We think it's time to reassess the most appropriate time to eat deviled eggs.
Sure, they're a potluck item that everyone loves. But why limit a healthy, protein-filled snack to the few times a year when you're hosting or entertaining?
The truth is, deviled eggs are the perfect snack for low-carb dieters. They're full of protein and satiating fat, both of which can help you lose weight. And they're easy to make in bulk during your weekly meal planning. (They take less than 30 minutes to make.)
Oh, and did we mention our version has bacon?
However you choose to consume/prepare them—for a party, or for a party of one—we're sure you're going to love this low-carb bacon deviled eggs recipe.
The spices we add to this recipe make them much more interesting and flavorful than your standard recipes!
Features of this Recipe
Ingredients Used in this Recipe
- Dijon mustard
- Hot sauce
- Spices like paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder
Why You'll Love These Bacon Deviled Eggs
When deviled eggs come to mind, most people think of those fancy little appetizers they might pop one or two of at a dinner party.
But we think it's time to update this line of thinking. Because deviled eggs—this bacon deviled eggs recipe especially—are a perfectly suitable option for weekday snacks on a low-carb or keto diet.
In fact, they're one of the best options you have at your disposal.
Why? Here are a few reasons:
- Eggs are the perfect keto snack for between-meal refueling.
- They're devilishly (see what we did there?) easy to make. It doesn't matter what you're using this recipe for (snacking or as a party appetizer). You can easily prep a dozen or more in under a half hour.
- They're loaded with fat and flavor. The unique combination of bacon, mustard, and spices gives these deviled eggs a savory, salty flavor that supersedes the plain old recipes that just call for eggs, salt, and paprika.
If these reasons haven’t sold you on making deviled eggs more frequently, perhaps the health benefits below will.
Top 3 Health Benefits of this Recipe:
Brain-healthy. Cancer-fighting. Good for weight loss. These are just three of the ways we can describe the health benefits of these keto deviled eggs with bacon. Check them out:
- Eggs do your body (and brain) plenty of good: Any low-carb dieter can do themselves a favor by eating more eggs. One large egg has more than 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat with less than half a gram of carbs [*]. They're also a rich source of calcium, zinc, and selenium, which is why eggs are considered a superfood that promotes brain health [*].
- Mustard is surprisingly good for you: If you're on keto or paleo, you might already know mustard as the condiment (along with hot sauce) that you put on everything. But besides adding a little pizazz to your food, did you know that mustard seeds contain tons of an incredibly healthy compound called allyl isothiocyanate [*]? This compound is packed with antioxidants and has been shown to reduce your risk of several different types of cancer. So keep using it on your low-carb foods, especially these eggs!
- High-protein snacks can help you lose weight: If anything, we're taught that being a snacker is the reason we can't lose weight. But anyone who says that is making a blanket statement. It's a fact that snacking, by itself, has nothing to do with the success of a weight loss program, so long as you are sticking to healthy foods between meals [*] and keeping an eye on calories and macros. These bacon deviled eggs are a perfect example. They're packed with protein and fat, two macronutrients that help keep you full longer—protein is considered an especially important nutrient for weight loss and weight management [*].
Other Low-Carb Appetizers and Snacks to Try
Keto Deviled Eggs With Bacon
- Yield: 6
- Serving size: 2 Pieces
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- 3 slices bacon
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash hot sauce
- ¼ teaspoon paprika (plus more for garnish)
- Slice the bacon into thin pieces and put into a pan. Put on the stove at medium-low heat. Cook slowly, stirring often until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy.
- Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the eggs and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the eggs for 12 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the pot and put into a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for 10-15 minutes until cooled.
- Peel the eggs, slice in half and remove the yolks into a separate bowl.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together with the egg yolks, along with 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.
- Lay the egg white halves onto a serving platter. Put a couple of pieces of bacon in the bottom of the egg white halves.
- Put the egg yolk mixture into a piping bag or a plastic zip-lock bag with the bottom corner cut off.
- Pipe the mixture into the egg white halves and top each with remaining pieces of bacon.
- Sprinkle with a little paprika to garnish. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
- Fat: 14g
- Protein: 8g
- Total Carbohydrates: 1g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar Alcohol: 0g
- Net Carbohydrates: 1g
- Fat: 78%
- Protein: 20%
- Carbohydrates: 2%