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Easy Deviled Eggs

Easy Deviled Eggs

They’re called deviled but their flavor is straight from heaven

Photo courtesy of McCormick

Crush this classic using French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard mixed with garlic powder for a tangy n’ sweet mixture that adds flavor and satisfying texture. Top with paprika and enjoy—one at a time.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Notes

Try these toppings for a flavorful twist:

Mediterranean: Top with chopped roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes, sprinkle with McCormick Oregano Leaves and a pinch of fresh lemon zest.
Everything Bagel: Top with a ribbon of smoked salmon and sprinkle with McCormick Minced Garlic, Minced Onion, Sesame and Poppy Seed.
Bacon & Chive: Top with crumbled cooked bacon or chopped ham and sprinkle with fresh chives and McCormick Paprika.

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons French's Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt from McCormick® Sea Salt
  • Grinder McCormick® Paprika

Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs! Easter egg hunts and summer picnic potlucks. I have been known to devour a dozen deviled eggs in one sitting. Deviled eggs are easy to make and are always a hit at gatherings.

What's so "deviled" about deviled eggs? Just the little bit of spice from the paprika and either cayenne or Tabasco that you add to the filling.


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Recipe Summary

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika, for dusting (divided)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained and cut in half horizontally

Place eggs in a saucepan with a lid, pour in water to cover, bring to a boil, and remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and let cool. Peel the eggs.

Cut each egg in half lengthwise, remove the yolks, and place the yolks in a bowl with the mustard, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and salt and pepper. Mash the yolks, and stir the mixture until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Fill each egg half with the deviled yolk mixture, using a spoon, piping bag, or a sturdy plastic bag with a corner cut off. Dust each egg with a pinch of paprika, and place an olive half, round side up, in the center of each. Refrigerate until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes, and serve cold.


How to Make Deviled Eggs

  • Make a batch of hard boiled eggs. I like using my Instant Pot but you can also do it on the stove top. Find all the directions for using the Instant Pot here. This recipe uses six hard boiled eggs which gives you 12 deviled eggs but it is very easy to double or triple the recipe.

  • After the hard boiled eggs cool, peel them and cut them in half.
  • Scoop out the egg yolk with a spoon and place into a bowl.
  • Smash the egg yolks with a fork.
  • Combine egg yolks with mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and dry mustard. Stir to combine and until smooth.
  • Spoon mixture back into the hole left by the egg yolk or place mixture into a piping bag with a large star tip and pipe back into the egg. (It’s a little prettier that way)


6. Avocado Deviled Eggs

This Keto and Paleo-friendly treat really elevates the classic deviled egg. Avocados and cilantro are whipped up in the yolk mixture, giving the filling a bright-green appearance and a creamy texture. This would look especially good in those blue and yellow Easter eggs!

A topping of sriracha or hot sauce would be fab with these.


How To Make Deviled Eggs:

Alright, let’s talk about exactly how to make deviled eggs! I promise, they’re much easier than they might look. Simply…

  1. Prepare your yolk filling: Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise, and scoop the yolks out into a small bowl. Mash them thoroughly with a fork, then stir in the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, Dijon, garlic powder, salt and pepper until completely combined. (If you would like a super-smooth filling, you can also blitz these ingredients in a food processor for a sec instead of mashing/stirring everything by hand.)
  2. Fill the egg whites: Using either a spoon or a small cookie scoop or a piping bag (up to you!), fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture.
  3. Sprinkle and serve: Top each of the devilled eggs with your desired toppings, then serve while they’re nice and fresh!


12 Simple Deviled Eggs Recipes

It doesn't get much easier than these easy deviled eggs recipes. If you're hosting a barbecue or just a small get together with friends and family, you can whip up a batch of deviled eggs and not even break a sweat!

Whether you like our traditional southern deviled eggs recipe, or you want a spicy deviled eggs recipe like our Mexican version, we’ve got you covered. With so many to choose from, we recommend trying them all at least once. And if you're looking for the perfect way to hard boil your eggs, look no further -- we've got the best tips right here!

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Best-Ever Deviled Eggs

Nothing says cocktail party like some classic deviled eggs! They're a holiday staple, especially for Easter brunch, but we love making them year-round.

Got questions about these little party starters? We've got answers! Check 'em out below.

What's the best way to boil eggs for deviled eggs?

We have a whole page dedicated to this very question! Head over to our article on how to cook perfectly hard-boiled eggs if you want the whole spiel.

Long story short: Use old eggs, bring water to a boil with eggs already in the pot, and shock 'em in ice water before peeling. It may take a couple tries to get it right, but once you have our method down-pat, we promise you can have flawless eggs every time.

Can you make deviled eggs in advance?

Absolutely! If you like, you can start by boiling your eggs up to a week in advance. Keep them unpeeled in a resealable plastic bag until you're ready to start prepping the fillings. Be sure to let them cool to room temperature before putting them in the bag. Otherwise, smells could get real funky.

Two days before you intend to serve your deviled eggs, start to prep. Halve the eggs and separate the yolks and the whites. Wrap the egg whites on the serving dish tightly with plastic wrap and return to your refrigerator. Mix yolks with the rest of your mix-ins (but leave off the toppings!) and scoop into a resealable plastic bag. Squeeze any excess air out of bag and seal, then transfer to your refrigerator. When you're ready to serve, simply snip off the corner of your resealable bag and pipe directly into your egg whites. It could not be more simple. If you're not into the piped look, you could also use a cookie scoop or plain ol' spoon to fill your eggs.

How long do deviled eggs last before they go bad?

You can keep prepared deviled eggs covered in an airtight container for three to four days&mdashany longer is pushing it. Our favorite way to use up any leftovers? Chop them up and make egg salad sandwiches! They have essentially all the same ingredients, just add some toasted bread and a leaf of romaine, and you're good to go. 😎

Why are they called deviled eggs?

Way back in the day (like, 1800s) the term "deviled" was used to describe foods that were spicy. The more you know!

What can I do to make my deviled eggs special?

SO MUCH! We have tons of fun variations: guacamole deviled eggs, dill pickle deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail deviled eggs. the list goes on and on. Check out a full list of our favorite deviled egg recipes, or go rogue and create your own! The possibilities are truly endless.

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Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

MASH yolks with fork. ADD cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and green onions mix well.

SPOON 1 heaping Tbsp. yolk mixture into each egg white half. REFRIGERATE, covered, to blend flavors.

Easy 12-Minute Method for Hard-Boiled Eggs: Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from the burner. Cover pan. Let eggs stand in hot water for about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs 15 minutes for extra large eggs). Drain. Shock the eggs in a bowl of ice water to cool them immediately. Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling.

No-mess method: Combine egg yolks, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and green onions in 1-quart plastic food-storage bag. Press out air and seal bag. Press and roll bag with hand until mixture is well blended. Push filling toward bottom corner of bag. Snip off about 1/2-inch of corner. Squeeze yolk mixture from bag into egg whites.

Picnic or tailgate tip: Prepare filling in plastic bag, as above. Carry whites and yolk mixture separately in cooler. Fill eggs on the spot, pressing filling out of snipped corner of bag.