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12 Best Deviled Egg Ideas, from Classic to Creative

Deviled eggs are always popular choices for picnics, potlucks, snacks, and appetizers: They're easy to make, easy to take, and the ingredients for deviled eggs are so very easy to change up to suit any occasion or appetite.

Chef John's Deviled Eggs
Pictured: Chef John's Deviled Eggs | Photo by Baking Nana

12 Deviled Egg Recipes, From Classic to Creative

To show you the wide range of what you can do with deviled eggs, I'll share a classic deviled egg recipe with you, then move on to some of the prettiest, tastiest, and most creative deviled eggs recipes on Allrecipes. You'll find recipes for bacon deviled eggs, avocado deviled eggs, southern deviled eggs, spicy deviled eggs, horseradish deviled eggs, jalapeno deviled eggs, and more.

Related: How to make the best deviled eggs.

1. Classic Deviled Eggs

This easy deviled egg recipe has just a handful of simple ingredients: mayo, vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, dill, and salt. "Love, love, love. Tangy, pretty and easy," says Wondermom. "It's fun to experiment with other versions but this one is the one that reminds me of the version I grew up with, it's pure comfort food and the MOST popular item on the potluck table."

Classic Deviled Eggs
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2. Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon deviled eggs seem like a no-brainer. After all, bacon and eggs go together like...bacon and eggs! "These were a huge hit," says taratronson. "I followed the recipe except for putting the bacon in the egg mixture I sprinkled it on top. I made about 32 halves and needed to make way more."

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Photo by Kristy

3. Avocado and Bacon-Stuffed Eggs

For this twist on bacon deviled eggs, you'll add avocado to the filling along with mayo, mustard, and lime juice. "Absolutely delicious," says DeputyDogz. "The whole tray was gone in 1/2 hr!"

Avocado and Bacon-Stuffed Eggs
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4. Special Deviled Eggs

Making deviled eggs with relish gives them a sweet and tangy flavor that's fairly typical of Southern-style deviled eggs. But add a little horseradish, too, and you've got deviled eggs with a special kick to them. To keep from adding too much moisture to the filling, drain extra liquid from the relish and horseradish before mixing them in.

Special Deviled Eggs
Photo by Christina

5. Japanese Deviled Eggs

If you love the kick of horseradish deviled eggs, you've got to try this recipe made with wasabi paste. "I often make deviled eggs with unique fillings as appetizers," says JoH. "This Japanese version pushed my crab-filled version from its number one spot. My guests loved them!"

Japanese Deviled Eggs
Photo by lutzflcat

6. Chef John's Deviled Eggs

These spicy deviled eggs have Sriracha and Dijon mustard in the mix (add more Sriracha to taste) and are topped with easy homemade candied jalapeño rings (instructions are in the recipe). "Instant hit!" says Danielle. "Deviled eggs are a holiday must have in my family, every year. This year I decided to switch it up with Chef John's spicy twist to the predictable deviled egg, and I'm never going back!"

7. Garlic, Basil, and Bacon Deviled Eggs

"Yum! Really nice twist on deviled eggs," says CookinBug. "LOVE the basil; it gives them a fresh flavor that deviled eggs are so often missing."

Garlic, Basil, and Bacon Deviled Eggs
Photo by CookinBug

8. Harissa Deviled Eggs

You'll make these colorful deviled eggs without mayo, but with Greek yogurt instead. Harissa paste and ground cumin spice up the filling and create a soft orange color, making them an outstanding choice for a Halloween party.

Harissa Deviled Eggs
Photo by Buckwheat Queen

9. Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs

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

10. Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

"Made these for 4th of July party," says rdreed2. "They were delicious. Some friends were afraid to try them because I labeled them jalapeno, but since I took out the seeds & membrane, they had some kick, but were not HOT." Tip: The recipe doesn't say so, but you can use thin strips of jalapeno to garnish the eggs and signal to unsuspecting guests that these are a little spicy.

Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Photo by Tiff

11. Perfect Deviled Eggs

You can't beat perfect! With horseradish sauce, Worcestershire, and hot pepper sauce, these deviled eggs explode with flavor. "You can spice these up even more with country or creole mustard, a few jots of hot sauce (or a bunch of hot sauce!), and a sprig of parsley," says Jan Charles. "It's just pretty."

12. Kimberly's Curried Deviled Eggs

"This was a nice twist with the curry and mustard," says beINTENTIONALwomen.com. "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

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About Jen Harwell

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