Classic deviled egg flavors are remixed into an easy dip that will satisfy keto, gluten-free, vegetarian, and traditional eaters alike! Originally posted April 2019. Last updated December 2021.
Awhile back, I shared a quick look at the recipe for southern-style deviled egg dip on my Instagram and thought I would give y'all a proper recipe for this appetizer that works for different diets, which makes it a perfect menu item for potlucks. In fact, I once carried this to an office holiday potluck and every last bit was gone by the end of the lunch! One thing that makes my deviled egg dip perfect for group events is that it fits into a number of different diet regimens but is still absolutely delicious. Whether you're on the keto diet, gluten-intolerant, a vegetarian, or a traditional omnivore like me, you can enjoy it, no problem! Let's get into the details.
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I am an unabashed deviled egg fiend. Have been since I was a little bitty girl (funny story on that here) so I'm particular about the flavors. They have to be just right. This deviled egg dip is spot on but also customizable in case your tastes are different. One departure from tradition is that I make this egg dip with cream cheese. It helps with the texture since we're using whole eggs here instead of just yolks. Perhaps the best part about making deviled egg dip is that it's easy, especially in comparison to making traditional deviled eggs. Your eggs don't have to look perfect. There's no cutting or fussy presentation involved either!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Cream Cheese
- Hot Sauce
- Sweet Pickle Relish
This easy egg and mayo dip is assembled in a food processor and whirled around until smooth. It's a no-cook appetizer if you start with pre-boiled eggs. And it's a 20 minute recipe even if you start from scratch. In addition to the food processor, you'll need a knife and cutting board, as well as a serving bowl for the dip. And that's it. See? Simple!
How To Serve Deviled Egg Dip
As far as what to eat with deviled egg dip, just spoon it into a bowl and pick whatever dippers you like. Let me give you a few options that work really well:
To complete the look, garnish the dip with chopped chive, paprika, and cayenne. Please do not skip this step. In addition to providing the traditional deviled egg aesthetic, these garnishes add important flavor points. Firstly, it wouldn't be southern without a little kick, right? That is where the cayenne comes in. I also add a healthy dose of hot sauce before blending everything together. Chive adds some brightness and the paprika adds a touch of sweet pepperiness. I love to serve this dip for Easter brunch.
How to store deviled egg dip? Deviled egg dip can be made up to two days ahead of time. To do so, reserve garnishes until just before serving. Store refrigerated in a tightly sealed container. Use this as a deviled egg spread on your favorite sandwiches, too! Trust me, it's bomb. The texture is similar to hummus and it easily adds multiple layers of flavor to a plain ol' turkey sandwich or even a burger.
Homemade Deviled Egg Dip Recipe
Classic deviled egg flavors in an easy, two-step dip.
- 12 hard-boiled eggs peeled
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons sweet relish
- hot sauce to taste
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 blade chive chopped
Add eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, cream cheese, and relish to a food processor and pulse until mixture starts to look smooth, pausing to scrape sides of bowl, as necessary.
Add hot sauce, salt, and pepper to mixture, to taste, then continue processing until smooth and uniform.
Convey dip into a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill if not serving immediately.
To serve: sprinkle cayenne and paprika over top of dip then sprinkle chopped chive. Serve with crackers, celery sticks, carrots, pita chips, etc.
Deviled egg dip can be made up to two days ahead of time. To do so, reserve garnishes until just before serving. Store refrigerated in a tightly sealed container.