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Million Dollar Deviled Eggs

These are hands down the best Million Dollar Deviled Eggs you’ve ever had. I not only use a secret ingredient to get an extra creamy filling, but share a fail proof method to get an extra smooth filling without those lumps!

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Deviled eggs really are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re at a summer BBQ or a fancy holiday gathering, these little bites fit right in. 

You can pretty much guarantee that if you put a platter of these down at a get-together, they’ll be gone in a flash.

They have a certain charm, don’t they? Classic, yet never out of style. Kids and adults alike can’t resist them, and they’re friendly on the wallet too. 

And let’s not forget how they brighten up any table with their simple yet appealing look.

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Friendly and familiar, the best deviled eggs bring a little bit of joy to plates and palates on any and every occasion!

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How to Make the Best Deviled Eggs in the World

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Carefully slice each hard-boiled egg lengthwise and gently remove the yolks, placing them in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

slicing hard boiled eggs and removing yolk.

STEP TWO: In the bowl with the yolks, add mayonnaise, a dash of pickle juice, a bit of butter, a handful of bacon pieces, mustard, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Mix these together until the mixture is well-blended and smooth.

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deviled egg filling with pickle juice

STEP THREE: Use a piping bag or a spoon to neatly distribute the deviled egg filling back into the hollow centers of the egg whites. Once filled, garnish each one with a light sprinkle of paprika for a touch of color and flavor before serving.

piping filling into halved hard boiled eggs

Tips for the Best Deviled Eggs 

  • Proper Cooling: After boiling, transfer the eggs to an ice bath. This stops the cooking process and can help make peeling easier.
  • Smooth Yolk Mix: If you have extra time, make sure your yolk mixture is free of lumps by pressing the yolks through a sieve or using a food processor for a smooth, creamy filling.
  • Even Yolk Removal: Use a small spoon to scoop out the yolks so that you don’t tear the whites, making for a nicer presentation.
  • Paprika with Precision: Use a tea strainer for sprinkling paprika to get an even dusting without clumps.
  • Room Temperature Serving: Let the filled deviled eggs sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. They taste best when they are not too cold.

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Variations to Million Dollar Deviled Eggs

  • Anchovy Saltiness: Blend in anchovy paste for a salty, umami-packed filling.
  • Try a Spicy Kick: Dice jalapeños finely or add a dash of cayenne pepper to the yolk mixture for a spicy twist that adds heat and dimension to every bite.
  • Add a Smoky Essence: For a subtle smokiness, swap regular paprika with smoked paprika or add a few drops of liquid smoke into the yolk mixture. 
  • Mustard Mixup: Use the classic yellow or experiment with Dijon and stone ground varieties for a flavor twist.
  • Tangy Pickle Addition: Finely dice pickles or stir in pickle relish to introduce a tangy zing that balances the richness of the egg yolks and mayonnaise. 

What Is the Difference Between Stuffed Eggs and Deviled Eggs?

While both terms can be used interchangeably, “deviled” usually implies a spicier or more seasoned filling, whereas “stuffed eggs” can refer to a wider range of fillings.

How Do You Avoid Green Rings Around Yolks?

Green rings are caused by overcooking and a reaction between sulfur and iron in the egg. Cooking eggs just until done and then promptly cooling them in ice water can prevent this.

scooping up a deviled egg topped with crispy bacon

How Do You Make Deviled Eggs Look Fancy?

Garnishes such as a sprinkle of fresh dill or a small piece of smoked salmon can elevate the presentation of your deviled eggs impressively.

If you prefer to keep the flavors simple, add a star tip to your piping bag to create the perfect swirl of filling! Just about any will do, though you’ll need an open star design if your filling has any mix-ins that are a bit chunky.

Can You Freeze Deviled Eggs?

Freezing deviled eggs is not recommended. Both the white and the filling may become rubbery and watery, losing the pleasant texture that makes this dish such a favorite.

What to Serve with Deviled Eggs

There’s a reason these are called the best deviled eggs in the world — they go so well with so many dishes! Use them as a side and pick any protein, such as these Air Fryer Ham Steaks or even an Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Steak and Slow Cooker Ham with Coca Cola Glaze are also popular choices. If you’re using these at a gathering, try serving them alongside any of these 35 Air Fryer Appetizers.

classic million dollar deviled eggs with paprika

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Million Dollar Deviled Eggs

Samantha Erb
Million Dollar Deviled Eggs are a delicious twist on the classic deviled egg recipe. They are creamy, rich, and garnished with fresh herbs, giving them a lush, flavorful kick.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 55 kcal


  • 6 hard boiled eggs cooled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika to garnish optional


  • Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolk to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the mayonnaise, pickle juice, butter, bacon pieces, mustard, salt, and pepper to the mixing bowl and mix until smooth.*
  • Pipe or spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites and sprinkle with paprika before serving.


* Push the egg yolk mixture through a sieve for a super smooth filling.


Serving: 1gCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 96mgSugar: 3g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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