The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Oct 03, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Mar 10, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Secrets to make the best deviled eggs. These deviled eggs with relish make a great appetizer year round or you can dress them up to make adorable Easter deviled eggs!

secrets for the best deviled eggs - a classic Easter appetizer

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, friends and family, my mom and sister make the best deviled eggs and I deprive him of his beloved deviled eggs.

So 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. I always thought I was the picky one!

I assure you these are really easy deviled eggs, so easy, she even makes them by heart! I had her measure for you today and hope you enjoy them as much as our friends, family and neighbors do.

our most requested family recipe - the best deviled eggs

Tips to Make the Best Deviled Eggs

Have you ever had something that was just really amazing and you were left wondering what they did different? Well, you don’t have to wonder what makes the best deviled eggs. I’m spilling all of our secrets. It seems simple, but these tips and tricks take deviled eggs over the top!

  • 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.

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

the best deviled eggs recipe - secrets for the best deviled eggs

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

secrets to making the best deviled eggs

How to Make the Best Deviled Eggs

To see how easy the Best Deviled Eggs Recipe is, watch the video below.

  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.
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!)

how to make deviled eggs - the best recipe with secrets that make them a crowd pleasing appetizer

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 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.

These darling Easter deviled eggs are the best way to use Easter eggs. The food coloring / colored eggs whites make these Easter chicks look even more fun for kids. They’re always a hit!

These are the perfect dish to serve for brunch or Easter dinner.

Easter Deviled Eggs decorated as chicks

More Easy Easter Appetizers 

secrets for the best deviled eggs - a classic Easter appetizer

Best Deviled Eggs

Secrets to make the best deviled eggs. These deviled eggs with relish make a great appetizer year round or you can dress them up to make adorable Easter deviled eggs!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 24
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

  • 18 eggs
  • 1/2 c Miracle Whip
  • 3/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 c pickle juice
  • 3 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 1/3 c 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.

Notes

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

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.

Nutrition

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
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