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Last Updated on October 23, 2022
At first, I thought keto was just another low-carb diet that guaranteed you’d lose 20 pounds in 10 days. But I was wrong. Keto isn’t a diet that promotes starving, but a healthy food regimen where you can eat many delicious foods and still lose weight!
That’s why I’ve decided to give traditional appetizers a little keto touch. So I came up with this delicious keto deviled eggs recipe that’ll satisfy everyone’s taste buds!
Before starting, make sure your pantry is ready with the following items:
- Six large eggs
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard
- Paprika or other optional toppings
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Apple cider vinegar
This recipe is an excellent way to turn simple ingredients into a masterpiece! And anyone can give it a personal touch with different spice combos.
As I’m always down for healthier alternatives, my go-to option is homemade avocado oil mayo or mashed avocado instead of store-bought mayo. Another thing you can replace in this deviled egg recipe is dijon mustard, as its tangy flavor doesn’t suit everyone. So if you prefer milder tastes, I suggest regular yellow mustard instead.
Deviled Eggs Nutritional Facts
I know keto recipes should be healthy and nutritious, so I calculated the nutrients per serving of a single deviled egg. Note that six large eggs yield 12 deviled eggs.
- Calories: 81
- Total fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 2g (no trans fat)
- Unsaturated fat: 5g
- Carbs: 1g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 126mg
- Sodium: 72mg
Simple Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Got your ingredients ready? Let’s cook the best deviled eggs!
Prepare the Eggs
This recipe starts with boiling eggs. Use a medium-sized pot filled with three cups of water to cover six large eggs. After putting the lid on the pot, turn the stove on. The high-temperature setting will bring the water to a rolling boil fast. When that happens, turn the stove off, but leave the pot on it for 10 more minutes to hard-boil eggs.
There’s a trick that I do whenever I’m in a hurry: using an instant pot. It saves me extra time, as it takes only eight minutes to boil eggs for this recipe. Unlike regular boiling egg prep, I need only a 1/4 cup of water to fill the bowl.
Then, I put the eggs on the metal tray above the water and put the lid on. And the beeper always notifies me when it’s done. So when that happens, I just turn the instant pot off and leave the air pressure to drop.
Cool and Peel the Eggs
Well-cooked eggs deserve a nice ice bath. So once they’re out of the pot, let the eggs sit in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. This ice bath will make eggs peel easily.
Next, use a slotted spoon to get hard-boiled eggs out of the cool water. They can air-dry, but you can take a towel and wipe the eggs down before peeling. Then, crack the eggs on the countertop and roll them. The shells will then drop off with ease.
Prepare Egg White Halves
After removing the shell, it’s time to cut the boiled eggs in half lengthwise. And I prefer to slice them with a sharp knife as it won’t break the whites. But kitchen scissors can do the job, too.
Then, use a spoon to remove yolks from the egg white halves before moving them to a serving platter.
Make Egg Yolk Filling
Yolks from every egg half are the basis of the deviled egg filling. So they go in a large bowl for a nice mash. After mashing egg yolks, enrich them with mayo and dijon mustard and mix everything until the filling gets smooth.
As for seasonings, add salt and pepper to taste, of course. But there are endless spice combos to try. For instance, you can add an extra pinch of smoked paprika if you like smoky flavors. A squeeze of hot sauce or extra dijon mustard adds another level of hotness to this appetizer.
Sometimes I dare to add fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro in keto deviled eggs for guests who avoid hot foods but enjoy fresh, zesty aromas. Also, a few drops of balsamico or apple cider vinegar add tanginess to the mayonnaise-mustard mixture. Pickle juice and dill are a nice combo to try as well.
In all cases, it’s important to have the occasion and guests on your mind.
Fill the Egg Whites
When the filling is cool enough, it’s stuffing time. You can use a spoon or a piping bag, whatever you have on hand, and fill every egg white half with that yummy egg yolk mixture.
I like using a piping bag to make deviled eggs super-decorative. If you don’t have it, a plastic bag comes in handy instead. Just don’t overfill it with stuffing and squeeze the air out. Then, twist the top, cut one corner off to get a piping tip, and you’re good to go.
Be Creative With Toppings
This is where the magic happens! My humble opinion is that smoked paprika as garnish goes well with turmeric. But when I make the eggs with apple cider vinegar or balsamico, I prefer to top them with finely chopped fresh chives or coarsely ground pepper.
Likewise, smoked salmon as a topping will boost the fatty content in low-carb deviled eggs. But be careful, as it adds calories, too. And when I’m in the mood for something crispy, I garnish every deviled egg with bacon bits and some chives for freshness.
