35 Best Deviled Egg Recipes
Easter and Southern lunches just aren't the same without deviled eggs. The finger food staple is relatively easy to prepare and is beloved enough to hold its own without any alterations. If you like your deviled eggs with a twist, though, we've got plenty: From pimiento cheese to herbs and crumbs and even shrimp with remoulade. With our 30+ best deviled egg recipes, we guarantee your family, friends, and guests will relish every single bite.
Hot Chicken Deviled Eggs
These Southern-inspired deviled eggs say summer fun like nothing else. A picnic-perfect use for leftover fried chicken, these tasty bites are spicy, but not burn-your-mouth spicy. Feel free to increase or decrease the cayenne pepper depending on how much of a kick you like. A sweetness from the chopped pickles, tang from the vinegar and hot sauce, and salty-savory deliciousness from the fried chicken make for a perfectly balanced chicken + eggs-perience.
Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
Steak and Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are made even more savory with the addition of our garlicky, rich Perfect Roasted Beef Tenderloin. Old school crispy shoestring potatoes add texture and flavor like no other ingredient can. These deviled eggs are the perfect way to use the leftover "end" of the beef tenderloin and pair well with any Super Bowl food.
Diy Deviled Egg Bar
Add extra flair to your usual deviled egg platter with an array of tasty toppings to choose from. Boil and peel eggs a day before, or buy them precooked at the grocery store to save time.
Buttery Deviled Eggs
Choose arugula, basil, or mustard microgreens for a pretty and peppery finish.
Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Two appetizer favorites team up for one incredible bite in these pimiento cheese-loaded deviled eggs. Combining two types of cheese creates a robust, smoky-sharp flavor for the eggs' filling that's richened even further by the addition of egg yolks. Especially for deviled eggs (when keeping the white intact counts most), steaming is the way to go. This cooking technique makes for near foolproof, easy peeling--the egg shells practically slip right off. Just make sure to give the hot eggs a few minutes to rest in ice water, this makes a huge difference when it comes time to peel the shells off.
Basic Deviled Eggs
The filling for Southern-style basic deviled eggs is nothing more than egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and sweet pickle relish. These deviled eggs are perfect for potlucks, tailgates, and summer suppers. Now, if you have trouble peeling hard boiled eggs, here's a trick: Once cool, crack the eggs and place in cold water for 10 minutes, then try peeling them. The peels almost always come off much easier. You can also place the filling into a piping bag for a pretty, swirled finished look.
Miso Deviled Eggs
This fun twist on deviled eggs is a nice change-of-pace dish for your next picnic or cookout. With just a hint of tang and spice, you could probably even trick your non-foodie friends into eating one. For this super simple dish, try to use older eggs—they will peel more easily. Look for togarashi in the same place you buy miso.
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
The South's iconic appetizer fuses with the nineties' obsession with Tex-Mex.
Turmeric-Pickled Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs get way more interesting when the eggs are pickled in a tangy brine that also dyes them a lovely color. The brine features turmeric, an orange-fleshed root that lends the eggs golden color and a peppery taste that’s matched by curry flavors in the filling. The longer the eggs marinate in the brine, the firmer they become and the more vibrant the color gets. If you’d like a tangier flavor, use some of the brine to loosen the filling instead of water. To update the look of these eggs, we cut them in half crosswise instead of lengthwise; you’ll need to slice a tiny sliver off each end so the egg halves won’t wobble on the platter.
Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs
Serve these devilishly tasty treats as part of a Halloween feast. Roasted red peppers and paprika give the filling an orange hue reminiscent of jack-o-lanterns, while snipped chives resemble their stems.
Deviled Eggs with Crispy Chicken Skin
This dish pays homage to the classic picnic staple, but it stands out among all the other variations out there. The soft-boiled eggs are enrobed in a creamy, cold, mayonnaise-based sauce that’s similar in style to the one that accompanies the Italian dish vitello tonnato, cold sliced veal cloaked in a rich tuna sauce. The crispy chicken skin garnish gives the dish a crunchy textural element that contrasts with the sauce and egg. You could make the eggs without this garnish, but I encourage you to try it at least once. There are a million tricks out there for how to make peeling eggs easier. The only one I can attest to is to use older eggs; farm eggs are often too fresh and their shells haven’t had time to cure, making peeling very difficult, so buy them well in advance of when you plan to make this dish. A little baking soda in the water helps, too.
