Humble, wholesome, and capable of creating an entire meal on their own–eggs are where it’s at. There are a million and one ways to prepare them. Scrambled, over-easy, poached, omelets, sunny-side-up—you name it. One that (IMHO) doesn’t get the love it deserves? Deviled eggs.

Growing up in New England, deviled eggs unfortunately weren’t often a part of most appetizer spreads. For me, the dish’s mysterious appeal was on par with escargot. (Though considering how close I grew up to the Canadian border, deviled eggs were a touch more glamorous). I remember the first time I hesitantly popped one in my mouth, and folks, the impact was revelatory. Since then, I’ve held onto the belief that the grass is greener in a southern kitchen, with savory and sweet delights regularly on rotation. The good news is that deviled eggs are now ubiquitous up north (and clearly, everywhere). Not only do they make a good whet-your-palate app, but they’re endlessly adaptable. To prove it, I’ve rounded up all my favorite deviled egg recipes.

At a loss for what to bring to your next potluck? Keep reading for all the inspiration you need.

I’m endlessly in awe at how seamlessly deviled eggs can fit into almost any gathering. The basic formula is as easy as it gets. Hard boil a dozen or so eggs, do a little de-yolking, mix up your filling, and spoon or pipe away. The first step can be done in advance, so if you don’t want to be stressed about your party or potluck contribution, you can trust that deviled eggs have your back.

While the paired-down steps are simple, picking a perfect combo of flavors can be a challenge. Deviled egg recipes abound—and it seems like everyone has their favorites. Some like them spicy, some lean sweet, while others prefer to lighten things up with a few strategic swaps. However you like yours, there’s a recipe that delivers. Consider this your comprehensive list of all the best deviled egg recipes the internet has to offer. And if you have a go-to I didn’t include, please share it in the comments! Happy salivating.

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Mayo-Free Deviled Eggs from Minimalist Baker

Why We Love It: If you love the idea of deviled eggs but can’t get on board with the hefty amount of mayo they usually require, here’s your solution. This recipe omits the mayo and subs in plenty of good-for-you ingredients including turmeric, raw honey, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne. A tablespoon of hummus gives the filling even more fluffy goodness.

Hero Ingredient: The honey’s unexpected, but in the best way possible.

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Classic Deviled Eggs from Downshiftology

Why We Love It: I’m of the opinion that classics need to be celebrated—and this recipe agrees. While I love all the creative spins that can be made to deviled eggs, sometimes, you just need to go with what you know works. This recipe, my friends, works. Just a few easy-to-find ingredients that are probably in your pantry already (eggs, mayo, mustard, ACV, salt, pepper, and paprika) make for foolproof deviled eggs that’ll never (ever!) disappoint.

Hero Ingredient: When I’m making deviled eggs, I’m always looking for a little bite to offset the eggs’ yummy creaminess. The apple cider vinegar in this recipe does exactly that.

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Healthier Deviled Eggs from Live Eat Learn

Why We Love It: Deviled eggs, but with a modern twist. This lightened-up version swaps in Greek yogurt for mayonnaise for an extra boost of protein while adding a little taste of tang that I can always get on board with. Four ingredients for the win!

Hero Ingredient: “Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?”

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Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Pizzazzerie

Why We Love It: This recipe is an ode to the classics. Pimento cheese is game-changing in all sorts of recipes (macaroni and cheese, biscuits, and your favorite sandwich will all benefit), but it really shines in these deviled eggs. While deviled eggs are often the first thing to go at any party, you can bet these will be devoured even faster. They’re rich, they’re spicy, and they’re everything you’ve ever wanted in a before-dinner snack.

Hero Ingredient: Nothing comes close to competing with the pimentos’ sweet and spicy flavor.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs from Pinch and Swirl

Why We Love It: I often see deviled egg recipes opting for cayenne or any generic hot sauce to bring the heat. This take on the old favorite changes things up with sriracha. Sure, it’s hot, but sriracha also lends a little garlicky, aromatic flavor that takes your run-of-the-mill recipe from good to *great.*

Hero Ingredient: A sprinkling of fine chili flakes offers up a fair warning: These are going to be hot.

