How to Build an Epic Deviled Egg Bar

Entertaining for Easter? Follow our step-by-step guide and easy recipe ideas to serve a deviled egg spread that will wow your guests.

Spanish Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are creamy, crowd pleasing and satisfying. If these two-bite treats are on your menu this Easter, you don’t just want to serve any deviled eggs — you want to create an experience. The solution? A deviled egg bar. Think of it as a mini buffet that lets you mix and match ingredients. Plus, it’s a great way to satisfy everyone’s different tastes. Use our guide to craft a stunning spread of deviled eggs that your guests are sure to remember (and copy).

How to Build a Deviled Egg Bar

Deviled eggs make a perfect snack at casual gatherings with friends or a special meal while you're waiting for the main course. Follow these steps to build your bar at home:

  1. Calculate how many eggs you need: Plan for 2 to 4 egg halves per person. For four people, that’s 4 to 8 eggs total. Then, visit our Dairy aisle to stock up — all the eggs in our dairy cases are cage-free or better.

  2. Plan your menu: What types of deviled eggs are you going to serve? You can start with a basic hard-boiled egg recipe, then check out our recipes below for inspiration.

  3. Prep ahead: Make the components up to a day ahead, but don’t fill the whites with the yolk mixture until 1 to 2 hours before serving to avoid them drying out.

  4. Make your piping bag: Putting the yolk mixture into a piping bag (or resealable plastic bag) makes filling your eggs quick and easy. Use a ¾-inch plain or a star tip, or just trim off a small corner of the bag.

  5. Set up your bar buffet-style: Start by putting out a pile of small plates, then a platter of plain deviled eggs and arrange your selection of toppings.

  6. Set out serving dishes: Small bowls (they don’t have to all match) are the best for most ingredients, although squeeze bottles for sauces and shakers for spices and seasonings are a good idea (you can even leave them in their original bottles).

  7. Don’t forget utensils: Have a small spoon or fork in each bowl so guests can easily help themselves to toppings.

  8. Keep it simple: Five to eight toppings is enough to let everyone have fun with different combinations.

Be sure to follow the FDA's Food Safety Guidelines for refrigerated eggs.

Our Favorite Deviled Egg Recipes

Looking for inspiration? Here are some favorite deviled egg recipes and topping combos that offer a balance of flavors and colors.

More flavor-packed deviled egg ideas:

  • Crumbled bacon and smoked paprika

  • Caviar and chives

  • Buffalo wing sauce and crumbled blue cheese

  • Fresh dill and feta

Feel like trying something new? Instead of halving the eggs lengthwise, split them through the equator, then take a thin slice off the bottom of each half so they sit level. You can place each on a cucumber or watermelon radish slice if you like.

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