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Classic Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are a beloved appetizer and often the first to disappear at a gathering. The “deviled” refers to the spices which give these savory treats a pop of flavor. See our classic recipe and a fun video showing how easy it is to mix up deviled eggs!

The most important thing is to use fresh, high-quality eggs and boil them correctly, allowing them to cool before you get started. See how to hard-boil eggs here.

Note: We use all of the ingredients listed below, but we’ve noted some are optional if you don’t have many of the spices in your pantry or dislike a particular ingredient. Make deviled eggs your way!

See How to Make Deviled Eggs

Simply double or triple the recipe as needed!

5 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1 teaspoon of dried smoked paprika (optional)
1 teaspoon relish (optional)
2 tablespoons finely diced celery
1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Garnish: 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  1. Gently peel shells from cool, hard-boiled eggs. Rinse and slice in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the yolks and transfer them to a bowl.
  2. In the bowl, use a fork or pastry blender to mash the yolks. Add all of the ingredients and gently blend.
  3. Spoon the filling into a zip-top bag, cut off a corner tip, and then pipe the egg mixture into the white halves.
  4. Place in a serving tray and sprinkle with paprika if you’d like to garnish. In addition, you can add olive oil drizzle for moisture.
  5. Chill and serve.
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Patty Sanders is a certified herbalist and professional nutritionist for Purdue University Extension. Read More from Patty Sanders