Entertaining for Easter? You Need a Deviled Egg Bar.
If deviled eggs are on the 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.
How to Build a Deviled Egg Bar
- 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.
- Find a basic recipe: This simple Deviled Egg recipe is a great place to start and can be scaled up easily. Swap the mayonnaise for Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayonnaise for a keto-friendly option.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Don’t forget utensils:Have a small spoon or fork in each bowl so guests can easily help themselves to toppings.
- Keep it simple:Five to 8 toppings is enough to let everyone have fun with different combinations.
Be sure to follow the FDA's food-safety guidelines for refrigerated eggs.
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.
Our Favorite Deviled Egg Toppings
Here are some popular topping combos that offer a balance of flavors and colors:
- Crumbled bacon and smoked paprika
- Caviar and chives
- Buffalo wing sauce and crumbled blue cheese
- Fresh dill and feta
Setting out cards with suggested pairings next to your bar can help get everyone’s creative juices flowing or provide guidance to those who may not know what goes best together.
Congratulations — you’ve mastered the art of the deviled egg bar!