Kick it up a notch with these spicy deviled eggs. Made with just a few added ingredients, this side dish really kicks it up a level. Perfect for game day appetizers, holidays, and more!
Deviled eggs are a fantastic side dish, and we truly enjoy making them whenever we get the chance. Unfortunately, they never last long because everyone reaches for more.
This recipe was inspired by my Southern Deviled Eggs. Made from a similar base of eggs, mayo, and mustard, I decided to add a little spice to the mix. They taste perfect paired next to my Honey Buffalo Wings!
Why This Recipe Works
- They're not too hot. My kids sometimes think pizza sauce is "too spicy," but they were able to enjoy these deviled eggs without any issues. While you can taste that spice was used, you won't be breathing fire anytime soon. Perfect for those that actually want to taste their food.
- You can add more heat. Nothing stops you from adding a little more tobacco sauce or sprinkling chili pepper over the top, so feel free to spice up your eggs even more if that's what you're looking for.
- Basic ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are pretty simple and basic. You may already have them all in your home, making this a simple recipe to throw together whenever the mood strikes. There's no wrong time for deviled eggs!
Eggs- You'll need a dozen hard-boiled eggs to make this recipe. I like to use my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs when I want them to peel easily.
Mayo- This is the base of the filling mixture and is what makes it nice and creamy.
Mustard- You will need both yellow mustard as well as Dijon mustard for a nice color and flavor.
Seasonings- Use onion powder and garlic powder for added flavor.
Tabasco sauce- This is what gives us the subtle kick of heat in every deviled egg.
Butter- This is the secret ingredient! Melted butter really helps to elevate the richness and flavor in the filling.
Salt and pepper- This is added to taste.
For specific quantities, see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make Spicy Deviled Eggs with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Boil a dozen eggs in a pot of water until hard boiled. Place the eggs into an ice bath for 5 minutes before peeling them.
Peel the shells off of the eggs and place them into a bowl. Rinse them off to remove any tiny pieces of shell.
Slice the eggs in half down from top to bottom to make bowls.
Place all of the cooked egg yolks into a mixing bowl.
Crumble the yolks using the back of a fork. You want the pieces to be as small as possible.
Add in the remaining ingredients.
Mix together until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed.
Spoon the filling into the divets in the cooked egg whites.
Sprinkle some paprika over the top.
Store covered in the fridge or serve and enjoy.
Tabasco sauce. If desired, you can replace your tabasco sauce with Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce, chili sauce, or Sriracha. I love to make these spicy deviled eggs with sriracha!
Mayo. I like to use avocado oil mayo in my recipes whenever possible because it's heart-healthy and has a lot fewer calories. You can make spicy mayo deviled eggs with any mayo of your choice, but I do not recommend miracle whip.
🍴 Recipe Tips
How long to hard boil eggs- You can place your eggs in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10-15 minutes before draining and placing the eggs into a cold water ice bath to help stop the cooking process.
For a fool-proof egg boiling method, you can try my favorite Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. This has been my go-to recipe for years.
🥗 Side Dishes
⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
If making these deviled eggs, I recommend not making them too far in advance. They'll do best if prepared no more than a few hours before presenting them.
You can keep your leftover deviled eggs well covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days, but for the best tasting results you'll want to eat them within a day or two.
While they'll still be safe to eat for up to a few extra days, you want to eat them within two days because they start to sweat as they sit in the fridge.
Deviled eggs are usually served at events like holiday feasts and barbecues, but there's nothing wrong with serving them up as a tasty side dish with your favorite sandwiches and potato chips. Some fresh cut veggies like baby carrots and celery would also be nice side dishes.
I find that they are easier to peel when they are somewhere in the middle. Cold enough that they're easy to handle without burning my fingers, but not so cold that they're chilled.
More great appetizer recipes to check out soon
- Loaded Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos)
- Mini Spinach Artichoke Dip Bread Bowls
- Pepperoni Pizza Bombs
- Chicken Cream Cheese Crescent Bombs
Spicy Deviled Eggs
- 12 Eggs, hardboiled ($0.96)
- ¾ cup Mayo ($0.94)
- 1 Tablespoon Yellow mustard ($0.08)
- ½ Tablespoon Dijon mustard ($0.04)
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Onion powder ($0.02)
- 1 Tablespoon Butter, melted ($0.09)
- 1-2 dashes Tabasco sauce ($0.10)
- Salt and pepper to taste ($0.02)
- Boil a dozen eggs in a pot of water for 10 minutes until hard boiled. Place the eggs into an ice bath for 5 minutes before peeling them.
- Peel the shells off of the eggs and place them into a bowl. Rinse them off to remove any tiny pieces of shell.
- Slice the eggs in half down from top to bottom to make bowls.
- Place all of the cooked egg yolks into a mixing bowl.
- Crumble the yolks using the back of a fork. You want the pieces to be as small as possible.
- Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Mix together until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed.
- Spoon the filling into the divets in the cooked egg whites.
- Sprinkle some paprika over the top.
- Store covered in the fridge or serve and enjoy.