Deviled egg fans unite! We are so excited to share this fun and healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs recipe with you as a high-protein snack or appetizer you can make for any gathering. These Deviled Eggs without Mayo are made with heart healthy avocado in the filling, plus a splash of lemon juice, crispy bacon, and fresh herbs for out-of-this-world flavor. Expect your deviled egg tray to be the first empty dish at every party when you show up with this clever take on “green eggs and ham”!
You’ve Never Had Green Eggs & Ham Like This!
We replaced the typical mayonnaise or Miracle Whip mixture used in most deviled eggs recipes with ripe avocado. The egg filling is creamy and nutritious, with added texture from crispy bacon pieces, a touch of acidity from fresh lemon juice, and fresh notes from flavorful green herbs.
ingredients to make avocado deviled Eggs
This easy and fun appetizer for Deviled Eggs without Mayo calls for just a few flavorful ingredients. They combine to make the most delicious spin on this favorite appetizer that everyone will love to devour!
- Hard-cooked eggs – see How to Make Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
- Avocado – use a ripe medium avocado
- Bacon – cook 3 pieces until crisp; 2 slices go into the egg filling and the other slice gets chopped into pieces for a garnish on top
- Lemon juice – a dash of fresh lemon juice helps bright all the flavors; can substitute lime juice in a pinch
- Fresh herbs – ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, parsley, or chives (or a mix); you’ll also want to use some fresh herbs to sprinkle over the finished eggs as garnish
- Fine salt and black pepper
- Paprika or cracked black pepper – optional, but adds a beautiful touch
If you’d like, you could add more flavorful ingredients to the filling, such as finely chopped red onion, mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, or even jalapeño.
how to make avocado deviled Eggs with bacon
Follow these simple steps to make this appetizer quickly and easily for your next gathering of friends and family.
- Cook and peel the eggs: You can purchase hard-cooked eggs to make this recipe even faster. Or use our fool-proof method for perfectly cooked easy-peel hard-boiled eggs. We recommend cooking the hard-boiled eggs a day or two before you prepare these Avocado Deviled Eggs. Once peeled, cut each egg in half and remove the yolks.
- Make the filling: In the bowl of a food processor, place the yolks of all but 4 of the egg halves. This includes yolks from 12 of the halves, avocado, 2 pieces of bacon, lemon juice, herbs, salt, and pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor as needed with a rubber spatula. Continue to blend until the filling is smooth. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also mash the filling mixture with a fork.
- Fill the eggs: Using a piping bag or spoon, divide the filling among the egg white halves. Use roughly 1 to 1/2 tablespoons of filling in each.
- Garnish the deviled eggs: Break the final piece of bacon into 16 small pieces. Place one piece of bacon in each egg half as a garnish. If desired, sprinkle additional fresh herbs, paprika, cracked black pepper, or flaked sea salt lightly over the deviled eggs.
tips to make perfect Avocado deviled eggs
We had so much fun perfecting this recipe for Deviled Eggs without Mayo. And we have the following tips to share so that they’ll turn out perfect for you, too:
- Make the hard-cooked eggs ahead of time – see the tip box below for how to make perfect hard-cooked eggs that peel easily. By cooking the eggs 1-2 days in advance, the whites will be firm and sturdy when it comes time to fill them.
- Don’t use all of the yolks in the filling – we purposely have you use less yolks when you blend the deviled egg filling so that the green color and flavor from the avocado shows through more
- Chop the bacon into fine pieces – if using a piping bag, blend the ingredients until the bacon is chopped very small. This helps ensure the bacon pieces don’t clog the piping bag as you filling them
- Make these avocado deviled eggs just before serving – as with all deviled egg recipes, these will be best when prepared just shortly before you serve them. If you’re hosting, wait until just before guests arrive to pipe the filling into the egg halves. If you’re taking them to a potluck, picnic, or party, wait to pipe the filling into the eggs halves, if possible. Not only will it be easier to travel with them, but they’ll also be at their utmost freshness when served.
how to fill deviled eggs with filling
You can use two methods to fill these no-mayo deviled eggs with the creamy avocado filling:
Spoon method: This is the easiest and fastest route to deviled eggs. Simply blend or mash the filling until creamy and smooth, then spoon the filling into each hard-cooked egg half.
Piping method: We love the look of this Avocado Deviled Eggs recipe when you pipe the filling into each egg. The only thing you need to make sure to do is to keep processing until the bacon pieces are very finely chopped up. That way they won’t plug the hole in your piping bag as you’re filling the eggs.
when to serve These Delicious Eggs
This recipe for avocado deviled eggs is the perfect appetizer recipe to serve at a variety of occasions. Here are some times when they’d be a perfect addition:
- St. Patrick’s Day – the slight green hue from the avocado makes these a fun “green food” to serve on this light-hearted holiday
- Easter – you can’t go wrong when serving deviled eggs at an Easter brunch, and we think these Avocado Deviled Eggs or our Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs provide an upgrade to the original recipe
- Brunch – an easy no-bake hors d’oeuvres that adds nice variety to typical brunch foods
- Potlucks, Picnics, & Parties – consider making a double batch, as they’re sure to disappear quickly!
