Cheesy jalapeño deviled eggs make a great snack or first course, and deserve to be seen a lot more often than just at parties. They’re so easy to make, too!
Deviling food is just a way of saying that it’s been spiced; traditionally with hot English mustard and cayenne pepper. A real British throwback breakfast dish is devilled lamb’s kidneys, served on toast; the other commonly used recipe is deviled eggs. We’ve taken that idea and brought it up to date, using hot jalapeño peppers for some spice, and cheese because, well, eggs and cheese are such a great combination.
These cheesy jalapeño deviled eggs are so versatile. They’re quick to make: just follow our tips for the perfect hard boiled eggs, scoop out the yolk and mix with the chopped jalapeño, cheese and mayonnaise. Then pipe back into the egg whites, or if you can’t wait that long just spoon the mixture in, and enjoy.
They’re perfect served as a quick and easy canapé at a party or just at home, accompanying an aperitif? They are also a perfect first course for your evening meal: why not indulge in a touch of the luxurious, and have a starter at suppertime?
An interesting cultural divide between the UK and the USA is in how eggs are treated. Here in the UK, eggs are neither washed nor refrigerated, and most people keep them at room temperature. They keep well for a couple of weeks or so like this, without any problem. In the USA, eggs are washed; this washes off the bloom, the coating that keeps bacteria out of the egg. As a result, they have to be stored in the fridge and don’t keep for as long.
Our cheesy jalapeño deviled eggs aren’t the only way to enjoy eggs, but there is a bit of a knack in the the perfect hard boiled egg; not overcooked, and without a dark layer on the outer edge of the yolk. Here are a few tips for the perfect hard-boiled egg:
How to cook the perfect hard boiled egg
- Place your eggs in a large saucepan, and cover with fresh, cold water
- Bring the water to the boil over a medium heat, as the water comes to the boil gently move the eggs around. This should help centre the yolk in the white.
- When the water is boiling, cover the pan with a lid and remove it from the heat.
- Let the pan stand for 12 minutes
- The dark ring is caused from overcooking, where sulphur in the white has reacted with iron in the yolk. To stop it forming, stop the eggs from cooking at the moment they’re done by plunging them into cold water
Once cooked, you can store them in the fridge for a few days, where they make a great low carb grab & go snack, or are perfect for picnics. Or, if our experience is anything to go by, make our cheesy jalapeño deviled eggs and they won’t last long at all.
Check out my Easy Cheesy Devilled Eggs also!
Cheesy jalapeño deviled eggs
- 6 eggs (hard boiled)
- 2 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tsp pickled chillis ((rinsed and chopped))
- 2 tbs strong hard cheese ((finely grated - cheddar or parmasan is perfect))
- Hard boil the eggs according to our tips above
- Once cooked and cooled, peel the eggs and slice in half lengthwise
- Pop the yolks into a bowl and mix with the other ingredients, season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each egg white so it can sit without wobbling
- Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture filling into each egg white half. I use disposable piping bags as life really is too short to wash them, or you can snip the corner off a plastic food bag
- Garnish with some fresh herbs and serve immediately
Deviled eggs are the most amazing food and you’ve made them even better, love the spicy twist!! Great tips too – thank you!
I think I need deviled eggs at least once a week. They are the perfect food.
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Great dish for grabbing on the go, full of protein and tasty too
Ideal! Make the filling in advance and then fill the eggs when you are ready to eat them.
I’ve never tried deviled eggs before – they sound very interesting! A good option for parties :)
Excellent for parties, or snacks with a drink before dinner.
Kim @ Three Olives Branch
I love deviled eggs with a twist and unique flavors. This is such a great idea! They look so yummy and perfect for game day
Game day is not really a thing here in the UK. But perfect for all gatherings.
Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon
I was just explaining what deviling means to my daughter yesterday! That may be a sign I need to try making these eggs! I do love deviled eggs, but I hardly ever have them.
I think everyone needs more devilled eggs in their life!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
These are always such a crowd pleaser. Love at addition of cheese and jalapeno. Entertaining perfection for sure.
And so easy too. My type of cooking.
Welsh Cakes and Wellies
Great canapé idea, It’s always good to have a few up your sleeve rather than relying on the same ones like I do. These look great. I did not know that deviling food means that it’s been spiced!
I love easy but impressive canapé ideas.
These look lovely. I love devilled eggs and I love jalapeno’s even more. What a great idea. Yum.
I love pickled jalapeños, they are excellent with melted cheese too.
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I am going to try the hard boiled eggs recipe. Sounds fab.
The perfect snack to keep in the fridge.
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I love the look of these! I probably wouldn’t pipe :( but have pinned to make later (now where’s that shopping list… :) )
Piped is great for parties, but dolloped with a spoon is ideal for everyday.
This is something I have never tried to make myself but they do look good don’t they. I bet they taste lovely.
So quick and easy. Love deviled eggs.
Such a delicious and easy-to-make snack we love these!
so simple to make. Whizz it up in advance and assemble just before serving.
I am ashamed to say I have never tried deviled eggs but they look and sound amazing
I love deviled eggs – such a quick and easy snack, as well as endlessly variable!
Oh I love devilled eggs. Reminds me of birthday parties when I was younger!!
So quick and easy, and utterly delicious.
I’ve never heard of these, but they sound easy to make a yummy too.
Really easy to make, and very yummy. Certainly worth trying.