One of my favorite dishes during the holidays or at parties is deviled eggs.
This is honestly the best deviled eggs recipe you will try. It has simple ingredients and makes a perfect appetizer for any occasion – especially in the spring and summer months. It’s our favorite way to eat eggs!
Many have made this recipe and rated this a 5 star deviled eggs recipe.
While sometimes boiling eggs can sometimes be quite a time consuming process, you can actually boil eggs in the Instant Pot!
Be sure to try our Loaded Deviled Eggs recipe, Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs recipe, Classic Egg Salad or our creamy Avocado Deviled Eggs recipe. These are all classic appetizers the entire family will love!
Ingredients needed for Classic Deviled Eggs:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Salt and peppers
- Yellow mustard
- Dill pickle relish
- Sprinkle of Paprika
Can you make basic deviled eggs ahead of time?
You can! Here’s how.
You can hard boil the eggs in advance and prepare them by cutting the eggs in half and separating the yolk. Prepare the egg halves them according to the recipe. You can use any leftovers for egg salad sandwiches!
For best results, do not put the yolk mixture into the egg white until the day you will need the deviled eggs.
You can make the filling up to two days in advance.
How to perfectly boil an egg:
Have you ever wanted to know how to perfectly boil an egg? This is how I do it:
- 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.
- Turn the heat to high and let the water come to a full rolling boil. Once there, let the eggs sit in the boiling water 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 15 minutes (you will want to set a timer for this one too).
- 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 bowl of 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).
The key to peeling hardboiled eggs easily:
There are a few keys to having hard-boiled eggs that peel easily and don’t have divots in them:
- Don’t use fresh eggs – old eggs work better (but not expired)
- Don’t put the eggs in the water at the beginning
- Put them in an ice water bath afterward
You can find more details on how to hard-boil eggs for easy peeling from tips this article on how to peel hard-boiled eggs.