- Bridal & Baby Showers – never would a bride- or mom-to-be shun this healthier and flavorful take on deviled eggs
- Dr. Seuss Day – the famous author of the beloved children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham” has a day named after him. Every March 2 (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) people honor this creative, rhyming genius by reading his books and watching his movies (The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who – to name a few). And we think Dr. Seuss Day is the perfect occasion to serve this playful, delicious, and healthful avocado deviled eggs recipe that is a play on “green eggs and ham”
are deviled eggs good for you?
Deviled eggs, whether made with avocado, Greek yogurt, or the traditional mayo, get our dietitian stamp of approval as a nutritionally well-rounded, real-food snack. Like all of our recipes here at The Real Food Dietitians, this one includes complete nutritional information in the recipe card, including calories, carbohydrates (carbs), fiber, sodium, and saturated fat. By replacing the mayo with avocado and removing some of the egg yolks, these eggs ring in at less than 50 calories each. And we’ve cut 2g of saturated fat from the classic version while upping the taste in this low-carb appetizer.
healthy ingredients in avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe
The addition of avocado helps increase the monounsaturated fat content in deviled eggs. Here are some of the healthful ingredients that come together here:
- eggs – a powerhouse of nutrition, a single egg provides 6 grams of protein, as well as a variety of important B vitamins and choline, which are needed for overall immunity and brain support
- avocado – whether you consider them a fruit, nut, or veggie (technically, they’re a fruit), avocados are loaded with healthful unsaturated fats that can help lower LDL cholesterol, as well as important heart-supporting minerals
- fresh herbs – we’ve packed 1/4 cup of fresh herbs into the filling in these green deviled eggs for flavor and color. This adds body benefits, too, including anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for your overall health
Can I make Mayo-Less deviled eggs ahead of time?
There are a few steps in this recipe that you can prep ahead of time. First, we recommend you hard boil the eggs one to two days in advance on the stove top, peel them, and refrigerate. This helps make the cooked egg white halves more sturdy. Also, you can cook the bacon ahead of time. Store it wrapped in a paper towel in a container until you make the filling. Finally, you can fully prep the filling 1 to 4 hours ahead of time. Keep it refrigerated until ready to pipe it into the egg halves (which should be done shortly before serving).
how many deviled eggs should i make for a party?
Since some guests won’t eat any and others will eat more, it’s a safe bet to make two deviled eggs (one full egg) per person. So if your party will have 8 to 10 people, this recipe that makes 16 deviled eggs is the perfect size. You can easily double it for a larger gathering.
Servings: 16 deviled eggs 1x
- 8 hard-cooked eggs, peeled (see How to Make Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs)
- 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
- 3 slices crisp-cooked bacon (2 pieces finely chopped/crumbled)
- Juice of ½ large lemon (about 1 ½ tablespoons)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, parsley, or chives (or a mix)
- ½ teaspoon fine salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Dash of paprika, cracked black pepper, flaked sea salt, or more herbs for garnish (optional)
- Cut each peeled hard-cooked egg in half.
- In the bowl of a food processor, place the yolks of all but 4 of the egg halves (the yolks from 12 of the halves), the avocado, the 2 pieces of crumbled bacon, the lemon juice, the herbs, salt, and pepper; process until smooth,* scraping down the sides of the processor as needed with a rubber spatula. Continue to blend until the filling is smooth.
- Using a piping bag or spoon, divide the filling among the egg white halves.
- Break the final piece of bacon into 16 small pieces and place one piece of bacon in each egg half as a garnish. If desired, garnish the eggs with a dash of paprika, cracked black pepper, flaked sea salt, or more herbs before serving.
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* If you plan to pipe the filling into the egg halves, be sure to keep blending until the bacon pieces are broken into very small bits (so they don’t clog the end of your piping bag). If you intend to spoon the filling into the egg halves, you can keep the bacon pieces slightly bigger.
- Serving Size: 1 deviled egg
- Calories: 47
- Fat: 3 g
- (Sat Fat: 1 g)
- Sodium: 127 mg
- Carbohydrate: 1 g
- (Fiber: 1 g
- Sugar: 0 g)
- Protein: 3 g
- Cholesterol: 61 mg
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Jessie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living near Denver, CO where she splits her time among nearby playgrounds, typing away at her trusty laptop, and heating up her home kitchen with delicious experiments. Her best taste tester is her husband, a Denver firefighter with a well-trained palate. A former magazine editor-in-chief, Jessie has a long career in food publishing and health writing. While she once played centerfield for the Northwestern University softball team, Jessie now prefers her fitness in the way of biking up mountain passes and chasing two busy toddlers (the latter proving to be the more exhausting activity).