The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

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 mom’s recipe. When she sent me the ingredients, I laughed. She’s very specific. I always thought I was the picky one! But I assure you that they’re really easy, she even makes them by heart. I had her measure for you today and hope you enjoy them as much as our friends and neighbors do.

our most requested family recipe - the best deviled eggs

Tips to make the best deviled eggs…

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.

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

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

secrets to making the best deviled eggs

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

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

deviled eggs decorated as chicks

Best Deviled Eggs

Preparation 15 min 2017-03-27T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 min 2017-03-27T00:15:00+00:00
Serves 24     adjust servings


  • 18 eggs
  • 1/2 c Miracle Whip
  • 3/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 c + 3 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 1/3 c heaping finely chopped Vlasic Sweet Gherkins


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.


Recipe Notes

Use chilled ingredients Use Miracle Whip, not mayo Use sweet gherkins Reserve extra boiled egg whites for picky eaters
2 reviews
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 half
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories Calories from fat
% Daily Value

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g


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  • Suzanne says:

    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.

    • Julie says:

      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!

  • Kendra says:

    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!

  • Miss Diane says:

    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.

  • Robin says:

    What did you make the eyes with on the baby chicks?

  • Pat Miller says:

    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!

  • JulieD says:

    So cute, Julie!!!! Love it!

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