Happy Easter Sunday : The Perfect Deviled Eggs

With Easter Sunday just around the corner (in case you don’t realize this it’s tomorrow) I wanted to re-share with you all the updated version of my Perfect Deviled Eggs.  This “Egg-Cellent” recipe was one I originally got from the Green Table Restaurant in NYC about 3 years ago and after a couple of adaptations this had been my Deviled Egg Recipe ever since.  These eggs are so perfect in every way they should be renamed “Angel” Eggs. Then again I could also say they are “Devilishly” Good.

Either way I promise you will not have a single one left on the plate.


Enjoy and have a Happy Easter Sunday!!!


Perfect Deviled Eggs 


3 Slices of Bacon, finely diced

12 Large Eggs, Organic and Free Range

1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

3 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard

3 Tablespoon Bread and Butter Pickles, minced

1 Teaspoons Pickle Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Chives, minced


Every one has their own method to cooking hard-boiled eggs and trying to avoid the dreaded “greyish-colored yolk” caused by over cooking. This is how I boil my eggs and keep that bright yellow center.

Bring a large pot of salted water to simmer. Carefully lower the eggs (cold from the fridge) into the simmering water with a slotted spoon and give them a gentle stir. Set the timer for 10 minutes. After ten minutes drain off the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water ice water. Leave the eggs in the ice water for 20 minutes. Then gently tap the eggs on the counter and peel the shell off.

While the eggs cool cook the diced bacon until crisp then set to the side to cool.

Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks.


See how bright and yellow they are 🙂


Place the egg white halves, cut side up, on a platter.

Mash up the egg yolks until very fine.  I like to use a pastry cutter for this.


Add the mayonnaise, minced bread and butter pickles, pickle juice, mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.


Mix well and taste for seasoning.

Cut a small slit in a zip top bag and fit with a ½ inch large open star tip. Fill the bag with the yolk mixture and pipe the mixture into each of the whites.


The deviled eggs can be made to this point, covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Before serving, sprinkle the deviled eggs with the crisp bacon and minced chives.


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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

10 thoughts on “Happy Easter Sunday : The Perfect Deviled Eggs

    1. Thanks Kathryn!!!
      The platter was my grandmothers it came with matching coffee pot and cups. She was alway the one who hosted Easter Lunch and now it has fallen to me.
      Happy Easter to you and your family!!

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  1. Hey Mel– these do look pretty perfect! Did you make them for your Easter dinner? Did you cook? Have friends/family in? Or go to someone’s house? —we used to have deviled eggs after Easter was over with the eggs mom had colored and hidden in the yard! Hope all’s well with you… xo

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    1. Thanks Rhonda!!!
      This was my first year ever to cook Easter Lunch. I had my parents, sister, grandpa, and uncle over and these eggs were one of the things I made.

      My Grandmother alway cooked Easter Lunch before but since she passed this past December, I volunteered to do it. It was fun but also a little sad. Easter was always one of my favorite holidays to spend at their house. When my sister and I were little my uncle or grandpa would hide eggs for us but they where the hard colored candy eggs with the marshmallow filling.
      Easter Egg Hunts were always the best!!

      Hope all is well on your end too 🙂


      1. Your Easter does sound bittersweet this year Melody, laced with those dear memories. And now you are the one providing memories for the family. I know you’ll do it beautifully. Blessings to you… xo

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      2. Thanks for the kind words Rhonda…
        I know that these next few holidays will be hard on the family. It’s never easy to change traditions after the loss of someone so close.

        Hope all is well on your end!!


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