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Adorable Designer Deviled Egg Plates for Entertaining

Adorable Designer Deviled Egg Plates for Entertaining

These plates make for egg-cellent partyware

You’ll love these chic entertaining egg plates!

Deviled eggs are essential to almost every party, especially when it comes to picnic-like celebrations and outdoor barbecues. While they are delicious, deviled eggs are a tricky dish to serve. First you have to perfect the actual boiling of the egg. The trickiest part of all may actually be serving them. With the glossy egg whites sliding around all of the plate, it makes dishing them out to a crowd a little challenging.

That is why many home entertainers use egg plates to display their deviled works of art. There‘s an egg plate out there for every entertaining style, and we found some of the trendiest, most versatile ones out there. Be sure to add one of these useful dishes to your birthday wish list or wedding registry:

Polish Pottery

Classic Polish Pottery designs are hard to come by, but this adorable deviled egg plate is worth the search.

Green Glass

Do you pride yourself on entertaining like mom? Then check out this vintage glass green plate.

Little Devils

If you are hosting a party for the little ones, this egg plate is perfect. Just look at those adorable little devil designs.


If you like to entertain with a subtly edgy style, your deviled eggs can even have their own decorative flare.

Egg Stand

Take your egg entertaining to the next level with this adorable egg stand.

Potlucks Are on Pause—Here’s How to Serve Individual Portions (Without Driving Yourself Insane)

In this year of social distancing, everything you thought you knew about entertaining may feel useless, but take a deep breath, wash your hands, and know this: If you’re inclined to host loved ones safely, you’re probably already doing the right thing.

Great hosts help their guests feel comfortable, they help people relax and create a good time to make the stresses of everyday life evaporate when we come together. Sure, we may have to come together further apart this year, in smaller groups and from measured (or digital) distances, but you can still host a summer, fall, or winter get together following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID and stay sane. Read up on how to safely host guests outside during a pandemic and plan a menu prioritizing individual portions to keep everyone safe and happy. Stumped on what to serve at your gathering? Try these tips and recipes below for a pain-free, potluck-free hang.

Taste of the South: How To Make Deviled Eggs

Learn how to make deviled eggs with this easy recipe. Take your deviled eggs to the next level with creative additions such as bacon, shrimp, chives, crabmeat, and pimiento.

Deviled Egg Recipe:

No covered-dish dinner in the South is complete without those cheery little yellow-and-white ovals known as deviled eggs. Take a couple of dozen to a gathering, and they&aposll disappear as fast as Vienna sausages before a flock of seagulls. Deviled eggs are such a part of our culture that we still give plates designed to hold them as wedding gifts.

How To Make Deviled Eggs
Our staff likes them prepared almost any way, but all agree that a modest amount of mayonnaise (no runny fillings for us), a touch of mustard, and a little sweet pickle are requirements. Simply hard-boil the eggs, slice them in half lengthwise, and gently scoop out the yolks. Put the yolks in a bowl with the above-mentioned ingredients (see recipe for proportions), mix well, and spoon them back into the whites.

This basic formula is the foundation for some creative additions, among them bacon, shrimp, chives, crabmeat, and pimiento. Whether or not to dust with paprika before serving is a purely personal decision.

Love of Deviled Eggs
Jill Conner Browne, author of The Sweet Potato Queens&apos Book of Love, is so well known for her love of deviled eggs that fans often bring them to her book signings. "It&aposs the combination of taste and textures," she says, that inspires her devotion. "I like to put the whole thing in my mouth--I don&apost like to bite it. I guess that&aposs just a personal thing, kind of like how you eat your Oreos."

The Jackson native prefers her deviled eggs basic, with only sweet pickles added to the yolk-mayo-mustard combo. Being the Sweet Potato Queen, boss of all the other Queens (there are eight other royals in her court, as well as a host of "wannabes" across the country), Jill naturally possesses an egg plate. And not just any pressed-glass discount store version. "I own a Gail Pittman egg plate," she says regally. She offers a last word on the importance of deviled eggs in Southern society. "If they invented a special plate for it, that says it all right there."

How are you holding up on this Good Friday? Are you missing having people over like I am? I mean, even for just a visit! I love this day, and all that it means and offers our souls.

If you have loved clam chowder on Friday’s during Lent, then you may love one of my most popular recipes on my blog, Best Clam Chowder, for dinner tonight!

  • Best Easter egg hunt idea for toddlers
  • Table settings
  • Brunch recipes
  • Dinner recipes
  • Dessert recipes
  • Free Easter printables
  • Easter egg decoration ideas

Find tons of ideas for Easter entertaining in this roundup of posts including Easter tablescapes, Brunch menu recipes, Easter Dinner recipes, special Easter desserts, and some festive diy's. This Easter party plan has everything you need to celebrate the holiday.

