Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs has a classic deviled egg mixture on top of a layer of pimento cheese. They’re creamy & absolutely delicious!

Deviled eggs with pimento cheese on the bottom and a pickle on top

There are regular deviled eggs… And then there are pimento cheese deviled eggs!!!!

My grandma makes deviled eggs for our family holiday gatherings. We love them.

She has two secret ingredients to her deviled egg recipe:

First, she uses dill pickles rather than sweet pickles. It helps cut the sweetness and balances the whole thing out.

Second, she uses onion flakes instead of garlic powder. The onion flakes hydrate as the deviled eggs sit in the fridge. So the onion flakes don’t stay crunchy. They add way more flavor than garlic powder. But nothing too overpowering.

But I decided to take her recipe to the next level and add pimento cheese…

I’ve seen people do pimento cheese deviled eggs. But the often mix the pimento cheese into the egg yolk mixture. So it’s still one stuffing mixture in the egg shells.

But I wanted to keep that creamy texture and the distinct shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

So I layered the two on top of each other instead of mixing the pimento cheese into the egg yolks. And WOW.

I use store-bought pimento cheese. So adding the pimento cheese layer is barely any extra effort. But holy cow does it take deviled eggs to the next level. Of course, you could make your own pimento cheese if you prefer!

There are many ways to make hard boiled eggs…

But this egg boiler makes the perfect boiled eggs every time. The egg shells peel. The yolks are cooked exactly how you want them to. And there aren’t any fancy tricks. You set it and forget it.

P.S. large grade A white eggs peel the easiest for me!

Use a food processor if you want the egg yolk mixture super smooth

I typically use a fork to combine the egg yolks, mayo, and mustard. But you could use a food processor if you want the mixture super smooth. I would still fold in the pickles and onions because I love the chunks of pickles throughout the deviled eggs. It adds a little crunch to break up all the creaminess.

Pimento cheese deviled eggs with smoked paprika on top.

You can use a piping bag but a plastic bag works great…

If you have a piping bag, then you can definitely use it.

But I wouldn’t buy one if you don’t have it already. A plastic bag with a cut on the corner works. That’s what I do!

These are best made ahead of time!

We actually think these are better the next day. It gives the eggs time to set together and solidify. And the onions really flavor the mixture.

It’s the perfect make ahead appetizer or side for a holiday or party!

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

A classic deviled egg mixture on top of a layer of pimento cheese. They're creamy & absolutely delicious!
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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 deviled eggs


  • 12 large hard-boiled and peeled eggs (large grade A white eggs peel the easiest)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 4 Tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle chips (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried chopped onions
  • 8 Tablespoons store-bought or homemade pimento cheese (about 8 oz)

For topping:

  • smoked paprika
  • dill pickle chips, quartered


  • Boil your eggs and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  • Peel and halve the eggs lengthwise. Into a medium bowl or mini food processor, turn each egg over with the yolk facing the bowl. Gently press the top of the egg so the yolk falls out on its own.
  • Add the mayonnaise and mustard.  Blend or mash until smooth. Remove the blade if using food processor and fold in the pickles and onion flakes.
  • Fill a plastic bag with the egg yolk mixture. Fill a separate plastic bag with the pimento cheese. Cut off one corner of each bag.
  • Fill egg whites with about 2 teaspoons of the pimento cheese. Then top with 2 teaspoons of the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Top with a piece of pickle. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
  • Store covered in refrigerator up to 3 days.


Serving: 1 deviled egg | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g
If you make this recipe I'd love to hear in the comments!
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