Best Deviled Eggs Ever
Even egg haters LOVE these deviled eggs! They’re creamy, a bit spicy, and so easy to make – all this makes them the Best Deviled Eggs Ever!
I’ve wanted to share my recipe for deviled eggs for a long while, but I was worried that you’d all just think this was another deviled egg recipe. But when I saw my egg-hating daughter gobble these up, I just knew I had something special.
I always knew these were 5-star deviled eggs, and people kept telling me how amazing they were, so here you go: the Best Deviled Egg recipe!
What Makes These The Best Deviled Eggs
I’m a Southern gal, and boy, do we know deviled eggs. But there are eggs, and then there are EGGS. I’ve seen recipes with all sorts of strange ingredients in them, but this recipe, my signature recipe, takes humble ingredients and combines them to make some of the best deviled eggs on the planet. And my family agrees; they won’t eat any other kind!
What Are Deviled Eggs?
People have been eating stuffed eggs since the 13th century, but there’s nothing devilish about this appetizer recipe. The name comes from a bit of spice added to the eggs, but they’re not spicy. The hot sauce just adds a bit more flavor.
- Eggs – Hardboiled and sliced in half lengthwise
- Mayonnaise – Use your favorite kind.
- Mustard – I like yellow hotdog mustard.
- Worcestershire sauce – Just a spash!
- Hot sauce – I make my deviled eggs with Frank’s Red Hot
- Salt and pepper – To taste.
- Paprika – To sprinkle on top.
How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Making perfect hardboiled eggs is essential to great deviled eggs! You don’t want to overcook them and get that nasty green ring of sulphur around the yolk.
- Add the eggs to a saucepan and cover them with an inch of water.
- Bring the pot to a roiling boil and cover it.
- Turn the heat off and set your timer for 10-12 minutes for large eggs.
- Drain and cool the eggs under running water.
- That’s it!
How To Make The Best Deviled Eggs in the World
- Cool the boiled eggs in cold water immediately after boiling.
- Slice the eggs lengthwise and scoop the yolks into a bowl.
- Mash the yolks with a fork until they’re light and fluffy.
- Add the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the bowl.
- Give it a good stir and taste a bit to see if it needs anything
- Scoop spoonfuls into the empty egg whites.
- Sprinkle the paprika on top – deviled eggs aren’t complete with this powdery red garnish!
- Dig in!
Recipe Tips & Substitutions
- Be really gentle with the egg whites, and try not to break them when removing the yolk and spooning the filling back in to make perfect deviled eggs.
- You can get fancy with a piping bag and tip and pipe the filling back into the egg whites.
- Fresh paprika has flavor! I used to think paprika didn’t have much flavor but fresh paprika makes all the difference in the world.
- If you’re not serving the eggs right away, keep the filling and egg whites separate in the fridge until ready to serve. This recipe makes 12 deviled eggs, but it’s so easy to double to feed a crowd.
Happiness is a plate of these amazing eggs. Serve them in one of those cute deviled egg plates with egg-shaped indentations to keep the eggs from rolling around.
Sometimes I serve these as an appetizer before a tasty meal, but I’ll also take them to potlucks and parties (be sure to tell people there’s Worcestershire sauce in them, which has gluten and sardines in it). I’ll also put out a platter of these eggs along with other tasty munchies like Baked Shrimp Dip, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Sausage Balls.
Deviled eggs will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
BEST EVER Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs hardboiled & sliced in half
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 scant tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- a splash of hot sauce Frank’s Red Hot is my favorite
- salt & pepper to taste
- paprika to garnish
- Place your cooked egg yolks in a small bowl & mash them up with a fork. Stir in the mayo, mustard, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, & pepper. Scoop the filling into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika.
This looks delicious. I will make it. I usually put my mashed yolks in a small sandwich baggie and cut a hole in the corner and squeeze it out. It goes much faster for me to fill the egg whites than to spoon them in and it looks nice too. 🙂 I don’t need a piping bag 🙂
I love this idea! It’s so hard to get the egg whites filled, I’ll have to try the baggie method! Thanks for the tip!
I don’t like mustard. So I make mine without mustard. I simply use mayo, egg parts, paprika, and diced up dill pickles and some of the pickle juice.
No, not dill pickle; sweet pickle relish.
Almost the same way I make mine, Love them!
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trying this tonight for my hubbys potluck tomorrow, he doesnt like pickles at all so this is perfect!!
That’s how my mom and aunt made theirs. Exact ingredients. I love them. Once I get started I could eat them all. I male them that way too.
That’s the way my mom and aunt made them. Exact ingredients. I make them that way too. I could eat them all.
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I tried your reciepe for deviled eggs this Thanksgiving & my entire family was in love so I would like to say thank you so much for sharing..
