These easy bacon deviled eggs are a classic recipe dressed up with the addition of bacon bits and chives. Plus learn my tricks for the best deviled eggs ever!
Rich and creamy deviled eggs with bacon are a simple yet satisfying appetizer that everyone will love. I used to be intimidated by making deviled eggs, but now I’ve got some tips and tricks up my sleeve to make sure my deviled eggs come out perfect every time. Serve your deviled eggs along with other party favorites such as sausage balls and caprese skewers!
I’m going to be honest and tell you that for the longest time, deviled eggs scared me. How could I possibly boil a bunch of eggs, peel them neatly, and add the filling in the middle without it looking like my 4 year old did it? Over time I’ve come up with ways to make sure these bacon deviled eggs come out perfect every time. No one can resist the combination of bacon and eggs, especially in appetizer form!
How do you make bacon deviled eggs?
The first step to this recipe is to boil the eggs. I typically do this a day in advance to save time on party day. The whites and yolks are separated, then the yolks get seasoned and pureed to creamy perfection. The yolk mixture is piped back into the eggs, then topped with bacon and chives. These are the best deviled eggs that I’ve ever had, and they always get rave reviews!
Tips for perfect deviled eggs
- The most crucial component to perfect deviled eggs is to have perfectly boiled eggs to start with. I use this technique from the Pioneer Woman and it’s always worked great! Also, I cook a few more eggs than necessary so if I have any issues with peeling, I’ve got some backups.
- The easiest way to fill a deviled egg is with a pastry bag. I use a disposable pastry bag with a large star tip for perfect looking egg filling.
- If you don’t have a pastry bag, simply use a gallon sized plastic bag with one corner snipped off as a makeshift pastry bag.
- For the best deviled egg filling, use a food processor to puree everything to a silky smooth consistency.
Deviled egg variations
There are so many different ways to flavor deviled eggs, I love to mix up the recipe depending on my mood and the ingredients I have on hand.
- Pickles: Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickles or pickle relish to the filling.
- Prosciutto: Use crispy prosciutto bits instead of bacon.
- Dill: Swap out the dill for chives.
- Spicy: Add a few teaspoons of sriracha to the filling.
- Cheese: Add 1/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese to the filling.
Deviled eggs are one of those traditional recipes that are universally loved, and when you add bacon to the mix you end up with a snack that’s sure to be a huge hit! These eggs can be made up to 1 day before you plan to serve them. If you’re making your eggs in advance, add the bacon right before serving.
Do you have any tips and tricks for perfect deviled eggs? Leave them in the comments below!
More great appetizer ideas
- Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
- Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges
- Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
- Antipasto Skewers
- Crispy Lemon Chicken Wings
Bacon Deviled Eggs
- 12 hard boiled eggs peeled and cut in half
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked papika
- 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup minced chives
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place the yolks in the bowl of a food processor and place the whites on a serving tray.
- Add the mayonnaise, heavy cream, mustard and salt and pepper to the food processor; process until smooth.
- Place the egg yolk mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe the filling into the cavity of each white.
- Sprinkle smoked paprika over the eggs. Top with bacon and chives and serve.
- Try this technique for perfectly boiled eggs that are easy to peel.
- Don't have a piping bag? Use a gallon sized freezer bag with one corner snipped off.
- Keep your bacon crumbles small so that they'll stick to the filling better.