Appetizer/ Recipe/ Side Dish

Deviled Eggs

April 8, 2017 (Last Updated: April 18, 2019)

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Egg made with mayonnaise and mustard

Raise your hand if you have deviled eggs on your Easter dinner table. Yep….I thought so. Deviled eggs are pretty standard for Easter. They always make an appearance with our Easter dinner.

Making deviled eggs is a great way to use up some of those hard boiled Easter Eggs. We also make Egg Salad Sandwiches

But that’s not the only time we eat them. Pretty much anytime we barbecue hamburgers, have a picnic or a family get-together, we have deviled eggs.

Classic deviled eggs sprinkled with paprika and chives.

This recipe is for a classic Deviled Egg. It has mayonnaise, mustard, and is garnished with paprika! As a kid, I always thought paprika was a fancy garnish.

I was often in charge of making the eggs and I always finished them with just the perfect amount of paprika!

Egg yolks mashed to turn into Deviled Eggs

I like to keep these eggs simple and a bit rustic. I mash all the yolks with a fork and don’t worry about a few little chunks.

The filling doesn’t get perfectly smooth…just perfectly tasty!

Classic deviled eggs topped with paprika and chopped chives

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved to fit just the right amount of people. Be prepared for a couple of eggs to disappear as you are making them.

There always seem to be a few starving kids…or husband around when I am making these and they just can’t wait for dinner and need to sample one now!

How to make a perfect hard boiled egg

Every great deviled egg starts with a hard boiled egg. Check out Hard Boiled Eggs or my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. Both recipes create a great hard boiled egg – you pick the method.

Can I make deviled eggs ahead of time?

Yes! If you make them the same day, just cover and refrigerate until serving time. I always wait to add paprika and chives until I am ready to serve the eggs.

To make more than a day ahead of time, keep the filling and eggs separate and refrigerated. Fill the eggs when you are ready to serve and add garnish. 

Classic deviled eggs made with just a few simple ingredients. These deviled eggs are perfect for a potluck or to make for Easter. #deviledeggs #easter

I made this recipe with mayonnaise. You could also use homemade Miracle Whip in place of the mayonnaise if you wish. 

5 from 1 vote
Classic deviled eggs
Deviled Eggs
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Classic Deviled Eggs

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deviled eggs
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 6 eggs hard boiled and peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Paprika Optional
  • Chives Optional
  1. Cut eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place egg whites on a plate and yolks in a bowl.

  2. Mash yolks with a fork until finely mashed. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Mix together.

  3. Divide filling back into egg halves either using a spoon or a pastry bag. Sprinkle with paprika and fresh cut chives.

Nutrition Facts
Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    April 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    It wouldn’t be Easter without the classic, deviled eggs Kathy! These look perfect!

    • Reply
      April 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks, Mary Ann!

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    Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl
    April 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Perfect for Easter! I will be making these for sure

    • Reply
      April 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      You just can’t go wrong with deviled eggs!

  • Reply
    Muna Kenny
    April 13, 2017 at 6:48 am

    When I see deviled eggs I think party! It might be a simple dish but elegant and delicious. Your post encouraged me to make some this weekend 🙂

    • Reply
      April 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

      Thanks! They are indeed simple, but oh so delicious!

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    [email protected]
    April 12, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I always think of home when I think of deviled eggs! It’s my cousin’s signature dish that she brings to just about any holiday! These look delicious!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2017 at 5:07 am

      There’s nothing better than a dish that just takes you “home”!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    April 12, 2017 at 11:18 am

    My hand is definitely raised! It’s just not an Easter celebration without deviled eggs! And you can NEVER go wrong with a classic! These look absolutely delicious, Kathy!! I could eat the entire tray in about .3 seconds because I’m a hog! 😉 Cheers to a wonderful holiday weekend!

    • Reply
      April 14, 2017 at 5:07 am

      I always have to plan on making a few extra because they disappear while I’m making them by hungry kids and hubby!

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