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These Southern Deviled Eggs are the best ever! Made with sweet relish and jalapeños, they come together quickly and easily and make a perfect appetizer to feed a crowd.

Southern deviled eggs ready to eat with a sprinkling of paprika

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When it comes to hosting, deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser. These beauties can be made ahead of time and the flavors are out this world! They come together so quickly, and this, for sure, is a great recipe to have in your arsenal!

I love serving these alongside my Honey and Mustard Chicken Wings and Macaroni and Cheese Balls when I entertain!

How To Make Southern Deviled Eggs

Hard boil your eggs in an electric pressure cooker by placing eggs in a steamer basket. Place 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker and place the steamer basket inside. Cover and pressure cook on low pressure for 8 minutes. Once pressure cooking time is up, quick release the pressure, open the lid, and remove the eggs.

Eggs in a pressure cooker

Use tongs to remove eggs from the pressure cooker and place the eggs in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.

The boiled eggs in a bowl of water to cool

Peel the eggs and cut in half. Remove the cooked yolk from the egg whites and place the yolks in a bowl.

Eggs with the yolks removed

Use a fork and mash the egg yolks until broken apart. Add mayonnaise, diced jalapeños, relish, salt and pepper and stir until combined and creamy.

The egg yolks mixed with the other fillings to make the deviled eggs

Spoon the egg mixture into a piping bag.

The mixed deviled egg filling in a piping bag

Use the piping bag to place the yolk mixture inside of the egg whites. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Enjoy!

The eggs filled with the yolk mixture

Which ways can I boil the eggs for deviled eggs?

You can use an electric pressure cooker to hard boil the eggs, and air fryer to ‘boil’ your eggs or you can boil the eggs in a saucepan of water on the stovetop.

Can I make these in advance?

These Southern deviled eggs are perfect for entertaining as you can make them up to 24 hours in advance of serving. Place them on a large plate and loosely cover them with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container in a single layer and keep them in the fridge.

If you really want to get ahead of things, you can store the cooked eggs for up to a week in the fridge and the filling can be made up to two days in advance and kept covered in the fridge separately. Then all you have to do is build them.

Devilled eggs with jalapeño and relish

The thing that sets these Southern deviled eggs apart is the addition of jalapeno and relish. It gives them a wonderful zingy tang that cuts through the creamy yolks. Delicious!

Close up of a Southern devilled egg

Tips To Make Southern Deviled Eggs

  • Using a piping bag makes it easier to fill the eggs, but you can use a spoon if you don’t have one.
  • Ensure that the egg yolks are cooked all the way through. If they are soft boiled the filling will be too runny.
  • Make sure you cool your eggs before you peel them. When the eggs are still warm the whites can be delicate and tear.

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Southern Deviled Eggs

These Southern devilled eggs are the best ever! Made with sweet relish and jalapenos, they come together quickly and easily and make a perfect appetizer to feed a crowd.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword devilled eggs with jalapenos, easy devilled eggs, southern devilled eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 202kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp sweet relish
  • 2 Tbsp diced jalapeños
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Hard boil your eggs* in an electric pressure cooker by placing eggs in a steamer basket. Place 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker and place the steamer basket inside. Cover and pressure cook on low pressure for 8 minutes. Once pressure cooking time is up, quick release the pressure, open the lid, and remove the eggs. Use tongs to remove eggs from the pressure cooker and place the eggs in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Peel the eggs and cut in half.
  • Remove the cooked yolk from the egg whites and place the yolks in a bowl. Use a fork and mash the egg yolks until broken apart. Add mayonnaise, diced jalapeños, relish, salt and pepper and stir until combined and creamy.
  • Use a spoon or a piping bag to place the yolk mixture inside of the egg whites. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can prepare your hard boiled eggs on the stove top by placing the eggs
in a saucepan on medium-high heat and covering them with an inch of water.
Once they reach a boil, boil them for 8 minutes. Once 8 minutes is up, Remove
eggs from saucepan and place in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.
*Using a piping bag makes placing the egg yolk mixture in the egg whites easier. You
can use a spoon if you don’t have one.
*These deviled eggs can be made up a day in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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