11 Best Deviled Egg Recipes You Need to Try

Egg-cellent snacks for your next celebration

Classic Deviled Eggs

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Deviled eggs are one of America's best-loved snacks. Whether they're served as part of an Easter spread, as a party or potluck appetizer, or a game day snack, they're sure to disappear quickly. Kids and adults alike love these portable, hand-held bites filled with an easy mixture of mashed, hard-cooked egg yolk, plus mayonnaise, and simple seasonings. The fillings are easy to tweak with all sorts of spices, and other add-ins, making deviled eggs an especially versatile snack.

You don't need to wait for a special occasion (or a particular season) to enjoy deviled eggs. Nibble on them during work-from-home days, add them to meals or pack them into school lunchboxes any day of the year. And, when you do want to serve them for a party, deviled eggs are one of the easiest appetizers to prepare, especially if you boil eggs ahead of time, and stash them in the fridge.

For serving, you can arrange the eggs on lettuce-lined platters, decorated with cherry tomatoes or large green olives (if you like) for extra color. You can also use a piping bag to pipe the filling into the halved, cooked egg whites for a neat presentation.

How to Make Easy-to-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs:

For hard-boiled eggs that are magically easy to peel, simply add a pinch of baking soda to the boiling water for eggs, and plunge the cooked eggs into a bowl of cold water to sit for several minutes immediately after they finish cooking.

Why Are These Eggs Called "Deviled"?

In the 19th century, the term "deviled" became popular to describe any spicy or zesty foods. Since deviled eggs are frequently made with mustard and pepper, this term became associated with the filling used to stuff a hard-boiled egg cavity.

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    Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Classic Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    It's an oldie but a goodie. These are the classic deviled eggs you grew up snacking on. They are easy to make, with an always-pleasing filling of mashed cooked egg yolk, mayonnaise, seasoned salt, and a touch of prepared mustard. When making them for a party, boil the eggs ahead of time (we love this Instant Pot method), and keep them in the fridge, to make assembly quicker on the day.

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    Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Our genius recipe for guacamole deviled eggs mashes up two popular party snacks into one yummy treat. Hard-boiled eggs are halved and stuffed with a creamy and tangy filling that uses mashed, ripe avocado in place of the usual mayonnaise, and adds cilantro, fresh lime juice, red onion, and optional diced jalapeño for a swoon-worthy, South-of-the-border style snack.

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    Deviled Eggs with Bacon Recipe

    Deviled Eggs with Bacon

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Crumbled cooked bacon brings a smoky, savory flavor to the classic deviled eggs appetizer. Our recipe adds a little sour cream to the traditional mayonnaise filling for a deviled egg that is a cousin to the loaded baked potato. They are an ideal and easy, pub-style appetizer you can serve at Super Bowl parties, tailgating events, and other casual gatherings.

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    Creamy Deviled Eggs With Cream Cheese Recipe

    Creamy Deviled Eggs With Cream Cheese

    The Spruce Eats / Eric Kleinberg

    Cream cheese adds richness and creamy texture to these deviled eggs. A dash of Dijon mustard and vinegar boost the tangy factor even more, for a tasty appetizer that will have all your guests asking for the recipe.

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    Easter Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Easter Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    What could be more festive for a spring Easter celebration than these delightful Easter deviled eggs? Hard-boiled, pastel-tinted egg whites filled with the classic deviled egg filling are an adorable holiday snack that will please guests of all ages. All you need to make them is some liquid food coloring, and a few simple filling ingredients.

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    Dilly Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Dilly Deviled Eggs on a platter

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    These delicious dilly deviled eggs contain a dill trifecta: chopped dill pickle, dried dill, and dill pickle juice. Some mayonnaise and a little mustard bring the filling together perfectly. Top these eggs with some sweet paprika or a little more dillweed.

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    Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Halloween Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    These spine-chilling Halloween deviled eggs will be a big hit with your friends and family. While they look as if they are crawling with creepy spiders, it's really just sliced and pitted black olives. The awesome theme party snacks are a cinch to make, and are ideal for delighting kids and adults alike at your next Halloween party or dinner.

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    Horseradish Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Eric Kleinberg

    Horseradish adds heat and flavor to these zesty deviled eggs. A dash of hot sauce and a bit of Dijon mustard add to the flavor. Top these snacks off with some chopped chives or a sprinkling of sweet or smoked paprika.

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    Easy Dijon Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Dijon Deviled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Dijon deviled eggs are always a hit, and they're super easy to prepare with seasoned mayonnaise and Dijon mustard filling. Garnish them with sliced green onion tops and parsley or sprinkle with sweet paprika.

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    Spanish-Style Deviled Eggs (Huevos Rellenos de Atun) Recipe

    spanish deviled eggs

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    Tomato sauce adds zesty Spanish flavor to the filling in these Spanish deviled eggs, and they look particularly "devilish" with the red color of the yolk mixture. Finish them off with some chopped fresh chives and sliced cherry tomatoes.

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    Best Egg Salad

    Best Egg Salad sandwich

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    Egg salad is basically chopped up deviled eggs, but with less fuss and equipment involved, making a winning party dip or homey sandwich. It is a cinch to whip up in minutes with basic pantry ingredients, and makes a tasty filling for next-day sandwiches, too.