Southern Deviled Eggs

Southern Appetizers
Want to make some southern deviled eggs that are easy, fast, healthy and yummy? Use this recipe for your next picnic or potluck.

Want to make some southern deviled eggs that are easy, fast, healthy and yummy? Use this recipe for your next picnic or potluck. These deviled eggs (with or without paprika) also have substitutions for those who are keeping it more healthy.


The term “deviled“, when talking about food, was a common phrase in the 1700’s. It referred to zesty or spicy foods.

When eggs were prepared this way, a healthy amount of mustard and pepper was typically used. In the U.S. they became popular and got the name “deviled eggs” around 1786.

In my local church, we LOVE to eat, and one of our members is the “queen” of deviled eggs…or should I say her husband is the king!!

She is always asked to prepare them for potluck lunches or dinners, and they are the first to go! We recently found out….he cooks them and she brings them!! A winning combination!

hard boiled egg on plate with parsley

Deviled egg recipe your southern friends will love

Deviled Eggs are a Southern Thing. If you were born or raised in the south, chances are you grew up on and love Deviled Eggs.

They’re perfect for holiday dinners, party appetizers, church potlucks, or family gatherings. They are easy to prepare and transport!! A win-win!

Are deviled eggs keto friendly?

Eggs by themselves are keto-friendly. However, the ingredients added to devil them may not be. Special attention should be shown to adding sugar, which can translate to mayonnaise.

You can use sugar-free mayo or even store-bought keto-friendly mayo if you are counting carbs.

deviled egg ingredients on a table for southern deviled eggs

Can you make southern deviled eggs without mayonnaise?

You can make deviled eggs without mayonnaise by substituting other ingredients. You could use avocados, hummus, Greek yogurt, sour cream, or cream cream.

Just remember the taste and texture will change. Be inventive and see what you can create!

How far ahead can I make deviled eggs?

You can make one day and refrigerate up to 2 days in advance.

The key is to keep the whites and yolk filling separate. Wrap the egg white halves well with plastic wrap and keep the egg yolk filling sealed in an airtight container in the fridge.

If you decide to fill the whites, then put the prepared eggs in airtight container lined with paper towels to keep them from “sweating in the fridge, which can make them kinda soggy in a day or two.

The paper towels will help absorb extra moisture and keep them fresher longer!

hard boiled eggs split open

What are some different ways to fill the deviled eggs?

When you are ready to fill your egg whites, you can just use the old fashioned method of spooning the mixture into the whites.

You can try using a small melon scoop as well. If you are trying to make them look “fancy”, use a piping bag and choose a tip that will give you the look you desire.

How do I make hard boiled eggs (in an instant pot!)

You can prepare your eggs in an instant pot! Cook up to 14 Eggs at Once! This is a new and easier way to make perfect hard boiled eggs in 7 minutes or less.

Select the “Egg” setting, plug in the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and put the steam release valve on “sealed.” Press the “Egg” button on the Instant Pot. You are good to go!

Garnishes for Deviled Eggs

Paprika is the most common garnish for deviled eggs and a true southern touch. You can also try different flavors of paprika for subtle flavor changes.

Other topping options are:

  • radish slices
  • bacon
  • blue cheese
  • chives
  • sriracha
  • black sesame seeds
  • cilantro
  • smoked salmon
  • capers, lemon
  • kalamata olives
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • Italian parsley
  • green olives
  • black pepper
  • ham
  • cheddar
  • prosciutto
  • Parmesan
  • pickled jalapenos
  • cumin
  • sour cream & onion potato chips

or ….you get the picture!

ingredients for southern deviled eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen eggs, boiled, peeled, halved with yokes reserved
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar-free mayonnaise, depending on desired consistency
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish (you can substitute sweet pickle relish)
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Salt, to taste
deviled eggs on plate without paprika or bacon

Directions

  1. Mash yokes into crumbles.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and remaining ingredients to the egg yolks. Stir together and test for seasoning and consistency. Adjust seasonings and add more mayo if needed.
  3. Transfer yolk mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.
  4. Press yolk mixture into egg white halves.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Southern Deviled Eggs

Want to make some southern deviled eggs that are easy, fast, healthy and yummy? Use this recipe for your next picnic or potluck.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: eggs, keto, low carb
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Nancy Currie

Ingredients

  • 1 doz eggs boiled, peeled, halved with yokes reserved
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar-free mayonnaise depending on desired consistency
  • 2 tbsp dill relish can substitute sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Mash yokes into crumbles.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and remaining ingredients to the egg yolks. Stir together and test for seasoning and consistency. Adjust seasonings and add more mayo if needed.
  •  Transfer yolk mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.
  •  Press yolk mixture into egg white halves.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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