This Keto Deviled Eggs recipe is a healthy snack you can prepare ahead of time in just a few minutes, but the taste is sure to impress. This recipe is a delicious alternative to traditional deviled egg recipes, and the filling is low-carb, high-fat, and Keto diet friendly!
Maybe you noticed a recent theme here?? I’m talking more about Keto Foods again, with new recipes and specially deviled eggs. Did you see yesterday’s post on The Best way to Store & Transport Deviled Eggs – you’re going to need it after I teach you have to make the perfect deviled eggs recipe today!
Recently I noticed a few deviled egg recipes while surfing the web and I was SHOCKED that they were like totally, um, plain? Seriously, I had no idea that people just mixed yolks with mayo and called them deviled eggs.. or for something really special they’ll add some mustard – wow. No wonder everyone raves about my Flavor BOMB Deviled Eggs!
And let me just say this, if deviled eggs aren’t overtly BORING then they are off on some wild tangent where the creator is going crazy with relish, bacon and hot sauce. I appreciate the creativity they are bringing to a classic deviled egg recipe but for goodness sake, let’s cool it a minute.
I’ve been spoiled by my mother and mother in law – they both made flavorful deviled eggs. So, of course as I made deviled eggs myself, I adapted a little of each of their recipes together for the perfect EGG-PLOSION of FLAVOR (get it, instead of an explosion it’s an EGGplosion! I’m funny, right?!) which our friend Scott calls “Flavor Bomb” Deviled Eggs and the name just stuck.
What’s amazing about my Easy Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe is that is an updated CLASSIC version. A smooth and creamy deviled egg yolk mixture with a welcomed KICK of flavor, addictively delicious. After trying this easy recipe, you will never look at a deviled egg the same!
What Are Deviled Eggs?
Deviled eggs are an appetizer or finger food that is made from hard-boiled eggs. The yolks are removed, turned into a filling, and then put back into the white portion of the eggs.
Why Are They Called Deviled Eggs?
Believe it or not but the deviled egg can be tracked back as far as the ancient Rome. They were often served as hard boiled eggs with a spicy sauce as a first course. The more traditional deviled eggs didn’t come about until the 15th century when they began to mash yolks to create a stuffing for the egg.
The name didn’t really become popular until the 18th and 19th century when foods that were spicy were referred to as “deviled”. And since it was common to use spicy mustard, they quickly became a deviled food.
There are a couple slight variations of classic deviled eggs but for the most part it is pretty clear cut. To make deviled eggs, you take a hard boiled egg, peel it, cut it in half lengthwise, and fill it with a mayonnaise mustard yolk mixture.
Some other ingredients that are commonly found in classic deviled eggs are pickle relish, dijon mustard, vinegar, and of course, sprinkle of paprika.
Keto Deviled Eggs Ingredients
To make the best keto deviled eggs, the kind that are a classic only BETTER, a “flavor bomb” if you will.. here are the simple ingredients you will need:
- 1 dozen eggs, hard boiled (see tips below)
- prepared horseradish*
- dijon mustard*
- Red Wine Vinegar**
- Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener***
- black pepper
- smoked paprika, for garnish
Deviled Egg Substitutions:
Red wine** and white wine vinegar are best for making Keto Deviled Eggs, but in a pinch try apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar.
Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener*** is my favorite keto and low carb sweetener, you can use the white monk fruit or the equivalent of a sweetener that you like; including regular sugar and honey if you can tolerate some extra carbs. I do not recommend stevia for this recipe.
Deviled Egg Toppings & Garnishes
I’m all about a classic sprinkle of smoked paprika as a garnish on my deviled eggs but you do you. Feel free to top your keto deviled eggs with other things like chopped bacon, fresh herbs (parsley, chives, etc) or even a splash of hot sauce.
How To Boil Eggs For this Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe
One topic that seems to get everyone into a heated debate is what is the best way to make hard boiled eggs that peel easily, right?!?! Everyone seems to have a tried and true method, I guess I’m no different.
In my kitchen I prefer to use my Egg Cooker to make hard boiled eggs; I puncture a hole in the round end of the egg and use 4 ounces of water for the perfect cooked-through hard boiled egg for deviled eggs.
I have also made tons of hardboiled eggs on the stovetop as well as in my instant pot (5 minutes w/natural depressurization) – but the method of cooking doesn’t determine how well my eggs peel, however there are 2 variables that make a world of difference.
