The BEST Deviled Eggs

I’m not kidding when I say these are The BEST Deviled Eggs ever! In our circle of friends my fabulous Deviled Eggs really are famous. Everyone loves them. Everyone asks for them. Whenever I bring them to some activity requiring food they are the first to go. On occasion I have brought them as meals to people who were moving, sick or having babies and they drool over them.

And, of course, there are those friends of mine who are of a highly enthusiastic nature and claim they are to “die for.” Well, I hope you won’t die from eating them, but they a fantastic appetizer or side dish especially for barbecues and outdoor entertaining. It is one of those recipes I have probably given out the most to others and, it is one of my most requested recipes. If you try it, I think you’ll see why.

I will be the first to admit that this recipe is not particularly healthy, nor does it have the most beautiful presentation since you won’t be able to swirl the egg filling through a cake decorating dispenser. But if you want taste, these are the richest, most wonderful deviled eggs you will ever eat. Why? Well, my eggs have a secret ingredient………bacon! Oh, my! They are spectacular.

My son, Jordan, used to gobble these down 2 or 3 at a time back when he was in high school or college whenever I made them. Even now that he’s on the “Eat to Live” diet, he still probably wouldn’t pass up one of my deviled eggs if I gave him one. He used to say they were a great bacon and egg breakfast.

Yeah. These take a little work with peeling eggs, cooking bacon, etc., but if you ever want to wow your guests this recipe will do it. Men LOVE these deviled eggs. In fact, I made up 5 dozen for a big shindig yesterday with several hundred people from our church and they were gone pretty quickly. I even had a guy come up to me yesterday when he found out I had made them and said they were fabulous–he ate several of them! I agree. They really are.

I got this recipe from my mom. She used to make them all the time when we were growing up. When we were older and would go home for visits mom made these a lot for us because our whole family loved them. Mom’s basic measurement was 1 lb. of bacon for every dozen eggs.

If you really want these to turn out correctly you will have to use full strength Miracle Whip NOT mayonnaise or weird low calorie diet versions. Mayonnaise does not have the seasonings and zest that Miracle Whip has and will leave the eggs with a flatter, blander taste. Don’t use light miracle whip or it just won’t taste as well.

You need real bacon, too. NOT turkey bacon. If you’re going to bother making these at all, you may as well close your eyes to the ingredients and just gobble them up and forget about the calories! If you don’t have a discerning palate it probably won’t matter, but this recipe is best made according to the directions with the ingredients as listed.

When I initially posted this recipe in October of 2012 I had way too many pictures, and they were not of the highest quality. The post took forever to download, so now I’ve remade these luscious Deviled Eggs and taken a few new pictures to tempt your palate.

When I served these yesterday, for our Memorial Day weekend swim party bash all the guys raved over these eggs. One guy ate six of them! The BEST Deviled Eggs just can’t be beat. Additionally, these eggs are gluten free! I hope you enjoy them.

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The BEST Deviled Eggs are truly the BEST deviled eggs you will ever eat!

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Don’t these delicious treats look amazing?

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

My mom’s deviled eggs recipe can’t be beat! It’s a great appetizer to serve anytime, but it’s also great for any kind of barbecue feast you cook up.

 

Here’s what I did.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

I used these ingredients for my famous deviled eggs.

TO HARD BOIL THE EGGS:

Hard boil the eggs. One of the secrets to getting hard boiled eggs to peel easier is NOT to use fresh eggs! I had purchased these about 3 weeks beforehand with the express purpose of making them for this event. Fresh eggs are a lot more difficult to peel. 

Cool eggs completely before peeling. This may take a few hours. If you can’t wait, drain the hot water and run cold water in the stock pot. Repeat this a couple of times until the water cools sufficiently. The eggs are really hard to peel when they are still warm. I also peel them under slowly running water.

To remove egg shells, crack the rounded part of the shell against your sink with several hard whacks. The purpose is to break the membrane of the egg otherwise they are very difficult to peel. Normally, if the eggs are not fresh, if the eggs are cool, you are peeling them under running water, and you have cracked them hard enough, they peel fairly easily. Slice eggs in half. Place egg whites in deviled egg containers and egg yolks in a mixing bowl.

COOKING THE BACON:

Meanwhile, as eggs are boiling or cooling, line a microwave safe plate or dish with a paper towel. Place bacon pieces on plate. Cover bacon with another paper towel to prevent spattering and absorb grease. Microwave, on average, 1 minute per piece of bacon.  (You will probably only be able to fit about 6 or 7 pieces of bacon on each plate. Usually 3 plates and 3 cycles total microwave time will finish cooking all the bacon). 

If you have really thin bacon you will have to cook for a shorter time. Likewise, if you have thick bacon you may need to add a minute or two cooking time. Allow the bacon to cool. Break the bacon up into really small pieces. 

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Place egg yolks in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork. (Place egg whites in deviled egg containers.)

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Now add bacon, mustard, sugar, pepper, parsley and chives. The sugar is a crucial ingredient to amp up the taste.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Here, I’ve added the Miracle Whip. Don’t use ANY substitutes. Real, original recipe Miracle Whip. Everything else diminishes the taste. Begin stirring all together. The mixture can’t be dry, but you want to avoid adding so much Miracle Whip that the texture gets goopy. If the mixture becomes too goopy it won’t hold up in the shell very well.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Now the mixture is ready to fill the egg whites. Place a tablespoonful or so of the deviled egg filling into each egg.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

With your finger push the filling off the spoon and into the egg. Push down into the egg and heap up slightly. Sprinkle paprika over the tops of the eggs. This ingredient is necessary to provide the kick to the recipe.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

The BEST Deviled Eggs are the hit of every party. Guys devour these eggs.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

These fabulous bacon-filled deviled Eggs are great for tailgating parties, holiday weekends, backyard barbecues, and any time you’re grilling out with friends.

