This deviled eggs with relish recipe delivers creamy richness, and sweet and tangy flavor all at the same time! It only uses four simple ingredients, but they complement each other so well.
These deviled eggs are a staple at every holiday get-together or potluck in my family. We serve them every Christmas and Easter: they're just that good!
It’s the addition of the pickle relish that elevates these eggs over traditional deviled eggs. The sweetness and flavor of the relish works amazingly well with the mayo, mustard and egg yolk.
You have to give this a try at your next Holiday party!
What is in deviled eggs?
The deviled egg mixture is made from mixing hard boiled egg yolks with mayonnaise, yellow mustard and sweet pickle relish until smooth.
The mayonnaise brings creamy richness.
The yellow mustard adds just the right amount of tang.
And the relish adds wonderful sweetness and texture.
How to make deviled eggs with relish
Lots of people think that deviled eggs are hard to make—but it's really easy! I'll walk you through it.
Step 1 - Make hard boiled eggs
Follow my Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs - Every time! recipe: the eggs will have tender egg whites and fluffy yellow yolks. In this post, I also walk you through the best way to peel eggs for a smooth, clean egg white.
Step 2 - Remove the yolks
Once eggs are boiled and peeled, cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolk halves and place into a mixing bowl. Set the egg white halves aside.
Step 3 - Make the deviled egg mixture
Add the mayonnaise, mustard, and relish to the yolks. Mix together until smooth using a hand mixer (or whisk, or fork).
Taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Step 4 - Fill the egg whites
I fill the egg whites using two spoons. One spoon to scoop out the deviled egg mixture while the back of the other spoon is used to scrape it into the egg.
Another popular way to fill the egg whites is using a plastic bag. Simply fill the bag with your deviled egg mixture then cut a small hole in one corner. Now just squeeze the bag to release the mixture into the egg pockets. Or just buy an official piping bag.
If you have leftover deviled egg filling after the first round of filling the eggs, continue to add more to any eggs that have a bit less filling than the others.
Step 5 - Garnish
Finish the eggs off with a dusting of paprika and you’re done!
The paprika is mainly for color and presentation. I wouldn’t worry about it adding spice or smokey flavor. Unless, of course, you dump the entire jar on the eggs, as we seem to have done here 🙂
How far ahead can you make deviled eggs
For best results, fully prepared deviled eggs should be made no more than 24 hours in advance. Yes, you safely can store them in the fridge up to two days but you will lose flavor.
Want more info about egg safety? Check out this article by the US Food & Drug Administration: What You Need to Know About Egg Safety.
Also, if you are topping your deviled egg mixture with any crunchy garnishes, always wait to add those right before serving.
One easy, make-ahead trick that saves you a little time, is to boil and peel your eggs up to 6 days before your party. Just store them in an airtight container, loosely wrapped with a damp paper towel.
Deviled egg variations
Deviled eggs can be made a variety of ways. The egg yolks can be mixed with just about anything. What do you think would go well with them? Below are some of my favorites.
- Classic: Just mayo and mustard. Skip the relish for the classic deviled egg.
- Jalapeno: Mayo, mustard and diced pickled jalapeños (include a little jalapeno juice)
- Buffalo: Ranch (or blue cheese) dressing, buffalo sauce, minced celery
- BBQ: Mayo, bbq sauce, minced onion
- Ham & Cheese: Mayo, mustard, minced ham, shredded cheddar cheese
- Bacon: Mayo, mustard and diced cooked bacon
Or, there's always the egg salad version, which you can smear on toast or serve on sandwiches.
Are deviled eggs keto friendly?
Classic deviled eggs made with just mayonnaise and yellow mustard are keto-friendly (low carb).
If you're making deviled eggs with relish, make sure to use dill pickle relish, NOT the sweet pickle relish called out in this recipe. That simple substitution will make these deviled eggs keto approved!
Other party appetizers
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 1 ½ tablespoon Sweet Relish
- 2 teaspoon Yellow Mustard, prepared
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon paprika to garnish (optional)
- Hard boil the eggs following my Perfect Hardboiled Eggs recipe.
- Peel and cut eggs lengthwise.
- Remove yolks and place into a mixing bowl. Set aside egg white halves.
- Add mayonnaise and mustard to yolks and mix with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Stir in pickle relish.
- Taste mixture: if needed add salt and pepper.
- With a spoon, scoop deviled egg mixture and place into egg white halves.
- Sprinkle small amount of paprika along the top for garnish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 deviled egg half
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate: if you are tracking this information for medical purposes, please consult a trusted external source. Thanks!