Learning How to Make Your Own Deviled Egg Carrier in Five Minutes is the best five minutes you can spend today. So, tell me I’m not the only one who has had a bad experience trying to transport deviled eggs without a real deviled egg tray. Those little eggs are just so slippery, they always end up sliding into each other and getting all messed up.
It basically makes me avoid making them very often even though they are perfect for potlucks and parties and I have a super yummy Classic Deviled Egg Recipe that I love.
Basically, even though I love deviled eggs, I only make them about twice a year because I just can’t bring myself to purchase a real deviled egg carrier, not only because I’m cheap, but because I don’t want to store it the other 363 days of the year that I’m not using it.
I’ve finally found the answer, thanks to some GENIUS at my last church pot-luck.
I was on the clean up crew and when I was clearing the last of the left behinds off the serving table, I saw a lone deviled egg sitting on a very clever handmade carrier.
My mind was kind of blown. It was so simple, duh why hadn’t I ever thought of just putting the egg cartons is a 9×13 pan and covering them with foil. GENIUS!!!
I made some deviled eggs the other day and threw together a homemade disposable deviled egg tray to transport them with. It only took me five minutes to make the tray and it made transporting the deviled eggs soooo much easier.
Do yourself a favor, if you don’t have a special deviled egg tray, and keep this little how-to stored in the back of your mind or on one of your Pinterest boards, so you can use it on those two days a year when you have need for it.
Who knows, now that I know this little trick up my sleeve I might even make deviled eggs more than twice a year.
What you need to make a Deviled Egg Carrier:
- 2 empty egg cartons
1 9×13 pan, I like to use the disposable so I don’t have to worry about remembering my pan when I leave.
Directions: (see pictures below)
- Cut the lid off the egg cartons, keep the part that the eggs sit in
- Trim about an inch off of both ends so they can fit side by side in the bottom of the 9×13 pan.
- Turn the egg cartons upside down and put them in the 9×13 pan, if needed trim edges a little more to get them to fit.
- Cover them with a layer of foil, pressing down so you can see the indents where you will put the finished eggs.
- Place finished eggs in indents, and then cover with more foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to transport or serve.
That’s it. So simple and a great way to get your yummy eggs where you want them.
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Is this not the easiest most genius thing EVER! Don’t forget to try this Classic Deviled Egg Recipe with all your leftover Dyed Easter Eggs.
how many deviled eggs would this hold?
Hi Erin, It can hold 20 deviled eggs.
Because let’s be honest. We are the other 4 🤣
To cover the eggs, you can use the clear plastic lid that comes with the foil pans. It sits high enough to not touch the egg tops.
Great idea!!! Will definitely try it 😉
How do you keep the plastic wrap from touching the filling and taking it all with it when you remove it?
Hi Jenelle, I haven’t ever had that happen, but one thing you could do to prevent it is stick a few toothpics in some of the egg fillings so that they stick up an inch or too, lay the plastic wrap carefully over that and the toothpicks should help hold it up off of the eggs.
You could install the toothpicks directly into the egg cartons through the foil to hold up a plastic wrap so that it doesn’t touch the eggs.
Genius! Great idea!
Cool! I guess for faster setup, if looks aren’t an issue, I could use cupcake papers rather than foil.
yes, great idea!
How about reusing the lids to cover the eggs and keep the filling from squishing when you cover with plastic wrap?
That might work, but I would definitely wrap them in foil first.
Awesome idea , and I just found the aluminium trays with plastic lids
Just a great idea. I have chickens but now it is just my husband and I at home so we always have extra eggs. That is why I always take deviled eggs to any event requiring food. I found your post when I searched for how to transport deviled eggs. This was ingenious. I did add one more step. I used styrofoam egg cartons because that is what I had. I turned them right side up, filled them with water and put them in the freezer overnight. Then when I was ready to transport my deviled eggs, I followed your instructions, turned them upside down in the casserole dish, placed the foil and then the eggs. The frozen trays will keep my eggs chilled at a picnic or a potluck. As the ice melts, the casserole dish contains the water and non of it reaches my eggs.
Wow! What a great idea Amy, I love it! Thanks for sharing!
You ladies are awesome! I was scrolling through the comments thinking that I would put a layer of ice between the pan and the covered cartons, and there you were!!!… The styrofoam, which I’ll have to buy for next time, will definitely act as a but of an insulator for the ice….LOVE IT!!
I just found this clever idea. Wish I had looked last night. My egg cartons are Styrofoam. They are cut to size and in the freezer now. Party is not for several hours so I should be good. Thank you to all who added their comments. We have the foil pans but not with lids. However I always save used foil pans as backup for home use. I am going to use a couple to make domes over the serving pans. That should keep the eggs from being smashed in transport.
What a great idea!!!! I have a deviled egg plate, I even have a deviled egg carrier(two story one lol), but what I didn’t have was one that I could transport in a small cooler when traveling for thanksgiving. So I will use this idea….but luckily I had the styrofoam egg holders so they will work great in the cooler. Thank you so much!!! My mom always needs help with cooking (and has a small kitchen),and we live a little over 2 hours away; so the only way to keep cold and SAFE was to store in something that retains the cold.
I hope it worked well for you! Thanks for leaving a comment.
valerie a lee
how do you stop your deviled egg from getting moisture on them. i tried everything from putting paper towels on bottom and top of devil egg tray. i still get a lot of moisture. help!
Mine get moisture on them. I wait to sprinkle with paprika until right before serving so it’s not quite as noticeable.
Cool the eggs completely before cutting in half & preparing the filling. I find this works best.