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Simple Deviled Eggs

These simple deviled eggs are a favorite appetizer for any party or Holiday celebration. This is our traditional recipe that we have used for decades.

Simple and Uncomplicated Egg Recipe

While this appetizer recipe is budget friendly, it is also easy to make. Eggs are healthy and when combined with just a few ingredients, they transform into a scrumptious little bite that is hard to resist.

At home we make these often. We love these so much, we don’t wait for a party to make these creamy and flavorful gems.

Simple Deviled Eggs
Simple Deviled Eggs

What are Deviled Eggs?

Simply put, deviled eggs are eggs that have been hard boiled, peeled, and cut in half. The yolks are then removed, mixed with other ingredients to make them creamy and add flavor, and then put back in the egg white. That is it!

Making Deviled Eggs
Making Deviled Eggs

Quick Appetizer

If you are looking for a classic, no-frills recipe for deviled eggs, this is it. However, for our family, this is the only way to make these. We just prefer the simple ingredients.

In my family’s opinion, this deviled egg recipe is the best one you will find because of the taste. However, this recipe is quick and easy too. You will not find any vinegar, pickles, or other ingredients that take away from the creamy taste.  

Deviled Eggs with Pipped Filling
Deviled Eggs with Pipped Filling

Hard boil the eggs, peel, and remove the yolks. Then mix the yolks with mayonnaise or Miracle whip, dry mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper. Fill the eggs back up with the creamy mixture and add a sprinkle of paprika for that perfect finishing touch.

These are a must at every potluck, cookout, or Holiday party.

Deviled Eggs on a Plate
Deviled Eggs on a Plate

Simple Deviled Eggs Make a Healthy Snack

Deviled eggs are a fantastic snack to keep in the fridge. A lot of people rely on hard boiled eggs for a quick, healthy, and filling grab-and-go snack. When I transform the plain egg into deviled eggs, and we tend to eat more eggs during the week.  

Peeling Eggs
Peeling Eggs

Trick to Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time

If you have trouble peeling hard boiled eggs, find out how to get the job done every time.

Add the eggs to a kettle and add about an inch of water. Cover the kettle and bring to a boil. Let the eggs boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. The steam in the kettle does a nice job of cooking the eggs.

Then remove the cover and put the kettle in the sink and slowly start to add cool water. When the eggs are cool enough to touch, I begin peeling the eggs. The result was perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs that peel easy.

Works Every Time!

Prepping Peeled Eggs for Recipe
Prepping Peeled Eggs for Recipe

Tips to a Simple Deviled Egg Recipe

Slice the peeled eggs lengthwise. Remove the egg yolks and place in a bowl.

Use a fork to mash the egg yolks before mixing the other ingredients with the yolks.

Mashing the Filling with a Fork
Mashing the Filling with a Fork

Taste the yolk mixture before adding back to the egg white. If it is too dry tasting, add a bit more mayonnaise. Make it more spicy by adding a bit more dry mustard. If too much mustard, add a bit more sugar.

For everyday presentation, I just spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. If I want to make this fancy, just fill a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe the mixture into the center of the whites. Sprinkle on a bit of paprika for a pretty finish and a bit more flavor.

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Simple Deviled Eggs

These simple deviled eggs are a favorite appetizer for any party or Holiday celebration. This is our traditional recipe that we have used for decades.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, comfort food, easy recipe, healthy recipe, make ahead, snack
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 150kcal

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  • 12 large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika for garnish


  • Place 12 large eggs in a kettle; cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low; simmer 10 minutes. Drain the eggs and run under cool water to cool slightly. Peel the eggs.
    Peeling Eggs
  • Halve the eggs lengthwise, scoop out the yolk and put that in a bowl for mixing. Place the egg whites on a platter.
  • Mash the egg yolk. I use a fork to mash the yolk. Add the Miracle Whip, dry mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper to the mashed egg yolks. I use the fork yet to mix and incorporate the ingredients.
    Mashing the Filling with a Fork
  • Fill each egg white with approximately a teaspoon of the egg yolk filling. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.
    Deviled Eggs on a Plate

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Serving: 1egg | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg


You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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