The BEST Easter Egg Hunt Idea for Toddlers

If you have toddlers in your life DO NOT miss the best idea for an Easter egg hunt. This is specifically for the little ones, not older kids. But it is a winner!

Easter Dinner Party

Get Easter entertaining ideas and menu for an elegant dinner party. This gorgeous Easter table setting is a combination of modern and traditional with classic touches of spring.

Easter Table Setting Ideas with Pink and Green

Create a gorgeous pink and green table complete with bunny ear napkin folds!

Set a Beautiful Easter Tablescape

This is one of our most beautiful Easter tablescapes for entertaining. The colors are soft and muted and the details are understated but impact'ful. Includes a menu with recipes too!

Easter Brunch Entertaining Menu & Tablescape

For this Easter brunch entertaining tablescape we included some classic elements like bunny plates, egg cups used in a modern way, and gorgeous flowers. Don't miss this!

Easter Brunch Entertaining

If nature inspired table settings are your thing don't miss this Easter brunch tablescape. We've included moss, nests, and flowers!

Easter Entertaining

This traditional Easter tablescape was created with Hadley Pottery for all those collectors out there. See how to create this tablescape for Easter entertaining.

Sparkling Fruit Punch

We love this sparkling fruit punch for Easter entertaining because it can be served as a mocktail or cocktail. Great for kids or adults!


The term “deviled” was originally used in the States back in the mid 1800’s and referred to any food that was spicy. Over time, and certainly after WWII, the spice was dropped and the eggs became ubiquitous and popular everywhere. But there are, of course, many different ways of both preparing and serving them.

They are an absolute staple of Southern cooking and entertaining!

Living in the South for the past nine years I have certainly served my share of deviled eggs…and now have started to look for the plates made to serve them. No, I am not looking to make a huge collection a few fun and whimsical plates will do just fine.

When I spotted this cute plate at an antique store in Washington, N.C. a few days ago, I couldn’t resist!
How cute is this?

The next question might be: how do I like to make my eggs?

Split your eggs in half lengthwise (just in case you didn’t know this!)
I use Duke’s Mayonnaise: a Southern staple.
Mustard and sometimes chopped Cornichons.
Salt and pepper mixed in.

I always sprinkle some Paprika on the finished eggs. My Mother did it this way…so I do.

12 Ways to Garnish Deviled Eggs

Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Pop out yolks and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mash yolks with a fork and then add mayonnaise, mustard, and salt. Mix until smooth. To achieve maximum smoothness, blitz the yolk mixture a few times with an immersion blender. If you are planning to use a pastry bag and piping tip to add the yolk mixture to the egg whites, it helps to get the yolk mixture nice and smooth.

Divide the yolk mixture evenly between the egg white halves. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note: See the Food & Friends section of The Pioneer Woman for a method for hard-boiling eggs that yields the best results!

Deviled eggs are one of my most favorite appetizers ever. A little bit old school, plus big-time delicious, I find these creamy crowd-pleasing party bites completely irresistible!

This Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe is about as basic as it gets, using just four ingredients. There are countless ways to liven up the flavor of the yolks mixture, but I&rsquom keeping that part real simple here. Instead, I&rsquom going to show you 12 Ways to Garnish the deviled eggs, to add flavor and pump up the fun factor.

Are you ready for some fun with deviled eggs?

These halved hard boiled eggs are about as perfect as it gets when hard boiling eggs. I used to get so frustrated every time I wanted to make some. The shells would come off in in teeny tiny little bits. The whites would chunk off with the shells. The yolks would be dull or even gray-green colored. Not fun at all. And so I rarely made them.

But since I tried Joanne&rsquos method, it&rsquos been nothing but a happy hard-boiled egg party around here. I&rsquom not kidding even one little bit. I&rsquove made dozens of hard-boiled eggs since trying this method, and 99% of them have looked as perfect as what you see here.

Once the hard boiled eggs have cooled and you&rsquove removed the shells, give them a little rinse under some running water to remove any little shell fragments. Dry the eggs off with a paper towel, then cut them in half. Place the pretty yellow yolks in a medium bowl along with mayo, mustard, and salt. I like to use good ol&rsquo yellow mustard, just like you&rsquod use on a hotdog. But for a deeper flavor, swap all of it or part of it for some Dijon. Black pepper is also a nice and easy addition here, if you like. Mash this all together with a fork or blitz it a few times with an immersion blender for a silky smooth texture.

Like I said before, I&rsquom keeping the filling simple here. In this post, we&rsquore going to concentrate on the garnishes. Twelve different versions, to be exact!

1 - paprika, radish, chives

The most common garnish for deviled eggs has to be a sprinkling of paprika. To go just a little further, press a thin slice of brightly colored fresh radish into the yolk mixture, and then add some finely chopped chives. You can also experiment with different kinds of paprika. While I like the bright scent and flavor of a sweet paprika, there&rsquos something so extremely awesome about smoked Spanish paprika. It&rsquos one of my favorite spices in the drawer.