Serve Your Appetizers
Since deviled eggs taste best when served cold, make sure to leave them in a fridge for a while. Also, refrigerating is necessary on hot days, as boiled eggs and mayo can spoil in no time.
What to Serve With Keto Deviled Eggs
Keto deviled eggs are a great appetizer, but you can complement them with other low-carb side dishes.
Slaws are great examples of healthy dishes full of vegetables that go great with deviled eggs. For example, coleslaw is a refreshing side dish if you love cabbage.
And for those who don’t like leafy veggies, broccoli slaw is a nice replacement. It brings a bit of freshness, and an extra mayonnaise in the dressing will keep everyone full.
A cucumber and dill slaw is another option. It’s crunchy and savory, making it a perfect combo with deviled eggs.
Bacon, Jerky, or Turkey Roast
Fried bacon and jerky slices can be great side dishes for keto deviled eggs. Just serve them in a small bowl near this finger food, and you’re good to go. And when you want to take it easy on fat intake, oven-bake bacon or jerky slices instead of frying them.
Turkey roast is an excellent side dish when serving keto deviled eggs for Thanksgiving dinner. Thin slices of turkey are a great protein addition to these fatty bombs.
Leafy Greens Salad
Salads are my safe bet when I don’t have much time. And as leafy greens are keto-approved, I usually serve a large bowl filled with these vegetables as a healthy side dish.
Asparagus is an excellent addition to keto deviled eggs and is easy to make. I like to fry or grill it lightly and sprinkle it with vinegar and ground pepper.
Cheese and deviled eggs on a plate look decorative, and I like to top everything up with some extra paprika and fresh herbs.
Keto Deviled Eggs Storage Tips
So, what should you do with keto deviled egg leftovers? How can you keep them fresh for an upcoming party? Let me tell you some tips.
You can store a small batch of this appetizer for up to two days in an airtight container in a refrigerator. However, if you know that you’ll still have some keto deviled eggs behind, it’s best to freeze them.
In general, egg recipes aren’t suitable for freezing, but you can still get the egg yolk mixture out and freeze it in a sealed bag. Try not to overfill these bags to avoid bursting and leaking the yolk mixture.
Remember that deep freezing doesn’t work for white halves. They release a lot of water during defrosting, making them rubberish and tasteless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Have Boiled Eggs on Keto?
Boiled eggs are the perfect food for healthy recipes while on keto. They abound in protein, and yolks are an excellent source of healthy fats.
Is Mayo Keto-Friendly?
Yes, this condiment is low in protein, loaded with healthy fats, and has almost zero carbs. Moreover, even store-bought mayo is mostly in line with keto diet requirements, but make sure it doesn’t have hidden sugars, which can interrupt ketosis.
How Many Carbs Are in Deviled Eggs?
Keto deviled eggs are probably among the best low-carb recipes, as the carb content in this appetizer is minimal (1g per serving).
When Can I Prepare Keto Deviled Eggs?
You can make this appetizer a few hours before guests arrive, as it needs some time to cool before serving.
You can also make it a few days earlier. Just make sure to boil the eggs and refrigerate them for up to a week. Then, a couple of hours before the party, slice every egg in half lengthwise and start preparing the filling and stuffing egg white halves right before serving.
Keto deviled eggs are a perfect snack for the upcoming holiday season. They take minimal effort to make, but they’ll surely satisfy everyone’s cravings. The point is to be creative with seasonings and extras. And as these appetizers are super yummy and healthy, your guests probably won’t stop at just one deviled egg!
Simple Keto Deviled made with less than 5 ingredients
- Fill a medium pot with 3 cups and water and place the 6 eggs. Cover the pot with a lit and turn the stove on to high.
- Bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat. Leave the pot on the stove for 10 minutes.
- Remove eggs from pan and them in a bowl with cold water. Let them sit for 10 minutes to cool down. Remove from the bowl and dry with a towel.
- Remove the shell from the eggs and slice them in half. Remove the yolks and put them in a medium bowl. Set the egg whites aside on a plate.
- Add the mayo, onion powder, turmeric and dijon mustard to the bowl with a eggs yolks a mix with a spoon until smooth.
- Place the filling by the spoonful into the egg whites and sprinkle paprika over the top.
How to Hard Boil Eggs in your Instant Pot:
- Add 1/4 cup of water to the instant pot bowl and then add in the metal tray.
- Add your eggs and close the lid
- Hit the Manual button and add 8 minutes of time.
- Once your pressure cooker beeps to notify you that the cycle is done, turn the pressure value to remove the air pressure inside the bowl.
- Remove your eggs and place them in cold water for 10 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
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