LOL ~ well everything I make my family’s favorite and the best of the. I have a deviled egg recipe that’s slap your mama good but I’m looking forward to being blown out the water by yours..Thanks for sharing:)
Sounds good! I have been looking for a good deviled egg recipe. This sounds perfect! I will try it and make it for one of my appetizers for Christmas Eve. I like Frank’s hot sauce and use it on everything. Lol Thanjs for the recipe!????
Thanks for the recipe. I love Frank’s hot Sauceand use it on everything. Will try this. Sounds good!
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Oh yes! These look good. Thanks for the awesome photo’s and hard work! Its hard being a food blogger. Can’t wait to give these a shot.
I made deviled eggs for the first time this evening and I had no idea what to do so I googled deviled eggs recipe(best). Found this and gave it a try… I usually like relish in mine but this recipe was so delicious???? I was impressed. I can’t wait to eat more. Maybe next time I’ll put a little sweet relish
I just made these. Tweaked the recipe a little according to my and my boyfriend’s preferences (little lighter on the mayo, little heavier on pepper and Worcestershire sauce, very light on salt) and they came out absolutely amazing. I can taste each ingredient yet no one component overpowers. Thank you for this !!!!
These were seriously good and I don’t even eat eggs! On my second batch I added some onion and garlic powder…so good! Thank you! (Ps I never leave comments on recipes)
Omg. I have finally found yes the best devil eggs ever. The taste is devilish. Super Bowl 50 here we come. ????????????????????
Made this today and subbed some cayenne for the hot sauce. It was fantastic! Will bemy go to for deviled eggs now.
This was a fantastic recipe, i jazzed mine up with a little thinly cut chives, and instead of franks red hot i used nandos peri-peri garlic hot sauce, and then sprinkled the top with a mixture of cumin, chili powder and smoked paprika.
This was a great recipe! I added a tablespoon of sweet pickle relish and it was perfect!!!
I just tried it it was amazing
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That’s a good variation on the classic deviled egg. My mind is a little skewed so I went with this style recently
Very good! Did add 1 tsp dill relish.
Never thought of putting hot sauce in, this was great thank you
Decided to make these while in the Easter spirit and they taste great! Thank you!
so with the Franks Red. Is this spicy? Or Just adds the flavor?
I forgot to add when mixing so I used a drop or two of Tapatio hot sauce and with all that mayo it balances well and adds depth to the creamy egg. Give it a try either way it’s very nice and not spicy really.
I tried to this recipe and it adds flavor without being spicy 🙂
Going to try this for a big family Easter dinner, that has plenty of critics 🙂 The ONLY variation I will do, is I always add some bits of real bacon..who doesn’t love bacon. This has become one of my signature dishes (yes, because of the bacon), so I won’t be able to even get them to try them without it. I’ll let you know within the next few days if you should bother with this recipe 🙂
how did you like it?
Mine is close to this but instead of hot sauce and salt and pepper i use one teaspoon of sugar and 3 tablespoons of creamy horseradish sauce. even people who hate horseradish raved about them.
That’s not even close.
you are not even close to figure out who da real keyser is
Who are these criminals making deviled eggs without relish?
I must be a criminal myself, as I can’t stand relish in my yolk mixture, ( or tuna salad for that matter). Just don’t like relish, especially sweet relish.
I know what you mean .. You have to put Sweet Relish and fresh minced Onion in it also .. Use a little juice from the relish or you can usew a little dill or sweet pickel juice in it . I don.t garnish with paprika I garnish with Cayenne pepper . I think it’s better that way .
What is the matter with you people ?? onions, Cayenne pepper ?? If you don’t like the taste of deviled eggs… why do you eat them? If I want to eat a deviled egg, It better not taste like some hot nasty onion…
I agree. I like mine simple. But if that’s what passes as deviled eggs to them, to each his own.
Because not everyone likes relish. I have searched dozens and dozens of recipes and most people do NOT put relish in their deviled eggs.
ohhh hohoho ohohoh so you think cuz you can figure out movies in 15 minutes you don’t need relish in your life, EGGGGGGGG egg egg egg egg
Wrong. I’ve never had deviled eggs that didn’t have some relish. Maybe it’s a regional thing.
These were delicious! I had to make two changes…1st, I didn’t have yellow mustard & 2nd we love a little cream cheese in our deviled eggs. I added 3 tablespoons. I never thought to combine hot sauce with worchester but the result was a perfect tanginess! They were a hit~ Thank you for sharing!
Made these today. Delicious. Added a small dollop of caviar to the top. Mmmm.
Use a ziplock bag and cut the corner. Simple to pipe it in and fast/clean.
This recipe is great to add a little different taste. You can add pickle juice or pickle chunks. You can add nuts or other things to add texture.
Recipe is perfect as it is displayed and can be a great starter for the wild chefs out there.
