Deviled eggs have long been at the top of my list for favorite appetizers, side dishes and snacks to stash in the fridge!
Not only for their CREAMY and addictingly delicious flavor, but because each of the recipes for these keto snacks can almost always be made with ingredients I have already, and they are usually incredibly fast and simple!
Even though they are high protein keto snacks, they have luxurious flavors that feel like I’m having a special treat! These creamy bites make a perfect and satisfying keto breakfast or give me a delicious and healthy option at parties when I’m easily tempted by all the other options.
They’re pretty perfect! Let’s check out these low carb recipes!
From avocado, to relish, to pickled to bacon. There are SO many ways to upgrade everyone’s favorite party keto appetizers, and this list is here to prove it!
Here are the 11 best deviled eggs recipes:
1. Classic Deviled Eggs
These low to no carb classic deviled eggs are savory little bursts of deep robust flavor packed into bite sized portions you can eat with your hands.
Just because they’re the classic, doesn’t mean they’re boring… It just means more time has gone into perfecting their ratios and ingredients! Check out what I mean!
2. Deviled Eggs With Bacon
Looking for a tasty party appetizer or a fast, low carb, protein filled snack? Try these keto deviled eggs with bacon! They are egg-citingly irresistible!
Not only do I LOVE adding bacon for its flavor, but I also love the much-desired crunch it adds to the top of each bite!
3. Avocado Deviled Eggs
These are the creamy avocado deviled eggs of your dreams! These apps are loaded with healthy fats, low carbs, protein and love! Perfect for those of you looking for an option without mayonnaise.
Double the recipe, they won’t last long!
4. Deviled Eggs Without Mayo
The best substitute for mayo in deviled eggs is Greek yogurt or 1/2 of a mashed avocado.
5. Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Try some extra devilish eggs! These jalapeno popper deviled eggs have a kick that takes this classic side dish from wow to kapow!
Since I LOVE jalapeno poppers so, I decided to use cream cheese, bacon crumbles, and cheddar in the filling for this recipe. It makes the most INCREDIBLE filling… these bad boys disappear as quickly as I can make them!
6. Deviled Eggs With Relish
Combining eggs with relish gives them a slightly sweet and sour flavor that’s to die for! To my classic deviled eggs, you’ll want to add:
- 3 tablespoons of relish
- 2 tablespoons olives, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
7. Spicy Deviled Eggs
These spicy deviled eggs have all those traditional, creamy, mouth-watering flavors we love, but with a little extra something special! Some extra spices take these eggs to an unexpected new level.
Now, I decided to make a spice mix and dip the egg whites in the spice. This is totally optional — you can instead add the spices to the filling and bring the heat that way.
I like dipping the whites in the spice because it not only makes for a prettier dish to bring to parties, but it reminds us that the egg whites are part of the dish too!
8. Smoked Deviled Eggs
Amp up your snack game with these smoked deviled eggs! This dish is the sophisticated culinary cousin of the classic, and it is going to blow you away!
For this variation, all you’ve got to do is toss your cooked and peeled eggs in the smoker for 30 minutes. It’ll add a beautiful brown exterior to the eggs and a delicious smoky flavor.
9. Pickled Deviled Eggs
Pickle your favorite deviled egg recipe (such as my classic deviled eggs) with just a few extra steps:
- Hard boil and peel 12 eggs.
Meanwhile, add apple cider vinegar (1 cup), sugar (1 tablespoon), salt (2 teaspoons), and water (3 cups) to a large pot. and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
Add 1 small peeled + cut in half beet and bring it to a boil.
Once boiling, allow the liquid to cool slightly, then pour liquid and beet into a large heat-safe bowl, along with the hardboiled and peeled eggs.
Allow eggs to sit in liquid for at least 3 hours up to overnight. (The longer you keep your eggs in the liquid, the darker they will be!! I did 3 hours for the eggs in these photos.)
- Slice in half, make your filling, fill the eggs whites, and enjoy!
10. Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Here’s another one of my faves! Think of these as a protein-packed, low carb, bagel and lox alternative.
For this variation, I like to use cream cheese for 1/2 the mayo. Then dice up some smoked salmon and add it in! Red onions and capers are tasty options to add to this mix.
Sprinkle some Everything But the Bagel seasoning on top (WAY cheaper at Trader Joes), and you’ve got your new favorite breakfast!
11. Deviled Egg Salad
All the flavors we adore in deviled eggs, swirled into an easy to transport, serve and eat deviled egg salad. You may never go back to the half shell version!
I love this one for lunches! Scoop it onto your favorite bread, or spread a layer onto a piece of romaine. Serve it over a bed of lettuce, and viola!
These healthy recipes are an amazing base for a low carb meal – whether you’re planning a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Pair them with some low carb veggies for a perfectly balanced meal that checks all the good-for-you boxes.
Remember – these recipes are low carb (and are packed with protein!), but NOT low in calorie… Usually, 2 eggs have only 1 net carb, BUT, there is a lot of fat in the yolks, and fat added for flavor – think mayo, bacon, and avocado!
Here are a few tips to success when it comes to making any of these recipes:
- Don’t over cook your eggs – the yolks will discolor, and the whites will be rubbery. I prefer using the instantpot!
- Don’t use a serrated or dull knife – The serrated will leave ugly ridges, and a dull one will mush about your whole egg. Use a regular, sharp paring or chef’s knife.
- Do use a sieve to mash your yolks – a fork will make it dense and heavy.
- Do watch your proportions – get relatively equal amounts of yolk mixture to egg white for ideal flavor and texture.
One of the biggest rules about these recipes is to ONLY fill them soon before they are to be eaten. Go ahead and make your mix in advance, but keep it separate from the whites, and keep them both in airtight containers in the fridge.
When it comes to exactly how to make deviled eggs, you can get as creative as you like! Try filling a pastry bag and pipe it decoratively.
You can use a spoon to lump it unceremoniously into the egg white halves. You can just set out a bowl and let people use the whites to scoop up the filling like chips (not recommended, but, I won’t judge!)
These truly are beginner recipes with five-star flavor! My only other serving suggestion is to make more than you think you’ll need – they go fast!
Deviled eggs are an easy, delicious staple in my meal planning, and I love all these options to customize them. Comment below with your favorite variation!