Deviled Eggs: The Definitive Guide

It's impossible to overstate our love for deviled eggs here at Umami Girl. We've devoted a lot of time and resources over the years to perfecting every element of our deviled egg game, from choosing the best eggs, to hard-boiling like pros, to creating and piping the best possible classic filling, to developing next-level flavors and toppings, to throwing a whole deviled egg party. We're excited to share all our resources with you in one place.

Your deviled egg timeline

Deviled eggs are a crowd-pleaser and tend to disappear quickly. Between that and the fact that we tend to only think of making them when we've got a critical mass of guests, you'll probably need quite a few. All of our recipes use a dozen eggs and yield 24 pieces. You might consider doubling them for a very large crowd.

Here's what you can do in advance: 

UP TO A WEEK AHEAD

Make and even peel your perfect hard-boiled eggs. You can store them tightly covered in the fridge until you're ready to proceed.

UP TO TWO DAYS AHEAD

Slice the eggs in half, scoop out the yolks, and make the filling. Store the whites and the filling separately, both tightly sealed in the fridge.

UP TO 24 HOURS AHEAD

Pipe or spoon (but really pipe, okay?) the filling into the egg white halves. Prep any toppings for a deviled egg bar, if thats how you're rolling.

JUST BEFORE SERVING

Add any garnishes and set eggs and toppings on your buffet table or deviled egg bar.

The right tools for the job

These are our favorite tools for making and serving deviled eggs. We own and love all of these items ourselves. Feel free to take them as inspiration or to click right through and shop our affiliate links directly.

Nicoise Deviled Eggs 780 | Umami Girl-2
BLT Deviled Eggs Recipe | Umami Girl 780

How to make deviled eggs

Watch our short video about how to make classic deviled eggs, which are the base for many of our more ornate deviled egg recipes. This 60-second video includes a tutorial on how to use a disposable piping bag to make filling your eggs a breeze. Here's the link to the full post with detailed instructions for classic deviled eggs.

All of our favorite deviled egg recipes

This is where the magic happens. From classic deviled eggs to mashups inspired by other classic American recipes like the BLT, bagels and lox, and beyond, you’ll want to scroll all the way through this list and click on through to the recipes. Some of these recipes are based on classic deviled eggs and simply have fun garnishes. Others have additional ingredients in their fillings.

How to create a deviled egg bar

Turn a classic appetizer into a party in its own right by setting up a deviled egg bar for your guests to DIY. Watch the short video below, and click through to the post for full instructions.