Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

It’s not often that you show up to a summer backyard gathering and not see a platter of deviled eggs.

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, deviled eggs are a mainstay of the backyard cookout. Little morsels of self containing deliciousness. Even though deviled eggs use only a few ingredients used, you will hear endless variations to make them. Here I wanted to share my Grams simple recipe for this classic dish.

Start with this recipe for Perfect Boiled Eggs.

After boiling the eggs and allowing to cool, cut the eggs in half.

Cut Deviled Eggs

Pop the yolks out of the egg halves and place in a mixing bowl.

Whites and yolks separated

Place the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in the bowl with the yolks.

Deviled eggs filling

Mix the yolks mustard and mayo together until smooth. You can use a food processor, fork or whisk. I used a wire whisk for this step. Carefully spoon or pipe filling into the egg white halves once the filling is mixed and smooth.

filled deviled eggs

Now that the eggs are filled, it’s time to make them pretty. I garnished two ways with paprika and chives for one. For the other I used chives and black olives.

garnished deviled eggs

Present the garnished deviled eggs on a large party platter or smaller plates to spread around the table.

Get creative with garnishing. Us fresh herbs, bright colors and tasty tidbits that shows off your own personality.

Share your tasty garnish or recipe variation in the comments below or by shooting me an email.

Classic Deviled Eggs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Creamy tasty pillows of summer backyard cookout goodness.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 deviled eggs
Author: Nate
  • 6 ea hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tsp Dijon mustard
  • TT salt and pepper
  1. Cut boiled eggs in half and pop yolks in mixing bowl.

  2. Add mayo, dijon mustard, salt and pepper to yolks. Mix with fork or food processor until smooth.

  3. Spoon or pipe yolk filling into egg white halves.

  4. Garnish with paprika, chives, or whatever colorful ingredients that shows off your personality.