Deviled Eggs and the Great Mayo Vs. Miracle Whip Debate

My families is one of those families that is divided over one of those things that rips a whole in the solid foundation of generations of blood and love.
My father is one of those miracle whip people. He believes in is better on sandwiches and in things like tuna salad.
His wife is a mayo user. She believes mayo is better then the whip and uses it in her chicken salad and on her sandwiches.

Now when it comes to deviled eggs, dad thinks miracle whip makes for a creamer filling, His wife likes a mayo egg. I tend to lean towards mayo for everything which is weird since I grew up in a whip household. What about you?

So at every picking from now until Labor Day, and a few family holidays in between. we will have two different version of a classic deviled egg on the table. There will also be two types of chicken salad and two options for every sandwich.

How bout you and your family – Miracle Whip or Mayo?

There is much debate over how to boil an egg for the perfect yolk and the best method I have found is to place the eggs in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain eggs and place in an ice bath.

Now that you’ve got your eggs, lets get to deviling them:

Southern Deviled Eggs


  • 12 egg yolks from boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbs sweet relish
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • S&P to taste

Classic Deviled Eggs


  • 12 Egg yolks from boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup miracle whip
  • 1/2 teas vinegar
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • S&P to taste
  • paprika to garnish


Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs


  • 12 Egg yolks from boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 pieces fully cooked bacon, finely chopped
  • S&P


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  1. Tanya says

    I tend to change back and forth between Mayo and Whip, but DH will only use mayo, and very little at that.

  2. says

    Mayo all the way! That miracle whip stuff is good when it’s mixed with a bunch of spices… I don’t like it on its own.
    Your eggs look beautiful…yum yum @ the bacon!
    I love the photos!

  3. RavieNomNoms says

    To tell you the truth, I am more of a whip eater. When it comes to deviled eggs? I will eat them either way…I love deviled eggs too much to discriminate haha

  4. says

    I prefer mayo but will eat ones made with whip. What I feel much more strongly about is that the mustard should be good ol’ yellow – NOT Dijon. The eggs have to have that mustardy tang which you just don’t get from Dijon.

  5. says

    My dad is a devoted Miracle Whip fan and my mom loves mayonnaise – so we grew up a house divided. Me? Mayonnaise or nothing.

    I love the deviled eggs with the bacon in them. Great post!

  6. Marya DeBlasi says

    David Williams sent me a link. Just wanted to say, Miracle Whip doesn’t even begin to qualify as food.
    Mayonnaise, on the other hand, is one of the Mother Sauces.
    Mayonnaise is sublime.

  7. says

    Ooh, I love deviled eggs! I actually am not big into mayo so I go heavy on the mustard in mine. I honestly have never had Miracle Whip so I guess my vote goes to mayo.

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