15 Unique Deviled Eggs Recipes to Impress Your Friends & Family

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Check out all of these unique deviled eggs recipes! Who knew there are so many devilishly fun ways to create something magical from a simple hard boiled egg! 

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15 Unique Deviled Egg Recipes to Impress Your Friends & Family

There’s something magical about the deviled egg. Wouldn’t you agree? I love them because they’re quick and easy – a great way to use up an excess of farm fresh eggs, and they’re always a huge hit at family gatherings.

peel hard boiled eggs

To make a classic deviled egg, all you have to do is hard boil eggs, peel them, cut the eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolks from the egg whites, season, and stuff! 

emptying out egg whites for deviled eggs

Seasoning the egg yolk mixture is where the fun comes in – some people like to add dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper; other people also add in pickle juice, chopped pickles, or pickle relish. 

making deviled egg yolk mixture

And then there’s the question of the topping. Some people sprinkle with paprika. Other people mix it up and use smoked paprika. And then here’s me – I like to use fresh dill as a garnish too!

deviled eggs with fresh dill

I have so many eggs right now that I knew I needed to find a new twist on deviled eggs. So, here are 15 tasty and fun alternatives to the classic deviled egg. If you want to move beyond mayo, mustard, sweet pickle relish, dill and paprika – you will absolutely find the more creative deviled egg recipes here!

By the way, do you know the secret to the perfect hard boiled egg? If not, you need to read this post – how to cook the perfect hard boiled egg! It’s so easy – prepare to be revolutionized!

Your Questions about Deviled Eggs Answered

There are so many questions about deviled eggs and we have the answers right here for you! If you have a question we didn’t answer, ask it in the comments!

How did deviled eggs get their name?

The term “deviled” in deviled eggs has actually been used in a variety of foods to indicate spicy or zestiness. According to Wikipedia, the word “deviled” was first used in print to describe food as early as 1786!

Although the term “deviled” is not used in a religious manner, some US churches refer to deviled eggs as stuffed eggs, salad eggs, and dressed eggs – to remove the reference to the religious Devil. 

Can you make deviled eggs the day before?

You absolutely can make deviled eggs the day before. In fact, since hard boiled eggs last a week in the fridge, you can make the eggs up to a week in advance. 

I would make the deviled eggs in stages though, and keep the whites and yolk mixture separate until the day of your meal. 

  • So, hard boil the eggs and keep them in the fridge. Up to 48 hours before your meal, cut them and make the egg yolk mixture. 
  • Wrap the whites in plastic and store them in a bag with as much air removed as you can.
  • Keep everything in the fridge and assemble the day you want to eat them. 

How long do deviled eggs last in the refrigerator?

Cooked eggs will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator, and that goes for deviled eggs as well. Foodsafety.gov recommends eating deviled eggs within two days for optimum taste.

How long do deviled eggs last out of the fridge?

According to foodsafety.gov, deviled eggs can safely be kept out of the fridge for about two hours. That means, pull them out when it’s time to eat, and put any leftovers back in the fridge within two hours.

How to transport deviled eggs?

Transporting deviled eggs is tricky unless you have the right tools. Then it’s pretty easy. To transport your deviled eggs easily, I recommend investing in a covered egg tray.

Covered egg trays come in all shapes and sizes and make transporting deviled eggs so much better than trying to figure out how to cover a tray with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can also invest in a cold tray to help prevent deviled eggs from spoiling.

Can you freeze deviled eggs?

You can freeze deviled eggs, but we don’t recommend it. Unfortunately, when you freeze cooked egg whites, they become watery, rubbery, and pretty nasty after being thawed. It is possible to freeze raw eggs though – and we show you how to do that in this post.

Related: How to Freeze Eggs + Tips to Make Farm Fresh Eggs Last Longer

15 Recipe Twists on Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are such a delicious way to use up extra eggs! And while classic Deviled Eggs are quick and easy - with THESE recipes you can go from spicy to savory to sweet! Switch up your deviled egg routine and impress your family and friends!

Are you a deviled eggs purist? Or, do you prefer to mix things up?

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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