Here are 12 different ways to make deviled eggs. Below is my “classic” method. The rest are all variations! (Nutrition facts are based on the Classic recipe)
- 6 hard boiled or steamed eggs
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (or veganaise)
- 2 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tsp dill pickle juice, lemon juice, or vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Slice each egg in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. Place all yolks in a medium-sized bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the egg yolks. Mash with a fork (or beat with a hand mixer) until completely smooth.
- Scoop deviled yolk mixture back into the egg white halves using a spoon. Alternatively, you can scoop the mixture into a plastic sandwich bag and snip off the corner to create a “piping bag.”
- See notes for variations!
1. Classic Deviled Eggs: Follow directions above.
2. Dill Pickle: Use pickle juice as directed, and add 1-2 Tbsp finely chopped dill pickle, and a pinch of dried or fresh dill to your yolk mixture.
3. Peppered Bacon: Add 1 Tbsp fresh herbs (cilantro, dill, basil, or parsley) to your yolk mixture and swap 1/4 tsp steak seasoning for the pepper. Top with crisped, crumbled bacon, additional fresh herbs, and halved baby tomatoes.
4. Smoked Paprika: Use lime juice in place of the pickle juice. Add 1-2 Tbsp fresh cilantro (optional) and 1/4 tsp smoked paprika to the yolk mixture. Top with additional smoked paprika, as desired.
5. Lemon Chive: Use lemon juice in place of the pickle juice. Add 1-2 Tbsp fresh minced chives and an extra pinch of pepper to the yolk mixture. Top with a tiny bit of lemon zest and a pinch of fresh chives.
6. Curry: Use lemon or lime juice in place of the pickle juice. Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp yellow curry powder to your yolk mixture. Top with minced cilantro or additional curry powder, as desired.
7. Sriracha Lime: Use lime juice in place of the pickle juice. Add a few drops of sriracha to the yolk mixture. Top with a tiny bit of lime zest and additional sriracha as desired.
8. Chipotle: Use lime juice in place of the pickle juice. Add 1-2 tsp adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers (start small if you don’t want it hot). Alternatively, you could use 1/4- 1/2 tsp dried chipotle chili powder. Top with cilantro and additional chipotle powder/sauce as desired.
9. Avocado: Use lemon or lime juice in place of the pickle juice. Use 2-4 Tbsp fresh avocado in place of the mayo. Add fresh cilantro as desired. (You can also use prepared guacamole instead of avocado!)
10. Salt and Vinegar: Use vinegar in place of the pickle juice, and add an extra 1 tsp to the mixture. Top with coarse sea salt (like Maldon salt).
11. Salsa Verde: Omit pickle juice. Add 1-2 Tbsp salsa verde to the yolk mixture. Add fresh cilantro, if desired. Top with cilantro and more salsa, as desired.
12. Buffalo: Add 1-3 tsp Frank’s Red Hot (or other favorite hot sauce) to the yolk mixture. Top with fresh chives or dill, as desired.
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
- Cuisine: American, BBQ, Picnic
Keywords: deviled eggs, eggs, picnic, barbecue