Making deviled eggs ahead of time and want to keep them fresh and tasty for the next day? I’ve gotcha!
This post covers the best methods to store deviled eggs overnight so they are just as delicious the next day!
Can You Make Deviled Eggs Ahead of Time
Deviled eggs are one of the easiest appetizers to prepare ahead of time and have them ready to serve for your gathering or celebration.
Based on how far in advance you want to do your prep, there are a couple of ways to make them ahead: from start to finish or partially assembled, and in this post, I go over both.
When to Fill Deviled Eggs
The earliest you can fill deviled eggs is the day before, about 24 hours. Otherwise, the tops of the filling will dry out and not look as appetizing.
How Long Can You Keep Deviled Eggs in the Refrigerator
If the deviled eggs are filled and assembled, they can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours, covered with plastic wrap, or inside a deviled egg container.
However, if the filling and eggs are kept separate, the filling will last 2 to 3 days inside a zip bag, and the hard-boiled egg whites up to 5 days. This is part of the partially assembled method you’ll learn more about below.
How to Store Deviled Eggs Overnight
To store your filled deviled eggs, arrange them in a single layer on a plate or platter, cover them loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. You can also use a deviled egg storage tray if you have one.
If you plan to garnish the deviled eggs, I recommend filling them only with the yolk mix and leaving the garnishing before serving. This ensures that they’ll look and taste their best.
The Best Way to Meal Prep Deviled Eggs
You can meal prep deviled eggs up to 5 days ahead simply by separating the filling from the hard-boiled egg white. This is because boiled eggs will last up to a week in the fridge, while the yolk filling will only last two days.
To prep these ahead, boil and peel the eggs, scoop the egg yolk halves into a bowl, and prepare the filling. Transfer the filling to a zip bag and the egg whites inside an airtight container. Refrigerate both until ready to assemble.
Transporting Deviled Eggs Hack
The best way to transport deviled eggs mess-free is by using a deviled egg carrier. They’re not only great for transporting them to a party but also for storage if making them ahead.
However, if you aren’t making and transporting deviled eggs often, I recommend placing a layer of lettuce on your serving platter as a base and then placing the deviled eggs on top and finally loosely covering the platter with plastic wrap or making a tent with foil. The lettuce base will help minimize wobbling during transport.