These are the best Keto Deviled Eggs, loaded with bacon and so easy to make. Your friends will be asking you to bring these to the next party!
This recipe is for Bacon Keto Deviled Eggs. Though I usually don’t eat deviled eggs, a lot of people love them, and since I like to cook, so many times I go to picnics and parties and people ask me “Can you make deviled eggs?” And my husband and my son in law love them so finally, I figured I would come up with some deviled eggs that I could make and that they could enjoy any time, not just a special occasion.
Instead of the common, more plain version of deviled eggs I came up with some that would have a special ingredient in them, one that everyone loves, one that goes so well in a lot of recipes and you guessed it…BACON deviled eggs. Now, who doesn’t love bacon? Bacon makes everything better!! And this version of deviled eggs also has scallions in them, the delicate onion that adds so much to so many recipes.
The best part about it is that even though they are super yummy, they are also Keto deviled eggs, so no need to feel guilty.
What Ingredients are in Bacon Keto Deviled Eggs?
6 Jumbo eggs – Jumbo eggs are pretty much the only kind I buy and are perfect for deviled eggs. For this recipe you want to have a bigger egg to stuff with the mixture.
Hellman’s Mayo – Ok, now this is the ONLY mayo I use. In my entire family’s opinion, this is the absolute best one. On the East Coast of the United States it’s called Hellmans and West of the Rockies it’s called Best instead.
Bacon – Simply put….Bacon makes everything better, why not add them to deviled eggs??
Scallions – I love to use scallions in a lot of recipes, and I thought the flavor was the perfect addition. They have the taste of onions in a milder and lighter taste, and a more delicate texture.
Are Eggs Keto Friendly? Is Mayonnaise?
Yes eggs and mayonnaise are both low carb. This is a question that people trying to stick to a Keto or Low Carb diet ask about a lot of foods, especially in the beginning when you are trying to learn what to eat. I know that when I had to start eating low carb I had some knowledge of things that were bad to eat like junk food for instance. But I did hundreds of hours of research and read so many articles and charts on what I could eat and why I could or couldn’t eat something.
I quickly learned that eating eggs were going to be a staple in my diet. They are very low in carbs, less than one carb each and they keep you full for hours because they trigger hormones that increase your feelings of fullness and can help keep your blood sugar levels stable.
And yes hellman’s mayonnaise is also Keto friendly because it has no sugar and no carbs. So it not only makes for a good base for delicious deviled eggs, but also other yummy foods that can be made to go along with your deviled eggs such as chicken salad or tuna salad. You can make a nice lunch with any of these on top of a bed of lettuce. Yum
Other Variations on these Keto Deviled Eggs?
There are so many ideas of different ways that you can make deviled eggs. On so many diets Eggs are an integral part of your list of foods that are ok to eat. And so many things are very complimentary to eggs.
Here are some different toppings that would go great with these Deviled Eggs:
Olives, green or black
Everything bagel seasonings
Broccoli and cheddar
Your options are pretty much endless, it’s all about what you like or know what your guests like. You can keep them classic, or feel free to get creative, it’s totally up to you!
How to Make Low Carb Deviled Eggs:
First you need to Hard-Boil your eggs (more on the secret to that in a minute….). Place them in a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes until they are done. Drain off the hot water, fill with cold water and immediately crack.
Next take them out carefully and place them in a bowl.
When the eggs are completely cooled off then you can cut them in half, lengthwise and lay them out on a plate or platter. So now instead of 6 eggs, they have turned into 12. And of course you don’t have to only make 6 eggs, you can make as many as you want to or need to for the size of your dinner. That will logically increase the number of eggs that you end up with.
The next step is to carefully scoop out the yolks and place the yolk into a small bowl. Then add the mayo and the salt and pepper and any other ingredients of your choice. My choice for this recipe was bacon and scallions. Not a lot of ingredients, just so easy to make.
Mix together all of your ingredients. Make sure that it comes out creamy so that your eggs are not dry. If you think it’s too dry then add a little more mayonnaise to make it creamier.
Carefully spoon out the mixture and place it into the eggs and fill abundantly. Use a small spoon as it’s easier to place the mixture inside the eggs.
TIP: For a more decorative look, use a piping bag (pastry bag) to fill the eggs.
Then sprinkle the top with paprika and any other garnish, like parsley or bacon and scallions.
Cover and refrigerate.
How do you Hard-Boil Eggs so they Peel Easily? Here’s the SECRET!
Have you ever tried to peel hard boiled eggs and the shells just don’t come off? You end up taking off half the egg trying to get the shell off and then you just feel like throwing the whole egg in the garbage…..I will share what I have found out that works good for me most of the time.
First of all, take your eggs out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before getting ready to cook them. It just warms them up a little so that when you put them in the boiling water they won’t crack. The best way to be able to get the shells off after cooking is to first boil the water then when the water starts to boil, place the eggs in the water.
