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Easy Deviled Eggs

A basic recipe for Easy Deviled Eggs. Just 6 simple ingredients makes this crowd favorite snack or appetizer. Plus instructions to make your hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop!

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Wooden platter filled with many easy deviled eggs, garnished with sprinkles of red paprika.

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs are a classic snack and appetizers, these beauties are worthy enough to grace many holiday meals but are also easy enough to make for a snack!

This is a pretty classic recipe but not so classic in the sense that I picked out certain ingredients for a little more taste. AKA I think that Djion mustard has a much deeper flavor than Yellow Mustard so you will see Dijon Mustard in this recipe.

Supplies for Deviled Eggs

For this recipe you (hopefully its obvious) will be making hard boiled eggs. Making hard boiled eggs might be the biggest factor in holding people back from making this recipe more often. I have included 2 ways to make your deviled eggs, on the stovetop or in the pressure cooker so you will need either:

  • A Pressure Cooker or a Pot with a Lid
  • You will also need basic kitchen accessories like a small bowl, measuring spoons, ect…
  • If you want to get fancy, let’s say this is for a holiday table you can use a Piping Bag with a star top to make these look really fancy.

Note if you enjoy hard boiled eggs and you have yet to get a pressure cooker it might be something you might want to consider investing in. It is a little hard to believe but making hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker is:

A) Foolproof, they come out perfect every time.

B) They are incredibly more easy to peel, I swear sometimes the peel just slides off.

Something to think about… anyways let’s see what else we need.

Focus on a deviled egg in the center of a wooden platter full of deviled eggs garnished with paprika.

Ingredients

A nice short list, chances are you most likely have what you need at home!

  • Eggs
  • Mayonaise
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Kosher Salt
  • Paprika

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

Ingredients to make deviled eggs laid out on a white plate.

Instructions for Easy Deviled Eggs

First off you will make hard boiled eggs, using one of the following methods:

For Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot): Add your trivet and 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot. Lay eggs on the trivet. Seal lid, turn steam vent to sealing, and select manual/pressure cook. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Quick release when done, once the float drops carefully open the lid and transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice filled water to cool down.

For Stovetop: Add eggs to the bottom of a pot. Add cold water to the pot until the eggs are fully covered. Transfer the cold pot to the stovetop and heat to medium-high. Wait for the water to come to a boil, once the water comes to a rolling boil, remove the whole pot from the heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes. After the 10 minute waiting period transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice filled water to cool down. 

Once you have your hard boiled eggs cooled down you are ready to go with the rest of the recipe. Note that you can definitely make the eggs in advance, keeping them cool in the fridge until you are ready to go.

Peel the eggs and cut each egg in half. Carefully scoop out the hard yellow yolk out of each half and place it in a small mixing bowl. Lay the egg whites on a plate or platter.

Once all the yolks are in the bowl gently mash them with a spoon or fork to break them up getting rid of any large chunks and mashing them together. Once the yolk is broken up add in the mayo, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and the salt. Mix everything together until a smooth and creamy filling appears, use a whisk if necessary.

Either scoop the filling back into the egg whites with a spoon OR for a nice presentaion add the filling to a piping bag and pipe the filling back in. Grab a pinch of paprika and lightly dust the tops of the deviled eggs. Cover and refrigerate or serve immediately. 

Flatly of an octagonal shaped wood cutting board filled with easy deviled eggs next to a blue and white striped towel.

Tips, Tricks, and Questions

  • If you are hesitant to use apple cider vinegar replace it with pickle juice, but do not leave it out.
  • I like the flavor dijon mustard brings but you may use plain yellow mustard if you prefer. 
  • You can use plain or smoked paprika for garnishing. 
  • This is a basic recipe, feel free to add in more flavors to the fillings like black pepper, hot sauce, pickle relish, or bacon bits to name a few.
Close up of a deviled egg on a platter showing off the paprika garnish.

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Easy Deviled Eggs

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A basic recipe for Easy Deviled Eggs. Just a few ingredients makes this crowd favorite snack or appetizer. Plus instructions to make your hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop!

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch paprika

Instructions

Make hard boiled eggs, using one of the following methods:

For Pressure Cooker: Add trivet and 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot. Lay eggs on trivet. Seal lid, turn steam vent to sealing, and select manual/pressure cook. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Quick release, when the float drops carefully open the lid and transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice filled water to cool down.

For Stovetop: Add eggs to the bottom of a pot. Add cold water to the pot until the eggs are fully covered. Transfer the cold pot to the stovetop and heat to medium-high. Wait for the water to come to a boil, once the water comes to a rolling boil, cover, remove the whole pot from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. After the waiting period transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice filled water to cool down.

  1. Once your hard boiled eggs are cool, gently peel each egg. Cut each egg in half. Carefully scoop out the hard yellow yolk of each half and place it in a small mixing bowl. Lay the egg whites on a plate or platter.
  2. Once all the yolks are in the bowl gently mash them with a spoon or fork to break them up getting rid of any large chunks and mashing them together. Once the yolk is broken up add in the mayo, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and the salt. Mix everythinging together until a smooth and creamy filling appears, you might need to use a whisk.
  3. Either scoop the filling back into the egg whites with a spoon OR for a nice presentaion add the filling to a piping bag and pipe the filling back in. Grab a pinch of paprika and lightly dust the tops of the deviled eggs. Cover and refrigerate or serve immediately.

Notes

If you are hesitant to use apple cider vinegar replace it with pickle juice.

I like the flavor dijon mustard brings but you may use plain yellow mustard if you prefer.

You can use plain or smoked paprika for garnishing.

This is a basic recipe, feel free to add in more flavors to the fillings like black pepper, hot sauce, pickle relish, or bacon bits to name a few.

If you have a pressure cooker I prefer using that method, it makes the hard boiled eggs so easy to peel, which makes this recipe that much easier to make!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 deviled eggs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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