I just made a double batch of these. I used a bit more yellow mustard plus a little bit of spicy brown mustard for more flavor and a little extra mayo to get the consistency I wanted. I had a couple and the rest are chilling. They are so yummy! Thank you. This recipe is pretty close to my default one I usually use. Only difference is the worcestershire and the hot sauce (I hate relish in deviled eggs). I will now always use this new version .
You should try this with smoked paprika. It’s delicious! And great recipe btw!
Oh and relish! Must add relish! 🙂
Honestly 12 mins is way to long the yellow will be green ….8 mins tops for me then in cold water ….comes out perfect !! I also add green onion …never added woscertershire sauce but may try it !!
Made these and liked them alot but i would use nutmeg for garnish in place of paprika
I made them today , they were a great hit . For garnish I used black caviar just a hint of it
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Looks delicious! i love the Temp-tations plate! I have the same one!
We made these tonight and yum!!! Thank you 🙂
Wow, just tried this recipe to spice up my deviled eggs. These are delicious! sprinkled Fiery 5-pepper over the top and used Louisiana Hot Sauce for the hot sauce. Thank you for the recipe!
Replace relish with diced jalapeno’and I use a spicy mustard (French’s just came out with a spicy yellow) and you have what I’ve been serving for many years.
Those sound delicious – and I love the Temp-tations egg plate, too. How on earth did I miss that when buying my Old World Blue sets?
These are really the best deviled eggs I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing!
When I make deviled eggs I usually make 4-6 varieties at a time. Worcestershire is a great background flavor for a few types of eggs and I love the savory flavor it brings. For something similar in approach try a little beef broth. If you like sweet but not pickles, try Habanero or jalapeno Relish. They aren’t very hot, but add lots of flavor. If you want hot, try Siracha or chili sauces are a great alternative to hot sauce.
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they are truly the best ,my family loves these as well!!!!! thanks for sharing
Smoked paprika takes them to the next level!
Cayenne pepper does also .. I like that better .. Just don’t put a lot on them just enough for a little heat you can still put Paprika on them too .. there great that way . Don’t knock them till you try it on them ..
Why would any one put hot sauce in deviled eggs?… that’s as bad as people that put sugar in cornbread… where did yall learn to cook?
Then you better never go down South .. I lived in Texas all my life and every one I know put Sugar in Cornbread .. It makes it taste a lot better .. Pento Beans and Cornbread and greasy Taters is the best .. Greasy taters might not sound good for ya but man it’ss the bomb .. with Gravy
I’ve never left the South for more than a few hours and I hurried back…Pinto beans are the food of heroes and champions, but they require real cornbread to be perfect… but I’ve never heard of TRUE Southerners defiling real cornbread. and ruining the taste of Pintos, until transplanted Yankees thought they could improve our ‘backward culture’ by adding sugar to make it taste like cake. You obviously have some northern blood in your heritage
Skip the hot sauce. Add some Underwood deviled ham and smoked paprika. They are primo!
I grate my yolks which makes the filling fluffy and not so dense
Just tried this recipe for myself and it truly is one of the best I’ve had. Thanks for sharing!
good with fine crushed jalapenos too
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44 and never made my own deviled eggs. So I saw this recipe and decided to try it. Omg so good! Way better than my mother in laws (shhh) I think the ingredients are perfect and just work. My kids said I need to make 4 dozen next time. Hahaha
Just tried this recipe. It’s okay but i prefer my recipe.
Wow. So many people claiming their deviled egg recipe is the one true recipe, use this, you are nuts for using that, who eats those that way….Etc. Deviled eggs are a classic staple at any Gathering or cookout. I love them in all their many variations. There are a lot of variations on a lot of different kinds of food. I say keep trying them all.
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This is exactly my recipe….SO I KNOW THEY ARE VERY GOOD
Fantastic flavor! Made exactly how you said and it was the best deviled egg I’ve ever tasted! ????❤
Just made these for our Easter lunch. I love the slight tang tof he Worchestershire sauce. And the hot sauce adds a nice depth of flavor— but not really any hear. My family loves them!
I have made these several times and must say they do tend to be everyone’s favorite. I know this because I never get to take any back home. A little trick I use to break up yolks to mix is I use my wisk. It does a beautiful job and is much faster. Thanks Mrs Happy. You are great. Happy Easter!
I use my pastry cutter to break up the yolks. Works great, and doesn’t bend as easily as my whisk. 🙂
Yes! I took these to a party yesterday and 26 eggs (52 halves!) were gobbled up. I looked for a new recipe on-line because mine always seem to be missing something. Plus, I don’t cook a lot, so I *also* had to look up how to boil the eggs. (Shh). But this recipe nails it!! Everyone loved them! My grown daughter knows I’m not much of cook and she actually commented to me on how fast they were disappearing. My mother in law was asking what the “spice” was, and nodded knowingly when I told her Worcester Sauce (I forgot the hot sauce, and they were still fabulous). I quadrupled the recipe and then added a dollop more of everything because it seemed a little dry. And then I almost licked the bowl at the end. Best Ever!!
