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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a must have appetizer for any cookout or get together. Southern style deviled eggs with a simple filling made with mayo, mustard and garlic.

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Having a few easy make ahead appetizers is a great way to extend your menu and feed a crowd. A few of our favorites are Salmon Cream Cheese Dip and Cheesy Bean Dip.

Blue Platter of Deviled Eggs.

It is a big expectation that every holiday, cookout or family gathering that takes place in the south will have a platter of deviled eggs and this recipe is a tried and true family favorite.

Ingredients Needed

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
Small appetizer plate with 2 deviled eggs on a blue and white napkin.

Follow these step by step directions for hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel!

Step By Step Directions

Bowl of boiled eggs.

STEP 1 Bring a large pan of water to a boil.

STEP 2 Carefully, lower whole eggs into the water with a spoon or strainer. Boil the eggs for 13 minutes.

STEP 3 Drain the eggs and place into a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes.

STEP 4 Drain the eggs and peel, breaking the shell on the large end. Place egg under running cool water and the shell with come right off.

Collage of boiled eggs, cut in half, egg whites.

STEP 5 Dry peeled eggs with paper towels.

STEP 6 Slice eggs in half, longwise.

STEP 7 Scoop the yolks into a bowl and place the egg whites onto a platter.

Collage of egg yolks, mashed with mayo and mustard.

STEP 8 Mash the yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper and mix well.

Platter of deviled eggs collage - sprinkled with smoked paprika.

STEP 9 Spoon or using a piping bag to fill the egg whites with the deviled egg filling.

STEP 10 Sprinkle with smoked paprika.

STEP 11 Cover platter with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Blue platter with deviled eggs.


  • Pickle Relish: Stir in 2 tablespoons of pickle relish to the filling for additional texture and flavor.
  • Green Onions: Thin sliced green onions can be folded into the deviled egg filling.
  • Spicy: Chop pickled or candied jalapeños and add to the filling or use as a garnish.
  • Fresh Herbs: Chop fresh parsley, thyme or basil and sprinkle over the eggs for garnish.


Store deviled eggs in an airtight container or plastic wrap covered plate in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Serving Suggestions

Deviled Eggs are a great appetizer or side dish to serve with grilled burgers, ribs or bbq chicken. A must have for holiday dinners such as Easter Ham dinner, Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas Prime Rib.

Small plate of 2 deviled eggs.

Add a batch of Deviled Eggs to your next cookout or holiday menu for an easy appetizer that everyone will love.

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2 deviled eggs on a plate
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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a must have appetizer for any cookout or get together. Southern style deviled eggs with a simple filling made with mayo, mustard and garlic.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Milisa


  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

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