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Classic Deviled Eggs

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This recipe for classic deviled eggs is so flavorful and delicious, and it’s the perfect appetizer or side dish for any gathering!  These easy eggs are filled with filled with a delicious paste made with mayonnaise, mustard and topped with paprika.  Not only are these incredibly tasty but they are packed with protein so they make a healthy snack too.

I’ve never met an appetizer I didn’t like! Ham and Cream Cheese Roll UpsSoft Garlic Parmesan Pretzel BitesCrock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip… they usually fill me up before the main course is served, and I am 100% ok with that! This deviled egg recipe is a classic favorite that has been served for generations. These delicious little eggs are basically bites of heaven!

a long white serving tray filled with classic deviled eggs topped with paprika and parsley

What Are Deviled Eggs

Simply put, deviled eggs are hard boiled eggs that have been removed from their shell, sliced in half and then filled with a delicious paste that’s made from mayonnaise, mustard and other spices like salt, pepper and paprika.

Deviled eggs seem to be one of those foods that people either really love or really hate. I never liked them very much as a kid (probably because I hated mayonnaise), but now as an adult, I absolutely love them! I love that they are so simple, made with just a few ingredients, but so delicious too.

It’s easy to make a big batch to serve at a party, or a small batch to enjoy as a snack. They’re obviously packed with protein, and I love that they’re a little more fun and festive than just eating a plain boiled egg. We make them frequently at our house, and everyone loves them!

looking down on a white tray of the best deviled eggs topped with paprika and parsley that were made using this classic recipe

Preparation Tip

I think the key to making the best deviled egg is to use a good mayonnaise. Since the ingredient list is so short, the mayonnaise will really affect the end result. I’m still very picky about my mayonnaise, and the only one I really like is Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil, but feel free to use whatever kind of mayonnaise you love in these.

You can always jazz the eggs up with different flavors, like bacon and chives, but I chose to share this simple classic deviled egg recipe because it’s a great starting point for other variations. And sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, anyway!

a close up of a deviled egg on a white serving tray that was made with this easy recipe. The egg is topped with a dash of paprika and shredded parsley.

How to Make Deviled Eggs

To make these classic deviled eggs extra pretty, I piped the egg yolk filling into the white part of the egg using a jumbo open star tip, but that’s totally not necessary. They will still taste just as delicious if you use a spoon to scoop the filling in.

Piping the filling instead of scooping definitely makes them a little more festive, but I usually don’t bother unless it’s for a holiday or party. You can use our easy tutorial for the best hard boiled eggs to make this recipe in a snap!  Once your eggs are hard boiled, just follow these easy steps.

  1. Peel the eggs and then cut them in half, lengthwise
  2. Scoop out the yokes from each half of the eggs (be careful not to tear into the white part of the egg) and place them in a bowl
  3. Using a fork, mash the yokes and then stir in the Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper
  4. Scoop the yolk mixture back into the hollow of the eggs
  5. Sprinkle a little paprika over the top and then serve

a serving tray of classic deviled eggs that are filled with a paste made of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise and topped with paprika and shredded parsley. A yellow carton of eggs is in the background.

How To Store Deviled Eggs

After you have made the deviled eggs, you’ll want to store them in the refrigerator if you aren’t serving them immediately.  You can keep them in the fridge for up to a week but I would recommend eating them within 3-4 days.  While it’s possible to freeze these, I wouldn’t recommend it because I don’t like the texture when they thaw.  Besides, this recipe is so quick and easy to make, you should just enjoy a fresh batch when you’re ready to eat them.

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a long white serving tray filled with classic deviled eggs topped with paprika and parsley
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Classic Deviled Eggs

This recipe for classic deviled eggs is so flavorful and delicious, and it's the perfect appetizer or side dish for any gathering!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs hard boiled and cooled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolk from both sides of the egg, being careful not to tear the white.
  2. Mash the yolks with a fork, then stir in the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Scoop or pipe the egg yolks back into the hollows of the egg whites.
  3. Garnish with paprika and serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

a white tray of deviled eggs made using this easy recipe that are filled with a paste made of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise and topped with paprika and shredded parsley. A yellow carton of eggs is in the background. In a white box at the bottom of the image are written the words classic deviled eggs.

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