Notice in this picture the small cookie scoop that I used to fill the egg whites. I&rsquoll also be showing you a few different ways to cut and fill the eggs.

2 - bacon, blue cheese, chives

Our kids don&rsquot eat deviled eggs. But luckily our friends and neighbors do. This post provided the perfect opportunity to hand off containers to every person who walked past our driveway as I finished up with my photos. And this combination that includes bacon and blue cheese was definitely a favorite.

3 - Sriracha, black sesame seeds, cilantro

I love me some spicy-sweet Sriracha. And how pretty are these deviled eggs with a sprinkling of contrasting black sesame seeds and a fresh cilantro leaf?

For these deviled eggs, I simply used a small spoon to add the yolk filling. Then I created a little indent in the top of the mixture to cradle the Sriracha.

For a recipe that incorporates the Sriracha right into the yolk filling, be sure to try these Sriracha deviled eggs with garlic toast crumb topping.

4 - smoked salmon, capers, lemon

I used a pastry bag fitted with a plain round piping tip to add the yolk mixture to the egg whites in this version. This adds a bit of a whimsical look to the deviled eggs. Plus, I just really like to use pastry bags and tips!

Smoked salmon goes so well with eggs. Add to that the briny pops of flavor from capers and the zesty brightness from the lemon peel, and these are some incredibly flavored deviled eggs.

Tip: If preparing these deviled eggs in advance, wait to add the fresh lemon peel until shortly before serving. This will ensure that the peel doesn&rsquot dry out.

5 - kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian parsley

We have a little bit of the Mediterranean on this plate. Just slice the kalamatas into rounds and press them into the yolk filling, along with julienned sun-dried tomatoes and fresh parsley leaves.

One trick I&rsquove learned is that a little pop of fresh green color and flavor is always your friend when creating deviled eggs. Fresh herbs are usually very easy to find, either in your store or your garden. Just incorporate an herb that fits the theme of your deviled eggs.

6 - Feta, lemon, oregano

Here&rsquos another version with flavors from the Mediterranean, so super lovely. Feta cheese is another ingredient that goes so well with eggs. Pair it with freshly grated lemon zest and a couple small leaves of fresh oregano. Be sure to check out a similar version of mine that includes sautéing the deviled eggs (oh yes!).

Tip: As with the previous variation, if preparing these deviled eggs in advance, wait to add the fresh lemon zest until shortly before serving. Otherwise, the zest will dry out.

7 - green olives, lemon, black pepper

Have you ever had a deviled egg with a slice of pimento-stuffed green olive? It&rsquos SO GOOD. Add a sprinkling of ground black pepper and some fresh lemon zest for extra beauty and flavor.

With these deviled eggs, I sliced the eggs in half, in the opposite direction as we typically see. This creates more of an upright &ldquocup&rdquo effect. To get the eggs to sit up straight, slice off a small piece from the bottom of the egg white to give it a flat surface to rest on.

8 - ham, cheddar, green onion, black pepper

Kinda like a ham & cheese, but in deviled egg form. You simply have to love it! Just cut ham and cheddar cheese into small cubes and press them into the filling. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and ground black pepper.

9 - prosciutto, Parmesan, chives, black pepper

I like to call this the &ldquofancy ham & cheese&rdquo version. A fluted piping tip was used to fill the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Then small pieces of rolled prosciutto and shavings of Parmesan were tucked into the filling. These deviled eggs get finished off with chopped fresh chives and just a pinch of ground black pepper.

10 - jalapeno, cumin, cilantro

For those of you who like a little kick on your plate, slices of fresh jalapeño are the perfect solution when it comes to deviled eggs. Just press a slice (or two or three!) into the filling, and then sprinkle with ground cumin and chopped fresh cilantro.

11 - sour cream & onion potato chips, chives, black pepper

Sour cream & onion flavored potato chips have been a favorite snack of mine since I was a kid. If you feel the same way, treat yourself by adding some of these crunchy, salty chips to your next batch of deviled eggs. You can either press in larger pieces like I did here, or crumble them a bit more and sprinkle the pieces over the top. Finish with chopped fresh chives and ground black pepper.

Tip: If preparing these deviled eggs in advance, wait to add the potato chips until shortly before serving so you don&rsquot end up with soggy chips.

Bonus tip: Another great potato chip to try on deviled eggs is barbecue flavored. The sweet smokiness is wonderful!

12 - tomato, ripe black olive, green onion, cilantro, taco seasoning

This little taco-inspired ensemble is one of my favorites. It&rsquos colorful and fresh and super delicious. Just quarter some grape tomatoes and press a piece into the yolk filling along with a slice of ripe black olive. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions, minced cilantro, and your favorite taco seasoning. Yum, yum, yum!

