Easy Deviled Eggs Ideas for Easter

Publish Date March 6, 2024 5 Minute Read

Serving the Best Deviled Egg Recipe

There are a few things that most people can agree on when it comes to what makes the best deviled egg recipe: The filling should be creamy and flavorful, there should be an equal amount of egg white to rich yolk filling and there should be plenty of eggs to go around. Try some of our favorites this Easter and maybe even find a new contender for the best deviled egg recipe.

How to Make Deviled Eggs

Whether it’s your first time making deviled eggs or you’re looking for new ways to spice up your favorite recipe, there are tons of tips and tricks on how to make deviled eggs. From fresh takes on toppings to creative filling additions, here are our favorite ways to make truly egg-cellent deviled eggs.

Mastering the Basics

When a recipe only features a few ingredients, it’s important that all of them are prepared well. Deceptively simple, the deviled egg can be a comforting classic, or you can make it with an unexpected twist that will have your guests talking. Here are some of our favorite tips for making the best deviled eggs.

What is deviled egg filling made of?

Most deviled egg recipes will have you combine the yolks with mayonnaise, pickle relish, salt, pepper and yellow mustard to make the filling. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and you’re good to go. Though the classic deviled egg is always a hit, here are some ways to put a twist on this tradition.

Use some avocado in the filling and garnish with a slice of bacon for a deviled egg that’s perfect for brunch.

  • Add a little vinegar or lemon juice in the filling to give the deviled eggs a tangy zing.
  • Swap mayo for Greek yogurt, crème fraiche or sour cream.
  • Go for a bold flavor by adding Cesar dressing, ranch, pesto or hot sauce.

When filling the egg whites, use a piping bag. It cuts down on mess and the result looks more polished than using a spoon. Don’t have a piping bag? Use a zip-top baggie and cut off one of the corners to make your own.

How Long to Boil Eggs

Before you can start mixing your favorite filling, you need to make the hard-boiled eggs. Fresh eggs will work fine, but eggs closer to their use-by date may be easier to peel. Older eggs have a higher pH level, making the membrane less likely to stick to the shell.

Making the perfect eggs starts before you boil them. Store them on their sides for at least 8 hours before boiling to center the yolk. This way, when you slice the egg in half, the yolk will be in the very center of the egg, giving your guests the perfect yolkto-white ratio in every bite.

Cooking times for hard-boiled eggs can vary, but if you're making hard-boiled eggs for use in deviled eggs, it’s best to cook them for at least 12 minutes. Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

If the eggs you’re using aren’t already destined to be dyed, consider marinating them for additional color or flavor. For an Asian-inspired twist, marinate peeled eggs in a mixture of soy sauce, water, sugar, chiles, garlic and scallions. Or, for a colorful and seasonal surprise, marinate them in beet juice for a pretty pink egg white.

Deviled Eggs Different Ways

Flavorful and easy to make, deviled eggs are the perfect Easter appetizer! Check out our favorite toppings and more.

Tips for an Easy Deviled Egg Recipe

Deviled eggs are an easy appetizer made with ingredients you most likely already have at home, but there are still some tricks to make your preparation go even more smoothly.

  • Add vinegar to the water you hard-boil your eggs in for easier peeling.
  • Use a spoon to peel the eggs by cracking and peeling just a small piece back, before inserting the spoon carefully between the egg white and the shell.
  • Make everything ahead and store separately in the refrigerator. Store the egg white halves and the filling separately so that you can fill them right before your guests arrive.

For an easy deviled egg recipe, try this Classic Deviled Egg.

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