Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe
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Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

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Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

This Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe is the perfect side dish for Easter, as a holiday staple or just your usual weeknight dinner. Deviled eggs are a traditional Southern recipe that the entire family will love. With just a few ingredients, you too can have delicious deviled eggs!

Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

This classic deviled eggs recipe is the easiest way to turn hard boil eggs into a delicious dish. And today my mom is sharing her infamous deviled eggs recipe and a little about her life on the family farm in a new series called ‘Grammy’s Corner.’ I hope you enjoy her recipes and stories as much as we all do.

Mom’s Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Growing up on a farm, we always had fresh eggs so egg salad sandwiches and this simple recipe was always a favorite. Most of my recipes are passed down from my mom and grandmother, and I’m so excited to share this easy deviled egg recipe with you!


As Allison mentioned, I grew up on a 300+ acre farm in east Tennessee. Daddy worked an “outside” job plus raising crops on the farm to feed a family of six. Mom was busily raising us kids and trying to feed and clothe us.

I can remember there were few groceries that were bought at the grocery store simply because they raised almost everything we needed!

We always had a big garden, with tons of wonderful vegetables that were growing and providing yummy options as long as the season allowed—from leaf lettuce in early spring, to the fall with root crops, cabbage, pumpkins, etc. 

Daddy also raised his own chickens for those wonderful fried chicken meals we had every Sunday after church, with leftovers to have after the evening church service.

family farm in East Tennessee

Our sides consisted of my Mom’s (Allison’s grandma) deviled eggs, homemade potato salad, tangy slaw, buttery biscuits and gravy, and green beans. Not to mention some kind of wonderful dessert!

No matter how busy Mom was, she always managed to feed us well! 

Common Questions about Hard Cooked Eggs

To make this popular recipe, you’ll want to brush up on your knowledge with some answers to these FAQs.

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

How should I store deviled eggs?

You should always store leftover deviled eggs in your refrigerator in an airtight container. If you’ve even left hard-boiled eggs out in the fridge you know they can smell up a fridge and also take on other odors (and strong flavors) from nearby foods, so it’s important to store eggs properly every single time.

How far in advance can I make deviled eggs?

You can make these a day or two in advance to get ahead of your upcoming dinner plans.

It’s a great way to cross a few things off your list, especially if you’re serving easy appetizers for the holidays.

How can I make perfect hard-boiled eggs?

With arguments over letting your eggs reach room temperature before cooking to using an instant pot (or pressure cooker) for the perfect eggs, it’s easy to be confused about the best way to cook eggs.

My favorite way to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs is to remove the eggs from the fridge and place eggs in a single layer in a pot of water. Make sure to add enough water to cover the eggs with at least an inch of water.

Do not cover the pan, but have the cover set aside for the boiling water.

Next, turn the burner to medium-high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil. Carefully remove the pan of hot water from the heat and place the lid on top.

Let the eggs cook in the pan for about 12 minutes, add ice to the pan to make an ice bath and allow the eggs to sit another 10-12 minutes.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked eggs and set them aside until you’re ready to peel the eggs.

Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Now that we’ve discussed some FAQ’s, let’s get to the good stuff—the recipe! Besides hard-boiled eggs you’ll also need a few simple ingredients:

  • Large eggs, cooked & peeled
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar

Start by boiling your eggs. For perfectly cooked eggs every time, use the method mentioned above. Once they’re done, carefully peel the shells away and slice the eggs in half lengthwise.

Use a spoon to scoop out the yolks into a medium bowl and set the egg whites aside on a plate or cutting board.

To the bowl of egg yolks, add in mayonnaise, yellow mustard, white vinegar, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to mash everything together until it’s combined.

If the mixture is too thick, add a little more mayo until it reaches your desired consistency.

Use a small spoon (or piping bag with star tip) to fill each egg white half with the yolk mixture. Garnish with fresh parsley, paprika, or smoked salmon bits, if desired.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

That’s it! This easy appetizer recipe is perfect for any party or get-together. Whether you’re looking for finger food for a baby shower or easy party food for game day, these deviled eggs will disappear quickly! And, if you have any leftovers, they make a great lunch the next day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! Let me know how they turn out in the comments below.

Happy cooking!

How to make deviled eggs

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

This Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe is the perfect side dish for Easter, as a holiday staple or just your usual weeknight dinner. Deviled eggs are a traditional Southern recipe that the entire family will love. With just a few ingredients, you too can have delicious deviled eggs!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Eggs


  • 6 Peeled Boiled Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar


  1. Peel the boiled (cooled) eggs
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  2. Cut the eggs in half
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  3. Remove the yolks and put them in a bowl & the egg whites on a serving plate
  4. Mash the yolks up as fine as you want with a fork
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  5. Mix in the remaining ingredients with the yolks
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  6. Spoon the yolk mixture into the egg white (secretly hoping one of the egg whites tear so you can sample them!)
  7. Enjoy!
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  1. I love deviled eggs! I never thought to put vinegar or sugar in them though. I always just make them with mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika. I’ll have to try this the next time I make them.

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely

    1. Yes, they are delicious this way! I have always wondered why I liked my mom’s better than others and I think it’s the vinegar and sugar that makes the difference!

  2. Mmmmm, deviled eggs are totally my favorite! I wonder how these would turn out if I replaced the sugar with a little coconut sugar. Time to experiment!! Thanks for sharing <3

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