I don&rsquot know about you, but this post has inspired me to think about deviled eggs in a whole new creative way. Our upcoming Easter celebration and summer backyard parties promise to offer tasty, eye-catching combinations of flavors with deviled eggs. It&rsquos going to be so much delicious fun!

Please let me know&mdashwhat are your favorite ways to garnish deviled eggs?

Appetizers are important: They set the tone for the meal or party to come. But they're never more important than they are during the holidays, when there are more occasions requiring pre-dinner snacks, appetite enhancers, and small plates accompanied by festive cocktails or cups of punch. Even now, in the age of COVID-19, when holiday gatherings will be far smaller than usual, the importance of celebrating these special occasions is clear. That's why we've taken the liberty of putting together a stellar selection of holiday appetizers. There's something for everyone, from the traditional to the adventurous.

If you're looking for Martha-level recipes for holiday appetizers, you're in luck: We're sharing some you'll actually find at our founder's festive gatherings (we're looking at you Shrimp and Crudité Platter with Two Sauces). For something that's simple to make but still so classy, the Gouda Puff Pastry Bites shown here are your answer. Made using store-bought puff pastry, these impressive one-bite snacks require just 15 minutes of hands-on time, but your loved ones will never know it. Of course, there are also the classics&mdashwe'd be remiss if we didn't include a recipe for deviled eggs. They're one of those appetizers that define the party, and since they're so delightfully versatile, we had a hard time choosing just one variation to highlight here. In the end, our traditional take was the winner, since it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but we have many other tasty deviled egg ideas to explore. Our wildcard entry just might be the ultimate high-low hors d'oeuvres: Fried Macaroni-and-Cheese Bites. These cute cubes with a crispy panko exterior and a soft, rich mac-and-cheese interior have been a sure-fire hit at all our holiday parties.

Also in this collection are celebratory holiday bites that are super easy to make (think: two-ingredient wonders like smidgeons of smoked trout atop rounds of cucumber and olives warmed in olive oil with cracked coriander) as well as dips (one made with caramelized onions and fennel is an addictive take on classic onion dip) guaranteed to wow.

Try all of these holiday appetizer recipes as you celebrate the season in delicious fashion and look forward to a new year with friends and family.

Adorable Designer Deviled Egg Plates for Entertaining - Recipes

When I was a kid I couldn't get enough of deviled eggs. I loved making them as much as I loved eating them, so my mom bought me a deviled egg serving platter. It was a fancy white plate with grooves to hold about 16 deviled eggs. Every time we went to a party I'd have to make my eggs to bring. I was only 8 or 9 years old - how cute is that?

I don't know if I got burnt out on them, but I haven't had deviled eggs in years. But lately I've been making a lot of hard boiled eggs to have in for a quick breakfast on the go, so last weekend I decided to turn some of them into a fun appetizer for dinner with family.

Ham and eggs are such a classic combination, and add in peppers and onions and you have one of the most popular omelette recipes ever - the Western. No need to buy a whole ham, either. Just ask your deli counter for one sliced of cooked ham sliced approximately 1/4 inch thick.

The first step to getting a good deviled egg is to make the perfect hard boiled egg. There are so many tips and tricks out there - boiling, adding vinegar, baking, etc. I keep it simple and my eggs peel perfectly every time and the yolks are bright yellow - no green ring.

Place the eggs in a pot and cover with water until they are submerged. Bring the water to a boil for one minute, remove from the heat and cover. Set your timer for 13 minutes and as soon as the 13 minutes are up, run cold water into the pot. I do this for several minutes and even add ice. You really want to shock the eggs so they peel comes off clean. By using this method, that thin skin between the egg and the shell sticks to the shell, not the egg, and makes it super easy to peel the eggs.

These pickled mustard seeds were a find at a recent cooking demonstration. I had never had them before, but love the texture and the touch of sweetness they add. What a perfect topping for a deviled egg!

These were so yummy - sweet, creamy, and salty - that I have made them twice in the past 3 days!

Western Deviled Eggs with Pickled Mustard Seeds
Original Recipe by Mary Ellen of Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations


Giveaway Time!

I love bacon, as you can tell! I don&rsquot know anyone that doesn&rsquot like bacon and if I came to, I am not sure we would be friends for long. So for all my bacon-loving friends, and family, I am giving away one (1) Smithfield &ldquoBacon For a Year&rdquo coupon booklet (an estimated value of $416). The only way to enter is to check out the website. Check out the different recipes with bacon, and come back here to share your favorite recipe in the comment section below. Only those that tell me what recipe you have your eye on will be officially entered. And you want to be entered! Bacon for a year.

What are you waiting for? Hop on over there.

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