How to Build a Deviled Egg Bar

Deviled eggs are high on the list of American classics that never go out of style. We love that they feel retro and modern at the same time. Umami Girl is all in on the deviled egg bandwagon. We have recipes galore, tips and tricks for the best deviled eggs, and lots more. So we thought it was high time to throw a deviled egg party.

Setting up a deviled egg bar is a great way to make classic deviled eggs into a beautiful DIY event at your next party. Think brunch buffet, cocktail party, Easter, Mother's Day, and beyond. We tend to use our extensive list of deviled egg recipes, below, for inspiration on what toppings to include, but eggs are so versatile that you can easily riff on these ideas and include whatever looks great at the market.

What you'll need for a deviled egg bar

PLATTERS AND BOWLS

We love our deviled egg serving plate, which keeps the eggs stable and looking their best. You can also use a regular serving platter and just go ahead and nestle the eggs up close to each other so they stay put.

For toppings, an eclectic mix of little bowls is fun. How cute are these, for example? Don't forget to include small serving utensils for toppings where appropriate.

For serving, place a stack of small plates and a stack of napkins at the start of the buffet, near the platter of eggs. You might consider including some forks as well, depending on the toppings you choose and how you think they — and your guests — will behave.

DEVILED EGGS

For all of our deviled eggs, we start with the best eggs we can find. This is a good choice for both taste and environmental impact and can also be a nice way of contributing to the local economy. Regardless of what you choose, we like to use large eggs for deviled eggs.

For a deviled egg bar, we start with our classic deviled eggs recipe and figure on one to two whole eggs per person, depending on the crowd and what else we’re serving.

TOPPINGS

You can absolutely go as nuts as you like with deviled egg bar toppings. If you’re putting out a ton of options, we suggest grouping them together into recommended pairings to prevent overwhelming your guests. Here are some of our favorite individual toppings. Cut everything into manageable bite-sized pieces, and when See below for grouping ideas:

Protein

  • Bacon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Caviar or other fish roe
  • Jarred tuna
  • Anchovies
  • Diced ham
  • Prosciutto
  • Cooked, crumbled sausage
  • Diced soppressata or other salami

Herbs & Greens

  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Chervil
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Baby spinach
  • Baby arugula
  • Microgreens
  • Celery leaves

Punchy flavors

  • Capers
  • Cornichons
  • Giardiniera
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Minced red onion
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sliced olives

Dairy

  • Blue cheese
  • Feta
  • Crème fraîche

Crunch

  • Butter-toasted panko
  • Crushed potato chips

Sauces

  • Sriracha
  • Frank’s Red Hot
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

The Best Deviled Eggs

All of Umami Girl's best deviled egg recipes — from classic to crazy — in one place.

Deviled Egg Bar

Here's how to put together a show-stopping deviled egg bar for your next party. A deviled egg bar can be the main component of a buffet or one of many, depending on the size and nature of your party. The only limit here is your imagination, so have fun.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 24

Ingredients

For the deviled eggs

For the toppings, choose from

  • Bacon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Caviar or other fish roe
  • Jarred tuna
  • Anchovies
  • Diced ham
  • Prosciutto
  • Cooked, crumbled sausage
  • Diced soppressata or other salami
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Chervil
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Baby spinach
  • Baby arugula
  • Microgreens
  • Celery leaves
  • Capers
  • Cornichons
  • Giardiniera
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Minced red onion
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sliced olives
  • Blue cheese
  • Feta
  • Crème fraîche
  • Butter-toasted panko
  • Crushed potato chips
  • Sriracha
  • Frank’s Red Hot
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

Directions

  1. Prepare one or two batches of classic deviled eggs, depending on the size of your party and what else you're serving. Figure on one to two whole eggs per person depending on circumstances. Set them out on a serving tray near the beginning of the buffet line.
  2. Set out toppings in small bowls. Be thoughtful about grouping ingredients together so as not to give your guests analysis paralysis, and also about setting out serving utensils where needed. Sauces like sriracha can stay right in the bottle, as long as it's been reasonably well maintained.
  3. Place a stack of small plates and a stack of napkins at the start of the buffet line. Depending on your toppings, you may want to include forks as well.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 68 Total Fat:: 5.8g Carbohydrates:: 0.4g Fiber:: 0g Protein:: 3.2g