Deviled Eggs are a great appetizer, snack, or side dish. It is a favorite of ours for picnics and family gatherings. See our basic recipe plus options for different seasonings.
This basic recipe is easy to adjust for different preferences. I like them hot, but most people don’t. So I make about half of them spicy and the other half I just sprinkle with a little paprika. That way people who aren’t as fond of spice as I am can still enjoy them.
Make it Spicy!
I made this Sriracha version the other day and whoa mama, I don’t think I will ever eat a regular deviled egg again. I love the little kick of heat! I love Sriracha on just about anything and these Sriracha deviled eggs are no exception. You can add Sriracha to really ramp up the flavor and add a little bit of heat! I added a little bit of Sriracha in the actual mix, and then squeezed a little more Sriracha over the top.
Deviled Eggs with Dill
Another option that is really good is adding some finely chopped dill pickle to the egg yolk mix. Serve with some fresh dill sprinkled on top. Another way to get that good dill flavor is to mix in dill pickle relish with the yolk and mayonnaise. This saves some time and is just as good!
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
The best deviled eggs start with the best hard boiled eggs. A perfect hard boiled egg is easy to peel with a fully cooked, but not overcooked, yolk. The yolk is golden yellow with no grayish ring. We have two methods for perfectly cooked, easy to peel, hard boiled eggs:
How to Make Deviled Eggs
Basic Deviled Egg Recipe
- Sriracha sauce to taste
Hard Boiled Eggs Cooking Methods
- Peel pre-cooked hard boiled eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
- Remove and mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Scoop a little of the mixture and stuff inside egg whites (if you want them to look extra nice, pipe the egg yolk mixture in using a plastic bag with a tip cut off, or use a cake decorating bag and put on a large star-tip).
- Sprinkle deviled egg with paprika.
- Add a little bit of Sriracha in the egg yolk mix, then squeeze a little more Sriracha over the top of the finished deviled eggs.
- Add some finely chopped dill pickle to the egg yolk mix. Serve with chopped fresh dill sprinkled on top.