy, add more mayonnaise. You can’t over mix this part.
  • Piping the egg mixture: Add the egg yolk mixture back to the egg white. If you don’t care about presentation, a couple small spoons will do the trick. But, if you want your deviled eggs to look fancy, it’s worth the time, effort, and extra clean up to use a pastry bag with a large star tip.

What to serve with Deviled Eggs:

With Easter coming up soon these deviled eggs are always a classic and favorite at the dinner table. Eggs are bright and colorful along with spring and add that special touch to any meal. Serve these eggs with a traditional Easter meal or this spring add them to your favorite dinner as an appetizer or side dish. Bring some color to your tabletop.

Deviled eggs on a plate with paprika sprinkled on top.

 

Classic Deviled Eggs

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 servings

Classic Deviled Eggs are a favorite appetizer for parties and holiday celebrations. This traditional deviled egg recipe is simple and perfect.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword deviled eggs, deviled eggs recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • paprika to sprinkle on at the end

Instructions

  1. Hard boil the eggs. 

To hard boil eggs on stove:

  1. Arrange eggs in a single layer in a pot. Cover with at least an additional inch of cold water. Turn heat on high and heat, uncovered, until the water starts to boil. Cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit in covered pot for 15 minutes. Drain off hot water and immediately submerge eggs into ice water. Ensure there’s enough ice so that it doesn’t all melt. Allow to sit in ice water for at least 15 minutes. 

To hard boil eggs in Instant Pot:

  1. Cook on low pressure with eggs on rack and 1 cup of water in pot for 6 minutes, allow to sit in Instant pot for 6 additional minutes, then transfer to ice bath for at least 6 minutes.

To make deviled eggs:

  1. Carefully peel eggs and rinse. Cut in half lengthwise. Transfer yolks to a separate bowl.

  2. Add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and salt to yolks. Mash well with fork until smooth and creamy. Continue to add additional mayonnaise, if needed, to create a very creamy texture very similar to a buttercream frosting.

  3. Fill egg whites with egg yolk mixture either by spooning it in or piping it in with a wide star tip. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

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Recipe Notes

Updated on March 20, 2020

Originally Posted on February 11, 2019

Nutrition Facts
Classic Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 343mg14%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 306IU6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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