Deviled eggs are always a delicacy, and when topped with bacon, they're even better!
Made with sour cream and Dijon mustard, they are wonderfully creamy and decadent.
These eggs are pure decadence. They are one of my favorite appetizers. And the best part (well, except for their amazing flavor)? They are very easy to make! In fact, they're ready in about 20 minutes.
In this recipe, the addition of bacon and paprika to deviled eggs adds extra flavor and warmth, making the classic appetizer even more irresistible than it already is.
You will need just a few simple ingredients to make these bacon deviled eggs. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Hard-boiled eggs: I use large eggs in most of my recipes, this one included.
- Sour cream: I recommend using full-fat sour cream in this recipe, although low-fat should work if that's all you have on hand.
- Dijon mustard: I like it because it's creamier and less vinegary than yellow mustard. I think it tasted better.
- To season: I use kosher salt (if using fine salt, make sure to use less of it), garlic powder, and paprika. See the discussion below for possible substitutions.
- Crumbled cooked bacon: Cook it so that it's crisp, then crumble it into small pieces.
- Parsley: This is used mostly for garnish, so if you don't have any on hand, you can just skip it.
Making these bacon deviled eggs is so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the full details. Here are the basic steps:
Prepare the eggs. Your first step is to halve the hard-boiled eggs lengthwise and remove the yolks into a bowl.
Prepare the filling. Mash the yolks with sour cream, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic powder, and paprika.
Fill the egg whites. Now, spoon the tasty yolk mixture back into the empty egg whites.
Top the eggs. The last step is to top the eggs with crumbled bacon and chopped parsley.
For this recipe, you want to cook the eggs so that they are truly hard-boiled, not medium-boiled. The yolks need to be firm and fairly dry in order for you to be able to mash them properly.
Frequently asked questions
You could, but in this recipe, sour cream is better. I do have a great recipe for Greek yogurt deviled eggs if you'd like to check it out.
They are not. But it's easy to make them spicy if you wish - simply add cayenne pepper. Start with a pinch and see if you'd like to add more.
Softened cream cheese might work, but it's a bit too thick for this recipe. It's better to use mayonnaise if you don't want to use sour cream.
Here are a few ideas for you for varying the basic recipe:
- You can use mayonnaise instead of sour cream. Both are excellent.
- Smoked paprika is a great substitute for regular paprika. It adds a wonderful smoky flavor.
- Use commercial bacon bits instead of cooked and crumbled bacon. You can mix 2 tablespoons of them into the yolk mixture too.
- Onion powder is really good - you can add a pinch in addition to the other spices. Or use it instead of garlic powder.
You can serve these eggs as a tasty appetizer or party snack. You can also have them for breakfast - that's actually my favorite use for any leftovers.
And this may be a bit unusual, but sometimes I have a couple of them (four halves) for lunch, with a simple salad such as this tomato salad.
You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days.
They keep quite well, but I do like them best when freshly made. Try to remove them from the fridge about 30 minutes before enjoying them.
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Bacon Deviled Eggs
- 6 large eggs hard-boiled
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt or ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 2 strips bacon cooked until crispy and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Using a sharp knife, cut each egg in half lengthwise. Gently remove the yolks and place them in a medium bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving plate.
- Mash the yolks well with a fork. Add the sour cream, mustard, kosher salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Stir until the yolk mixture is as creamy and smooth as you can get it.
- Spoon the mixture into the egg white halves. Top with crumbled bacon and chopped parsley.
- Serve immediately, or chill until ready to serve and up to three days.