If you love spicy food, have I got a dish for you! Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs are seasoned with a fiery spice blend and pepper sauce for a smoking hot appetizer that’s a total breeze to prepare! Of course, you can adjust the heat by adding more (or less) Nashville Hot Seasoning. But no matter what, these deviled eggs live up to their name!
What’s a Nashville Hot Deviled Egg?
Deviled eggs are shelled hard-boiled eggs cut in half and filled with a paste made from their egg yolks and other ingredients. What makes these bad boys different is the huge spicy kick they get from a cayenne-based blend known as Nashville Hot Seasoning and the hot sauce added to the cavity just before filling. They’re also garnished with a crunchy and spicy potato chip topping for a great pop of fiery texture.
What You’ll Need
Get ready for the appetizer everyone at the party will talk about. The best part (#IMHO) is that these take just a half hour to make! This is what you’ll need to make Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs:
- Eggs– we need large eggs with large yolks to make the filling. Follow this great guide on How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs.
- Nashville Hot Seasoning – while you can purchase this fiery hot cayenne-based spice blend at some stores, it’s easier to make it. Check out my recipe for Nashville Hot Seasoning.
- Mayonnaise – adds tang and creaminess to your filling. You can substitute it with sour cream.
- Dijon Mustard– adds a touch of sharp acidity, though you can use any mustard you have on hand.
- Hot Sauce – use your favorite vinegar-based hot sauce (from mild to wild) to add a shot of fire to each bite.
- Salt & Vinegar Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips – these pair well with vinegar-based hot sauce but you can also use plain kettle chips. They stay crunchy longer, so if you don’t have kettle-cooked, skip the hot sauce in the topping, as it will just make regular potato chips a mushy mess in minutes.
- Green Onions– are a colorful garnish and add a note of grassy freshness to the Nashville Hot party.
Can I Make These Ahead?
If you’re asking yourself, “Can I make deviled eggs ahead of time?” the answer is YES! First, boil, peel, and halve the eggs. Then prepare the filling. Store in airtight containers. Make the crunchy topping before serving, then fill and garnish the eggs. If you have leftovers (and that’s a big IF), you can store the eggs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, don’t expect the topping to stay crunchy.
Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs ($1.85)
- 3 Tbsp hot sauce ($0.12)
- 3 Tbsp Nashville Hot Seasoning ($0.78)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise ($0.69)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard ($0.23)
- 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 2 Tbsp crushed salt & vinegar kettle cooked potato chips ($0.37)
- 1 Tbsp sliced green onion ($0.11)
- Hard boil eggs, peel, and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove their yolks and place them in a medium bowl.
- To the yolks, add 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 2 tablespoons Nashville Hot Seasoning, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and salt. Mix until ingredients transform into a smooth, creamy filling.
- Add a dash or two of hot sauce (depending on the heat level you want) to the cavity of each egg. Fill each cavity with a heaping tablespoon of filling.
- Make the crunchy topping—Mix the crushed potato chips with 2 dashes of hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of Nashville Hot Seasoning. Sprinkle over the eggs.
- Garnish with sliced green onion.
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How to Make Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs – Step by Step Photos
Hard boil 6 eggs, peel, and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove their yolks and place them in a medium bowl.
To the yolks, add 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 2 tablespoons Nashville Hot Seasoning, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mix until ingredients transform into a smooth, creamy filling.
Add a dash or two of hot sauce (depending on the heat level you want) to the cavity of each egg. Then, fill each cavity with a heaping tablespoon of filling.
Make the crunchy topping—mix the 2 tablespoons of crushed potato chips with 2 dashes of hot sauce and 2 teaspoons of Nashville Hot Seasoning. Sprinkle over the eggs.
Finally, garnish eggs with sliced chives or green onion. Serve them as soon as they’re finished, while the potato chip topping is still crispy. You might want to double the recipe because these fiery babies will go fast!