This easy recipe for the classic party appetizer deviled eggs from culinary team member Sarah Rhodes is one you'll use again and again.

5 Steps To Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Step 1: Set up an ice bath in a medium bowl.
Step 2: Bring to a boil a small or medium saucepan with enough water to cover eggs by at least an inch.
Step 3: Using a spider or slotted spoon, gently lower eggs into saucepan.
Step 4: Adjust heat to maintain a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Using the spider or slotted spoon, transfer eggs to ice-bath to shock and quickly cool.

You can also make hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot—get our instructions.

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  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika, for sprinkling
  • 12 small sprigs dill, to garnish (optional)


Serves: Makes 24


Scoop out egg yolks and place in a medium bowl. Set whites aside on a serving platter.

Mash yolks with a fork and mix in mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Using a spoon, fill egg white halves evenly with yolk mixture. 

Sprinkle with smoked paprika and garnish with sprigs of dill, if using.