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I must admit I’ve never been a big fan of eggs, but somehow deviled eggs are in a category of their own. Being that Easter is just around the corner–I figured now is the time of the egg! Forget the bright-colored boiled eggs that are pretty to look at and fun to make, but lacking in any flavor whatsoever and not really safe to eat once they sit around at room temperature for very long. I have experimented with several herbs, spices, and add-ins for making deviled eggs and this is by far my best deviled egg recipe–the bacon adds an irresistible crunch and saltiness that keeps you coming back for more. I made this recipe using 5 eggs, but it can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed a crowd!

Deviled Easter Eggs


5 hard-boiled eggs (see note below)

1/4 cup crumbled bacon, plus a few larger pieces for garnish

1/2 Tbsp dry mustard powder

2 Tbsp sweet relish

dash of cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp paprika

ground black pepper to taste

4 Tbsp mayonnaise (more or less depending on the consistency you want)

To make:

Slice the boiled eggs in half and remove the yolk,being careful not to tear the whites. Place the yolks in a medium mixing bowl and set aside whites on separate dish for serving. Mix the crumbled bacon, dried mustard powder, black pepper, sweet relish, mayonnaise, cayenne and paprika into the yolks. Place a heaping spoonful back into each egg white half and garnish each egg with a small piece of the reserved crispy cooked bacon. Serve immediately–leftovers (if there are any) can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge to enjoy the next day (or a late night snack) 🙂

Foodie Tip: The key is taste as you go–keep a small spoon on the side to taste the mixture an add any of the seasonings that will balance out the flavors to your liking–this is the key to making any dish have perfect bites, every bite! All of these seasonings are safe to try alone, so feel free to taste each ingredient and really understand the different flavors you are combining to make the yolk mixture.

Cooking Note:

Boiling eggs–place eggs in cold water (covering eggs about 1-2 inches), bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for about 12-20 minutes covered. Place eggs in a bowl of cool water–once they are cool enough to handle gently peel the eggs and, voila–hard boiled eggs!


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