Deviled eggs, sometimes called stuffed eggs, make a killer appetizer, tasty picnic fare, or protein-packed afternoon snack. Read on for our classic no-frills recipe, plus some exciting variations to elevate the dish. You're sure to make it again and again!

deviled eggs with paprika

What You'll Need

  • measuring cups
  • medium saucepan, with lid
  • colander
  • paper towel
  • paring knife
  • small mixing bowl
  • fork
  • serving platter
  • spoon

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp white or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • paprika, for garnish
  • chives, for garnish
eggs in sauce pot

Instructions

Step #1: Hard Boiled

Fill saucepan half way with water. Carefully place eggs in water, making sure there's at least an inch of water above eggs. Heat on high until water boils, then cover and lower heat to low, cooking for one minute. Remove from heat, keeping covered, for 13 more minutes.

Step #2: Rapid Rinse

Rinse eggs under cold water for about one minute in colander. Crack and peel under the running water. Pat dry with paper towel.

deviled eggs on wooden board with paprika and chives

Step #3: Fantastic Filling

Cut eggs in half lengthwise, then remove yolks. Place egg whites on platter for serving. In mixing bowl, mash the yolks into a crumble with the fork. Combine mayo, vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustards in same bowl, and mix thoroughly. Carefully spoon mixture into egg whites, dividing evenly.

Step #4: Great Garnishes

Garnish by sprinkling with paprika, and adding fresh chives on top. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Variations

Avocado Deviled Eggs

avocado deviled eggs

To enjoy the green deliciousness of avocado deviled eggs, simply follow steps 1 and 2 of our classic recipe. Then, peel, pit and dice one medium-sized ripe avocado. Add to bowl with mayo, s&p, mustards, and vinegar, and 4 of 6 egg yolks. Discard the other two egg yolks. As above, mash and mix filling until evenly combined, and carefully spoon into egg whites. Garnish with fresh herb of your choosing; we prefer cilantro. Serve, and dig in.

Bacon Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs topped with bacon and green onion

For smoky bacon deviled eggs, follow our basic recipe and simply tweak the filling and garnish. Add 2 slices of crispy cooked bacon (or turkey bacon for healthier option) and 1 tbsp diced green onions into the egg yolk mixture explained in recipe above. Once combined, place filling in egg whites, then garnish with more crumbled bacon and finely diced green onion. Yum!

Mexican-Inspired Deviled Eggs

corn and cheese stuffed deviled eggs

This south of the border twist on our classic recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Adjust the filling by adding 1/4 of a diced red onion and 1/4 cup queso fresco. Stir to combine. Top with chopped grilled corn, fresh cilantro, and a dash of chili powder for a sweet and spicy treat. You'll be the toast of the town with our amazing deviled egg recipe and fun variations!

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