We all know one. You know the one we mean... that one pal who tries and simply fails at producing a decent batch of deviled eggs. The eggs are overcooked; the filling is bland, or they turned out just plain ugly. Don't be that guy. In fact, it's time to toss out Grandma's recipe (or at least place it gingerly to the side) and try out some fresh, uniquely-flavored deviled egg recipes that will knock the socks off your party guests.
Nothing says "fancy" like a good cheese and prosciutto pairing. Here, tangy, velvety goat cheese mixes perfectly with smooth mayonnaise and Dijon mustard for a new twist on classic deviled egg filling. With added cornichons (gherkins), shallots, chives, and a thin, salty prosciutto garnish, there is no way these deviled eggs could be bland or boring.
Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Deviled Eggs
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FACT: Cheese and bacon make everything better. Tangy blue cheese is rich and crumbly, and alongside salty, crunchy thick-cut bacon, you've got yourself a flavorful garnish. Not to mention that the asparagus is seared in bacon fat, garlic and seasonings-just the thing to kick your eggs up a notch.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Blue Deviled Eggs
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier, someone invented crab rangoon deviled eggs-praise! Delicate crab meat is sweet and mild, which works miracles when paired with thick cream cheese and the subtle contrast of green onions. A squeeze of lemon and a drop or two of sriracha add just the right intensity to this dish. Gotta be one of the best combos around.
Get the Recipe: Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs
Tanya | Lemons for Lulu
Mild, sweet shrimp with tangy hot buffalo sauce? We're sold! This recipe combines everything that goes with a classic buffalo dish into a deviled egg recipe-including fresh celery and blue cheese. Mixed together with finely chopped shrimp, chives, mayo, Greek yogurt, butter and paprika (a nod to the classics), this recipe nails it. Plus, you get a whole shrimp on top, so it's an extra-hearty app.
Get the Recipe: Buffalo Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Crissy Page | Parent Pretty
Basically, we want to call this the cowboy of deviled egg recipes. I mean ranch, cream cheese and bacon...that's a pretty serious combo. Ranch dressing takes plain mayo to the next level with its distinct flavor, and of course, bacon...need we say more?
Get the Recipe: Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs
Karen | Honestly Yum
Also deemed "deconstructed deviled eggs," this recipe uses everything you love about deviled eggs, but in a whole new way. With gooey yolks left in the egg, a dollop of sauce, a sprinkle of dill and a dash of paprika, this recipe totally refashions the idea of deviled eggs-and the presentation is STUNNING. Plus, the cream sauce requires a quality mayo, white vinegar, and Dijon mustard, which, when mixed together, become tangy and packed with flavor.
Get the Recipe: Soft-Boiled Deviled Eggs
Guacamole meets deviled eggs. Which is to say...yes! With fresh cilantro, tart lime juice, red onion, avocado and egg yolks, this recipe acts as a fresh take on classic deviled eggs with a perfect Tex-Mex twist. Top it off with chili powder instead of paprika for a bite of spice.
Get the Recipe: Avocado Deviled Eggs
Lori Lange | Recipe Girl
Smoked salmon is a traditionally upscale ingredient that works well for any meal of the day-include party nibbles. Here, the salty, smokey flavor of the fish lends elegant flare to an otherwise pretty classic recipe.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Leela Cyd | The Kitchn
While some might be hesitant to accept the vibrant hue of these eggs, the fact that they are naturally dyed in a pickled beet brine makes it a must-try. The sour, pickled taste on the outside plus the tangy, spiced curry mixture on the inside opens up a whole new world of deviled egg possibilities. Add a sprig or two of rosemary to liven up the presentation.
Get the Recipe: Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
Brenda | A Farmgirl's Dabbles
If you like spicy, we'll give you spicy. With sriracha hot sauce and panko crumbs, this deviled egg recipe has a bit of Asian fusion going on that we totally dig. The garlic panko topping adds just a bit of crunch, similar to tempura or crunchy sushi, and of course the sriracha mayo kicks up the heat in a hurry. Sriracha fans will rejoice at the taste of these fiery deviled eggs.
Get the Recipe: Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Katie | Epicurean Mom
On the tamer side of the spectrum, we have these delightfully creamy deviled eggs made with thick, mouthwatering cream cheese. This recipe basically thickens up and enhances traditional deviled eggs with cream cheese, tangy white wine vinegar, and a delicate garnish of paprika, chives, and avocado. If you're looking for something-but not quite ready to go rogue-this dish is the one.
Get the Recipe: Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs
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