Deviled Egg Bar and Best Basic Deviled Egg Recipe

This basic deviled egg recipe couldn’t be easier and creating a deviled egg bar with multiple toppings is the perfect appetizer for your next brunch! From sweet to savory toppings, these creative ingredients will take your deviled eggs to the next level with little effort on your part!

Deviled Egg bar with toppings

What ingredients do you need for a deviled egg bar?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Good quality mayo (I like Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayos)*
  • Dijon mustard
  • Sweet pickle relish (or regular)
  • Paprika
  • Salt + pepper

 *You can add a fun twist to your deviled eggs by using a flavored mayo like these Chipotle Lime or Garlic Aioli ones!

If you’re looking for something extra to liven your deviled eggs up a bit, here are some toppings that I have personally vetted:

  • Crumbled bacon
  • Sliced black olives
  • Capers
  • Cranberries
  • Chives
  • Butternut squash pieces
  • boiled salad shrimp
  • fresh dill, cilantro or other fresh herbs
  • dried pineapple with chili powder
  • avocado
  • sweet red peppers
  • honeyed pecans

But really, the options are endless, so add whatever you like to your deviled egg bar!

Basic deviled egg recipe with toppings

How do you make deviled eggs?

It couldn’t be more simple to make this basic deviled egg recipe. Just slice each hard-boiled egg in half, scoop out the yolks into a large bowl, combine with all other ingredients (except the toppings) and mix! Then you’ll scoop the mixture back into each egg half and either garnish with the toppings of your choice or let your guests top their own if creating a deviled egg bar.

This egg cooker is my favorite way to quickly hard cook eggs and I love that is also has a poached option and you can adjust the water content for a soft, medium or hard cook!

Deviled eggs topped with bacon, chives, cranberries, black olives and capers

Are deviled eggs healthy?

Eggs are a great source of protein, healthy fats, vitamin A, B vitamins, and most importantly (in my opinion), choline! If you’re not familiar with choline, the newest essential nutrient that’s especially important for infant and maternal health, you can read more about it here.

How long are deviled eggs good for?

Be sure to keep refrigerated in an air-tight container. Do not keep out of fridge for longer than two hours. Hard boiled eggs (before you’ve turned them into deviled eggs) can keep in the fridge for up to a week*, but once they’re filled, I wouldn’t serve them past 2-3 days max!

deviled eggs

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe and if you make a deviled egg topping bar for your next brunch or event, I’d love to know what toppings you included!

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Deviled Egg Bar with the Best Basic Deviled Egg Recipe

Total Time10 mins
Servings: 24 deviled egg halves


  • 1 dozen eggs, hard boiled or pre-packaged 
  • 1/4 cup avocado mayo
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 heaping Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 tsp paprika + additional for topping
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Crumbled bacon
  • Sliced black olives
  • Capers
  • Dried cranberries
  • chives
  • fresh herbs (dill, tarragon, cilantro)
  • salad shrimp
  • avocado
  • sweet red peppers
  • baby gherkins
  • dried pineapple with chili powder (my personal favorite and the flavor is unbelievable if you make the eggs with Chipotle Lime Mayo!)
  • honey roasted nuts


  • Boil eggs according to your method of choice.
  • Slice each egg in half, remove the yolk and place inside a medium-size bowl. Mash the egg yolks until there are no large chunks left.
  • Add mayo, dijon mustard, relish and paprika to the mashed egg yolks and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a small spoon, fill each egg half with egg yolk mixture.
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice or leave ungarnished so guests can choose what they would like!


Please note that the total time does not include the time it takes to boil the eggs, as this will vary according to which method you use.

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