These classic deviled eggs are a creamy and delicious, yet essential component in your go-to recipe collection for feeding crowds of friends and family.

Classic Deviled Eggs on a plate

Well-prepared classic deviled eggs embody the flavor of grace and charm. They have a firmly delicate outer texture that acts as a delicious pillowy palm for the creamy, delicious center.

You may reminisce about deviled eggs with relish or deviled eggs with bacon from your childhood but this 5 star deviled egg recipe is the classic stand-alone favorite that works at almost any gathering or potluck meal.

Unlike Pioneer Woman deviled eggs, there are no pickles or relish in this recipe. You don’t have to make deviled eggs with pickles to enjoy those slightly sweet nuances in that delectable velvety filling. This is more of a southern deviled eggs recipe that satisfies cravings and crowds across the globe.

Searching ‘deviled eggs Allrecipes’ will yield a plethora of head-spinning results. It’s best to keep one great classic deviled eggs recipe in your arsenal and here it is!

Classic Deviled Eggs on a plate

How to Make Classic Deviled Eggs

This classic deviled eggs recipe is pretty straight forward, perhaps an unintentional motive behind our unwavering commitment to the dish. The bottom line is that they are really easy to make and usually loved by all, which is what counts!

Preparing classic deviled eggs is as simple as scooping out the yolk of your hard-boiled eggs and whipping them with the right ingredients until they are smooth and silky. Then you simply pipe all that yummy goodness back into your egg whites and garnish. It doesn’t get much easier than that, folks.

Unique Deviled Eggs Recipes

There are tons of deviled eggs recipes out there, but few are unique enough to stand the test of time. Some people choose to make deviled eggs without vinegar, but this can lead to an unbalanced flavor and overly sweet deviled eggs. Here are some truly unique deviled eggs recipes that are as tasty as they are remarkable. Add them to your classic deviled eggs recipe and you’ll have scrumptious deviled eggs for every occasion.

Barbecued Ranch Deviled Eggs

Barbecued Ranch Deviled Eggs are the perfect flavor trifecta for a party in your mouth. Even the name just sounds good. This recipe infuses two of America’s all-time favorite flavors into classic deviled eggs for a finger-licking fantastic dish.

West Coast Deviled Eggs 

The recipe for West Coast Deviled Eggs is a bit unconventional but it produces an extraordinary dish that transcends the deviled egg flavor barrier. If you make it, they will come.  

Making Deviled Eggs Ahead of Time

Making classic deviled eggs is so simple that preparing your deviled eggs ahead of time is a cinch. The key is really in the way you store your recipe and that may depend on how much time you need.

If you refrigerate the egg white and the prepared yolks separately in air-tight containers, you can make your deviled eggs up to two days in advance. If you decide to put your dish together, then you should only make it a day in advance, and it should still be refrigerated in an air-tight container.

How to Make Deviled Egg Salad

Deviled Egg Salad is a new twist on an old favorite. Again, this is a personal choice variation on a classic recipe but chopping up your egg whites can produce an amazing deviled egg salad that makes a hearty sandwich.

Recipe Notes for How To Make Deviled Eggs

Cooking: Learning how to make deviled eggs without flawed exteriors boils down to finesse and temperature. Egg shells typically crack due to an extreme or rapid change in temperature. Consider placing your eggs in a warm water bath for 5 minutes before boiling to gradually raise the temperature. The other option is to place them in cold water on the stove.

Learning how to make deviled eggs that are pretty and palatable is easier when you understand the science behind the cooking.

Peeling: If you want to make your eggs easy to peel without removing chunks of flesh, try adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your cooking water. It increases the alkalinity of the water, so your boiled eggs are easier to peel.

Cooking: For perfectly boiled eggs with yellow yolks that aren’t outlined in green, it is best to base the cook time on the size of the egg. The American Egg Board recommends cooking medium eggs for 9 minutes, large eggs for 12 minutes and extra-large eggs for 15 minutes.

Cutting: Dried eggs are easier to work with when you are trying to make beautiful classic deviled eggs. Patting them dry with a paper towel after they have been peeled will help ensure more evenly cut halves.

Best Deviled Eggs Always Include a Secret Ingredient:

All great recipes seem to have a key secret ingredient that just makes them work and the best deviled eggs are no exception. In this classic deviled eggs recipe that ingredient happens to be the sweet pickle juice. It offers all the sweet nuances of flavor without making your deviled eggs crunchy. This is one of the best deviled eggs recipes of all time.

Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

This classic deviled eggs recipe epitomizes the embodiment of friendly gatherings. It’s a suitable side for almost any meal, chalked full of flavor and nutrition. The cool, creamy centers of the eggs are like tasty little treats that people just can’t ignore. Plates full of eggs prepared from this classic deviled eggs recipe somehow end up empty very quickly.  

Classic Deviled Eggs on a plate
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Classic Deviled Eggs

These classic deviled eggs are a creamy and delicious, yet essential component in your go-to recipe collection for feeding crowds of friends and family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 slices of eggs
Calories 70 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs Peeled
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Prepared Yellow Mustard
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Sweet Pickle Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon White Vinegar
  • Paprika


  1.  Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove all the yolks from the whites and place yolks in a small bowl. Place the whites on a plate and set aside.

  2.  Mash the yolks with a fork. Add all of the rest of the ingredients to the bowl except the paprika and mix until smooth. Spoon mixture into a ziplock bag. Drawn the mixture into one corner of the bag. Cut off that corner.  Evenly squeeze the mixture into the egg white halves then sprinkle with paprika.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Classic Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 /12 of the recipe)
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Recipes We’re Looking Forward To

Deviled eggs are always a big it at gatherings, cookouts and potlucks. Sometimes changing the recipe allows you to make deviled eggs that compliment certain occasions or menus. Here are some more great recipes we’re looking forward to:

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Don’t let the name fool you, these Avocado Deviled Eggs are so rich and creamy you may not want them any other way after you try these.

Deviled Eggs With Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Bacon just adds that extra something that turns deviled eggs from an appetizer into a side dish! Take these babies to a gathering and you’ll likely be volunteered to make the deviled eggs every time after that.

Deviled Eggs With Relish

Many people make their Deviled Eggs with Relish and love that little bit of extra texture in the dish. This recipe is all the rave at potlucks because that sweet flavor pair well with savory dishes.

Southern Deviled Eggs

Southern Deviled Eggs are a fan favorite and for good reason! Put these out at your next get together and they won’t last long at all!

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