When the water comes back to a full boil, turn on your timer for 11 minutes for jumbo eggs, 10 min for large or extra large. Then drain off the water. Fill the pan with cold water and immediately crack the shells completely in the pot. Next, right away drain off the cold water. Peel the shells off the eggs one by one while the eggs are still hot. If it’s too hot to handle them, it’s ok to rinse them for a quick second and then finish peeling shell.
Another thing that I have found is that if your eggs are real fresh they do not peel well. Use those eggs for over-easy or scrambled instead. When you’re making deviled eggs though, the best eggs to peel are ones that you’ve had for a week or two.
How Many Carbs are in Deviled Eggs?
Deviled eggs are a real good choice for a very low carb appetizer or snack. They are less than 1 carb for 2 halves so enjoy!! They are a real good “go to food” as a real low carb choice and what’s nice is that even though the base is still the same, eggs, the many different toppings add so much variety of flavors. So experiment to find your favorite version of Keto deviled eggs.
Eggs are basically no carbs in themselves, only ½ gram of carbs per egg. Hellman’s mayo has zero carbs and any other meat and veggies mixed in also have virtually no carbs. So you are good to go. Eat as many as you would like. Bon Appetit.
Are these Keto Deviled Eggs also Gluten-Free or Dairy-Free?
The simple answer is Yes! These deviled eggs are for sure gluten free. Now that I have to eat Low carb I find that almost every recipe can be made into a gluten-free version. There are a few things that people on a gluten-free diet can eat that aren’t low carb, for instance, gluten free pasta and bread, rice and potatoes. But those are high in carbs so if you’re on Keto you’ll want to stay away.
What’s also nice about these deviled eggs is that they are dairy-free. I know for you who can’t have dairy that at times it’s challenging to find good recipes, but this is a great one you’ll love!
How Should I Serve these Low Carb Deviled Eggs?
Do you ever get asked to bring an appetizer to a dinner party, or a picnic? I do all the time, and Bacon Deviled Eggs is a perfect choice for an appetizer. It’s a classic, crowd-pleasing dish to bring to any get-together.
These are a great quick breakfast or even a snack to bring to work with you. Or you can serve them for dinner as well. I know my husband and son-in-law will eat bacon deviled eggs any time of the day.
What Goes Good with Deviled Eggs?
The funny part about deviled eggs is that they can be a complete food all by themselves. For instance as a quick breakfast at home or taken in a cooler to work. While everyone else at work is having a coffee break with a donut, you can pull out your very low carb snack, your Keto deviled eggs.
They can be a quick protein snack at home or on the go. But they can also be one of many appetizers on your plate at a party, or they can be a good complement as a side dish with your sandwich, or soup or next to your meat on your dinner plate, like baked ham, or served with a pasta salad on a hot night for dinner, or on top of your tossed green salad. Get the point? 🙂
Can You Make Deviled Eggs Ahead of Time?
Many people want to know if you can make deviled eggs ahead of time. Yes you can. If you find that you are not going to have time to make your deviled eggs the same day that you are going to eat them, you can make them a couple days ahead of time if you have to.
Here is a tip that I have learned. Make your eggs and once they are cooled off then cut them in half lengthwise and take out the egg yolks and place into a bowl. Make your mixture with all of your ingredients and store the mixture in a bowl or plastic container separate from your egg whites. Place egg whites flat in their own plastic container or plate and then cover with plastic and then refrigerate.
When it comes time to put them together to serve them, if the yolk mixture doesn’t seem as creamy as the first day that you made it then all you have to do is take a little extra mayonnaise and mix it in to make it smooth.
What’s the Best Way to Store Deviled Eggs? How Long Can You Keep Deviled Eggs in the Refrigerator?
Cover your eggs with a piece of plastic wrap or place in a flat plastic container and cover it and store it in your refrigerator for 3-4 days, if there are any leftovers for that many days because they will be so delicious.
Can I do something else with the leftovers? Of course! Chop them up and have yourself a yummy deviled egg salad!
Other Low Carb Appetizer Recipes:
If you’re in the mood for some other Keto Appetizers then try our:
These Bacon Keto Deviled Eggs, are creamy and super yummy. So easy to make and are sure to be a hit with your friends! Try to resist them!
6 Large Eggs
4–5 tbsp Mayonnaise
1/2 tspDry Mustard
3 Slices Bacon
Salt and Pepper to taste
Parsley to garnish
Bacon to garnish
Hot Sauce to garnish
First you need to cook your eggs for 11 min in boiling water.
Peel off the shells. When cooled off slice the eggs lengthwise in half and carefully scoop out the yolks trying not to break the whites.
Place the yolks in a bowl and add the bacon, scallion, mayonnaise, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Scoop mixture into egg whites, stuff as much as you would like.
Garnish with paprika sprinkled on top and extra bacon and scallions.
NET Carbs: 0.8 for 2 halves
In this deviled eggs recipe I prefer to use dry mustard. If you have a favorite soft mustard feel free to use it instead. Just make sure to blend it well, whichever one you use. If you like it alot creamier just add some extra mayo too. The same with the salt and pepper. Some like less or more so season to your taste.