Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

easy deviled eggs recipe

I have mentioned before that for the first 3 years of my marriage, my husband did all the cooking.
I had been living on my own for a couple of years and with my busy work and school schedule, I had learned to love cold cereal and peanut butter sandwiches for every meal.
My husband was the exact opposite; he was (and still is!) a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy with a need to eat good food (and apparently cereal and sandwiches do not fall in the category of good food).
So during those first few years, I still took a sandwich to school for lunch, but Jared would usually prepare a yummy dinner for me to eat after work.
I have to be honest- Jared really taught me a lot of the things that I know about cooking. And, since I am coming clean . . . Jared even made and photographed a couple of the recipes in our Six Sisters’ Stuff cookbook (gasp!). He is an amazing cook and I don’t give him all the credit that he deserves!

I still remember the first time he made these deviled eggs- he kept telling me how easy they were and threw them together without even looking at a recipe. I was blown away (and fell in love with him even more!)!

Since then, I have made these eggs multiple times (since I am the one who does most of the cooking these days- my, how the tables have turned!), but I always forget to write out the measurements of the ingredients- Jared taught me to just throw the ingredients in a bowl and “eyeball it”. :)

To be honest, I don’t think you can mess these up. They are such a quick and simple side dish that perfectly compliment any summer meal!

Easy Deviled Eggs
6 hard-boiled* eggs
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish (you can also use sweet pickle relish)

Peel shells off of the hard boiled eggs and slice in half (lengthwise).
Using a spoon, gently remove the yolks from the whites and place all the yolks in a small bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks into small pieces. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, and relish to the yolks and mix until well combined and creamy.
Using a spoon, carefully scoop some of the yolk mixture into the white of each egg half. Repeat until all egg whites are filled. Lightly sprinkle with paprika and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

*Have you ever wanted to know how to perfectly boil an egg? This is how I do it:
how to make perfect hard boiled eggs1. Place your eggs in a large pot (the bigger the better so that they aren’t bumping into each other and cracking). Fill the pot with enough water that the eggs are at least 1 inch below the surface of the water. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water (the sodium bicarbonate will help the eggs separate from their shells, which makes them so easy to peel) and place the pot (uncovered) on the stove.

2. Turn the heat to high and let the water come to a full rolling boil. Once there, let the eggs boil for one minute (I usually set a timer). After the 1 minute is up, remove the pot from the heat, place a lid on top, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes (you will want to set a timer for this one too!).

3. Once the time is up, remove the eggs from the pot and place in a bowl. Fill the bowl with ice and cold water. Let the eggs sit in the ice water (full submerged) for 5 minutes. At this time, you can either remove the shells immediately or but the eggs in the fridge and peel them as you need them. The shells should come off very easily and your yolk will be beautiful (with no green/grey hue around the edges!).

Looking for more egg recipes?
Egg White Salad Sandwich
Hashbrown Egg White Nests
Mini Egg Omelets
Egg Nog French Toast

Camille Sig

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  1. Ana mae says

    I love cooking can i ask a favor please send me an any kind of recipes? Western dish,,,dessert&appetizer…..keep up the.good work guys we all know that many people will.learn how too do it with your help they canmade iy easy good luck and more power…

    • Elizabeth Montgomery says

      This is the easiest way I’ve learned to boil and peel hard boiled eggs. Place eggs in pot and cover with cold water. Bring to hard boil for 10 min. Remove from stove and cool in ice water. When cooled, drain and place lid on pot and shake hard for 4 hard shakes (don’t ask me why, but and more than 4 shakes does not work). Remove 1 @ a time and roll gently on counter or board, the peeling comes off (in most cases) whole. Rinse as usual and dry with paper towel.

  2. chloe copper says

    How to boil an egg – I have seen this headline before and thought …. hmmm. But actually I am so glad you revisited and added tips I did not know about on something so simple!!!! thanks

  3. Krista Low says

    I love the hints for making the perfect hard boiled eggs, sometimes mine are such a mess when I peel them it’s embarrassing and other times they are great so now I can be consistent! My Grandma made deviled eggs every summer and at Easter time. When I saw your recipe it reminded me of her :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  4. Mary says

    The easiest way I’ve found to make boiled eggs is to put the eggs in a pan of cold water. Bring to a boil and then just turn the eye off. Let them sit for 15 minutes and then put in cold water for a minute to finish cooling and then just peel them. The shells practically fall off.

  5. Erin says

    No part of this way easy or perfect- not only did the suggested way of “how to make perfect boiled eggs” turn out to give me semi-cooked hard boiled eggs that were in no way shape or form easy to peal (i had to toss at least 4 halves as the egg whites fell apart and tore during peeling), the yolks were not fully cooked, giving the final filling a soggy consistency. The baking soda did not work and more like 15 mins is needed to get the eggs cooked. Unfortunately, these were the worst deviled eggs I’ve ever had.

  6. Rose says

    The easiest way for me, and I have tried all the ways listed here, to hard boil eggs is to let eggs come to room temperature, poke through one end with a push pin, place in warm water, bring to a boil and simmer for 13 or 14 minutes. This amount is for mountain time. Remove from heat and place in cold water. This method works for fresh eggs also.

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