Delicious Deviled Eggs Recipe

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It’s not always easy to think of healthy dishes for entertaining or to bring to a party. (Not everyone appreciates homemade sauerkraut, I guess!) Deviled eggs are one dish that pleases a crowd and when made with the right ingredients is full of healthy fats.

I’ve made over most traditional recipes to fit our eating habits and this deviled eggs recipe is no exception. Thankfully it’s an easier one (kids learning to cook love to help with this one) to adapt since eggs are healthy in and of themselves!

Are Deviled Eggs Good for You?

In a word, yes they can be! The right fats help your brain, hormones, and body function properly, especially as you age.

As moms, we need fat even more… to be fertile and to grow and feed a healthy baby.

I’m a fan of eggs as a quick source of protein and healthy fat that doesn’t break the budget. You’re bound to find quite a few egg recipes in my cookbook served up in a whole variety of ways. In addition to serving them at breakfast, we often put hard-boiled eggs on top of a salad or crack raw eggs into nourishing broth to make a quick egg drop soup.

How to Find the Best Eggs

Not all eggs are created equal though. Unfortunately, many eggs at the store (even ones labeled “cage-free”) aren’t the healthiest option. And the color of the eggshell really has nothing to do with egg quality either!

Cage-free is technically correct since the chickens aren’t stored in cages, but they’re likely still packed into dirty, large buildings that aren’t an ideal environment for animals to live. Vegetarian-fed is another misleading term, as chickens aren’t vegetarians! It basically means that they’re fed grains, which can include GMO corn and soy.

The best eggs are from a local source that allows the chickens to go outside, get sunshine, and eat bugs as nature intended. There are some grocery store brands that are certified organic and humane and ensure their chickens have outdoor time.

How to Find a Healthy Mayo

I have a homemade mayonnaise recipe that we use at home. It features coconut and olive oil to create a condiment full of healthy, nourishing fats. Unfortunately, most store-bought versions contain rancid and inflammatory vegetable oils like canola and soy.

The homemade version takes just a few minutes to make, but there is an increasing number of good store-bought options as well. (I like to think this is in response to demand by educated consumers like us!) I like this brand that uses avocado oil, but there are also some good options made with olive oil as well.

Tips for Hard Boiling Eggs

Some people don’t seem to have a problem achieving the perfect hardboiled egg, while others find it tricky. Here are some tips to help yield the perfect boiled egg that peels effortlessly:

  • Some claim that using slightly older eggs makes for an easier peel
  • Boil the water before putting the eggs in and then cook at a gentle simmer
  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda to the water (I haven’t tried this one)
  • Peel the eggs while submerged in water to help separate the membrane

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

More recently, I’ve learned how to use my Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs. It’s the easiest method I’ve used and the eggs come out great every time. I mostly follow the 5-5-5 method detailed here, but don’t really worry too much about cooling the eggs for only five minutes.

Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe

This recipe is great to bring to potlucks and gatherings, but its just as delicious for a healthy snack around the house. Full of protein and healthy fats, it’s a filling choice.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 160kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Hard boil the eggs using one of the two follwoing methods.

Hard Boiling Eggs: Stovetop Method

  • Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil. (You don’t want a hard rolling boil with lots of bubbles or the eggs will crack.)
  • Lower the eggs into the water using tongs or a slotted spoon.
  • Gently simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water until completely cool.

Hard Boiling Eggs: Instant Pot Method

  • Pour 1 cup of water and a trivet into the bowl of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the eggs on the trive.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to seal.
  • Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes followed by a 5 minute natrual pressure release.
  • Release the remaining pressure and place the eggs in a bowl of ice water until completely cool.

Making the Deviled Eggs

  • Crack the eggs all over and then peel the shell off while they’re under the water.
  • Slice the eggs in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the yellow yolks, and place them in a bowl.
  • Arrange the egg white halves on a platter.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except paprika, to the egg yolks in the bowl and mash everything with a fork until smooth.
  • Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the center of the egg whites. To make it a little neater and fancier, the filling can be piped in instead. To pipe the filling in, spoon the filling into the corner of a plastic bag. Cut the corner off and squeeze the filling out into the egg halves.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 eggs)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 249IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Store deviled eggs for up to 4 days in the fridge. For a fun variation, try these Japanese-Style Deviled Eggs!

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Do you like deviled eggs? What’s your favorite healthier version of this classic appetizer? I’d love to hear your tips!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


27 responses to “Delicious Deviled Eggs Recipe”

  1. Jenna Avatar

    Katie – do you have a blog post about Hashimoto’s and eating eggs?? I’ve read so many differing opinions on the matter. I’ve only just been diagnosed recently and I’m trying to do all the right things. I LOVE eggs and would be heartbroken to stop eating them. Thank you!!!

    1. Suzanne Avatar

      Hi Jenna. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing health struggles. This post talks about what Katie did after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. You might also find this podcast episode helpful. It contains a list of useful links related to Hashimoto’s and thyroid issues. Also, I believe I’ve heard Katie mention that she still can’t handle chicken eggs, but has been able to tolerate duck eggs. I hope that helps!

  2. Dana Avatar

    I just recently found a trick for boiling fresh eggs; poke a pin hole into one end. I haven’t figured out if it matters which end. Sometimes I can’t tell the difference. ?
    I also crack and peel mostly in the cold water I’ve moved them to after 9 or so minutes or over it.

  3. Grace Avatar

    5 stars
    Hi! I love the sound of this recipe and am thrilled to try it. I do have a great constant method for hard boiled eggs! The yolks never too green, and even have that perfect gradation of yellow going in…
    The trick is to steam them for 15 mins in a double boiler. Hope it helps!:)

  4. Abbie Avatar

    A simple way to peel a hardboiled egg every time -even a hot one; take a small drinking glass, fill it half way with water, put the egg in, place hand over the opening of the glass and shake vigourously for 10 to 20 seconds. It will lift the shell from the egg every time, even that-day-fresh eggs!

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