These delicious keto deviled eggs with bacon have a creamy and velvety sour cream filling, with savory cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon, and fresh chives. If you need a quick low carb appetizer to bring to a holiday party, or an easy recipe to pack in your lunch, this is the perfect deviled eggs recipe.
I love taking classic dishes like Deviled Eggs and giving them a fun twist with new flavors. For this recipe, I took inspiration from loaded potato skins -- and combined those classed ingredients with deviled eggs.
This recipe for loaded low carb deviled eggs requires only a handful of ingredients and takes almost no time at all to prepare.
This recipe starts off with, you guessed it, hard-boiled eggs. Eggs are a healthy part of a low-carb diet. Eggs are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats. The fat and protein in eggs will help you feel fuller longer, making it easier for you to resist sugary snacks. My keto deviled eggs are one of the ideal low carb recipes to serve to a crowd.
Ingredients in Keto Deviled Eggs
What else goes into Loaded Deviled Eggs? I like to make a dressing with sour cream, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. I add savory cheddar cheese, crisp salty bacon, and fresh chives to top it all off.
You can really flavor deviled eggs with anything. For a kick add a little chipotle puree. For a zing how about a tiny bit of lime zest. For a hint of smokey flavor sprinkle the tops with smoked paprika.
Making Hard Boiled Eggs
Over the years, I’ve tried so many ways to hard-boil eggs. I’ve tried starting eggs in cold water, starting eggs in boiling water, adding vinegar to the pot, even piercing the eggshells with a pin. But my favorite way to hard-boil eggs -- hands down -- is in my Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot and want to learn the method for perfect hard-boiled eggs, check out this post: Instant Pot Boiled Eggs. You’ll get easy-to-peel eggs with tender whites and creamy yolks, every time.
You can also make great, easy-to-peel, hard-boiled eggs on the stove. I like to use the hot-start method to make stovetop hard-boiled eggs. To do this, you’ll first bring a large pot of water up to a rolling boil on high heat. Then, once the water is boiling, add the eggs. I like to do this with tongs or a slotted spoon to avoid any splashing water. Simmer the eggs for 12 minutes, and after they have cooked, take the pot off the heat and immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath.
And there you go -- peel the eggs and you're ready to start making Keto Deviled Eggs.
Can I Make Deviled Eggs with Dyed Easter Eggs?
Of course! We do this after Easter every year. Don't be alarmed if the white portion is a bit more colorful than normal but as long as you didn't leave your hardboiled Easter eggs out of the fridge for more than a couple of hours they are fine to eat.
An Easy Way to Fill Deviled Eggs
A small spoon works quite well to scoop the egg yolk filling into the white part of the egg halves. I've also seen success using a small cookie scoop to fill the whites.
For party-perfect Keto Deviled Eggs, you can also use a piping bag to pipe the filling into the egg whites. You don't even need a real piping bag — just scoop the filling into a zip-top plastic bag, squeeze the filling into a corner, and snip off the corner of the bag. It's a lot easier to do than it may seem and less messy!
More Egg Based Keto Recipes
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Storing Deviled Eggs
If you are making these Keto Deviled Eggs for a party appetizer, you might be wondering if you can make them ahead of time and if they can stay safely stored in your refrigerator. Well, you're in luck -- you can make these deviled eggs up to 1-2 days in advance and store them in a sealed container until you are ready to serve them. For best results, I like to keep the whites and the filling separate. I keep the egg yolk filling sealed in a resealable plastic bag, and fill the egg whites when I'm ready to serve them.
In addition, unpeeled hard-boiled eggs (still in the shell) can be refrigerated up to one week. Peeled hard-boiled eggs can also be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for one week.
Here's an important food safety note: Deviled eggs, like any egg recipe, should only be stored a maximum of 2 hours at room temperature.
- Make hard-boiled eggs: Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Carefully place eggs in the hot water. Place the lid on the pot, reduce heat to low, and cook the eggs on a bare simmer for 12 minutes.
- Remove the eggs to an ice bath and chill for 10-15 minutes. Carefully peel the eggs.
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove egg yolks and place in a mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks.
- Add the sour cream, mustard, shredded cheese, bacon, chives, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. You may add more sour cream to reach desired smoothness.
- Taste for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper as needed. Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture into the halved egg whites. Garnish with additional cheese, chives, and bacon, if desired. Chill and serve.
Originally Published November 29, 2018. Revised and Republished February 16, 2021.