Tonnato-Style Deviled Eggs with Lemon Aioli and Crispy Chicken Skin
Excerpted from Homegrown by Matt Jennings
Note: Maras pepper is a deep red, dried Turkish chile pepper with a fruity flavor and lingering heat (can be found at Formaggio Kitchen).
Excerpted from Homegrown by Matt Jennings (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Hugh Galdones.
Chorizo Deviled Eggs
Ryan Pollnow, the chef at the San Francisco Spanish restaurant Aatxe ("Ah-chay"), always has hard-cooked eggs on his tapas menu. This version--with its smoky, creamy filling and crunchy topping of fried chorizo sausage--is especially delicious.
Sriracha-and-Wasabi Deviled Eggs
Joanne Chang's mother used to make hard-boiled eggs for dinner: She would add them to the beef or chicken she was braising in soy. This is Joanne's riff on those eggs, made spicy with hot sauce and wasabi.
Truffled Deviled Eggs
I love the added flavor of white truffle oil, but these are also good without it. Prep: 25 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes; Stand: 10 minutes.
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Hard-cooked eggs get dolled up with the classic combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese. If you're buying smoked salmon for a special occasion, set aside some for this hors d'oeuvre.
Deviled Cadbury Eggs
This sweet snack utilizes a classic Easter candy to create a fun riff on a classic Easter appetizer. The filling for these “deviled eggs” consists of the Cadbury cream center mixed with cream cheese and freshly whipped cream; pipe the airy mixture back into the hollow chocolate egg halves and dust with fine red “paprika” sprinkles.
"I can't have a party without deviled eggs," says Katie Lee, whose cooking often reflects her Southern roots (she was born in West Virginia). Here, she deconstructs the retro hors d'oeuvre, blending hard-boiled eggs with mustard and mayonnaise so it's more like an egg salad that she can spread on toasts. "Simplicity is key," she says. "To me, it's more about tasting the egg than anything else."
Curried Deviled Eggs
Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs
Give your deviled eggs the Georgia spin with this recipe. Peaches, pecans, and Vidalia onions combine to make a tasty deviled egg even better. Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs are perfect for a Masters party or a family reunion and you’re guests will love them.
Creole Deviled Eggs
Chef Stage remembers his mother's deviled eggs, which he updates with vibrant Creole seasonings.
Wasabi-Ginger Deviled Eggs
The Japanese influence of wasabi meets coarsely ground Korean chile for these Wasabi-Ginger Deviled Eggs that pack some heat.
Mushroom Deviled Eggs
Cremini mushrooms and shaved Manchego cheese come together for these delightful Mushroom Deviled Eggs.
Romesco Deviled Eggs
We mix up the standard deviled egg with this recipe for Romesco Deviled Eggs. Romesco is a nut and red pepper-based sauce from Catalonia, Spain.
Herb and Crumb Deviled Eggs
Lemon juice gives Herb and Crumb Deviled Eggs a citrusy zip.
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Two Mustards
These luxurious deviled eggs are surprisingly gentle (the crème fraîche mellows the mustards).
Pickle and Jalapeño Deviled Eggs
Minced gherkins and pickled jalapeños give Pickle and Jalapeño Deviled Eggs a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
Bacon and Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
Bacon and blue cheese pair so well in so many dishes. Applying this pairing to our Bacon and Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs makes for a simply delightful treat.
Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs
Green Eggs and Ham Deviled Eggs
An ode to Dr. Seuss, both you and your kids will love snacking on Green Eggs and Ham Deviled Eggs featuring avocado and prosciutto.
Mediterranean Deviled Eggs
Sun-dried tomatoes, Greek yogurt, and chopped anchovy fillets give Mediterranean Deviled Eggs their distinct flair.
Lobster Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are considered a Southern staple but this recipe gives them a touch of elegance by adding lobster. The combo makes for the perfect appetizer.
Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
You'll love this unique twist on deviled eggs with shrimp, spicy Creole mustard, and lots of garlic.