Smoked Deviled Eggs

April 2, 2020

Smoked deviled eggs are a show-stopping twist on an old classic. Hard smoked eggs serve as the base for a tangy and slightly spicy filling. Topped with pickled jalapenos and a sprinkling of homemade BBQ seasoning, these smoked deviled eggs are a next-level flavor upgrade that you’ve simply got to try!

Smoked Deviled Eggs

If you’re a fan of deviled eggs and you love BBQ, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not making smoked deviled eggs. I know it sounds odd, but the extra time in the smoke gives these eggs some insane flavor that you’ve got to experience for yourself. Add in all my tasty ingredients for the filling, and you’re set for a major flavor party in your mouth.

The key to any great smoked deviled egg is pretty obvious: the smoked eggs! I’ve written a detailed recipe for smoking the perfect egg on my How To Make Smoked Eggs post. I recommend giving that a thorough reading so you can get these smoked deviled eggs off on the right foot!

Simply follow those instructions prior to making the filling and assembling your eggs.

Ingredients for Smoked Deviled Eggs

We all know it’s the filling that makes the deviled egg. I’m quite partial to the filling in these deviled eggs because it has a bit of everything for everyone. It’s savory, spicy, and a tad bit sweet. Here’s what you’ll need to pick up at the store to make these eggs:

  • 7 smoked eggs (check out the link above for this process and recipe)
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon pickled jalapenos, diced
  • 2 teaspoons stone ground coarse mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Best Sweet Rub 
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 12 additional slices of pickled jalapenos (for garnish)

How to Make Smoked Deviled Eggs

Once you’ve got your eggs smoked, it’s time to start making the filling! Everybody and their grandmother has the absolute best method for deviled egg filling. I happen to think mine is the best as well, and it all comes down to achieving the perfect balance of flavors. You’ve got to have creamy mayonnaise to moisten and smooth out the yolks. You need to have a little extra spice from the mustard. And finally every deviled egg needs some good acidity.

Most people use pickles in their deviled eggs, but I decided to punch up the flavor and use pickled jalapenos. If you buy the mild jalapenos, you really won’t notice any more heat than if you’d just used pickles, but you’ll get that nice flavor from the peppers. To garnish, I like an extra slice of jalapenos so everybody knows exactly what they are getting in to. I also like to sprinkle with my Homemade BBQ Sweet Rub for that classic paprika color with a smoky kick!

More Easter Recipes

These deviled eggs are the perfect Easter recipe. Add them in with some of these other Easter recipes below, and you’ll have a festive feast fit for a BBQ king!

Twice Smoked Ham
Grilled Potato Salad
Smoked Baked Beans

Smoked Deviled Eggs Recipe

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Smoked Deviled Eggs Recipe

Smoked deviled eggs are a show-stopping twist on an old classic. Hard smoked eggs serve as the base for a tangy and slightly spicy filling. Topped with pickled jalapenos and a sprinkling of homemade BBQ seasoning, these smoked deviled eggs are a next-level flavor upgrade that you've simply got to try!
4.73 from 18 votes
Prep Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
Servings : 12 deviled eggs
Calories : 70kcal



  • 7 smoked eggs (instructions in recipe notes)


  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons stone ground coarse mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade BBQ Sweet Rub (link in recipe notes)
  • 1 Tablespoon pickled jalapenos (diced)
  • 12 slices pickled jalapenos (for garnish)


  • Prep the eggs. After you have smoked your eggs, you are ready to fill them. Slice the 7 hard smoked eggs in half. Gently scoop the yolks out into a medium mixing bowl. You can eat or discard the two egg whites that look the most beat up. You need the additional yolk in the filling to make the deviled eggs nice and full.
  • Make the yolk filling. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, BBQ rub, and pickled jalapenos to the egg yolks. Whisk vigorously to combine and fluff up the yolks. 
  • Fill the eggs. Use a spoon to fill each egg white with about 1 Tablespoon of the yolk mixture. Top with a sliced pickled jalapeno for each egg and then sprinkle them all with additional BBQ rub. Serve chilled. 


