Jalapeno deviled eggs, a delightful twist on the classic deviled egg recipe, are packed with a bold and tangy flavor. These eggs are the perfect balance of creamy and spicy.
Spice up your next gathering with our deviled egg recipe!
Imagine the creamy filling, loaded with bits of jalapeno and bacon and flavored with mustard — it’s the kind of dish that disappears within minutes at family gatherings, picnics, or potlucks.
This savory appetizer adds a zesty kick and is surprisingly easy to prepare, making it a great option for any party.
You can whip up a batch of these jalapeno deviled eggs in no time, and the ingredients are really easy to find. It’s a simple yet impressive appetizer that will have your guests asking for the recipe.
So, next time you’re looking for an appetizer that’s both delicious and unique, try whipping up a batch of bacon jalapeno deviled eggs!
How to Make Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Carefully slice the hard-boiled eggs in half, keeping the whites intact. Gently remove the yolks and transfer them to a medium-sized bowl while setting the egg whites aside.
STEP TWO: In the same bowl as the egg yolks, combine the crumbled bacon, diced jalapeno, a dash of Dijon mustard, and a splash of vinegar.
STEP THREE: Mix these ingredients together until they blend harmoniously, creating a flavorful filling.
STEP FOUR: Using a spoon or a piping bag, carefully fill the hollowed-out egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Make sure each one is generously filled.
STEP FIVE: For an extra touch of flavor and presentation, garnish your deviled eggs with a slice of jalapeno and a small piece of bacon.
You can serve your jalapeno deviled eggs with bacon immediately or choose to chill them in the fridge until you’re ready to present this tasty appetizer to your guests.
Tips for Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
- Use a sharp knife when cutting the eggs in half to achieve clean, even slices.
- Mix the ingredients for the yolk filling thoroughly to evenly distribute flavors and ensure a little bit of everything in each bite.
- Adjust the consistency of your filling. If it seems too thick, you can add a bit of mayo or sour cream for creaminess.
- Use fresh and quality ingredients for the best taste. Fresh crispy bacon, and a good quality Dijon mustard make a difference.
- Keep well covered. If you’re not serving them immediately, cover the deviled eggs to prevent them from drying out in the fridge.
- Air fry the bacon. I find air fried bacon works great at crumbling for this deviled egg recipe.
- Use older eggs. Older eggs are easier to peel. You can cook them on the stove or in the air fryer.
Variations to Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs
- Add cream cheese. Amp up the creamy factor by swapping some of the mayo with cream cheese — or simply adding some to the filling mixture! The extra creamy tang with the peppers will be reminiscent of jalapeno poppers.
- Pretty presentation. If you’re using a piping bag to fill the egg whites, use an open star tip for an elevated look.
- Make them extra spicy! For those who crave heat, fire up your deviled eggs with a generous sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of Sriracha sauce.
- Pickled Jalapeno Deviled Eggs: Give your classic deviled eggs a tangy makeover by swapping out fresh jalapenos for their pickled counterparts, infusing a delightful twist of acidity and zest.
How Can I Make Jalapeno Deviled Eggs With Bacon Less Spicy?
To reduce the heat, remove the seeds and white membrane from the jalapenos before chopping them.
You can also use fewer jalapenos or substitute milder peppers.
How Do I Prevent Deviled Eggs From Sweating in the Fridge?
To prevent condensation, cover the deviled eggs with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the filling to create an airtight seal. This minimizes moisture buildup.
You could also store the filling separately from the halved eggs, then fill them just before serving.
Can I Freeze Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs?
It’s not recommended to freeze deviled eggs, as the texture and flavor may change upon thawing. They are best enjoyed fresh.
What Can I Substitute for Mayonnaise in Jalapeno Deviled Eggs?
You can use Greek yogurt or sour cream as a mayonnaise substitute — plus, it adds a tangy twist! I use sour cream in these deviled eggs without mayo recipe.
These alternatives provide the same creamy texture in the filling while changing the flavor profile just slightly.
What to Serve with Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Jalapeno popper deviled eggs are a fun twist on the classic holiday offering. Serve alongside other appetizers such as wontons, stuffed mushrooms, sausage balls, meatballs, and this delicious white bean tomato dip.
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- 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
- ¼ cup mayo
- 4 slices bacon, chopped small
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- Additional bacon pieces and jalapeno slices to garnish, optional
- Carefully slice the eggs in half, remove the yolks to a medium bowl, and set the whites aside.
- Add the bacon, jalapeno, dijon mustard, and vinegar to the egg yolks and mix until fully combined.
- Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture into the egg white halves.
- Garnish with a slice of jalapeno and bacon if you would like.
- Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.