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The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

BEST deviled eggs ever with a hint of dill!! I have a few secrets to making the perfect hard boiled and deviled eggs right here!

easy deviled egg recipe

I’m a sucker for a great deviled egg. I was the designated egg maker at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas because I took great pride in making them and they were so delicious! The key to the best deviled eggs is about to be revealed, and you can pretend it was yours all along (I won’t tell)!

Dill Deviled Eggs

They may not look like perfection, but it’s all about the taste right??!! There are actually a few tricks to making the best hard boiled and deviled eggs, let’s start with the eggs themselves.

  1. Use WHITE eggs. I made the mistake years ago and tried to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. When I went to take the shells off the egg came with it…uggggg.
    1. This is how to hard boil eggs in the oven too if you’d rather use that method.

How to make deviled eggs

There are a few kitchen hacks you should remember and try when making this.

  1. Use older eggs. Ok, not expired but it is easier to get the shells off of eggs that aren’t super duper fresh. Trust me on this one.
  2. Soak them in ice water. After you boil them for about 20 minutes at a rolling boil you want to drain the hot water.
    1. Then run cold water inside the pan. Add ice cubes inside the bowl and don’t attempt to take them out until they’re melted.
  3. Run water over them. When you are about to peel your eggs, crack the shell all the way around. Then while cool water is running just a little bit over it peel the shell off, should slip right off.

If you keep these in mind you’ll likely make these more often. They aren’t always great for this app. but also a protein packed breakfast eaten whole with a little salt. You can even make colored deviled eggs during the holidays so they aren’t always just white. That. Is. Fun.

hard boiled eggs

How to fill deviled eggs

Now here is the recipe for your filling once you remove all the cooked yolks from your hard boiled eggs. If I want a fancier look I use pint sized zipper bags to scoop my finished deviled egg mixture into, remove the air, zip closed. Cut a hole at the corner of the baggie.

  • Use this like a pastry bag to fill your cooked egg whites. It helps keep it neater and you can even swirl the egg mixture in.
  • Then, garnish with dill/bacon bits/paprika.

If you’re looking for another great side dish for your holiday get together try or shrimp deviled eggs with those baby seafood bits too.

deviled eggs with dill

Want to try a whole new filling? Give our crack chicken deviled eggs or crab deviled eggs creations a whirl too.

Best Deviled Eggs

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Best Deviled Eggs

Best deviled eggs as a side dish, appetizer, and perfect for any holiday.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12



  • Boil eggs at a rolling boil for approx. 20 minutes, cool. Remove shells, cut egg in half and remove yolks. Put all yolks in one bowl with the above ingredients and mash together until they are smooth. Scoop mixture into pint sized freezer bag, clip corner off bag and squeeze inside cooked egg whites, garnish with paprika or dill.
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