This is a classic deviled eggs recipe using one dozen hard-boiled eggs, Miracle Whip, yellow mustard, salt & pepper, and topped with paprika. They are a huge hit as an Easter side dish, Memorial Day weekend side dish, or 4th of July side dish.
Deviled eggs are a popular appetizer at any function year-round. Work potlucks, family get-togethers, the holidays, baby showers, BBQ picnics, heck, even at funerals they disappear quickly!
There are a lot of ways to cook eggs. From baking in muffin pans, boiling on the stove, or even having an egg cooker on the counter.
I often use this double-decker egg cooker and love it!
This recipe is for boiling on the stovetop, but you can use your tried and true way of boiling eggs if you prefer to!
How long do classic deviled eggs last?
Deviled eggs can be made ahead and kept refrigerated, but should be consumed within 2 days.
Hard-boiled eggs without the deviled egg mixture, on the other hand, can last longer – up to a week in the refrigerator.
How do you fill deviled eggs?
Some may argue that they look better without being piped on top. They will still be eaten either way because they are delicious!
If you think piping looks great, but requires too much skill, think again! You can do it too!
The piping goes much quicker than filling each white egg with a fork or spoon. I have them all done in less than a minute if I pipe them.
I used a piping bag, but you can use a gallon Ziploc bag like I have done when I’ve run out of piping bags. Simply cut one of the bottom corners and insert an icing tip!
What icing tip do you use for classic deviled eggs?
Wilton’s 1M piping tip works perfectly for deviled eggs. You can swirl (like a cupcake), or simply pull straight up as you fill them.
Another option is using a small cookie dough scooper to get the same amount in each egg white.
Deviled Egg Topping Ideas
Deviled eggs have evolved so much since fourth and fifth century A.D. when it’s believed the first hard-boiled eggs serve with spices began.
There are a variety of toppings you can try:
- Crab Meat
Fried Deviled Eggs
Another new trend I have seen with deviled eggs is coating the egg white in breadcrumbs and frying it, then topping it with filling.
I made these Cajun-style fried deviled eggs below from 4 Sons R Us. They were a big hit!
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- Air Fryer Naked Chicken Wings
- BBQ Chicken Roll-Ups
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- Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza Roll-Ups
- Spicy Honey Prosciutto Flatbread
- Swiss Cheese Fondue
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