Traditional Deviled Eggs

Cooking Up Memories
by Cooking Up Memories
6 servings
25 min

Traditional Deviled Eggs are made with just a few ingredients, making them creamy, irresistible and delicious. This bite size egg is not just for big family dinners, it’s also a healthy snack and a great appetizer at your next party.


  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Sweet Relish juice
  • Paprika for garnish


There are many different ways to cook a hard boiled egg. A few years ago, my mom gave me a Cuisinart Egg Cooker for Christmas. This is hands down my favorite way to cook hard boiled eggs. It will also make hard, medium or soft consistency eggs. You can even poach an egg or cook an omelet.

To make the eggs, you take a small pin that is on the bottom of the measuring cup that comes with the cooker and poke each egg. I know it sounds like it could be a mess, but it really is super easy. It creates a tiny bit of air between the shell and the egg membrane. This method actually steams the eggs, as opposed to boiling.

There are so many methods to make eggs easy to peel, but I haven’t found any way that is as fool proof as this method. I promise, they peel perfectly EVERY time.

See the recipe card for directions on how to cook hard boiled eggs on the stove top.


For years I fought my husband and son from eating all eggs before the holiday dinner. Finally, a couple years ago, I just stopped fighting.

Now I make a double batch and use one platter as an appetizer while everyone is milling around waiting for dinner to be served and one for the actually dinner.

Another recipe I serve at almost every holiday is my Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon.


Yes, we really like traditional style deviled eggs, but it is fun to change them up. Try using, bacon, jalapenos, avocado, hot sauce, basil or even lemon juice. You’ll be surprised how you can change the flavor with just a little ingredient addition.


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Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 6 eggs Hard Boiled Eggs cooled and peeled
  • 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Relish Juice
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Chives or Green Onion for garnish

Place eggs in a medium pan, and cover them with an inch of cold water.
Turn heat on to medium and bring water to a boil.
When the water boils, shut the stove off and cover for 15 minutes.
Next, soak eggs in cold water until cooled to the touch.
Peel and rinse. Cut in half length wise and set aside.
In a small bowl or food processor, add yolks.
Using a fork mash yolks until there are no lumps left.
Add mayo, Dijon mustard, salt, pickle juice and combine until smooth.
Transfer to a small plastic bag. Snip the bag and pipe into egg whites.
Garnish with paprika and chives.
  • Using older eggs will help the eggs to peel easier once they are cooked and cooled.
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  • Love this recipe! And also that you included variations. Every family has their "recipe" and let's put it this way, I never met a deviled egg that I didn't like! Avocado is a fantastic way to use up ripe avocados or left over guacamole. Pre covid I put them out as an appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo get together. Some were dubious, and once they tried them, they were hooked. And those that like bacon, it's a perfect match. I make these to serve at lunch or happy hour with my bubble buddy group. Never any leftovers. Thanks for sharing! You will be making lots of people very happy!

  • Jmk590 Jmk590 on Apr 09, 2021

    Reminder -4 tablespoons equals 1/4 cup. If you are making this according to the recipe measure the mayonnaise using a quarter cup measuring cup rather than leveling off 4 tablespoons. It’s one step, easier and accurate.