• 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • paprika to taste


  1. Place the eggs in a large saucepan and fill the pan with cold water until the eggs are completely submerged. Add the vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt.

  2. Heat the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cover it with a lid. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 15 minutes.

  3. As the eggs near the end of their cooking time, fill a large bowl with ice water.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the eggs, one by one, from the pan. Tap each egg lightly on the counter to crack the shell.

  5. Place each egg in the bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking. Once the eggs are thoroughly cooled, begin peeling them under cool running water.

  6. Carefully slice each egg in half lengthwise. Scoop out each yolk. Place the yolks in a large bowl.

  7. Using a fork, mash the yolks with the mayonnaise. Add the relish, mustard, pepper, and remaining salt; combine.

  8. Spoon the egg mixture into each halved egg. To pipe the mixture into the halved eggs, you can use a disposable piping bag or a Ziploc bag with one corner cut off.

  9. Garnish each egg with a dash of paprika. Enjoy!


  • large saucepan with lid
  • 2 large bowls
  • slotted spoon
  • disposable piping bag or Ziploc bag (optional)

Recipe Notes

See this article to learn how to peel hard-boiled eggs like a chef.

Deviled eggs are the perfect appetizers for your spring festivities! These savory delights are irresistible, guaranteed to hold their own on a dinner table laden with tasty dishes. Traditional deviled eggs are simple to prepare. Follow our foolproof recipe to make delicious deviled eggs that you can easily customize to suit your tastes!

How To Make These Deviled Eggs Your Own

deviled egg

Our deviled eggs recipe calls for a traditional filling with egg yolks, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and Dijon mustard. Feel free to experiment with the filling to make this recipe your own. Here are some ways you can introduce additional flavors and textures to your deviled eggs:

  • If you enjoy peppery, spicy deviled eggs, try adding a tablespoon of prepared horseradish or a splash of your favorite hot sauce to the filling.
  • If you like your deviled eggs a little sweeter, add a splash of sweet pickle juice or 1/4 teaspoon of sweetened condensed milk to the mixture.
  • Limit the calories and fat in your deviled eggs by reducing the number of yolks and the amount of mayonnaise in your mixture and adding Greek yogurt instead. Greek yogurt will also provide your deviled eggs with a slightly tangy flavor.
  • Jam-pack your deviled eggs with other exciting flavors and textures! Stir in some celery, chives, or bacon.

You can't go wrong with this classic hors d'oeuvre. They'll be the first snacks to disappear from the serving platter, and your guests will be begging for more.

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