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What To Serve With Deviled Eggs – 45 Side Dishes

This article was updated on 6th August 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your deviled eggs, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for deviled eggs.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with deviled eggs are pickled onions, smoked salmon pinwheels, bacon-wrapped little smokies, and potato salad. For unusual but tasty options, try padron peppers, or cilantro lime pasta salad. To make the eggs a main meal, serve them alongside glazed ham or smoked brisket.

And if you end up with thin, runny deviled eggs I experimented to find out the best way to thicken them.


Deviled eggs are excellent finger food for any occasion, so it’s a no-brainer to serve them alongside other tasty appetizers. You can use fresh veggies to add a contrasting crisp bite or go indulgent with options like wrapped smokies or mini meatballs.

Bacon-wrapped little smokies

Everything is better wrapped in bacon – especially little smokies.

But this recipe doesn’t stop with a bacon wrap. The wrapped smokies are rolled in a mixture of cayenne and brown sugar before roasting for an added sweet-spicy kick.

You can use any flavor of bacon you like for these smokies, but keep the slices thin. Thick bacon slices may not have enough time to cook through and crisp up.

Serve these treats alongside a platter of deviled eggs to complete your party spread.

Why we love this recipe: these wrapped smokies will be gone in a flash.

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Pickled onions

These pickled onions are an excellent addition to your deviled eggs.

They’ll add a vibrant pop of color to make your eggs picture-perfect, and they have a tangy bite that will cut through the luscious filling. 

The best part? This is a no-cook recipe – you only need hot water for the pickling solution and a bit of patience because you need to let the onions rest overnight in the brine before digging in.

Why we love this recipe: you can get a lot of use out of one batch.

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Green goddess veggie dip cups

These veggie cups are like a typical crudites platter but inside mini glasses. You get a medley of crisp veggies and a tasty dip already in individualized portions. 

Recipe creator Sue uses nine colorful veggies, but you don’t have to stick with them. You can use up any old veg you have sitting in your fridge. And at the end of the day, it’s all about adding something nourishing to your picnic spread.

Why we love this recipe: guests can easily carry these cups and walk around to mingle.

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Smoked salmon pinwheels

These smoked salmon pinwheels are another tasty little appetizer that would be great alongside your deviled eggs.

They’re super easy to make, and they’re healthy too. Plus, they boast creamy garlicky goodness in every bite, with a prominent smoky kick.

Psst… not into salmon? Swap it for some smoked turkey or ham slices instead.

Why we love this recipe: have you ever seen such pretty food?

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Blistered padron peppers

If you’re looking for something tasty and unusual, try these Padron peppers.

When blistered, these peppers become tender and develop an irresistible smoky flavor.

They aren’t spicy, but every so often you’ll find one that packs much more heat than the rest – that’s what makes eating these peppers so fun!

Why we love this recipe: these peppers will have everyone coming back for more.

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Cocktail meatballs

One of my favorite appetizers to serve are mini meatballs.

You can use frozen meatballs in a pinch, but I prefer this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings, which involves making the meatballs and the sauce from scratch. This ensures that the meatballs are purely made of beef, plus you can tailor the sticky sauce to your liking.

Serve these delicious cocktail meatballs with a platter of deviled eggs and watch them disappear in a flash.

Why we love this recipe: these meatballs are freezer-friendly.

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Antipasto skewers

Not a fan of veggie cups? How about some charcuterie skewers instead? 

What’s great about these skewers is you can load them with anything you want. This recipe goes all out with a combo of antipasto favorites like olives, cheeses, meats, and veggies. But you don’t have to follow it to the tee. You can add fresh veg like Persian cucumbers or even zucchini for a healthier spread.

Try whipping up some Italian-style deviled eggs with garlic and basil to serve with these skewers.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Cookout favorites

No barbecue party is complete without a side of deviled eggs, so it’s no surprise that we have a handful of cookout favorites on the list. Enjoy your deviled eggs with a side of juicy brisket or a generous serving of saucy baked beans for a savory, meaty contrast.

Herb and mustard potato salad

Potato salads are a staple at picnics and potlucks. I love the traditional version as much as the next person, but this recipe is a game-changer.

Instead of a mayo-based dressing, it features an herb and mustard vinaigrette that makes plain old boiled spuds finger-licking good. This vinaigrette also keeps this potato salad lighter than the traditional version.

