Our 11 Best Deviled Egg Recipes

A perfect snack for spring hosting.

March 23, 2023
Photo by Ty Mecham

Cooked, cut in half, emptied, then refilled with something delicious—it begs the question: Are deviled eggs really just the egg version of twice baked potatoes? Either way, deviled eggs remain the perfect snack for spring hosting. Handheld, easy to make, and always crowd-pleasing, this classic deserves an invite to every party.

1. Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs

Bringing smoky flavor and hearty texture, smoked trout is a welcomed addition to your deviled egg filling.

2. Deviled Egg Salad on Toast

Deviled eggs without the stress of filling. Served on toast, this recipe adds crunch without sacrificing the convenience of a finger food. The recipe calls for white bread, but this would also work on a bagel.

3. Deviled Eggs With Spicy Tomato Jam & Pistachio Dukkah

Swapping mayonnaise for yogurt while adding harissa-spiked tomato jam and pistachio dukkah makes these eggs wonderfully bright and spicy. Serve with extra harissa on the side for those that want even more kick.

4. Deviled Eggs With Crackly Bacon

From Food52 resident Melina Hammer comes a recipe that is straightforward in concept but complex in flavor. With the addition of bacon, these deviled eggs are a perfect bite-sized breakfast.

5. Deviled Avocados

This dish offers a fun, fully vegan twist to the hosting classic by trading the yolk for hummus and the white for an avocado. Of course, if you don’t want to make hummus from scratch, there’s no reason this wouldn’t work with something store-bought.

6. Avocado Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Fried Capers

Everything in this recipe feels upgraded: avocado enriches the filling, salmon adds smoke, while the capers offer both crunch and brine. I like to think these are deviled eggs: runway edition.

7. Nori Deviled Eggs

Recipe developer Eric Kim says it best: “There's really nothing like that nostalgic tangle of nutty sesame, salty soy, yolky egg, and savory seaweed.”

8. Buffalo Deviled Eggs With Blue Cheese

Everything's better with blue cheese and buffalo sauce, and deviled eggs are no exception. Also, there’s likely no better way to convert a deviled egg skeptic than by turning the dish into a chicken wing.

9. Dukkah & Roasted Garlic Deviled Eggs

Opting for homemade dukkah in place of paprika, these eggs are thoroughly spiced by cumin, coriander, pepitas, and black pepper. Oh, and the roasted garlic only further adds caramelized, savory flavor.

10. Deviled Eggs, Purgatory Edition

By using equal parts mayo and yogurt, this recipe adds brightness and tang to rich deviled eggs. As a plus, the recipe developer lists a bunch of her preferred egg toppings. Some favorites: pesto, grated parmesan, and preserved lemon.

11. Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs

Virginia Willis’ deviled egg recipe is a traditionalist’s dream. Without using any fancy, new ingredients, these eggs rely on flawless technique to create flavor that is rich, filling, and undeniably classic.

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Paul Hagopian

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