Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Make your boiled eggs a whole lot better with this tastier and healthier version of deviled eggs, perfect for snacks, lunch boxes or as appetizer.

Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe
Healthy Left-over No-Bake Spicy Quick and Easy Snack Vegetarian

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

If you have freshly made boiled eggs or maybe some left-over boiled eggs, elevate the taste and create these deviled eggs recipe! It is perfect for those who want to extend and make something ordinary out of your regular eggs. Cheap to make, quick, easy to follow, and of course, nutritious.

Origin of the Dish

Deviled Eggs also known as “stuffed eggs” or “dressed eggs” are hard-boiled eggs wherein the egg yolks are mashed and mixed with mustard, mayonnaise and seasoned with spices like salt and pepper. Then scooped into the egg whites and sprinkled with spring onions and paprika.

The dish’s name “deviled” as it may sound “angry” means hot, peppery or spicy foods, which describes the dish itself. Such world came from the 18th century culinary term, when Oxford English Dictionary initially used to describe a boiled dish that is highly seasoned with spices and eventually includes spicy dishes. Later, it was used to describe eggs as well. Spicy Deviled Eggs is very common in Europe and America. Its origin can be seen in recipes for boiled eggs all the way back in ancient Rome where they are served at the beginning of meals.

When is Deviled Eggs Typically Served?

Deviled Eggs are typically served cold as a side dish, appetizer, or a main course in itself. However, this dish is commonly served as hors d'oeuvres in the Midwestern and Southern U.S. Deviled Eggs is very common during Christmas season, and you can never miss this on Derby party table in Kentucky. Another variation of this dish would be to add extra ingredients that will complement the dish such as pickle relish (pickled cucumber), chives, bacon bits, and many others!

Needed Kitchen Utensils to make Deviled Eggs

Since Deviled Eggs is not cooked instead made, you won’t be needing a cooking pot for it. All you need is a mixing bowl for all ingredients to be mixed as well as spatula to mix all ingredients thoroughly. That is, if you have a boiled egg already. Of course, if your eggs are uncooked, use the regular boiling method. You might also want to use a pipping bag to pipe the eggs into the egg white to make it look more presentable or just a tablespoon if you want to scoop it into the egg whites. And lastly, a serving platter for the dish to be served.

Deviled Eggs’ Primary Ingredient – Eggs

Deviled Eggs is primarily made of eggs. Wherever place you are from, eggs are very common and available. Aside from the fact that you can eat it raw or cooked, it is a very useful ingredient in the kitchen. It has several functions in cooking and plays a vital role in baking.

You may have observed upon going to the supermarket that there are brown eggs and white eggs, and you may wonder how they differ. Actually, they don’t differ much, other than the color that they have and that they come from different breeds of chickens. For nutrients and its uses, they are both completely similar.

Interesting facts!

You may have cracked and cooked hundreds of eggs already in your entire life and have noticed that some egg yolks are darker in color than the others. Fun fact! That varies to what the egg-laying chickens eat. Hens that eat corn or grass have darker egg yolks than hens that eat wheat.


To make your deviled eggs more appetizing, you may use a pipping bag upon putting the yolk mixture into the egg whites. And in order to peel an egg perfectly, try first to gently tap the egg all around to crack the shells and then you can peel the egg with ease.


  • 6 jumbo eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 6 dashes (3/8 teaspoon) of freshly ground whole tellicherry peppercorn (black pepper)
  • 3 dashes (3/8 teaspoon) of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional, for garnish)
  • spring onions (optional, for garnish)


  1. Place eggs in a large pan, then cover with cool water by 2 inches.

  2. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat.

  3. After water reaches a boil remove from heat, cover pan and let eggs cool for 12 minutes.

  4. Stop eggs from cooking by placing eggs into a large size bowl and slowly pour a small stream of cool water from faucet letting run for about 5 minutes.

  5. Peel eggs.

    Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe
  6. Cut eggs in half lengthwise.

  7. Remove yolks and place in mixing bowl.

    Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe
  8. Add dressing, mustard stir and mix into smooth texture, adding pepper and garlic salt.

  9. Scoop mix into egg whites center creating a fluffy heap.

    Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe
  10. Sprinkle the top with paprika or spring onions. Serve and enjoy!

To make the deviled eggs yummier, you may want to consider adding ham, bacon, pickles or crab meat to make your deviled eggs a lot tastier and stand out among the rest. If some ingredients are not available, you can use ketchup as an alternative to mayonnaise and if spring onions are not available, you can use pickles or minced onions. You can as well use pimentos to add more spice with the dish. These alternatives and extra options will surely give your deviled eggs a more pleasing taste, especially to your kids. Try this and you will not miss this recipe on your menu list, best to impress your family and guests. Not only it is easy to make, but it is also healthy and so delicious!