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Classic Deviled Eggs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
5 mins
Total Time
33 mins

This Classic Deviled Eggs recipe is the perfect little bite and a total crowd pleaser, enjoyed by millions for the holidays and any party!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic deviled eggs, deviled eggs, hard boiled eggs, recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 73 kcal
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • few grinds of black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish, optional
  • smoked paprika, for dusting
  1. Hard boil the eggs, using your favorite method (this is mine!)

  2. Carefully peel the eggs so the whites don’t tear.

  3. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise.

  4. Carefully remove the yolks and place into a medium sized bowl; transfer the egg white halves onto a serving platter.

  5. Using a fork, mash the yolks until it resembles very fine crumbs.

  6. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, cayenne, and pickle relish (if using), and mix well until it’s completely smooth.

  7. Spoon mixture into a plastic ziploc bag, drawing the mixture toward one corner. Cut off a small piece of that corner.  Evenly pipe the mixture into the egg white halves.

  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Deviled Eggs can be prepared 1-2 days in advance. In my humble opinion, though, you shouldn’t assemble them until close to the time you’ll be serving them. They taste the best fresh! So, prepare your eggs and yolk mixture, but keep them separate (egg white halves wrapped well in plastic wrap so they don’t dry out, and the yolk mixture sealed in an airtight container - everything refrigerated!) Then fill the hollowed out egg whites before you’ll be eating them. It doesn’t take long.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Deviled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 129mg5%
Potassium 39mg1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.