Jen’s Avocado Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs. They’re the perfect appetizer, a fabulous breakfast, the best thing you can find in the fridge post-workout, cheap party fare, darn delicious, and they’re flippin’ cute! I could write poems to those little guys all day!

Jen’s Avocado Deviled Eggs

6 slices bacon (optional)
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in a cold oven. Turn it to 400 degrees F and set the timer for 20 minutes. You’ll check it then, and let it continue on til it reaches your firmly held belief of the optimal point of bacon-doneness. Drain on paper towel and break into 4 pieces each.

12 large eggs
Bring a stockpot with enough water to cover your eggs to a boil. Once it’s boiling, add the eggs, turn down to a simmer, and let simmer away for 11 minutes. While that’s going, get a nice big bowlful of icewater to plunge them into afterwards. Set aside.

When they’re cool enough to handle, pop them one at a time into a mason jar and give a gentle yet enthusiastic jiggle for about 10 seconds. This makes them much easier to peel. Hug me later! Peel, halve, and remove yolks. I like to do this with a gentle stretching so they just pop out. Enlist the help of a tiny spoon if it comes to that.

Mash the yolks with:
1 Hass avocado
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon cheap yellow mustard
1-2 cloves garlic – pressed or finely minced
A little salt and pepper

You can spoon it into the egg whites, but that always feels fussy to me. I pop them into a sandwich bag, cut the corner and pipe them in with a little squeeze.

Optional garnish:
chives – I buy the freeze dried stuff, so that I’ve always got it on hand

Hope you love them!


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Need a Deviled Egg platter? They’re nice for jalapeno poppers and lots of other bite-sized appetizers, too!

Super practical value play that holds deviled eggs and large hard-boiled eggs – Rubbermaid Specialty Egg Keeper Food Storage Container 1777192, White

I actually bought a two pack of the same thing – one for regular eggs and one for deviled eggs. They stack! 2 pack


My ceramic tray – pretty enough to hang on the dining room wall – Clay in Motion Egg Tray (Mystic Waters)


Clay in Motion Egg Tray (Mossy Creek)


Clay in Motion Egg Tray (Purple Passion)


Beautiful, antiquated looking one. I grabbed the link for the two-pack because it’s only $3 more than the single. They hold 12 eggs each. Anchor Hocking Company Presence Egg Plate Tray Platter (2 Pack)


7 thoughts on “Jen’s Avocado Deviled Eggs

  1. I like the bacon topper — will try that some time. Totally agree about the essentialness of deviled eggs. We have several dozens at every family party. Ours, however, include horseradish and lemon juice. (And I fill them with a spoon. Don’t hold it against me.)

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