Get the secrets to the best deviled eggs recipe. Once you try this fluffy, creamy, tangy recipe, you’ll never go back. They are perfect for parties, picnics, Easter and so much more.

These deviled eggs make a great protein-packed appetizer year round. They’re also so much fun to customize for holidays – you can dress them up to make adorable Easter deviled eggs!

This is a complete guide to help you make the easiest and best deviled eggs recipe around. Find tips, tricks and techniques to make them the hit appetizer at any party!

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My mom was known for her deviled eggs, but since I only make things that I love, I’ve never shared them with you. According to Chris, our friends and family, my mom’s recipe makes the best deviled eggs.. and since I don’t love them, I tend to deprive him.

So with that in mind, I invited my sister to make them for you today and share their recipe for deviled eggs. When she sent me the ingredients, I laughed. She’s very specific. And I always thought I was the picky one!

Intrigued? Well, I was. I never knew all the “science” that went into their deviled eggs, it’s no wonder they’re frequently requested.

In fact, these are really easy deviled eggs… so easy, my sister makes them by heart! I had her measure the ingredients for you today and hope you enjoy them as much as our friends, family and neighbors do.

While deviled eggs are an Easter favorite, our friends and family enjoy them year round and I know yours will too!

I’m spilling all of our family secrets. It seems simple, but these tips and tricks take this deviled eggs recipe over the top!

Deviled eggs made into little Easter chicks, on a pink ceramic egg holder.
  • Make Ahead – These deviled eggs are just as good, and maybe even better on the second day, after the flavors marinate.
  • Feeds a Crowd – Deviled eggs are such a crowd pleaser!
  • Customize for Holidays – The homemade Greek salad dressing elevates this easy tortellini pasta salad to a whole new level.

Don’t Skip These:  Check out this incredible Deviled Egg Potato Salad for another delicious side dish. We’ve shared the most fabulous Avocado Deviled Eggs, too!

A white deviled egg platter featuring the world's best deviled egg recipe.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Eggs – Size large is ideal for this recipe.
  • Miracle Whip – Incredibly important. Don’t sub with mayo!
  • Mustard – We use a traditional yellow mustard. You can spice things up with a brown mustard if you’d like.
  • Pickle juice – This is very important for the flavor of these deviled eggs!
  • Pickles – We use Sweet Gherkins Vlasic, make it a heaping amount. These need to be finely chopped.

Variations

  • Add a little Beau Monde Seasoning
  • Sprinkle with a dusting of paprika for a classic look.
  • For even more tang, add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the filling.
  • Add a touch of Tobasco or other hot sauce for spicy deviled eggs.
  • Add a few cracks of salt and pepper if you want, but the filling ingredients do have plenty of additional seasoning.
A white deviled egg platter featuring the world's best deviled egg recipe.

How to Make this Deviled Eggs Recipe

  1. Boil eggs. Cool, peel and rinse.
    Slice eggs in half lengthwise and place on a platter.
  2. Place egg yolks in mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. Add Miracle Whip, mustard and sweet pickle juice. Blend until fluffy, smooth and creamy. Add chopped pickles and lightly blend.
  3. Transfer mixture to fill your egg halves using a cookie scoop.
  4. Optional: top with a sprinkle of paprika.
A white deviled egg platter featuring the world's best deviled egg recipe.

How to Make Chick Easter Deviled Eggs

These darling Easter deviled eggs are the best way to use leftover hardboiled Easter eggs, too. They’re always a hit!

  • Cut hardboiled eggs in half on the round side for circles.
  • Use an ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop the filling into the egg.
  • Cut carrots into slices and then into thirds creating triangles for beaks. Insert the long end into the middle of the chick so that the beak points out.
  • Use olives or black gel icing to create eyes (I promise with just a touch you don’t taste it!) If you prefer, you can use peppercorns.
Deviled eggs made into little Easter chicks, on a pink ceramic egg holder.

Tips

  • First, you want to start with refrigerated ingredients.
  • Boil older eggs so that they’re easy to peel.
  • Use Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise. There’s a difference.
  • Don’t just buy any pickles – use sweet gherkins for added crunch and finely chop. The smaller they are, the better.
  • This recipe calls for 18 eggs but only uses 24 halves on the platter because we need those yolks for filling. I like to serve the extra egg halves on a platter for those who love boiled egg whites without filling (often kids).

Make More (or Less!)

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Deviled eggs made into little Easter chicks, on a pink ceramic egg holder.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you boil eggs the day before you make deviled eggs?

