Deviled eggs are a staple for any Southern party. Update this classic with these new flavor ideas.
Deviled eggs are the perfect finger food. These 20 recipes show you ways you can update classic, Southern deviled eggs: Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs means you’ll be smothering your deviled eggs in black-eyed peas, while Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs will leave you wondering how deviled eggs could taste so sweet. Whether your deviled eggs are savory or spicy, covered in caviar or topped with smoked salmon, lemon, and capers, these recipes will turn basic deviled eggs into a delightful feast. Or, you can always rely on our classic recipe: Basic Deviled Eggs, with egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and sweet pickle relish. Make your favorite recipes, then have a devil-may-care attitude, and enjoy another one, or more, of your favorite deviled eggs.
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
One of the South's most iconic appetizers fuses with the nineties' obsession with Tex-Mex to create a twist on this beloved party appetizer. Traditional ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard still garnish the dish, but ingredients reminiscent of Tex-Mex such as cilantro, jalapeño, and chili powder infuse the dish with plenty of the Tex-Mex flavor that guests will immediately recognize. Guests will love this variation on the Southern classic, making it a new dinner party, picnic, tailgate, or cookout favorite. Many reviewers say this is a party hit and there are never any left, so be sure to make extra!
Basic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Basic Deviled Eggs
The filling for Southern-style basic deviled eggs is nothing more than egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and sweet pickle relish. If you’re looking for a classic, you’ve found it. Our Basic Deviled Eggs are a great recipe to start your repertoire with. Once you master this recipe, you can feel free to add all of your favorite deviled egg mix-ins to really make it your own. Top with bacon, upgrade the paprika to smoked paprika, or even add in a spicier relish for a little extra zing.
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Spinach-and-Three-Herb Pesto Served on Eggs
Recipe: Spinach-and-Three-Herb Pesto
Tired of the same old deviled egg recipes? It’s time to spruce up the summer picnic staple with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Spinach and pesto come together easily for a unique twist, and offers a colorful, flavorful, and veggie-filled addition to your holiday menu. This versatile pesto is great on grilled bread and hard-cooked eggs for a last-minute party starter. Or toss a spoonful with your favorite pasta. To make the pesto, place grated Parmesan cheese, flat-leaf parsley, basil leaves, olive oil, chopped pecans, lemon juice, garlic, and tarragon leaves in a food processor, blend until smooth, and season with salt.
Smoky Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Two Southern, down-home classics come together to make an unforgettable deviled egg recipe that’s perfect for Easter, spring parties, summer picnic potlucks, and holiday gatherings. Or better yet, serve them alongside chicken wings and Baked Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip at your next Super Bowl party. Creamy and soft, these Smoky Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs are delicious and quite easy to make. The airy texture of the yolks provide a sophisticated quality to the pimiento cheese, making it even more rich than normal. Top with diced country ham, sliced green onions, pickled okra, or pecans to really enhance the flavor of this protein wonder.
Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Properly boiled and seasoned with the right ingredients, deviled eggs are a delicious treat. And when you become more adventurous and creative with flavorful fillings, they can be downright delectable. Shrimp and Creole seasoning give these deviled eggs a distinctly Southern taste, while hot sauce provides the spicy twist. The process remains the same no matter what your add-ins are. Hard-cook 12 eggs until the yolks are barely firm. Mash the yolks with yogurt, cream cheese, seasonings and spices, hot sauce, and Dijon mustard. Then stuff the mashed yolks back into the whites—a spoon works fine here. Lastly, top with cooked shrimp.
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Two Southern favorites come together to make one out-of-this-world finger food. This is the best of both worlds – deviled eggs kissed with smoky chopped pork. Mix smoked pork from your barbecue into classic deviled eggs, or substitute liquid smoke, or crumbled bacon for a similar barbecue flavor. Consider these deviled eggs completely customizable. One of our favorite make-ahead tips: place yolk filling in a zip-top plastic bag, and the egg white halves in another container (especially handy if taking to barbecue). When you’re ready to fill egg white halves, simply snip a corner of the zip-top plastic bag and pipe away.
