If you’ve never had smoked deviled eggs, you’re in for a real treat. Smoked deviled eggs are a perfect blend of flavors, served with mouth-watering, spicy, and tangy filling on a hard-boiled smoked egg white base, with pickled jalapenos, green onions, or BBQ rub toppings. The smoked deviled eggs recipe is sure to please.
This appetizer is easy to make, and I highly recommend you to try it for holiday dinners, events, parties, or Christmas as a side dish or appetizer.
If you have never tried this delicious smoked deviled eggs recipe before, you are missing the most special part of a perfect meal. This recipe is incredibly easy and it is a fun way to use the extra space in your smoker while the main course. So, go ahead, follow these simple recipe steps and you’re set for a major flavor party in your mouth.
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How to make Smoked Deviled Eggs
Here is the perfect recipe to make the yummiest smoked deviled eggs. I am going to reveal the best recipe. Do not forget to share your experience in the comment section after trying this recipe.
So, let’s begin!
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Servings: 6 deviled eggs
- A smoker according to your preference (I recommend a pellet smoker)
- Cooking tray/cooking sheet
- Cream squeezer (optional if you want to give a nice and neat look to the topping)
- 6 Smoked Eggs (visit our Smoked eggs recipe to learn how to smoke eggs perfectly)
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon diced pickled jalapenos
- 2 teaspoons stone-ground coarse mustard
- 2 teaspoons BBQ Rub
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- A pinch of salt
- Optional Garnish: green onions, pickled jalapenos, smoked crumbled bacon, or smoked paprika sauce
- Take 6 smoked eggs and equally slice them in half lengthwise.
- Gently scoop out the egg yolks from each piece and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Add all of your ingredients to the bowl along with the yolks and whisk together.
- Scoop the filling into each egg half piece.
- Top with your preferred garnish, sprinkle with additional seasoning and enjoy.
Detailed Cooking Instructions
1) Slicing the smoked eggs
First of all, take 6 hard-boiled eggs for smoking. When you are done with the smoking of eggs, take them out, place them on a cooking tray, and equally slice each smoked boiled egg in 2 halves.
2) Mixing the yolks with other ingredients
Set aside the egg white halves and start making the filling. Add mayonnaise, diced pickled jalapenos, mustard, bbq rub, cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper, paprika sauce (optional), and pepper into the yolks. You can use a hand blender or a normal whisker to mix up all the ingredients. Whisk all the ingredients vigorously to combine and fluff up.
3) Filling the egg white halves
To fill the egg white halves, you can either use a spoon or a cream squeezer. The presentation of a dish matters a lot, so I would recommend using a cream squeezer because it will give a nice and neat look when you fill the egg halves. Fill the egg whites with a half or a full spoon of yolk filling.
4) Garnishing the prepared meal
When you are done with the filling of each egg half piece, it’s time for garnishing. For that, I would suggest adding smoked bacon crumbles over all other toppings because I love this wonderful appetizer with bacon and my favorite hot sauce. Bacon with eggs is a great combination. You are finally done with the delectable treat of smoked deviled eggs.
BBQ tip: To garnish the deviled eggs, you have a variety of topping options. Some of them can be green onions, pickled jalapenos, salmon caviar, smoked paprika sauce or other favorite hot sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you facing problems in making smoked deviled eggs? Do not worry; over here, we will answer most of your common concerns that will surely help you make the best-deviled eggs.
How long does it take to smoke an egg?
It will take 60 minutes to smoke the eggs perfectly. In the first phase, place raw eggs into the smoker for 30 minutes. After that, remove them and peel the eggs.
How can I smoke the eggs?
You can smoke the eggs in few simple steps. For that, set up your smoker with wood chips according to the manufacturer’s directions. Preheat the smoker to 225 F, place eggs on the rack, cover, and smoke until the shells are golden brown.
Why fresh eggs are not recommended for making smoked deviled eggs?
No, fresh eggs are not recommended for making smoked deviled eggs. It is because the fresh eggs are difficult to peel and can destroy the final look of your prepared meal. As the final look of the meal matters a lot. So, you should but the eggs 2-3 days before making deviled eggs.
Can smoked deviled eggs be made the day before serving?
Yes, sure, you can make the deviled eggs 1 or 2 days before serving.
Here is how you can do it! For that, you will smoke the eggs and prepare the yolk mixture in advance but keep both things separately. Don’t fill the eggs with yolk filling in advance.
For storing, wrap the eggs in a plastic foil, similarly, take a vacuum plastic zip bag or a piping bag, pour in the yolk mixture and place both of them in the refrigerator until you are all set to prepare and serve. By following this simple method, you can make it easier for the next day.
Can I smoke eggs on a pellet grill?
Yes, smoking eggs on a pellet grill is far easier than any other smoker.
I have tried 2 different methods for smoking eggs on a pellet smoker. You can also try if you want.
- You can directly place them with the shell on the grill.
- If you do not want them directly on the grill, put a rack on the grill and then place the eggs for smoking.
Is it OK to boil eggs the night before making deviled eggs?
Yes, for sure, you can boil for almost 48 hours before making the deviled eggs. This will save your time for the next day.
Why are older eggs easier to peel?
The eggshell comes off more easily as it gets older. Why did it happen? As time passes, the egg white shrinks, which increases the distance between the shell and the white part. That’s why they are easier to peel.
How long can deviled eggs stay in the fridge?
As per the USDA standards, deviled eggs can stay up to 4 days. But, I would recommend you to use them within 2 days because preserving them for more time affects the taste of your meal.
Why are my smoked deviled eggs lumpy?
You might be overcooking or undercooking the eggs. It’s not always easy to peel hard-boiled eggs, and mayonnaise-based fillings can be lumpy or gloopy. Your smoked deviled eggs shouldn’t be lumpy at all.
BBQ Hero Tip: If you’re a fan of spices, swap out the pickle for pickled jalapeno for a little extra kick in the filling.
Great Smoked Side Options
If you’re looking to try other smoked side dish recipes, then you must give a try to our Smoked Eggs, Smoked Gouda, or Smoked Sweet Potatoes recipes. They are healthy, easy to make recipes, and can be served with any main course.