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The best ever deviled eggs recipe made with sweet pickles, bacon and easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs.

This is a favorite recipe of mine that I’ve been making for years for picnics, holidays or as a special treat for the hubs (just like the pickled eggs recipe that we’ve shared).

I know what you’re thinking…

deviled eggs on a wooden board with bacon, pickles and paprika sprinkled on top

…best ever?…really?

The hubs says it’s true so it must be…right? 😉

Anyway, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining in on a new series with some of my favorite blogger friends.

It’s all about recipes and each month we’ll all be sharing our take on different themes. This month’s theme is picnic recipes.

Are you ready to get cookin’?

In my book, you can’t have a picnic without deviled eggs. They are, without a doubt, the perfect picnic food.

They’re super easy to make, you can eat them with your hands and they’re totally delicious.

This particular recipe is a group effort in our house. The hubs always makes the hard boiled eggs and I do the rest.

It seems like he’s always trying to perfect his method but his current way seems to work quite well.

Perfect hard boiled eggs that are so easy to peel.

Perfect hard boiled eggs

  • Fill a large pot with water and add a half cup of salt (not for flavor but to help with the cooking process). Cover and bring to a boil
  • Once the water boils, quickly add your eggs and boil for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, pour water out and peel eggs under a stream of cold water. Caution: the eggs are very hot but you must peel them while they’re hot.
  • Voila! The perfect hard boiled egg!
man's hands peeling hard boiled egg

After your eggs are peeled it’s a good idea to put them in the fridge to cool them off. This makes them easier to work with.

Once they’re cool, we can start creating our delicious picnic treat. This is where the hubs hands the baton, errr…spatula, off to me.

I start by slicing the eggs in half and removing the yolks into a large mixing bowl.

Have you ever seen a dark ring around the yolk of the egg? That means it cooked a little too long. It doesn’t look appetizing but it’s totally harmless and still makes a delish deviled egg.

mixing up deviled eggs in large glass bowl

How to make the best ever deviled eggs

  • After all the yolks are removed I add all of my ingredients (mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickles, salt and pepper).
  • Mash all the ingredients together with a fork
  • Spoon mixture into a baggie and cut off one corner
  • Pipe mixture into egg halves
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of sweet pickle, bacon and paprika
  • Enjoy!
placing sweet pickle pieces on deviled eggs in egg tray

These definitely are the perfect picnic treat but we also love them during the holidays and they’re always a hit at parties.

The recipe card is at the bottom of the post, and don’t forget to pin the post for later.

deviled egg halves with pickles and bacon on top on wood board with black and white towel in corner

So tell me, what’s your trick for making the perfect hard boiled egg?

Yield: 12 servings

The Best Ever Deviled Eggs

The Best Ever Deviled Eggs

The best ever deviled eggs recipe with sweet pickles. The perfect picnic food.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 tsp. sweet pickles
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. sweet pickle juice
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika, for garnish
  • 1 slice of bacon, for garnish
  • 5 sweet pickles , for garnish


  1. Add half cup of salt to a pot of water
  2. Bring water to boil
  3. Add eggs to boiling water
  4. Cook for 15 minutes
  5. Remove pot from heat and dump hot water
  6. Take eggs out and peel under a cold stream of water. Caution! Eggs will be hot but you need to peel them when they're hot.
  7. Place peeled eggs in a bowl and refrigerate for a few hours, to cool.
  8. Take cooled eggs out of refrigerator and cut in half. Put yolks in large mixing bowl.
  9. Set eggs aside.
  10. Cut up sweet pickles into a fine dice (brunoise).
  11. After all the egg yolks are removed, add all ingredients except paprika and bacon into mixing bowl.
  12. Mix thoroughly with a fork.
  13. Spoon mixture into a baggie, cut off corner with scissors.
  14. Squeeze egg mixture into egg halves
  15. Dice cooked bacon and 5 sweet pickles.
  16. Sprinkle bacon, pickles and a small pinch of paprika on each egg half.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 egg

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of The Cooking Housewives and their picnic recipes.

Maybe you’ll find that perfect one for your next get-together.