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Simple Deviled Egg Recipe

Updated on March 4, 2013

Serve Deviled Eggs At Your Next Gathering!

Deviled Eggs are a popular dish served at parties and family gatherings. This dish is enjoyed by all, and can be easily and quickly prepared. The traditional Deviled Egg recipe has been enhanced into many different variations, introducing different flavors and spices. Deviled Eggs can also be decorated to suit the occasion. Deviled Eggs are easy to make, so try preparing some for your next gathering!

Below is one of my favorite classic deviled egg recipes. Did you know that there are over 50 variations of deviled egg recipes?

Deviled Eggs Ingredients

Basic Ingredients for Traditional Deviled Eggs

What you need:

12 Large Eggs

6 Tablespoons of Light Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

2 Teaspoons of Pickle Relish

1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil

2 Teaspoons of Fresh Chopped Dill

1/8 Teaspoon of Salt

A Couple of Dashes of Hot Sauce

A Pinch of Ground Black Pepper

Deviled Eggs Preparation

Let's Make Some Deviled Eggs Now !

Ok, now I said this was simple, so simple is what you are going to get...

You are going to need 12 minutes of cooking time, and just 5 minutes of preparation time.

Step #1: Place 12 eggs in a large pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs. Add your 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and then bring the water to a boil. Once the water boils, reduce the heat to a simmer, and then cook for 12 minutes. When finished, drain the hot water from the pot, and place the pot in the sink. Run cold water over the eggs unti they have cooled.

Step #2: Peel the eggs. Once peeled run them under water to remove any small pieces of eggshell that may remain. With a sharp knife, but the boiled eggs in half, length-wise. Cut them straight down the middle, so that you have two even halves. Remove the yellow yolks, and place them in a mixing bowl. Repeat these steps for all 12 eggs.

Step #3: Place all your egg white halves in your egg trays. If you don't have egg trays, you can arrange them in the bottom of a large Tupperware container. Lay them flat with the cut sides up, so that you will easily be able to fill them later.

Step #4: It is time to add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl with your egg yolks. Add 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped dill, 6 tablespoons of light mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons of pickle relish, a dash of salt, a pinch of ground black pepper, and a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce (if you like a little kick). Now mash them all together until you have a good consistent mix of the ingredients.

Step #5: Transfer your mix into a large ZipLock baggie. Snip off one corner of this baggie with a pair of scissors, and squeeze the contents of the ZipLock baggie through the hole to fill your eggs. This little trick will help you fill your eggs so that it will look like it was done by a pro.

Step #6: Refrigerate your eggs until it is time to serve them.

Step #7: Enjoy your party or gathering, and your Deviled Eggs!

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Watch some Deviled Egg Recipe Videos

Here is a great video from Betty's Kitchen. She has some great tips and tricks to pass along.

How Long Can You Leave Deviled Eggs Out?

Deviled Eggs should be kept cool until serving. If you will be transporting them for some distance, or taking them to an outdoor event, then take precautions. They should be packed on ice or commercial coolant bags in an insulated bag or cooler to keep them cold (40°F. or lower). This will keep them refrigerator- cold as long as the ice lasts or the coolant remains almost at freezing.

So, how long will deviled eggs stay good if kept in the refrigerator?

If deviled eggs are covered with cling wrap or saran wrap, you can keep deviled eggs safely for 24 hours. An airtight covering in addition to the saran wra[p is also a good bet.

So if you are leaving them out at a party, how long will they keep?

They can stay out for hours at a party, but there is a trick that you can use to help keep them fresh. Try setting your egg tray on top of a bowl of ice. The cold transferred from the ice to the egg tray will keep them straight-out-of-the-fridge-fresh!

When the party is over, dispose of any left over eggs. Remember the old saying, "When in doubt ... Throw it out ... ". Keep in mind that the deviled eggs contain mayonnaise, which can spoil.

Nutrition Information for Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a good source of protein, and an excellent source for choline. Choline is needed by the body for three main physiological purposes. First is structural integrity and signaling roles for cell membranes. Second is cholinergic neurotransmission. And Third is as a major source for methyl groups via its metabolite, trimethylglycine (betaine) that participates in the S-adenosylmethionine synthesis pathways.

