These Easy Pickled Eggs are a delicious and healthy snack that everyone will enjoy! With no canning required, this recipe contains just the right combination of sweet, sour and salty.  

These Pickled Eggs are the perfect on the go snack or a make a yummy sandwich filling! Add them to your Charcuterie Board along with Pickled Asparagus and Spicy Dill Dip.

Pickled Eggs in jar with dill

Way back in the day, when refrigeration was a problem or even non-existent, canning or pickling was the only option to preserve foods meant for consumption at a later date. Many people would preserve their fruit, vegetables and even meats such as sausage and chicken in order to store them for the long winter months.

Today we are fortunate to have fresh fruit, vegetables and meat year round so the need to ‘can’ or pickle our food is really not necessary. While pickling isn’t needed for preservation, it definitely is delicious to pickle foods from eggs and onions to jalapenos and even cherries!

egg cut in half

My husband absolutely LOVES pickled eggs and he swears that these are the best he’s ever had! They’re so simple to make and don’t require any canning or special equipment, just a very quick brine, a few slices of onion and some boiled eggs.

While this Pickled Egg Recipe is simple enough to make, I love to use my Instant Pot, which makes it even simpler! Not only is it super quick, but using a pressure cooker makes the perfect hard-boiled egg every time. If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can also prepare the perfect hard-boiled egg with this simple stove top method.

Pickled Eggs are great as an appetizer, as a snack or even chopped up for a delicious egg salad sandwich! Very often you will see pickled eggs in pubs or bars and this is because they go very well with a nice cold glass of beer! Once your eggs are gone, be sure to keep the onions… they’re the most delicious addition to salads and sandwiches (I actually just love eating them right out of the jar)!

Tips for Pickled Eggs

  • Hard boil your eggs using a pressure cooker for perfect results every time.
  • Choosing a pickling spice without cloves will help keep the brine from turning brown.
  • You can substitute cider vinegar for the white vinegar for a different flavor.
  • Using red onion or a few slices of beets will make your eggs, pretty and pink!
  • Add extra dill or even a few slices of jalapeno for a little bit of zip!

Pickled Eggs in jar with no lid

I love the look of homemade goods – they just look like they were made with love (and they always seem to be received with love too)! These Pickled Eggs make a great gift for a special occasion or simply to bring as a hostess gift the next time you are asked over for dinner! Simply tie some ribbon or raffia around the lid and you have an instant homemade gift that will surely be appreciated!

Rediscover the art of pickling with this yummy Pickled Eggs Recipe! Your friends and family will be so impressed –  you don’t even have to confess how easy it really was!

Pickled Eggs in jar with dill
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Easy Pickled Eggs (No Canning Required)

Quick and easy to prepare, these pickled eggs don’t require any special equipment or canning and they come out perfectly every time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 eggs


  • 12 hard boiled eggs peeled and cooled
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pickling spices


  • Place all ingredients except eggs, garlic, and dill in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Add garlic clove to the jar. Place 3 eggs in a large jar. Top with some of the cooked onion slices and a sprig of dill. Repeat until the jar is full.
  • Pour the liquid over the eggs and seal the jar.
  • Refrigerate at least 3-4 days before eating (1 week is best).


These will keep weeks in the fridge but never last that long. Enjoy the onions on salads or in sandwiches.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 82 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. This is exquisitely amazing, and the pickle sauce tickles my taste-buds and leaves a tangy delight I would share with a friend /105 stars

  2. Hi Holly
    I bought 15 dozen eggs last week as they were on sale. Guess what I made…these pickled eggs. Some I made with 2 cups water/2cups vinegar and the other half 3cups vinegar/1cup water. Both were great. I sterilized my jars and put them in my cold storage room in basement. They will be good in their for a year at least. I plan on making another huge batch as I am stocking up for the holidays already this year.
    Yummy is all I can say. Lovely recipe.
    Sami5 stars

  3. I am, so pleased to have this incredible recipe it is by far like you said the absolute best pickled eggs I have ever eaten in my life thumbs up ☺5 stars

  4. It turned out okay, but I think the taste is subjective. I appreciate the recipe. It is a good base recipe for me to build with.3 stars