Party Perfect Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are in my eyes the perfect party food.  They not only taste both creamy and tangy but they are simple to make.  This is a quick and easy recipe. Deviled eggs are also easy for guests to handle and eat.  What I really mean is that I can eat one and not have to bother putting down my cocktail – party priorities!

Classic deviled egg recipes are something handed down from generation to generation.  Old-fashioned recipes for deviled eggs often have basic ingredients and are simple to make. The beauty of that simplicity is what has made them loved and enjoyed for a long time.  These deviled eggs are made without vinegar. Instead, I like to add pickle juice as my secret ingredient with a punch of flavor. This deviled egg recipe is also the best for keto and low-carb diets.  

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Ingredients for Classic Deviled Eggs

I know what you are thinking, ‘but Angela you do not like mayo so how is it you love deviled eggs?’

Ok, I admit there is a small amount of mayonnaise in this deviled egg recipe but is it not much. I use a combination of mayo, mustard, and dill pickle juice to moisten the egg yolks into the perfect creamy filling.  I do not use relish in my deviled eggs, instead, the dill pickle juice gives the briny tang that complements the creamy yolk mixture.  You will need the following for this deviled egg recipe:

  • LARGE EGGS – large ones work best so there is plenty of white to yolk ratio for scooping and filling.
  • MAYONNAISE – Use your favorite but I prefer a full-fat option. Use a no sugar mayo made with avocado oil if you want to make Whole30 deviled eggs.
  • MUSTARD – This is for a bit of tang and spice.
  • DILL PICKLE JUICE – For moisture and a salty brine flavor that cannot be beaten. 
  • Seasonings/herbs – as desired 

I have another recipe that I make for myself that is greek yogurt, mustard, pickle juice, and hot sauce.  It is a great spicy combination.  I highly recommend it for those that want a deviled egg recipe without mayo.  For the true southern deviled egg I add a bit of relish as well.  Either way, they taste amazing and you cannot eat just one or two – I promise!


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Hard-boiled eggs ready to fulfill their Deviled Egg Destiny


How Long to Boil Eggs for Deviled Eggs?

This is my foolproof method for boiling eggs on the stovetop. You can also use your Instant Pot as well.

  • Place eggs in a pot covered with water. Turn heat to high to bring water to a boil.
  • Hard boil 12 eggs in a rolling boil for 3 min. Turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let sit for 10 min before draining hot water to let eggs cool.

Steps to Make Deviled Eggs

It is not rocket science:

  • Starts off with hard-boiled eggs
  • Peel and cut them lengthwise
  • Scoop out the yolk filling into a bowl
  • Add additional ingredients as seen in the recipe below
  • Next start piping in the (or as my daughter says SQUIRT) filling to make each deviled egg half
  • Garnish & the appetizers/snacks are ready


10 Fancy and Fun Variations of Deviled Eggs

This recipe is a great base for a traditional deviled egg that can be modified easily in so many ways.  Here are some great ways to mix things up and offer your guests a few different variations of deviled eggs.  Just start with this base recipe and then do the following delicious toppings or mix-ins for more party or holiday fun:

  • Keto Bacon Deviled Eggs – add crumbled bacon in the yolk mixture or as a topping
  • Seafood Deviled Eggs – top with cooked baby shrimp
  • Spicy Deviled Eggs – top with a slice of jalapeno or mix in chopped to the yolk mixture
  • Pimento Deviled Eggs – mix in drained pimentos from the jar
  • Buffalo Deviled Eggs – stir in Frank’s Red Hot sauce with the yolk mixture and top with blue cheese
  • Ranch Deviled Eggs – stir in ranch dressing powder mix with the yolk mixture
  • Fusion Deviled Eggs – sprinkle with furikake for a Japanese twist (like my Furikake Snack Mix recipe)
  • Keto Avocado Deviled Eggs – stir in smashed avocado with the yolk mixture
  • Deviled Ham & Eggs – stir in deviled ham with the yolk mixture (I would eat this for breakfast!)
  • Protein-Packed Deviled Eggs – stir in silken tofu with the yolk mixture
  • Truffle Deviled Eggs – stir in a few drops of truffle oil with the yolk mixture
  • So much MORE…. the sky is the limit



Are Deviled Eggs Low-Carb or Keto-Friendly?

With only 1 net carb per deviled egg half, this recipe is very low-carb and also great for a keto diet. Deviled eggs are also great for a high-protein diet with almost 3g protein per half.  They are also gluten-free, grain-free, and diabetic-friendly.  So gobble a few of these tasty deviled eggs and stay on your diet no problem.  


How to Store Deviled Eggs?

Once deviled eggs are made they need to be stored in the refrigerator. They are highly perishable so deviled eggs do not last long once made and then stored.  They should not be left at room temperature for longer than an hour or two due to the mayonnaise. They can be made ahead of time but I do not suggest having them stored in the refrigerator longer than 3 days.



Party Perfect Deviled Eggs
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party perfect deviled eggs

Party Perfect Deviled Eggs

Creamy and tangy deviled eggs are party-perfect food and crowd-pleasing appetizer. This easy recipe is keto, low-carb, gluten-free, and diabetic too.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 12 eggs
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 TBSP dill pickle juice
  • smoked paprika, salt, & pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley optional


  • Place eggs in a pot covered with water. Turn heat to high to bring water to a boil.
  • Hard boil 12 eggs in a rolling boil for 3 min. Turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let sit for 10 min before draining hot water to let eggs cool.
  • Once eggs are cooled, peel and slice each egg lengthwise to expose the yolk.
  • Scoop yolks out of the eggs and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add mayo, mustard, dill pickle juice, paprika, salt and pepper. Mash and mix together until smooth and there are no egg yolk lumps.
  • Scoop yolk mixture into Ziploc bag and seal. Cut the bottom tip off the bag leaving a small opening.
  • Squeeze bag and yolk mixture to the bottom corner as you fill the hollowed-out egg whites.
  • Top each with a garnish of your choice.


Each Deviled Egg half equals - 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving  
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.9g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0.5g  
Protein 2.8g  
Vitamin D 8mcg 39%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general information.
Keyword appetizer, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, keto, low carb, make ahead, party, potluck, quick, simple


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