These Classic Deviled Eggs are sure to be a crowd-pleaser whenever you serve them! Make the most basic of recipes or add in your favorite ingredients for what your family loves!
Without a doubt, if we're going to run out of a dish that has been served at a family gathering, it's going to be the Classic Deviled Eggs. 🥚🥚🥚
Everybody loves them. And this is not true for just family - the same goes for our church. If we had a potluck, the deviled eggs are the first thing to go!
But there's this thing that we must discuss regarding deviled eggs. Are you ready?
Deviled Eggs with relish? or without?
Which camp are you in? I personally don't mind relish. But if I get to choose, we do deviled eggs without relish. And for this recipe, what I consider my very best deviled eggs recipe, I'm leaving the relish out.
But I know, without a doubt that there's a great debate on this topic and most people are passionately in one camp or the other. Deviled Eggs can cause quite the controversy 😜
Come to think of it, there are a few other ingredients that are controversial regarding Deviled Eggs... onions, bacon, pickles, cheese, pimentos, and even olives.
I've seen any and all of these ingredients mixed into deviled eggs here in the South and by golly... most of them are delicious! The one thing I personally cannot tolerate is the raw onion.
But then again, I don't eat raw onion in or on anything (like the common recipe of potato salad) so I'm definitely not going to mess up my deviled eggs with onion. Bleh!
Deviled Eggs Ingredients & Supplies:
Anywhoo... the bottom line is - this deviled eggs recipe is classic, simple, delicious, and non-controversial 😉 The only ingredients for the classic recipe are mayonnaise, spicy mustard, salt and pepper! Easy-peasy!!
You could use regular plain mustard, but we find that the spicy mustard adds another layer of flavor that is heavenly!! Give it a try if you haven't before!!
And of course I'm sharing just in time for Easter 🙂 You may notice in the picture that I piped in the filling. You could, of course, spoon it in, but piping it in makes it pretty and it's super easy. Even if you're not a cake decorator, you can use one of these cupcake decorating kits to fancy things up a bit!
I even made a little video for you:
Deviled Eggs Tips
- Boiled eggs TWO ways. You can boil your eggs the traditional way (I love this non-stick pot) - on the stove top OR if you're an Instant Pot user (like myself), I just added a foolproof pressure cooker recipe for hard boiled eggs over on my other blog, Pressure Cooker Meals here.
- This recipe multiplies! Usually I double or triple this recipe for our family because there are lots of us 😉
- Add in your favorite "extras" ... chopped pickles, relish, onions, chives, cheese, bacon, pimentos, olives, or something else creative. The sky is the limit!
- Deviled Eggs can be made ahead!! You can boil the eggs and make the filling up to 3 days ahead of time. Just refrigerate them separately in air-tight containers and assemble just before you're ready to serve.
- Leftovers? Never at my house, but if you happen to have extra uneaten Deviled Eggs, chop them up and make an egg salad sandwich... delish!!
More Easter Recipes...
- Easy Coconut Cake
- Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole
- Loaded Carrot Cake
- Lemon Icebox Pie
- Old Fashioned Green Beans
- Easter Bunny Snack Mix
Here's the printable Classic Deviled Eggs recipe for you:Print
Classic Deviled Eggs
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
These Classic Deviled Eggs are sure to be a crowd pleaser whenever you serve them! Make the most basic of recipes or add in your favorite ingredients for what your family loves!
6 hard-boiled eggs (check out my fool-proof Instant Pot boiled eggs here)
¼ cup mayonaise
2 tsp spicy mustard
salt & pepper, to taste
paprika, for garnish (optional)
Optional add-ins: relish, chopped pickles, onions, chives, bacon, cheese, pimentos, olives
- Slice the eggs in half length-wise and scoop out the yolks into a small mixing bowl.
- Add the mayo, mustard, salt & pepper to the yolks, then mash up with a fork until smooth.
- Spoon or pipe the filling back into the egg whites, then sprinkle with paprika.
- Serve immediatley or cover tightly and chill until ready to eat!
This recipe doubles or triples easily!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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I need to make these after I dye Easter eggs with my son. He will love them.