One serving has:

156 calories

12g total fat

176mg sodium

4g carbohydrates

8g protein

You will also get vitamin A, vitamin D, folate, calcium, iron, choline, vitain C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, slenium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin K, bitamin B6, vitamin B1, manganese, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin, omega 3, and omega 6.

How About Some More Egg Recipes?

Deviled Eggs: 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy (50 Series)
Deviled Eggs: 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy (50 Series)

A deviled egg recipe book by Debbie Moose. There are 50 recipes in this hardcover book. If you are tired of the traditional deviled egg recipe, and want to make some unique recipes, then check out this book.

D'Lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic
D'Lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic

This hardcover book also contains 50 recipes by Kathy Casey. It contains everything from the classic deviled egg to creative recipes that will be sure to impress your guests.

Who Put the Devil in Deviled Eggs?: A Food Lover's Guide to America's Favorite Dishes
Who Put the Devil in Deviled Eggs?: A Food Lover's Guide to America's Favorite Dishes

A fun book by author Ann Treistman that takes readers on a journey through a 1950's kitchen. This is a fun read with some good recipes too.


Crabby Deviled Egg Recipe - Here is a nice twist on the deviled egg recipe.

In this video, Aisha Tyler is cooking Crabby Deviled Eggs on View from The Bay.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Hmmm..I also love deviled eggs when they're served in parties I attend. Good lens! - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      othellos 4 years ago

      I made thousands of them. Thank you for sharing this information and these tips. Very thorough and so well done!

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      I make them for parties every time. Nice lens.

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      I need to try putting dill in my deviled egg recipe. Thanks for the idea!

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      I've never made deviled eggs but I do love them!

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      tomoxby 5 years ago

      I am always on the lookout for simple recipes that travel well to use at potluck dinners. I think will work out well.

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      Carpenter76 5 years ago

      Yummie! Love eggs in any way :)

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      Leila 5 years ago from Belgium

      Never tried, but will make one of these days! We love eggs around here and this looks delicious. I love finger food and want to eat less crackers. And thanks for blessing!!!

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      rasnasah 5 years ago

      Great egg lens .

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      Gregory Moore 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan. They can definitely be made pretty quickly. For planned gatherings, you can make them ahead of time and keep them refrigerated since they are served cold!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We love deviled eggs around here, but somehow I rarely take time to fix them. You've inspired me today with your easy recipe. Thank you!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Great, thanks for sharing I added this to my "Favorite Recipes" Pinboard; I was looking for a Deviled Eggs Recipe.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love deviled eggs! Yum!

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love them at buffets too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Delightful! Thanks!

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      applejacking 5 years ago

      Delicious recipe and simple tutorial to follow at home

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      I adore deviled eggs!!! They're so yummy

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I love deviled eggs!

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      I love deviled eggs!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We love Deviled Eggs. Thank you for this lens. You reminded me to add Eggs to my grocery list.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      I absolutely love deviled eggs.... DELISH.

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      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      Who knew there were such variations of deviled eggs? I love them, any time of the year!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I love deviled eggs! My recipe is a little different than yours, but isn't it amazing how such an easy combination of ingredients can make such a divine (in my case) meal :)

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      Coffeebreak9am 5 years ago

      We have deviled eggs at every Holiday gathering. They disappear so quickly! They are delicious! Next time I will add the little bit of hot sauce. Thank you.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love deviled eggs.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Love Deviled eggs, true if I see some at a party, I will make sure I have one. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Blessed.

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Never had deviled eggs before! They sound yummy though - might have to give it a go :)

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      I love deviled eggs! It's not often you come across them anymore. I make mine similar to yours. I've added a touch of horseradish on occasion to spice them up.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      how-to-cook-eggs 8 years ago

      very interesting and helpful thanx. 5

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      Kathryn Darden 8 years ago

      I have two left thumbs when it comes to cooking... and I think even I could fix deviled eggs after reading your recipe! Helpful, clear lens!

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      thegrayrabbit 8 years ago

      me too

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      A well crafted lens! I love deviled eggs.