Turned out well! Didn’t have Frank’s hot sauce. Used some Nando’s extra hot peri peri hot sauce and it was delicious.
That’s the way I make them too! The Worcester makes them delicious!
These eggs so tasty I have issues of food sensitivity but the Franks Hot sauce was okay Thks!!
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I put pesto in mine and love it
I’m doing the low-carb thing… Needed something else to do with eggs. I attempted to make deviled eggs without a recipe. I wasn’t impressed. Then, I found this page. They taste like my grandmother’s recipe. It has to be the Worcestershire… At any rate, these are delicious! I didn’t put in the hot sauce (because I’m a tenderfoot) and man… I think this will be how I make them from now on. Thank you for this recipe!
This is a perfect combination I used chalu hot sauce because that’s what I had I also garnished some with crispy fried pracciuto again I neede to use it up!
Same recipe I’ve used for 56 years, minus the hot sauce. That makes about as much sense to me as putting it into oatmeal. And, no, I don’t make my cornbread with sugar, but I’ve never lived outside of northern lower Michigan, so not all “Yankees” add sugar to everything.
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I omit the relish (don’t like it) and I also put 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder, minced celery and chopped bacon. Yum.
Everyone has their “extras” and with or without I will tell all who care to listen, the best kept secret for deviled eggs is not an ingredient at all but process… use a quart size ziplock type bag to put all your ingredients including those yokes in. Mash them up really well and then cut the corner of the bag open big enough to let your stuffing out. Squeeze into those awaiting whites and just toss the bag when done! Easy Right? Hope this makes YOUR perfect deviled eggs easier!
Really??? these are the very best deviled eggs in the whole wide world, tripping over each other trying to get the last deviled egg, makes an egg eater out of an egg hater, remarkable flavor, disgrace to not share, I’ve yet to taste a deviled egg that comes even close to the remarkable flavor of these, my entire family won’t even touch another deviled egg other than mine, dang near literally inhales these…..lol
I was at first making fun of your embellishment to my wife and she said ” you should try it”
Well, it’s all an embellishment. To smooth, to much mustard, and absolutely nothing that qualifies it as the best in the whole wide world. I don’t say this to condemn your tastes but to let others know to move on to another receipt. There is so much more that can be done to these to make them a party winner. Others have made great suggestions.
I used to make my de’s with relish, celery seed & minced onion-this recipe & 30 eggs disappeared like that! I did sprinkle in some garlic powder & subbed seasoned salt for regular. I will not be making de’s with relish anymore! ????
I dislike any deviled egg recipe that doesn’t have a touch of vinegar in it. These included. I made them as written and my family didn’t like them much but I took the yolk filling and added a bit of vinegar, a bit of relish, and some extremely finely chopped sweet onion and they loved it.
Just cooked this recipe! The only change i made is i added a little less salt, a little more mustard, and instead of hot sauce i just used a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This is the best devilled eggs I’ve ever had. @3@
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Aw, you had me right up until hot sauce was going to be added. I can’t!! 🙁 🙁
It’s only a couple drops, so feel free to leave it out. They are just as good! Just don’t omit the Worcestershire sauce because that’s the ingredient that really makes this! If you make it, please come back and let me know what you think!
I use sweet relish which quite a few cooks use in the South….
Tried making these for Thanksgiving. The Worcestershire sauce gave the flavor a lot of depth. Made a couple of batches. I preferred going a little lighter on the Worcestershire and a little heavier with Frank’s Hot Sauce. They were addicting! So delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I’m so glad that you enjoyed them!
I made these and they are Deliscious!!! but I didn’t have paprika.
Instead of mayo, i used miracle whip, and left out the mustard entirely. I substituted sweet relish for the worcestshire, and only used half the salt. I used sriracha instead of hot sauce.
Oh, and I didn’t have pepper either, so I left that out
Great recipe!!! I’ll make these again soon! Thanks.
I tried this recipe and they came out delish!!! I made them following every step in your recipe card with one additional ingredient.. BACON BITS!!
Thank you for this platter it was a big hit!
I love this recipe! Think I came across it last Easter. Anyway, this time I was out of Worcestershire sauce, so I substituted A1. It worked out very tastily. I also like mustard, so instead of a scant tablespoon, I went with a slightly generous tablespoon. My 11 year old son helped me make them today, and boy is he proud of himself
I love how simple this recipe is! No need to be fancy with a piping bag! Super delicious and i love the franks hot sauce addition
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Second time making these eggs and everyone loves them. I like extra Franks Hot Sauce kick it up a notch 🥵
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