Our easy deviled eggs are a quick finger food with a smooth and creamy filling paired with bits of sweet onion and crunchy dill pickle.
Easy deviled eggs are a big staple in Southern cooking in our household. They’re at most family picnics, get-togethers, and potlucks. I remember when my son was about two years old and tasted a deviled egg for the first time and he loved it.
With that kind of endorsement, I can’t think of a better recipe to share with you today. Because, if a picky toddler loves them, how can you go wrong.
John started making this recipe a long time ago for Thanksgiving dinners and it has been a go-to dish all these years. It was a modified version of my father-in-law’s deviled eggs.
A lot of John’s recipes were inspired by his father and grandmother, they never fail and are always a hit. How can you go wrong, right? John and I can’t wait for you to try our easy deviled eggs recipe and hope you love them as much as we do.
How to Make Easy Deviled Eggs:
- Place 6 eggs in a pan of cold water. The water should cover the eggs by an inch.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil and shut the heat off. Don’t worry about letting them boil for additional time, they will finish cooking while sitting in the hot water.
- Cover the eggs and set a timer for 10 minutes. That’s plenty of time for the eggs to hard-boil.
- Afterward, when the 10 minutes have passed, remove the eggs from the water and place them in a bowl of cold water or an ice bath for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the cold water and peel completely taking care not to gouge the egg whites. Otherwise, your easy deviled eggs won’t look so pretty.
Make the Filling:
- Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the yolks to place in a medium bowl. Be careful, because they might be hot in the middle.
- Next, add the diced onions and pickles. A food processor or simple chopper will make this step a breeze.
- Combine the Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper with the yolks, onion, and pickle. Once again, toss everything in one bowl and mix.
- Use a fork to combine the mixture until a smooth, creamy filling comes together. We prefer a fork for this step, but feel free to use whatever you like to mix the ingredients.
- Fill a pastry bag or decorating kit with the yolk filling. If you don’t have either or just don’t want the mess, then feel free to use a spoon.
- Next, fill half an egg with the mixture. John or I usually fill them until they are about a half-inch above the egg white.
- Then, repeat the process with the remaining yolk mixture until all of it is used. However, if you don’t use all the mixture, that’s okay. It makes a great sandwich filling.
- Last, garnish the easy deviled eggs with paprika for color and flavor. On the other hand, you could use cayenne powder for a real kick on the taste buds.
Can you make deviled eggs ahead of time?
You can make the deviled eggs a day ahead just keep the filling and the egg whites separate. Don’t add the filling until just before they’re ready to be served.
Can you freeze deviled eggs?
We haven’t tried this, but you I did some research and it appears you can freeze the filling portion. However, the egg whites cannot be frozen.
Tips for Easy Deviled Eggs:
- Feel free to make these eggs without mayo by substituting Miracle Whip for a tangy kick.
- For a smoky, spicy flavor consider making our easy deviled eggs with bacon and cayenne pepper.
- If you don’t want to deal with dicing pickles, then simply make your deviled eggs with relish.
- 6 Large Eggs, (hard-boiled)
- 1/4 Cup White Onion, (finely chopped)
- 1/4 Cup Dill Pickle, (finely chopped)
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- Paprika for garnish
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Making the Hard Boiled Eggs
- First, place 6 eggs in a pan of cold water. The water should cover the eggs by an inch.
- Next, bring the water to a rolling boil and shut the heat off.
- Then, cover the eggs and set a timer for 10 minutes.
- Afterward, when the 10 minutes have passed, remove the eggs from the water and place in a bowl of cold water or an ice bath for an additional 5 minutes.
- Last, remove the eggs from the cold water and peel completely taking care not to gouge the egg whites.
Making the Filling
- First, cut boiled and shelled eggs lengthwise and remove yolks. Place them in a medium bowl.
- Next, add onion, mayonnaise, pickle, mustard, salt, and pepper to yolks. Using a fork combine until creamy filling forms.
- Then, using a pastry bag or decorating kit, fill each egg white with the yolk mixture.
- Last, garnish with paprika and serve. Store any leftovers in your fridge.
The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one deviled egg. Actual calories may vary. Ant leftover eggs can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to 3-days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 0.5 egg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 146mgProtein: 3g