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12 Best Deviled Egg Ideas, from Classic to Creative

Here are some of the prettiest, fanciest, tastiest deviled eggs recipes on Allrecipes. Deviled eggs are the perfect food for picnics, for snacks and appetizers, for topping salads. So no matter which recipe you choose, you can't lose.

Let's start with a basic deviled eggs recipe:

1) Simple Deviled Eggs

"Now these are deviled eggs the way deviled eggs are supposed to be. A little mayo, a little mustard, a little celery for crunch; these are SO DAMN good! What more needs to be said?"  – naples34102

See how easy it is to make this straightforward, classic deviled eggs recipe:


Okay, time to get creative.

2) Japanese Deviled Eggs

"There’s a little kick from the wasabi paste and a little crunch from the panko. They’re definitely outside the box, but it was nice not having the same ol', same ol' deviled eggs." -- lutzflcat


Japanese Deviled Eggs

Photo by lutzflcat

3) Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

"These are delish, with a bacony bite to the taste. I am a big fan of the old fashioned deviled eggs, but this for a summer picnic or cook out is a great alternative to the original!" -- Chef Janie Pendleton


Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

4) BLT Deviled Eggs

"Bacon, tomatoes, and parsley add just a little twist to regular deviled eggs." -- shaunahaile

5) Shrimp Deviled Eggs

"These were delicious and make such a pretty presentation. I topped each one with a whole tiny shrimp and a small parsley leaf. Even better the next day!" -- Pam Ziegler Lutz


Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Photo by scepure5561

6) Deviled Eggs - Mexican Devils!

"You little Devil you! Tasty little devils, with just enough kick to get your attention. The big boys were doing a quick step to get to these." -- Baking Nana


Deviled Eggs Mexican Devils

Photo by Baking Nana

7) Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

"A spin on an old classic. Deviled eggs with the addition of savory bacon, delicious Cheddar and spicy jalapeno." -- Russell

8) Devilish Guac Eggs

"The garlic flavor develops as they chill in the refrigerator, so I had to be patient. It was worth it!" -- sueb

9) Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs

"These eggs are actually also stuffed with crab, not just topped with crab. They are extremely easy to make. This recipe includes my famous 17-minute egg-cooking method." -- Chef John


10) Bacon-Balsamic Deviled Eggs

"Gourmet deviled eggs with a sweet and savory mix of bacon, onion, and balsamic vinegar. Always requested and always disappears!" -- Stephanie V


Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs

Photo by Gizelle Marr

11) Kimberly's Curried Deviled Eggs

"This was a nice twist with the curry & mustard. It kicked it up, but the flavors balanced well. The ingredients gave this a more grown-up color compared to the traditional bright yellow, matching the grown-up taste." --


Kimberly's Curried Deviled Eggs

Photo by lutzflcat

Related: Meet Some of the World's Best Deviled Eggs, from Nashville to Seattle

12) Little Chick Deviled Eggs

Now we're really getting creative. This video shows you how to turn delicious deviled eggs into super-cute Easter chicks. And not just for Easter! Try them for baby and bridal showers, too.

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Are you still a vegetarian if you eat bacon? Let’s just call her a bacontarian.