2 Essentials for Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
These are 2 tips that are essential for making hard boiled eggs that are MOST LIKELY easy to peel, no matter if you are making your eggs on the stove, instant pot, etc.:
- Old Eggs, not freshly laid. We have our own chickens and straight-from-the-coop eggs never ever peel well. Our rule of thumb is 1 week at room temperature or 2 weeks refrigerated before we attempt hard boiled or soft boiled eggs. This gives the membrane between the egg and the shell time to retract and make peeling easier. (BTW yes, fresh unwashed eggs can stay at room temperature without any risk of contamination; however once they are washed OR refrigerated they must stay refrigerated)
- Ice bath, no matter how you cook your hard boiled eggs you must IMMEDIATELY submerge them into a bath of ice cold water (fill a bowl with ice and add a little water) to quickly chill them, also to retract that membrane. When making hard boiled eggs for deviled eggs, I allow them to fully cool in the water bath for the best peeling results.
After you’ve let your hard boiled eggs hang out in the ice bath, use a slotted spoon to gently lift them out and allow them to drain on a paper towel before peeling.
How to make Keto Deviled Eggs
Making Deviled eggs that are low in carbs isn’t very different than making regular deviled eggs. Keto Deviled Eggs have almost zero added carbs, only those which naturally occur in the egg itself and a smidge more from the extra ingredients that give them their signature explosive FLAVOR BOMB!
To get started, once you have your hard boiled eggs peeled, cut your eggs in half lengthwise.
Then remove the yolks from the whites. Place the whites in your deviled egg container and place the yolks in a separate bowl.
Using a fork smash the yolks to break them apart, then add your deviled egg ingredients. You can use a fork to continue mixing the deviled egg filling or a hand/stand mixer. A small food processor will work too and it’s my favorite way to make the smoothest deviled egg filling.
Be cautions, yolks can become starchy if over mixed or processed too much.
Transfer your well mixed (and preferably smooth) deviled egg yolk filling to a pastry bag (aka piping bag) fitted with a decorating tip. I use a tall glass to hold my pastry bag while filling.
Fill each egg white half, using your pastry bag. IF you are not using a pastry bag, just use a small spoon to fill each white egg half.
Sprinkle each deviled egg filled white halves with smoked paprika.
Deviled eggs can be eaten immediately but I think the flavors are best if they are made the day before.
Keto Deviled Egg Recipe FAQ
Can You Make Deviled Eggs Ahead Of Time?
Yes, you can make deviled eggs 1-2 days ahead of time, in fact it actually is better to make them the day before to allow the flavors to come together!
Do You Serve Deviled Eggs Cold?
Yes, deviled eggs are best served cold.
How Long Are Deviled Eggs Good For?
When deviled eggs are stored in the refrigerator (and ideally in an airtight container) they are good for 4-5 days according to the USDA.
Can You Freeze Deviled Eggs?
Although you can freeze the yolk mixture for up to three weeks, you cannot freeze the egg whites, so freezing won’t help preserve the whole deviled egg any longer than in the refrigerator.
Are Deviled Eggs Gluten Free?
Yes, deviled eggs (in this recipe) are 100% gluten-free!
How Many Carbs In Deviled Eggs?
In 2 deviled egg halves (aka 1 whole egg, deviled) there are 2 grams of carbohydrates (see full nutritional information at the bottom of the recipe card)
How Many Calories In A Deviled Egg?
In 2 deviled egg halves (aka 1 whole egg, deviled) there are 333 calories. (see full nutritional information at the bottom of the recipe card)
Are Deviled Eggs Healthy?
The term “healthy” is highly subjective these days. To a vegan, deviled eggs would not be healthy but for vast majority of us, Yes deviled eggs are indeed a food that can be a part of a healthy diet.
Can I use greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in deviled eggs?
For a keto deviled eggs without mayo, Yes greek yogurt (dairy or non-dairy) can be used in place of mayonnaise when making deviled eggs, however it may change the flavor slightly.
How to serve Deviled Eggs
There are a wide variety of ways to serve (aka enjoy) these Keto Deviled eggs, here are a few suggestions:
- The make the perfect low carb snack, in-between meals
- Take them as your covered-dish to your next family gathering (and don’t miss out on my post detailing The Best way to Store & Transport Deviled Eggs)
- The are a great appetizer, rather the PERFECT APPETIZER, served before your meal or as a finger food at your next party
- Eating Deviled Eggs for a quick breakfast is my favorite way to enjoy these low carb Deviled eggs.
For more Easy Keto Recipes to serve at your dinner parties, try these next:
- Easy Keto Salami Pinwheels with Cream Cheese
- Easy Keto Crispy Zucchini Chips
- EASY Keto Broccoli Salad Recipe
- Keto No Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar
“Flavor Bomb” Keto Deviled Egg Recipe
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Chives, chopped
- Cut hard boiled eggs in half, lengthwise and remove yolks. Place whites in your deviled egg tray and yolks in a medium bowl.
- Using a small food processor, combine yolks and remaining ingredients.
- Fill each egg white half with the deviled yolk mixture using a spoon or pastry bag.
- Garnish you deviled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika and fresh chives. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to combine before serving.
- Deviled eggs will keep in your refrigerator for 4-5 days