How to make deviled eggs: 10 of the best deviled egg recipes

From bacon-topped deviled eggs to eggs with a cool and creamy avocado filling, these 10 recipes will win over anyone.
Healthy Deviled Eggs as an Appetizer
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By Erica Chayes Wida

Whether you want to prepare some pretty snacks for your family or are planning some simple dishes for Easter, you can't go wrong with deviled eggs.

Deviled eggs can usually be whipped up with what's already in the fridge and a few pantry staples, but there are plenty of unique ways to give this classic dish a makeover with crispy bacon, creamy avocado or spicy peppers, depending on what you have available.

You might want to follow a trick or two to make the perfect deviled egg, but no matter what, they always come together in just a few easy steps. No matter how you make 'em, these savory little gems are great to make and enjoy whenever you want an elevated bite to eat or to serve the family on a special occasion.

Basic Deviled Eggs

Basic Deviled Eggs

Casey Barber

Not a deviled egg eggs-pert, yet? Start with the basics. This classic recipe for deviled eggs will serve a party of 24 (or yourself, 24 times). To avoid messy hands, try snipping the corner of a plastic storage bag to create a pipe for perfectly-placed filling.

Ryan's Heavenly Deviled Eggs

Chef Ryan Scott's "heavenly" deviled eggs give a smoky edge to a party favorite with turkey bacon, chives and paprika.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Courtney Roker

Green eggs aren't just for Sam-I-am. This Southwestern spin on a classic, with an avocado-lime filling, was created by Al Roker's daughter, Courtney.

Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Looking for a richer take on deviled eggs? Add some pimento cheese. The recipe calls for making it from scratch, but you can also use store-bought if it's available at your grocery store.

Deviled Eggs with Olives and Rosemary

Upgrade classic deviled eggs with briny olives, which also give the dish a healthier boost: they're loaded with vitamin E and additional healthy fats.

Deviled Dippy Eggs

These savory, inventive deviled eggs look pretty fancy but the only ingredients that really up the ante are prosciutto and quail eggs, which can be found at grocery stores (though regular eggs could work too). With this recipe, you get the creamy goodness of a traditional deviled egg, combined with the rich, runny yolk of a fried egg — all in one tasty bite.

Pickled Beet Deviled Eggs

This is a great recipe to make with kids, as they'll love dying the eggs bright colors, mixing up the creamy yolks and eating them!

Deviled Eggs with Anchovies and Rosemary

This dish is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats. Plus, anchovies are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and are great shelf-stable food to buy in bulk and keep for whenever you want a great egg dish, Caesar salad or pizza.

These are the perfect starters for any occasion — and they go great with Champagne or a sparkling wine. The briny capers and fresh dill perfectly complement the rich, creamy yolks.

Bacon-Topped Deviled Eggs

Peanut butter and jelly, butter and toast and eggs and bacon: These food combos were made for each other, so topping deviled eggs with some crunchy bits of bacon is a no-brainer.