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Deviled Eggs from The Modern Proper

Why We Love It: These are a choose-your-own-adventure sort of deviled egg. Four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) create a basic deviled egg that perfectly welcomes any array of toppings and mix-ins. You can get creative with this recipe. Try layering on radish slices, bits of bacon, chives, pickles, etc. Whoever said deviled eggs aren’t an art form didn’t know you could dress ‘em up like this. 

Hero Ingredient: If this is your first time making deviled eggs, don’t turn your nose up at the addition of pickle juice in the filling. It’s a classic deviled egg component, and similar to recipes that call for apple cider vinegar, it adds a bit of acidity to cut through the other creamy ingredients.

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Deviled Eggs with Brisket and Herbs

Why We Love It: These are the deviled eggs you didn’t know you needed in your life. On the list of things I’d happily eat all day, every day (soup, cake, creamy and comforting pasta, and a few salads in between) these rank first. If you’re craving that extra bit of indulgence, start making these immediately.

Hero Ingredient: Brisket ups the deliciousness by a factor of infinity. 

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Loaded Deviled Eggs from The Cookie Rookie

Why We Love It: The ultimate combo of toppings makes for crowd-pleasing deviled eggs. And when the recipe takes inspiration from a classic baked potato (sour cream, bacon, cheese, and chives), you know you’re in for a treat. While these are pretty enough to serve for anyone you want to impress, they’re also so easy that you can whip them on the weekend just for you.

Hero Ingredient: I reserve my meat-eating for occasions when it really counts, and in this recipe, the bacon counts. 

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Chipotle Deviled Eggs from The Perks of Being Us

Why We Love It: Fun fact I learned while rounding up these recipes: “Deviled” in the name has nothing to do with these beauties being devilishly delicious (though delicious, they are). Instead, “devil” is a long-used term that commonly referred to foods filled with plenty of seasonings, flavor, and oftentimes, spice. This recipe takes things a step further by adding a bit of chipotle sauce to the mix. It lends a smoky, nuanced kick to the filling that’ll make me forget all about dinner—I’ll be snacking on these instead.

Hero Ingredient: It bears repeating: The chipotle sauce’s sharp, smoky, subtly spicy flavor will make everyone a deviled egg believer (of course, if they aren’t already yet).

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Bacon Deviled Eggs from Dinner at the Zoo

Why We Love It: When you’re going for rich flavor, I recommend going all in. There’s a reason bacon and eggs are a breakfast staple—the pairing is what hearty, first-meal-of-the-day dreams are made of. For a professional-looking finish, take the extra step of using a pastry bag to fill your eggs. It might take a few more minutes, but if you’re going for impact, it’s well worth the effort.

Hero Ingredient: Right next to the good old Gilmore Girls, alliums are one of my favorite families. Members include: onions, garlic, leeks, and the standout star of the recipe, chives. Chives bring a bit more of a mild flavor than most other onions, closely resembling the sweetness of leeks with a little hint of garlic. Not only do they add a little freshness to these eggs, but they also contribute a pop of color that aesthetically-inclined snackers (myself included) will love.

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Healthy Nibbles

Why We Love It: If you find yourself at the center of a gluten-free, paleo, and deviled egg-obsessed Venn diagram, these are for you. I love a good avocado toast with a poached egg on top for a simple, but souped-up breakfast or brunch. This recipe is essentially the equivalent in deviled egg form. The creaminess of the guacamole blends well with the yolks and offers up a little something extra that takes these deviled eggs from good to great.

Hero Ingredient: I love adding a little red onion to my guacamole for some bite, and the trick works just as well here.

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Jalapeño Bacon Deviled Eggs from Confetti & Bliss

Why We Love It: When it works, I always try to incorporate a garnishing of green into my savory recipes. There’s something about verdant veggies and leafy greens that screams fresh flavor. I’m in love with the tiny slice of jalapeño perched on each of these eggs, not to mention the extra hit of diced jalapeño in the filling. A sprig of dill tops things up with a bright and sweet finish.

Hero Ingredient: Never doubt a recipe that tells you to double up on the jalapeño.

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