Classic deviled eggs are one of those healthy recipes you can’t have just one of…
They’re the biggest hit at the BBQ (sorry cute new dress), the low carb snacks even kiddos will fight over, the treat NO ONE can say no to!
This is one of those low carb recipes that’s suuuper easy, really versatile and ever-evolving. Perfect for low carb breakfast (betcha didn’t know these delectable treats were low in carb…), snacks, heck, even delicious for on-the-go lunches!
I’ve always loved classic deviled eggs and I think you will too… let’s get started!
I absolutely looove the simplicity of this easy recipe and the massive flavor it produces. Of course, I’ve always been a sucker for classic deviled eggs and the fact that they can be ready in 40 minutes is a major bonus.
The best part is that these babies are practically no carb! Yay!
- Low to no carb
- Works with any meal
- Massive flavor profile
- Really easy to make
- Totally versatile recipe
Peeling the eggs for your classic deviled eggs is likely the hardest part of this recipe. This one is easy peesy!
To peel the eggs quickly and easily (when the time comes) there’s a simple trick you can use. Put your eggs back in the saucepan with just a little bit of water. Secure the lid and shake vigorously. Voila! -You’ll still have to clean them up a bit but this method is so much easier than the old fashioned way.
Eggs – It’s important to note that this recipe is based on the measurements for large eggs. If you use smaller eggs, the amounts may be off.
Mayonnaise – Choosing a mayonnaise you really like is also important. Opting for the cheapest jar on the grocery store shelf won’t help your cause at all. If you don’t love it out of the jar, you won’t love it in your classic deviled eggs. You want your mayo to be rich and decadent.
Spices – You’ll also notice that I use smoked paprika for this recipe. Smoked paprika has a deep robust flavor that makes a big difference in the taste of recipes. It’s made from the same type of chili peppers, but those peppers have been smoke-dried for a deep complex flavor profile that’s out of this world!
Storing your classic deviled eggs is really easy. Just put them in an airtight container with a secure lid or cover them completely with saran wrap. (I prefer an airtight container, as saran wrap tends to stick to the filling)
If I’m packing them for lunch or snacks, I’ll just stick two halves together and drop it in a Ziploc baggie. Simply run a butter knife in between the two halves to separate or eat the whole egg.
Can You Freeze them?
Nope, sorry. Unfortunately, you can’t freeze classic deviled eggs. Mayonnaise tends to separate when it freezes, and the egg whites actually become tough and rubbery.
The good news is that they’re SO quick and simple to make they can be ready in about 40 minutes.
Meal Prepping Tips
Prepping is essential to any low carb meal plan and these classic deviled eggs are the perfect tool. They’re super nutritious and addictingly delicious. Plus, they are just so easy to make and toss in the fridge.
You can divvy up portions into meal prep containers for pre-portioned meals so you’re ready to go.
Tweaking these classic deviled eggs to suit your personal taste is SO suuuper simple.
How Can I Make These Spicy?
Some people like to add a dash of vinegar-based hot sauce for an extra flavor twist — Feel free to add whatever spice you LOVE into the mayo combo!
What Toppings Can I Add?
I just LOVE making deviled eggs with relish because it has that extra little bit of sweetness that just beckons to me. Deviled eggs with bacon are another tasty recipe that makes a splash.
You could even sprinkle a little dill on top. The sky’s the limit!
Can I Grill These Deviled Eggs?
Preparing deviled eggs gives you lots of flexibility depending on how they fit into your meal (breakfast, side dish, etc.). Try making smoked deviled eggs for a deep robust flavor profile.
Those smoky earthy undertones really make a spectacular impact on the filling and your taste buds.
How Can I Make These Healthier?
I guess the word ‘healthy’ depends on your specific nutrition plan and dietary restrictions. These classic deviled eggs are low to no carb as the recipe stands.
You can swap out the mayo for Greek yogurt and have them for a healthy breakfast on the go — or swap mayo for avocado! Avocado deviled eggs are incredibly nutritious, too, since avocados are one of nature’s superfoods!
What Are Creative Ways To Serve These During Holidays?
Serving classic deviled eggs can be so much fun because there are so many creative things you can do with them. Make Halloween deviled eggs that look like spooky eyeballs or serve the most awe-inspiring Easter deviled eggs in the springtime.
You can serve deviled eggs for almost any holiday or special occasion and nobody looks at you funny when you make them just because!
Classic Deviled Eggs
- 12 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Add eggs to a large saucepan and cover with water (about 1 1/2").
- Bring water to a boil, then remove saucepan from heat and secure the lid. Set saucepan aside and allow the eggs to rest like this for 18 minutes.
- Prepare a large bowl with water and ice.
- After 18 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove the eggs from the saucepan to the bowl of ice, and allow them to chill for 5 minutes.
- After the eggs have cooled enough to handle, peel the eggs.
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove the yolks from the eggs, and place them in a large bowl. Set the egg white aside on a plate.
- Mash the egg yolks with a fork until they're broken into small pieces.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, smoked paprika and salt and stir to combine.
- Add yolk/mayonnaise combo to the center of each egg white.
- Sprinkle with additional paprika and enjoy!
There are lots of deviled eggs recipes, but the best deviled eggs are made with love and creativity. They’re healthy and beautiful and have massive amounts of flavor!
Luckily, there’s never a bad time to serve deviled eggs so here are some of my favorite deviled eggs recipes for you to try — they’re ALL finger lickin’ fantastic!!
- Deviled Egg Salad
- Deviled Eggs Without Mayo
- Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
- Spicy Deviled Eggs
Classic deviled eggs are little bursts of flavor and nutrition all packed into bite-sized portions. These low to no carb snacks are a great way to start your day, brighten your lunch or dress up your dinner plate.
Those smooth gelatinous exteriors make the perfect vehicle for smoky savory flavor bombs you can eat with your hands. They’re fun, versatile and chock-full of protein.
This incredibly simple recipe for classic deviled eggs is one that you definitely want to have in your arsenal!