How Many Deviled Eggs Per Person?

Find out how many deviled eggs per person to make for your next party or family gathering!


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 12 dashes of Tabasco, optional
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, optional
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Paprika, for garnish


  1. Place eggs in a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water with 1-inch of water above the eggs. Bring water to a boil, turn off the heat, cover and let the eggs sit in the saucepan for 13 minutes. Drain, add some ice cubes to the eggs in the pan and fill them with cold water. Peel eggs one by one and refrigerate them to cool down.
  2. Once hard-boiled eggs have fully cooled, cut them in half. Scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
  3. With a fork, mash the egg yolks. Add mustard, tabasco (if using) salt, pepper, and chives, if using. Add the mayonnaise and stir to combine all ingredients with a fork.
  4. Fill each egg white with the mixture and dust the tops with paprika.