Deviled Eggs (Easy) – The Cookie Rookie®

Always a crowd pleaser, deviled eggs are a favorite appetizer and this recipe is extra easy! Hard boiled eggs have their yolks scooped out and then mixed with mayo and tangy seasonings, before being piped back into the whites. Perfect for Easter, and great for any holiday gathering.

hand picking up a deviled egg from the tray

Easy Deviled Eggs

For as long as I can remember, deviled eggs have been a go to appetizer for my family. This variation on the classic recipe has been developed over many Easters and family gatherings!

Gluten-free and vegetarian, this easy recipe comes together simply with a few ingredients and are perfect to serve as part of a buffet.

With a creamy, tangy and rich filling, I’m sure these will become a favorite for you too!

Be sure to try my Egg McMuffin Recipe and Egg Salad Recipe too!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe for Deviled Eggs:

  • Quick and Easy: Simple to make, you can whip up a batch of these in less than 30 minutes!
  • Make Ahead: If you are planning to serve these for a party, make them up to a day ahead of time.
  • Delicious: The filling of these devilled eggs contain mascarpone cheese, making them extra rich with an elevated texture.

These easy and delicious deviled eggs are a must for your next gathering. This classic finger food is always a favorite, especially for Easter appetizers!

a tray of traditional deviled eggs
a tray of classic deviled eggs on a tablescape

How to Make Deviled Eggs

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Boil the eggs and place them in cold water to chill.
  2. Peel the eggs, cut in half and place the yolks in a bowl.
  3. Mix the other filling ingredients with the yolks til smooth and combined.
  4. Pipe the yolks back into the whites, garnish and serve.

Ingredient Notes

  • Eggs: This recipe is intended for large eggs. Note that smaller eggs will have different cooking times.
  • Mayonnaise: Adds richness and creaminess to the deviled egg filling. I usually opt for a light or olive oil-based mayo but any kind will work.
  • Mascarpone: Adds additional creaminess and tanginess to the filling – plus it helps make them a little more upscale.
  • Dijon Mustard: Adds a tangy spiciness to the eggs.
  • White Wine Vinegar: Adds a bit of acidity to cut through the richness of the mayo and egg yolk.
  • Dill: Adds a grassy earthy flavor that pairs deliciously with dijon and egg.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds a warm smoky flavor to the eggs. 
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What are deviled eggs?

Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut in half, and filled with a paste made from the egg yolks mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard. 

Why are they called deviled eggs?

The term “deviled” originates from the 18th century, when it was used to describe a fried or boiled dish that was highly seasoned. Eventually, it became a common term for spicy or zesty dishes.

Are deviled eggs healthy?

Eggs do have many health benefits, but they are also high in cholesterol. Adding mayonnaise and mascarpone cheese to the mix certainly increases the fat and cholesterol. Enjoy deviled eggs in moderation!

What makes these deviled eggs special?

These deviled eggs are made even more lush and rich through the addition of mascarpone cheese to the filling.

How long are deviled eggs good for?

Deviled eggs are at their best for up to 2 days after they’re made.

What’s the best way to fill deviled eggs?

I like to use a piping bag (or Ziplock bag with the corner cut off). This prevents mess, and you can choose a fun piping tip to make your deviled eggs look extra fancy. You can also spoon the filling into the eggs, but this may take a bit more finesse.

Serving Suggestions

These easy deviled eggs are perfect to serve up as part of a buffet with other favorite finger food appetizers. Serve them alongside:

This is seriously the best version you’ll make! Rich and creamy, everyone will be asking for the recipe!

a tray of deviled eggs
hand picking up an egg from the tray

Make Ahead Instructions

Deviled eggs can be made up to 1 day in advance of when you plan to serve them. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover deviled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Deviled Egg Garnishes

Traditional dill and paprika are great on deviled eggs. Consider additional garnishes such as:

Tips for the Best Deviled Eggs

  • Older eggs peel better than fresh eggs.
  • Use a large, wide saucepan so that the eggs can all sit in an even layer, or cook in 2 batches if needed.
  • Start with cold water. This allows the temperature to rise slower, promoting more even cooking.
  • When you know your eggs are perfectly cooked, you want to stop them from cooking any further as quickly as possible. The easiest way to do this is to transfer them into ice water and let them stay there for 2-3 minutes.
  • Peel under cool running water, allowing the water to slip between the shell and the egg while peeling off the shell.
  • For an extra smooth filling, pulse it in a food processor or blender.
  • Spoon the filling into the eggs or place it in a piping bag or Ziplock bag with the corner cut off to fill more neatly.
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a tray of easy deviled eggs

These finger food appetizers won’t be out of place at any Easter, holiday or game day gathering. Simple and easy to make, these deviled eggs are sure to impress!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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