Triple Pickle Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Triple Pickle Deviled Eggs
A humble, ordinary platter of fresh deviled eggs is jazzed up when filled with a piquant blend of pickles, okra, and capers. Instead of the paprika-sprinkled standard, we’ve improved the classic version, imbuing it with a triple flavor combination of pickled spices. Though these eggs aren’t for the faint of heart, they’re delicious enough to stand on their own as a satisfying afternoon snack or spread on a warm slice of toast for breakfast. The filling is accented with the subtle addition of Greek yogurt and freshness of parsley, and this warm-weather favorite will certainly delight your guests at parties.
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
These creamy deviled eggs flavored with fresh parsley and lemon zest are even better with shrimp added on top. You'll love this unique twist on deviled eggs with shrimp, spicy Creole mustard, and lots of garlic. Shrimp makes for a more refined garnish, elevating mundane deviled eggs to a mind-blowing appetizer. This recipe calls for chopped cooked shrimp, which helps to speed up prep time. Ready in under an hour, these spicy shrimp bites are effortless and sure to impress your guests. Simply place these deviled eggs in a plastic wrap-lined carton for easy transport to parties and holiday gatherings.
Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs
Say hello to your new go-to recipe when your holiday dinner menu requires a more gourmet touch. These deviled eggs are an easy appetizer that doubles as a crowd-favorite. Drained and rinsed canned black-eyed peas, minced pickled jalapeño peppers, and fresh cilantro leaves top these flavor-packed eggs, giving the typical deviled egg a different complexity. We love the unexpected addition of black-eyed peas to take stuffed eggs to an entirely different level. You can also use the filling just as you would with any other tasty spread: roll it up in a tortilla, smear on flatbread, or use as dip.
Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs
Eggs aren't as sinful as you may think, deviled or not. Peaches, country ham, and pecans add a new twist to these eggs while still appealing to traditional Southern tastes. So enjoy these peachy deviled eggs without the guilt. These are mixed with Greek yogurt, lower-fat cream cheese, and delicious ingredients that include ham, peaches, parsley, Vidalia onion, and Dijon mustard. They're also topped with two ingredients native-to-Georgia: sliced fresh peaches and chopped toasted pecans. The peaches add a little more sweetness, serving as the perfect contrast to the crunchy nuttiness of toasted pecans. You'll feel devilish indeed with every delicious bite.
High Society Deviled Eggs
Recipe: High Society Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are always welcomed at Southern church socials and summer picnics. These high society deviled eggs are far more sophisticated, starting with a simple creamy filling of Greek yogurt, cream cheese, chopped fresh parsley, Dijon mustard, and salt for seasoning. For an innovative approach to this savory appetizer, try adding creative stir-ins and delicious ingredient combinations into the yolk mixture to make your own signature party starter. Here, we’ve included jumbo lump crabmeat, chopped fresh tarragon, freshly ground pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to give these deviled eggs a refined taste. Top with watercress for a tangy bite.
Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs
Try this Southwestern spin on the classic deviled egg. It’s a terrific alternative to traditional deviled eggs that are often made with sweet pickles and paprika. These deviled eggs, stuffed with mayo, mustard, cumin, and pickled jalapeños and topped with cilantro, are sure to please anyone who loves a bit of heat. The jalapeños add just the right kick for a fresh new taste. Not to mention, these spicy little gems are prepared using just five ingredients, making them super easy to whip up during the summer. For ease of peeling, buy and refrigerate your eggs 7 to 10 days before using.
Deviled Eggs with Assorted Toppings
What summer party would be complete without deviled eggs? Full of mayo and always sprinkled with paprika, deviled eggs with the same traditional fillings can be bland and boring. Don’t let your deviled egg appetizers be a party downer. Instead, mix things up with creative flavor combinations, ingredients, and toppings. These creative upgrades transform the meager deviled egg into something your guests will rave about. Let your guests get creative and top their eggs with whatever inspires them and tickles their fancy. Serve with the following suggested toppings: cooked bacon, smoked salmon, olives, sour cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped fresh herbs.
