Deviled Eggs are a staple on any Easter table. This easy recipe creates a delicious and creamy deviled egg using only eggs, Miracle Whip, and a dusting of paprika. It’s the perfect side dish or appetizer for your family feast!
My sister-in-law is the go-to deviled eggs professional in our family. She is the one that brings them to any family event. So, wondering what was in them I finally asked her – and it was ONLY Miracle Whip. Now, before you go thinking you need mustard and relishes and all the things – give this simple recipe a try. The sweet flavor of miracle whip mixes perfectly with the chalky egg yolks to create a creamy deviled egg that is bursting with flavor.
Easter Deviled Eggs
- 6 large eggs
- 3 – 4 Tablespoons Miracle Whip
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Hard boil 6 large eggs. (See notes.) Completely cool in the refrigerator.
- Cut the eggs in half along egg white, keeping the yolk whole. Separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs. Place egg yolks in a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Add Miracle Whip and mix until creamy.
- Fill the hard-boiled egg white halves with the creamy yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Favorite Ways to Hard Boil Eggs:While there are many ways to hard-boil eggs, these are my two favorites. I prefer the instant pot method, as I find the hard-boiled eggs are much easier to peel.
- Instant Pot Method: Pour one cup of water into the instant pot. Place the wire rack on the bottom. Add large eggs one at a time in a single layer. Set the instant pot to high pressure for 5 minutes. When cooking time is complete, let natural release for 5 minutes. Then quick release the pressure. Immediately add the eggs to a bowl of iced water for 15 minutes. Peel and refrigerate.
- Stove Top Method: Place eggs in a medium stock pot. Cover with cold water until the water covers the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to boil over medium-high heat uncovered. Once boiling, turn the heat off and cover. Leave on the turned-off burner covered for 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and cool in ice water for 15 minutes. Peel and refrigerate.
About Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are made at many family dinners, not just Easter. Their history can be traced back centuries. Because you know I love a good vintage recipe, the first known recipe for “stuffed eggs” is believed to have come from Spain during the 13th century. Most Deviled Eggs recipes are boiled eggs that are made spicy or adapted with your favorite seasonings and ingredients. They are served as appetizers or a side dish. The term “deviled” comes from the Oxford Dictionary which used it to define a boiled dish that is seasoned.
Easiest Way to Separate the Egg White from the Yolks
I have found the easiest way to fully separate the yolks from the egg white after hard boiling, is to slide a knife around the outside white yolk edges to release the yolk whole. It is harder to remove the yolk when slicing the egg completely in half.
How to Fill Each Egg
Using a cookie scoop is a great way to fill each hard-boiled egg white half. I used a 1 Tablespoon scoop to perfectly fill each egg. You can also use a piping bag if you want to get fancy and create a swirl.
Here are a few ingredients that go well with this yolk-filling recipe for your deviled eggs. I prefer it plain and simple, but if you like to add a little texture or unique flavors, these are my suggested additions.
- diced pickle, or pickle relish
- green olives
- mayonnaise or sour cream (in replace of the Miracle Whip)
Deviled Eggs Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, deviled eggs can be made the day before and kept chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I would not make them ahead more advanced than one day.
Store deviled eggs in the refrigerator until ready to consume. They should be consumed within 3 days of making them.
Store hard-boiled eggs unpeeled for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. Peeled eggs should be used within 3 days.
Other Favorite Egg-Based Recipes
- Bacon & Egg Salad with Homemade Celery Seed Dressing – a homemade dressing with bacon and egg!
- How to Make Egg Salad – I think this is the best egg salad around.
- Egg Casserole Recipe – Delicious breakfast recipe makes great leftovers.