This go-to party app is underrated. Super simple to make, deviled eggs are ready to be the star of your next potluck. Once you have perfected the basic deviled egg recipe, customize your deviled eggs with all sorts of good toppings, including bacon, cheese, and smoked salmon.


Gather the Ingredients

For classic deviled eggs, you'll need:

  • Hard-cooked (boiled) eggs
  • Mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • Yellow mustard
  • Vinegar

How to Boil an Egg

1. Place eggs and water in a saucepan. Cover eggs with 1 inch of cold water, but do not stack the eggs.

2. Bring water to boiling. Heat saucepan over medium-high heat; remove once water is rapidly boiling.

3. Cover and let stand. After 15 minutes, drain the eggs and cool them with cold water.

4. Peel the eggs. Gently tap the egg on the counter to crack the shell, then use your fingers to peel it.

How to Boil an Egg


  1. Halve hard-cooked eggs lengthwise and remove yolks.
  2. Set whites aside.
  3. Place yolks in a small bowl; mash with a fork.
  4. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar; mix well.
  5. If desired, season with salt and black pepper. Stuff egg white halves with yolk mixture.
  6. Cover and chill until serving time (up to 24 hours).
  7. If desired, garnish with paprika or parsley. Makes 12 servings.

Deviled Egg Recipes


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