Yes, you can! In fact, you can boil your eggs up to two days in advance. Peel them, cutting them in half and removing yolks. Cover them tightly and store until you’re ready to complete them and serve.

Does vinegar help eggs peel easier?

It is believed to aid in the processing of peeling eggs, yes! Add a little salt and vinegar to your water before boiling your eggs. Vinegar is thought to break down the shells a bit during boiling, making them easier to peel.

How do you keep deviled eggs from getting watery?

Transfer your hardboiled eggs to a pot filled with ice water to immediately stop the cooking process in an ice bath, which keeps them from overcooking. Avoid using too much Miracle Whip in the filling, as this can cause runny deviled eggs, too.

Ensure that all ingredients have cooled before storing them in the refrigerator, as humidity can cause watery deviled eggs, as well.

A white deviled egg platter featuring the world's best deviled egg recipe.

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How to Store

  • Room Temperature – You can leave these deviled eggs out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerator – Enjoy these deviled eggs within 48 when they are at their most fresh, but they can be eaten for up to four days if they are stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer – Deviled eggs shouldn’t be frozen. The texture and flavor of the boiled egg whites just doesn’t freeze well.

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
A white deviled egg platter featuring the world's best deviled egg recipe.

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Best Deviled Eggs

Get the secrets to the best deviled eggs recipe with Miracle Whip. Once you try this fluffy, creamy, tangy recipe, you’ll never go back. They are perfect for parties, picnics, Easter and so much more.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients  

  • 18 eggs
  • ½ cup Miracle Whip
  • ¾ teaspoon mustard yellow
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice
  • cup Sweet Gherkins Vlasic, heaping finely chopped

Instructions 

  • Place chilled eggs in a large pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium-high and boil 11 minutes.
  • Dump hot water, place pot in sink and fill with cold water and allow to sit until cool. Peel and rinse, slice in half lengthwise and place 24 halves on a platter.
  • Place yolks in mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. Add Miracle Whip, mustard and pickle juice. Blend until fluffy. Add chopped pickles and lightly blend.
  • Fill egg halves with mixture using a small cookie scoop. Optional: dust with paprika to garnish.

Tips

Tips

  • Use chilled ingredients
  • Use Miracle Whip, not mayo
  • Use sweet gherkins
Reserve extra boiled egg whites for picky eaters.

How to Make Chick Easter Deviled Eggs:

  • Cut hardboiled eggs in half on the round side for circles.
  • Use an ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop the filling into the egg.
  • Cut carrots into slices and then into thirds creating triangles for beaks. Insert the long end into the middle of the chick so that the beak points out.
  • Use olives, peppercorns, or black gel icing to create eyes.

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Serving: 1half | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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74 Comments

  1. The little chick egg decoration is the C U T E S T !!! You are right about the Miracle Whip. That has been MY secret ingredient for a while now, and guests swoon over them!
    Happy Easter!

  2. Deviled eggs were a must in my family for Easter. Unfortunately, they became “old fashioned” for some years but they now they are “in” again in many restaurants. We had some last summer in Portland ME and even in Troyes in France last September. So I will try your recipe for a change.

  3. Awesome recipe!!! I love it with the miracle whip and the pickles. Yummy yummy. Can’t wait to make these again. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I find Miracle Whip disgusting although I understand that it’s a Southern thing. Not to be rude, but I much prefer good ol’ Hellmann’s mayonnaise, and I don’t care for the sweet pickles either. So, I’ll stick with my own Mother’s recipe for deviled eggs. The little chickie garnishes are very cute–thanks for that idea.

    1. You’ll have to try before you judge – everyone has personal preferences, but I’ve never met someone who hasn’t loved these deviled eggs. Sometimes 4 dozen aren’t enough! Glad you enjoyed the chick idea. Have a beautiful evening!

        1. I used carrots cut into tiny triangles and since it’s such a minimal amount, the $1.00 icing with a tip for the eyes. Super easy! You could use black olives if you prefer, but it was so minimal you didn’t notice anything sweet. Enjoy!

    2. 4 stars
      It’s not always a Southern thing. I’ve heard it’s more of a California thing. Maybe it’s simply a preference thing? Lol
      I’m from the South and cannot handle the sweetness of Miracle Whip. I prefer Hellmans as well.
      Just for the integrity of the recipe, I used MW, and followed the recipe, for a once a month party get together. I made 22, but came home with 11 leftover. The next month, I stuck with Hellmans Mayo and was empty in an 1.5 hrs. Also, the filling measurements did not fill up all the egg whites.