Grandma’s Deviled Eggs – Deviled Egg Recipe Without Relish (with pictures)

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Grandma’s Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Grandma’s Deviled Egg Recipe:

I’m almost ashamed to admit this.  I’m 34 years old, and until recently, I had never made deviled eggs.  Not for any particular reason. I like deviled eggs, and I always eat them at the holidays.  It must be because someone else always makes them.

We all have our pitch in roles. 

Aunt Terri always makes Old Fashioned Pea Salad, and Aunt Peggy makes her famous Cheesy Taco Dip. Megan is in charge of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and White Chocolate Crack. My oldest sister makes Hot Crab Dip every Christmas, and Mom makes a little bit of everything.  I am mainly in charge of the meat which often is 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Ham or Oven Pulled Pork.

My grandma always made deviled eggs with a secret ingredient…sugar. They always had a creamy texture, with no need to garnish with herbs, chives or bacon, just a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Deviled Egg Recipe Without Relish

Recently, I was recently received a humongous amount of eggs.

With restaurants and schools being closed, it’s been a challenge for the food system to change the way it packages food from large quantities for those businesses to smaller packages for grocery stores. Also, many farmers who sell directly to restaurants have seen their markets shrink. So, this means while eggs might be in short supply in the grocery stores on some days, it doesn’t mean that there Is a shortage of actual eggs.

I decided it was time to remedy my lacking skills in deviled eggs so I went to my Bible of all Cookbooks – Grandma’s personal recipe collection.  Let me tell you a story about these.  When I was elementary-school aged, Mom tasked me with sitting down with Grandma and writing down her favorite recipes.  THIS IS GENIUS!

If your Grandma, Grandpa, Great-Aunt, Mom, Dad or anyone else who is a beloved cook in your life, sit them down and write down all their recipes.  All the recipes in this particular book are the ones that Grandma felt were her best/ favorite/ most popular, and she told them to me from memory.

Thanks Mom.

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
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Ingredient List for Classic Deviled Eggs

  • Eggs
  • Miracle Whip
  • Yellow Mustard
  • White Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Paprika (optional)
Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

How to Make Classic Deviled Eggs without Relish:

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Hard boil 1 dozen eggs. Cool and peel off shells.
  2. Cut eggs in half long-way.
  3. Pop out the yolks, and place in a mixing bowl. Mash well with fork or with mixer.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix Miracle Whip, mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt.
  5. Add the Miracle whip mixture to the egg yolks, and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  6. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture back into the egg whites; sprinkle with paprika before serving.
  7. Arrange on a serving platter.

Storage Instructions

Cover tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

For the full recipe for Classic Deviled Eggs with Sugar, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Recipe FAQs

  • There are many ways to hard boil eggs; my favorite is to use an Instant Pot. Check out how to do this over at Farm Wife Feeds.
  • A mixer is the best way to ensure a smooth filling for these classic hard boiled eggs.
  • Grandma’s recipe is special because they are deviled eggs without relish or pickle juice. Instead, the delicious flavor comes from the combination of vinegar and sugar.
  • Substitute mayonnaise for Miracle Whip if you prefer.
  • The amount of filling may be less or more than the number of yolks you have.  It all depends on how full you fill the eggs.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or a piping bag to place the filling back in the eggs.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, put the filling in a small resealable plastic bag and seal.  Push the filling to one corner, and snip off a small piece of the end to make the tip. Squeeze this best ever deviled egg filling into the eggs for a pretty presentation.
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Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Recipe Variations

  • Use mayo instead of Miracle Whip.
  • Instead of regular mustard, use Dijon mustard.
  • If you really can’t resist, add a little dab of pickle relish.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper instead of paprika.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as dill.

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Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

What can I put on top of deviled eggs besides paprika?

  • Black Pepper
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Fresh herbs such as dill
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Green onions or chives
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning

What to serve on platter with deviled eggs?

  • Pickles such as Gerkins.
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Olives
  • Crackers
  • Pretzel Thins
  • Raw Veggies
Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
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Grandma’s Deviled Eggs – Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Deviled eggs, deviled eggs, deviled eggs with sugar, deviled eggs without relish, Grandma’s Deviled eggs, the best deviled eggs
Servings: 24 egg halves
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Miracle Whip (or mayonnaise)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • paprika (optional)

Instructions

  • Hard boil the eggs; cool, peel and cut into half lengthwise.
  • Pop out the yolks and place in a mixing bowl. Mash the yolks until smooth (a mixer can be used).
    Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together Miracle Whip, yellow mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt.
    Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
  • Combine the mixture with the mashed egg yolks; mix until smooth.
    Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
  • Scoop the mixture back into the egg halves. See the notes below for several options on this process.
    Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
  • Sprinkle with paprika before serving. Store in the refrigerator.
    Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

Notes

  • There are many ways to hard boil eggs; my favorite is to use an Instant Pot. Check out how to do this over at Farm Wife Feeds
  • A mixer is the best way to ensure a smooth filling for these classic hard boiled eggs.
  • Grandma’s recipe is special because they are deviled eggs without relish. Instead, the delicious flavor comes from the combination of vinegar and sugar. 
  • Substitute mayonnaise for Miracle Whip if you prefer. 
  • The amount of filling may be less or more than the number of yolk you have.  It all depends on how full you fill the eggs.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or a piping bag to place the filling back in the eggs.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, put the filling in a small plastic resealable bag and seal.  Push the filling to one corner, and snip off a small piece of the end to make the tip. Squeeze this best ever deviled egg filling into the eggs for a pretty presentation. 
  • Try Grandma’s other classic recipes like Apple Crisp and Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • Please note that the carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on the product you use. The nutritional information is auto-calculated and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.

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10 Comments

  1. There’s no way that 1tablespoon of miraclewhip will work with 12 eggs. Recipe says 1/4cup sugar and 1 tablespoon miracle whip. Is that backwards?

  2. If you like REALLY sweet deviled eggs you’ll love this recipe. I’m not used to them being quite this sweet though. I tried this recipe as written and I’d change it to 1/8th cup of sugar instead.

  3. Super easy to do! Yummy taste with the miracle whip. I might cut the salt in half next time since the Miracle Whip and mustard already have salt. I can hardly wait to take them for Easter brunch at my daughter’s. thank you

  4. Like the recipe idea although the amount of sugar is to much for my families liking so I would definitely cut the sugar amount in half unless you like really sweet eggs.

  5. My Grandma passed down the sam recipe to me. This recipe is so easy and delicious. The recipe is correct on all measurements. If you make it as written you will have a very creamy yummy very sweet devil egg. I only use a tablespoon of sugar. Adjust sugar to your taste, but keep all other measurements the same. Trust me you will love them.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and reminding me of aa the sweet memories I have cooking with my Grandma.

    1. Love that our grandma’s shared the same recipe! The sugar is definitely one ingredient you can adjust to taste…our family has a serious sweet tooth, even in savory foods.

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