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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**This post was originally published March 2018. We recently updated it with more information and helpful tips. The recipe remains the same.

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66 thoughts on “Smoked Deviled Eggs

  1. How long do you smoke the hard boiled egg for? Or did I miss that part? Looks delicious, I want to try them. What flavor smoke would you recommend?

  2. So I did these this afternoon, i have the feeling they will be a standard for holiday meals, turned out perfect. Sed peach for the smoke, no pellet grill, lump coals followed the directions perfectly, keep doing what you do you are great.

  3. How does 7 eggs make 12 deviled eggs????. This is a serious inquiry, bc I need to know if I should increase the other ingredients.

    1. Use 7 eggs. Discard or eat one of the whites, reserving the yolk. This leaves you with six eggs plus an extra yolk. When you cut the six eggs in half to make the deviled eggs, you have 12 deviled eggs. (each half an egg counts as 1 deviled egg)

        1. I have a very informative site that has linked to some videos that take the guess-work out of charcoal. If Ms. Susie doesn’t object, I can post them here…

  4. For anyone liking ‘smoked’ but not heat, can substitute sliced, mild banana peppers (in pickle/condiments section of grocery) Agree w/creamy mayo for yolks & all other ingrdts/super!

  5. I love spicy foods so this pains me to say this but……. My wife was right! Her version of this recipe is much better! Instead of using the jalapeno’s, instead, use Claussen Bread and Butter pickles diced up fine. (The sweet rub adds the spice needed to make the sweet bread and butter pickles work) Everything else I did by the recipe. I even tried a version that used my sweet fire relish instead of jalapenos. ( By the way that came in a close second). Either way I would give this recipe, including their sweet rub, a B. The Bread and Butter pickles however makes it an A+. Having a pellet smoker or an electric smoker makes this recipe so much easier. I hope you all get to try this and let us all know your spin on the recipe.

  6. I made these and the family loved them.Made them again and just for fun drizzled some Caribbean style barbecue sauce over them.I thought they were going to fight over them.Love your vids and recipes

  7. Lessons learned: Throttle back on the libations when you are smoking the eggs. I misread the “cook for 30 mins at 325 F” as “cook for 1 hour at 325 F”. I heard two small explosions at the 45 min mark. When I lifted the lid off my Weber Kettle, it looked like a violent crime scene. Long story short, this is an excellent recipe for egg salad too!

  8. What is the purpose of putting the unshelled eggs on the grill first? It hard boils the egg and smokes the shell but since nothing penetrates the shell, what effect does it have on the egg itself? Couldn’t you skip that step, use already shelled hard boiled eggs, start with putting them on the grill and have the same results?

  9. I love deviled eggs but these take it to another level. Myself an two friends devoured 16 in a few minutes. I cold smoked cooked eggs for 1 1/2 hr at about 80 deg. They had about 3/16” smoke penetration and not bitter tasting at all.
    Great Receipt.

  10. For those of us that don’t have pellet grills and don’t want to fire up the stick burner for 7 eggs, How important is the 175 degrees after shelling? Could you smoke at 225 – 250 with another cook like a brisket or butt?

    1. The higher temp on the eggs can cause them to become rubbery before they take on enough smoke. You can try, but I recommend pulling them off earlier than the recipe suggests to avoid overcooking.

  11. I did these and eggs exploded on the grill. I now just hard boil them in water. These are tasty. I’m smoking some eggs right now for the football game tomorrow!

  12. Loved the idea! This was the second thing I smoked. Turned out perfect. Everyone was quite surprised at my skill…Ha

  13. A must faster way to boil eggs is using a new style pressure cooker , pressure cook for 4min then 4min in I cold water, then put what ever you like to make your Devil eggs, then I like to put mine in my Rec Tec smoker box for 30 min at about 165 using a blend of pellets call,professional wood chip pellets.

  14. To say these are FANTASTIC is an understatement! They do not disappoint and have earned a spot in my “Keeper” file.

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