Deviled Egg Ideas for Easter
A classic appetizer you’ll often find on holiday tables, deviled eggs are an easy-to-make, eye-catching snack. They’re versatile too – you can dress them up with a little paprika, serve up deviled eggs with bacon or garnish them any way you like.
How Long to Boil Eggs for Deviled Eggs
Cooking times for hard-boiled eggs can vary, but if you're making hard-boiled eggs for use in deviled eggs, it’s best to cook them for at least 12 minutes. This allows both the whites and yolks to set fully. For a complete rundown, you can check out How to Hard-boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time, but if you need a quick guide, here it is:
- Place eggs in a pot in a single layer and cover with cold water until eggs are submerged by at least 1” (2” for larger batches of eggs).
- Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and turn off the heat. Let sit 10-12 minutes.
- Carefully transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice and cold water. Let rest 10-15 minutes.
- Store peeled or unpeeled in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Deviled Egg Ingredients
Fresh eggs will work fine, but eggs closer to their use-by date may be easier to peel. This is because older eggs have a higher pH level, making the membrane less likely to stick to the shell.
Basic deviled eggs only take a few additional ingredients to make. Typically, you’ll combine the yolks with mayonnaise, pickle relish, salt, pepper and yellow mustard to make the filling. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and you’re good to go. Some variations will also use a little vinegar or lemon juice in the filling to give the deviled eggs a tangy zing.
Of course, you can also get fancy with your presentation. We’ve got plenty of fun ideas, like using avocado in the filling and garnishing with a slice of bacon, or dressing up cute Bunny Deviled Eggs. Watch the video and check out the recipes below.
How to Make a Deviled Egg Easter Spread
Serving up deviled eggs on their own is a delicious choice, but there’s a way to make a truly special spread when you use them as part of an Easter charcuterie board. While most charcuterie boards feature a mixture of savory ingredients, Easter is a great time to bring in fresh favorites and even sweet treats.
For a savory Easter charcuterie display, start with some deviled eggs, then add snackable fresh fruits and veggies (we like carrots, celery, cucumber rounds, grapes and strawberries). Pistachios, miniature pickled cucumbers and a selection of cheeses can help complete your board. Consider serving with a little hummus for dipping, or add thin, toasted slices of bread or bagel chips for some extra crunch.
Or, go the other direction and make a sweet charcuterie board. There are plenty of Easter treats to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooths, like Peeps, candy eggs, seasonal cookies and yogurt-covered pretzels. You can even include cupcakes from the Bakery or create mini-parfaits in shot glasses.