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Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Shake up those traditional flavors by serving up a platter of Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs.  They're a true bite of bacon-cheddar deliciousness!
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Shake up those traditional flavors by serving up a platter of Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs.  They're a true bite of bacon-cheddar deliciousness!


If there's one thing we can't get enough of at our house, it's deviled eggs!  My husband is the king deviled egg lover of the family, but our 6-year-old daughter and I aren't far behind.  Being a true Southern man, to my husband deviled eggs aren't just a snack, appetizer, or party food ... No, to him, they're a bonafide full-fledged side dish.

Before moving to the South (I grew up in Vermont), I didn't realize this humble little dish was held in such high regard.  Sure, I liked deviled eggs when I was growing up.  But to me then, they were something we typically had at Easter and at the occasional party throughout the rest of the year.

But in the South?  Oh, in the South it's a totally different story.  Deviled eggs are a highly-prized treat that grace the tables of every potluck, party, covered dish lunch, and about any other type of event you can imagine.  And all those platters of deviled eggs at these events? ... Highly sought after and always  the first trays to be empty.  There's just something irresistible about these tasty little eggs.

Now when it comes to enjoying these little beauties, we are very partial to good-old classic Southern deviled eggs ... complete with their ever-present sprinkling of paprika on top.  {Though I also add a little slice of baby dill pickle to mine!  If you'd like to get a bit more creative with your garnish, check out my list of 10 Deviled Egg Garnishes that Aren't a Sprinkling of Paprika for some fun ideas.}

But you know, we sure love to mix it up with our deviled eggs flavors, too.  Like with these Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs.

Filling for bacon-cheddar deviled eggs.

For this tasty bacon-laced version, simply mix a good dose of  chopped green onion, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese into the egg yolk filling for fabulous bacon-cheddar flavor.  

I highly recommend grating your own cheddar cheese for this recipe rather than using packaged pre-shredded cheese.  Grating the cheese yourself brings a more creamy texture to the egg yolk mixture as it tends to be more moist than the pre-packaged stuff.

Once the bacon-cheddar filling is mixed up, I load it into a disposable piping bag fitted with an extra-large tip to pipe the mixture into the egg whites.  This makes quick work of the filling process, and to me is way easier than trying to spoon the filling in.

Using a piping bag makes quick work of filling deviled eggs, whether they're classic flavor or these Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs.

Pop these babies on an egg plate {or a regular plate works just fine}, and serve up a platter of bacon-cheddar deliciousness.  Or, mix up the flavors and include some Bacon & Scallion Deviled Eggs or Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs, too!

But whatever flavors you serve up, if you want to enjoy your fair share, just make sure you get to the platter before my husband does.

Serve up a plate of Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs and enjoy pure deviled egg deliciousness.
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Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. shredded medium or sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 1 T. chopped chives or green onion {plus a little bit more for garnish}
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
Directions
  1. Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mash yolks with a fork until they resemble a sandy texture. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined and smooth.
  3. Fold in shredded cheddar, 1 slice of crumbled bacon {reserving the rest for sprinkling on top}, and chopped chives {or green onion}.
  4. Place yolk mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.** Pipe yolk mixture into the cavity of each egg white.
  5. Sprinkle tops of the eggs with the remaining slice of crumbled bacon and a few chopped chives.
NOTES:
* I recommend grating the cheddar cheese yourself rather than using packaged pre-shredded cheese, as grating the cheese yourself brings a more creamy texture to the egg yolk mixture.

** I use a disposable piping bag.  A zip-top baggie can also be used ~ place yolk mixture in the baggie, seal, and cut a bottom corner of the baggie.  Or, simply use two spoons to spoon the yolk mixture into the egg whites.

Enjoy!




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10 Deviled Egg Garnishes {that aren't a sprinkling of paprika}


Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs ~ Shake up those traditional deviled egg flavors. These are a true bite of bacon-cheddar deliciousness!


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10 comments

  1. My husband (also from the south) thinks we should have deviled eggs at every meal! He was very disappointed when I didn't make any for Thanksgiving! This recipe looks like a version he would like!

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  2. They look Delicious.
    "good dose of chopped green onion" Not listed in with rest of your ingredients. About how many did you use?

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    1. Oops! The recipe should read 1 T. chopped chives OR green onion. So, use a tablespoon ... or a little touch more, if you'd like. I just updated the recipe to reflect this. Thank you so much, Colleen!

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  3. Thank U Tracey.
    Having family gathering today so yesterday (using your recipe) I made 60 deviled eggs. My family are big eaters plus they All love deviled eggs. I have 2 grown daughters - their husbands; 9 grand children and 2 great grand babies both born within a month of each other last Fall.
    Enjoy your weekennd

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  4. These look delicious! Will have to give them a try! :)

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  5. Your deviled eggs look SO good Tracey! Thanks for sharing them at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy and congrats - you're one of our Featured Guests this week!

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  6. We love deviled eggs and this is a delicious recipe! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  7. We love Devilled Eggs, but I've never had them with bacon and cheddar. Your recipe sounds delicious, Tracey. Pinning! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

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  8. We will love your special Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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