Trout Caviar-Horseradish Eggs
Recipe: Trout Caviar-Horseradish Eggs
Make ordinary deviled eggs extraordinary when you top them with a spoonful of sophisticated ingredients. Easily impress your guests with this elegant, black-tie twist on a classic deviled eggs recipe. These deviled eggs are elevated with horseradish and a small dollop of trout caviar to balance out the flavors. And because we’re convinced hot sauce makes everything taste better, feel free to add a dash to these stuffed eggs. Perfect as a spectacular starter for the holidays or with just salt sprinkled on top for an afternoon snack, it’ll be hard to resist eating the entire platter in one sitting.
Country Ham-Breadcrumb Eggs
Recipe: Country Ham-Breadcrumb Eggs
No picnic potluck spread is complete without a few platters of deviled eggs. As if deviled eggs weren’t already irresistible enough, this savory recipe adds a comforting spin. With this recipe, you can enjoy the classic, down-home combination of ham, cheese, and eggs any time of the day. Hard-boiled eggs filled with diced country ham makes for an Easter-appropriate crowd pleaser. Mayo, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt are the blueprint, but the familiar flavors of country ham and Swiss cheese amp things up. We topped these deviled eggs with toasted breadcrumbs for just the right amount of crunch.
Recipe: Avocado-Tarragon Eggs
When you’re uncertain of what to do with all those leftover eggs from Easter, Avocado-Tarragon Eggs are a great alternative. Break out of your deviled eggs rut with an unexpected twist to the beloved appetizer. A trio of flavors combines perfectly with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and parsley to make a devilishly good recipe that will have your guests coming back for more. Creamy avocado, dried tarragon, and lime juice add fresh flavor to these small tasty bites. The avocado offers a rich and creamy complement to mayonnaise, while tarragon adds a slightly sweet depth to each stuffed egg.
Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs
Who doesn't love bacon? Crumbled bacon adds a salty crunchy to this deviled egg recipe, and chopped spinach provides the color and crunch to this picnic staple. This creative combo of poppy-seed dressing, chopped spinach, red onion, and classic deviled eggs ingredients goes perfectly with the crisp topper. Sure, these deviled eggs include ingredients you’re already familiar with, like mayo, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt, but the unexpected addition of poppy-seed dressing really kick your holiday hors d'oeuvres up a notch. These are truly the best of both worlds—bacon and spinach—all wrapped up in one perfect little bite.
Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs
A sophisticated version of the classic party appetizer features a creamy filling packed with fresh lemon juice, drained capers, and smoked salmon. This zesty recipe for Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs dresses up ordinary deviled eggs with salty smoked salmon, and the eggs get a little flavor punch from briny capers and tangy lemon juice. You'll need 12 peeled hard-cooked eggs for this recipe that comes together quickly in just 20 minutes! These are guaranteed to go pretty fast at social gatherings. Master the first step of the recipe with our helpful video for How To Hard-Boil an Egg.
Recipe: Chorizo-and-Cilantro Eggs
Deviled eggs have come to be expected at most summer picnics and potlucks. But what’s not expected is topping the airy yolk mixture with the crumbly texture of chorizo. We added sour cream to the filling for an even bolder bite, with a dash of hot sauce for extra heat. If you’re looking to dress up your deviled eggs with some Spanish flair, then look no further. Spicy chorizo and fresh cilantro give a flavorful boost to deviled eggs that all your guests will love. Serve as is, or enjoy a few deviled eggs with a mixed salad for a light lunch.
Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
A spin on the classic New Orleans sandwich, online reviewers call this recipe their new go-to for deviled eggs. This easy appetizer melds the flavors of olive salad and salty salami that would go on a traditional muffuletta sandwich, but blend with a creamy mayonnaise for a deviled egg spin. Ensure a perfectly cooked deviled egg by placing eggs in a single layer in a stainless steel pan and bringing it to a rolling boil, then let them stand for 15 minutes. Tap eggs on the counter until they crack and peel over cold running water. Salami should be lightly browned before garnishing the deviled eggs.