Psst… you can serve this salad warm or cold.

Why we love this recipe: you can make this ahead of time for a tastier potato salad.

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Texas smoked brisket

Throwing a cookout? Skip the usual BBQ ribs and try making this smoked brisket instead. 

It takes more work than ribs, but trust me – your efforts will be rewarded with gorgeous, tender meat and a delicious, caramelized crust (thanks to the black pepper rub). 

This brisket goes great with any traditional BBQ sides, but I especially love it with luscious deviled eggs.

Why we love this recipe: it’s highly detailed and helpful, especially for beginners.

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Southern baked beans

There are loads of recipes for baked beans nowadays, but this has to be my favorite.

It uses canned beans for ease, but the addition of spices, barbecue sauce, and bacon infuses them with a deep, savory flavor that pairs superbly with your creamy deviled eggs.

Psst… these go great with some Texas brisket too.

Why we love this recipe: your oven does most of the cooking for you.

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Cilantro lime pasta salad

Need a filling dish to beef up your potluck spread? You can’t go wrong with this pasta salad.

It’s jam-packed with colorful, fresh produce. But the true star is its Greek yogurt-based cilantro lime dressing. It boasts a refreshingly zesty flavor and brings a light creaminess to every bite.

Pro-tip: if making a big batch, set aside some of the dressing. You can toss your refrigerated leftovers in the extra dressing to rehydrate them because the pasta tends to soak up the dressing.

Why we love this recipe: it’s healthier than your usual macaroni salad.

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Pulled pork sliders

These pulled pork sliders are an excellent addition to your party spread.

They’re affordable and can easily feed a crowd. And The Kitchen Girl provides two methods for serving them: setting up a slider bar or assembled sliders.

I’m a fan of the first method because it requires less work (yay) and also provides a fun activity for your guests. But assembled sliders are just as easy to make if you prefer this method.

Why we love this recipe: it’s extremely detailed and provides different methods for making these sliders.

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Light lunch options

Deviled eggs are often served as a side dish, but they work great as a light main dish too alongside a leafy salad or a simple sandwich.

Butter lettuce salad

This salad is an excellent addition if you want to make your deviled eggs a complete meal.

It’s simple, but don’t count it out. It features lettuce, combined with peppery radish, chives, and creamy avocado, all tossed in a bright, tangy dressing that’ll leave your refresh your taste buds.

The key with this salad is to toss the veggies in the vinaigrette once you’re ready to serve to keep them crisp.

Why we love this recipe: you only need 15 minutes to put it all together.

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Ham steak with honey mustard glaze

Turn your deviled eggs into a main meal with a side of honey mustard ham.

It’s a traditional pairing for Easter but will be delicious any time of year. The saltiness of the ham and the lightly sweet-tangy glaze pair perfectly with your deviled eggs.

All you need is a veggie side like collard greens or green bean casserole to complete the meal.

Why we love this recipe: it budget-friendly.

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BLT sandwich

Eggs and bacon are a traditional pairing, so why not swap your potato chips for some deviled eggs?

This classic sandwich is very simple, so it’s important you use high-quality ingredients. Go for thick-cut bacon slices and the freshest tomatoes and lettuce you can find.

The Kitchen Magpie uses regular mayo for this sandwich, but you can easily switch it up with a different sauce. Make it fancy by using garlic aioli or spice it up with sriracha mayo – get creative! 

Why we love this recipe: you can’t go wrong with the classics.

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What To Serve With Deviled Eggs

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your deviled eggs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deviled eggs side dishes, what to serve with deviled eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 portion bacon-wrapped little smokies
  • 1 portion herb and mustard potato salad
  • 1 portion southern baked beans
  • 1 portion BLT sandwich
  • 1 portion Texas smoked brisket
  • 1 portion smoked salmon pinwheels … and more


  • Prepare your deviled eggs according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: bacon-wrapped little smokies, pickled onions, green goddess veggie dip cups, smoked salmon pinwheels, blistered padron peppers, cocktail meatballs, antipasto skewers, herb and mustard potato salad, texas smoked brisket, deviled egg salad, southern baked beans, cilantro lime pasta salad, blt sandwich, butter lettuce salad, and ham steak with honey mustard glaze
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 155kcal

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