Isn't it funny how people eat deviled eggs on Easter? The delicious, hard-boiled appetizer may have a name that conjures thoughts of Satan — not really, they're called "deviled" because of the scooped-out yolk — but they are a reliable staple for family Easter celebrations. And if you are in my family, they appear at pretty much every family gathering in which my sister-in-law is required to bring a dish. (Hers are delicious.)
If you're tasked with bringing a dish to Easter dinner, go the easy route and bring these suckers. But just because deviled eggs are easy to make, it doesn't mean you have to skimp on the creativity. Here are ten recipes to help you up your deviled egg game.
Hatching Chick Deviled Eggs
OH MY GOD, THESE ARE ADORABLE
These adorable little hard-boiled creatures are perfect for Easter and its theme of rebirth and renewal, plus they remind you what those eggs could've been, a perfect reminder that God sacrificed his son for sins of mankind. (I had a lot of Sunday School as a kid.) Get the recipe at She Knows
Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Garlic Toast Crumb Topping
A Farmgirl's Dabbles
You really can put Sriracha on anything.
Skip the cayenne and spice your eggs up with the world's greatest condiment. Get the recipe at A Farmgirl's Dabble
Watercress Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Praise, Martha Stewart, who added her signature tasteful elegance to this springtime staple with peppery watercress and tangy horseradish. They are easy to make, even if you have limited watercress experience. Get the recipe at her website
Buffalo Fried Eggs Eggs
Savory Spice Shot
These will go fast.
Holy crap! You really can
fry anything. Food Network has a basic fried deviled egg recipe but this one from Savory Spice Shop adds a kick with some buffalo wing sauce. Get the recipe here.
Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs
God bless whoever took something perfect like crab rangoon and made it even better. Get the recipe at I am a Food Blog.
Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs
These have bacon in them. Don't argue with me, just make them. Find the recipe at Recipe Girl.
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
Ruffles and Truffles
They're pickled, just like my heart.
They're pink and totally trendy since beets are still having a moment. Get the recipe at Ruffles and Truffles.
Beet Deviled Eggs with Smoked Blue Cheese
Recipe from Mitch Prensky, chef-owner at Supper in Philadelphia.
If you're really on a beet kick, try this recipe for a beet, lemon and chive filling. Top it with smoked bleu cheese and you are sure to please everyone who doesn't hate bleu cheese. Get the recipe at Chow.com.
Vadouvan-Spiced Deviled Eggs With Roasted Cauliflower And Mint
The recipe is from Mitch Prensky, chef-owner at Supper in Philadelphia.
Indian spices and cauliflower bring hints of Indian flavors. Get the recipe at Chow.com.
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Thank you to whoever dreamed up this magnificent pot-luck mash up. Get the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.