 

Here’s the recipe.

THE BEST DEVILED EGGS

(Recipe given to me by my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

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The BEST Deviled Eggs you will ever eat! The secret ingredient to these eggs is bacon! These delicious eggs need real Miracle Whip to accomplish the proper taste. Gluten free.
The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree
Course Salad
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Hard boil the eggs for 15 minutes.
  2. Let sit until cool.
  3. Remove peels.
  4. Slice eggs in halves lengthwise and put cooked egg yolks in bowl.
  5. Mash the yolks really well with a fork or potato masher.
  6. Break cooked bacon up into very tiny pieces.
  7. Add parsley, sugar, pepper chives and mustard.
  8. Add Miracle Whip – start with ½ to 1 cup and add until mixture is no longer lumpy, but not runny! I can’t give you an exact amount, I just add until it gets to be the texture it’s supposed to be.
  9. Place eggs in egg trays or whatever container you are going to use to serve them.
  10. Fill eggs with deviled egg mixture.
  11. Sprinkle the tops generously with paprika.
  12. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You cannot substitute light versions of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise in this recipe. They completely diminish the flavor.

NOTE: Don’t leave out the paprika or sugar or you won’t achieve the right kick for this recipe.

NOTE: The eggs need to cool before peeling. If you are under a time crunch then run cold water over them until you bring the temperature down sufficiently enough so that they peel easily.

 

[b]Teresa’s Famous Deviled Eggs[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer/Salad
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
The BEST deviled eggs you will ever eat! The secret ingredient to these eggs is bacon! These delicious eggs need real [url href=”http://miraclewhip.com/” target=”_blank” title=”miracle whip”]Miracle Whip[/url] to accomplish the proper taste. Teresa’s Famous Deviled Eggs are gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked in microwave until crisp fried (this is much better cooked in microwave then in a skillet)
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard (any kind)
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup [url href=”http://miraclewhip.com/” target=”_blank” title=”miracle whip”]Miracle Whip[/url] (no substitutes) (see note below)
  • 1 tsp. chives
  • paprika, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Hard boil the eggs for 15 minutes.
  2. Let sit until cool.
  3. Remove peels.
  4. Slice eggs in halves lengthwise and put cooked egg yolks in bowl.
  5. Mash the yolks really well with a fork or potato masher.
  6. Break cooked bacon up into very tiny pieces.
  7. Add parsley, sugar, pepper chives and mustard.
  8. Add Miracle Whip – start with ½ to 1 cup and add until mixture is no longer lumpy, but not runny! I can’t give you an exact amount, I just add until it gets to be the texture it’s supposed to be.
  9. Place eggs in egg trays or whatever container you are going to use to serve them.
  10. Fill eggs with deviled egg mixture.
  11. Sprinkle the tops generously with paprika.
  12. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Notes
You cannot substitute light versions of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise in this recipe. They completely diminish the flavor.[br] [br]Don’t leave out the paprika or sugar or you won’t achieve the right kick for this recipe.[br][br]The eggs need to cool before peeling. If you are under a time crunch then run cold water over them until you bring the temperature down sufficiently enough so that they peel easily.

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

My son always referred to these as a great Bacon and Egg Breakfast!

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Each mouthful of The BEST Deviled Eggs is a culinary delight! They are a bit of work to put together, but once you taste them, I believe you will agree with me that they are fantastic!

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13 Replies to "The BEST Deviled Eggs"

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    Rebekah Green April 16, 2017 (3:48 pm)

    These are sooooooo good! Just my kind of deviled egg! Full of flavor and texture! Me and my husband love them! I just made them and will be taking them to the family Easter dinner tonight. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

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      Teresa April 17, 2017 (1:36 pm)

      You’re welcome, Rebekah. My mom used to make these eggs for us all the time. We love them too! 🙂

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    Jilian September 18, 2015 (11:38 pm)

    these eggs are fantastic! I now make them at all the functions my family goes to! I have taken a few short cuts though. (I just had a baby and have a toddler and preschooler so I get the easy pass! ha!) I use already cooked, peeled and chilled hard boiled eggs. I bake the bacon in the oven. I also use fresh parsley and chives since they are in my garden. I used a stand mixer to mix. I have used the processor once and with the fresh herbs its a ugly mess, and doesn’t taste the same. I love that chunky texture, the processor made it way too smooth. Thank you again for this fabulous recipe!

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      Teresa September 20, 2015 (7:32 pm)

      Hi, Jillian, thank you for letting me know how much you enjoyed these eggs. I have used parsley and chives in them before, too, and liked them that way. I love these eggs with the bacon. They’re great as leftovers for breakfast the next day. 🙂

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    Heidy September 4, 2015 (7:43 am)

    The recipe doesn’t say how much miracle whip…:(

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa September 4, 2015 (9:13 am)

      Hey, Heidy, you actually had to look down in the directions to see that I start with 1/2 to 1 cup. It’s never an exact amount, if the eggs are bigger I use more, or less, just depending on the texture. I try to make it somewhat smooth and creamy without being soupy. I’ve changed the recipe card to reflect this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    Mark Kennedy October 25, 2012 (5:40 pm)

    I made these for the Coffe House at Church. BIG HIT! They did not last long.

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      Teresa October 25, 2012 (7:45 pm)

      They really are fabulous! I can’t remember every hearing anyone saying they didn’t like these delicious eggs!

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    flyfishbrat October 16, 2012 (8:21 pm)

    I just love all of your photos. Very detailed step by step. I’m sending your recipe to my niece so she can see exactly how to make deviled eggs. Thanks for sharing.

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      Teresa October 16, 2012 (10:03 pm)

      I hope she enjoys it!

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