Easy Deviled Eggs in 30 Minutes or Less

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How to make easy deviled eggs in 30 minutes or less with this simple, classic recipe, the best ever for Easter, holidays, and summer get togethers!

easy deviled eggs sprinkled with paprika on a wooden cutting board

Making deviled eggs has never been easier than this. In fact, you can probably make them almost as fast as your family will eat them.

My husband, Dan, came up with this deviled eggs recipe a few years back, so it's one we've made over and over again. We like to make them for Easter and other occasions, especially summer holidays and potlucks.

While we make these deviled eggs with Miracle Whip, we do occasionally switch up the recipe, and I'll share a few ideas for toppings and mix-ins below.

If you enjoy these classic deviled eggs, you may also enjoy these bacon ranch deviled eggs.

classic deviled eggs on a wooden cutting board

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If you’d rather skip all of my tips for how to make deviled eggs, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the deviled eggs recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

WHAT ARE DEVILED EGGS?

Deviled eggs are boiled eggs that have been peeled, cut in half, and filled with a mixture made out of the yolks.

Usually the yolks are mixed with things like mayo, Miracle Whip, mustard, paprika, and sometimes other ingredients like bacon.

They're usually served at holiday dinners, especially on special occasions like Easter, the 4th of July, etc.

They go by other names too, like stuffed eggs, Russian eggs, dressed eggs, salad eggs, and mimosa eggs.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED DEVILED EGGS?

As I was making this recipe, my oldest son asked a really good question. Why do we call them deviled eggs?

So, of course, we had to look it up, because honestly, I wasn't really sure myself. I thought I had an idea, though, and I was close.

In the 1800's, the word deviled had to do with hot and spicy foods. And according to What's Cooking America's Culinary Dictionary, the word deviled describes food that is dark, rich, chocolate, spicily piquant, or stimulating…  Means a highly seasoned, chopped, ground, or whole mixture that is served hot or cold.

History actually has a fascinating read on The Ancient History of Deviled Eggs, dating them all the way back to the days of ancient Rome.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE DEVILED EGGS

First of all, you want to determine how many eggs you'll need, based on how many people you'll be feeding. We usually use about a dozen eggs, unless we're making them for a big potluck, in which case we make more.

Once they're boiled, peeled, and cooled, the process is really simple.

HOW TO BOIL EGGS FOR DEVILED EGGS

You can simply boil eggs in water on the stove for about 12 minutes or a little longer.

Or if you have an Instant Pot, you can follow this recipe for easy peel hard boiled eggs.

Once you've cooled and peeled the eggs, they're ready for making deviled eggs.

HOW DO YOU MAKE DEVILED EGGS?

Now you're ready to prep the eggs and mix up the yolk mixture.

  • Slice each egg in half, and remove each egg yolk, setting each egg white aside.
  • Mash the yolks in a mixing bowl, and combine them with Miracle Whip. You can mash them with a hand mixer or just by hand.
  • Mix the mustard into the yolk mixture.
  • Then add pepper and stir it all up again.
  • Spoon the creamy yolk mixture back into each halved egg white.
how to make deviled eggs, step by step, from removing the yolks to mixing up the yolk mixture and spooning it back into the egg whites

Optional last step: Dust each egg with a dash of paprika.

Easy deviled eggs are great for family dinners, church potlucks, holiday parties, and sometimes just a yummy snack.

DEVILED EGGS TOPPINGS AND ALTERNATIVE IDEAS

You can tweak this recipe to add a taste of this or that. Just a few ideas…

  • Use dijon mustard in place of yellow mustard.
  • Use mayo and pickle relish instead of Miracle Whip.
  • Or better yet, just add a little pickle relish or pickle juice either way.
  • Add bacon on top. Deviled eggs with bacon are very yummy.
  • Add a little mashed avocado to the yolk mixture.

These are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning as to how many different ways you can make deviled eggs.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH THESE YUMMY APPETIZERS?

making deviled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika on a wooden cutting board

HOW LONG DO DEVILED EGGS KEEP?

Food Network really gives the lowdown in Easter Eggs 101, and it answers this very question.

Normally, in our house, they don't last more than a day. But 3 to 4 days max are how long I'd keep them.

CAN DEVILED EGGS BE FROZEN?

While you can freeze the egg yolks themselves or the yolk mixture, there's no reason to do that without the egg whites. Freezing the egg whites would ruin the flavor and texture.

So, no, I don't recommend freezing them at all.

HOW TO TRANSPORT DEVILED EGGS

When looking for ways for how to store deviled eggs and transport them (because it's likely you're making them for a get together), there are a few options.

Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Food Storage Container with Egg Holder Trays

Rubbermaid Egg Keeper

SnapLock Collapsible Egg Carrier

Rubbermaid Specialty Egg Keeper

Buddeez Deviled Tray with Lid

SHOP KITCHEN TOOLS FOR THIS RECIPE:

Mixing Bowl

Hand Mixer

Cake Decorating Tool – If you wanna get fancy and pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites, this might come in handy.

Egg Tray for Serving

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Yield: 12 servings

Easy Deviled Eggs in 30 Minutes or Less

Easy Deviled Eggs in 30 Minutes or Less

How to make easy deviled eggs in 30 minutes or less with this simple, classic recipe, the best ever for Easter, holidays, and summer get togethers!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. Slice each hard boiled egg in half, and remove each egg yolk, setting the egg whites aside.
  2. Mash the yolks in a mixing bowl, and combine them with Miracle Whip.*
  3. Mix the mustard into the yolk mixture.
  4. Then add pepper and stir it all up again.
  5. Finally, spoon the creamy yolk mixture back into each halved egg white.
  6. Sprinkle each deviled egg with a tiny dash of paprika.
  7. Chill the eggs in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

*You can mash them with a hand mixer or just by hand.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 187mg Sodium: 160mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 6g

(Update Notes: Post originally published in March 2013, republished with more tips and larger photos in March 2019.)

25 thoughts on “Easy Deviled Eggs in 30 Minutes or Less”

  1. My dad always said I made the best deviled eggs he ever ate! My recipe is simple. I have found that the fresher the eggs the easier it is to peel them. So I always buy fresh! I remove the yoke and crumble it in the blender til fine. I add several tablespoons of miricle whip until it is the right consistancey. Then add a shot of yellow mustard. My secret ingredient tho is a tablespoon of dill relish!!! It makes it tangy! Then I place this mixture in a pastry bag and use a shells tip. This makes filling each egg effortless and soooooo pretty too! I sprinkle with parsley to finish! Enjoy!

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  2. In my family we use Miracle Whip as well, yellow mustard, vinegar, a pinch of sugar and then salt and pepper. They are super delicious! My grandmother used to make hers with sweet pickle juice instead of vinegar, but hey 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other, right?

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