Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Creamy, dairy-free version to the classic, Avocado Deviled Eggs provide rich flavor with hints of lime, garlic, cilantro and bacon. These will be a hit at your next gathering or pot-luck!

Avocado Deviled Eggs are creamy and dairy-free making them the perfect alternative to traditional deviled eggs if you are looking for a no-dairy option. These deviled eggs with avocado are anything BUT short on flavor as they also contain garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and are sprinkled with savory crumbled bacon. This easy recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings or potluck parties.

A tray of avocado filled deviled eggs with a half an avocado cut next to the tray and sliced limes.

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This avocado deviled egg recipe is healthy and perfectly keto friendly. Since they’re made without mayo, they’re ideal for most diet lifestyles.

You can mash the avocado and other ingredients together or use a food processor to pulse them together. To get beautiful eggs every time, plunge them in an ice water bather after cooking to allow the egg to pull away from the shell. This is what makes peeling a breeze!

How to make avocado deviled eggs

The steps to make this healthy avocado eggs recipe are simple! See the recipe card for the full description.

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Then chop on a cutting board.
  2. Make hard boiled eggs in a saucepan, air fryer or Instant Pot.
  3. Peel and cut eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolk and set aside.
  4. Mash together yolks and avocado until chunky paste forms. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper. If the mixture is too thick add a few tablespoons of water or olive oil.
  5. Fill the eggs with avocado yolk mixture using a piping bag.  Garnish with the cooked, crumbled bacon.

Deviled eggs filled with a green avocado mixture and topped with cooked and crumbled bacon in a deviled egg dish.

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Bacon – Cook the bacon on the stove or in the oven until crispy and chop it up before adding it to this recipe. In a pinch, use bacon bits.
  • Eggs – Fresh, large eggs are best for amazing flavor.
  • Avocado – Use large, ripe avocados that you can easily mash to make the filling. Using avocado not only provides flavor but it makes our deviled egg filling creamy without having to use mayonnaise.
  • Fresh cilantro – Cilantro gives the avocado a distinct guacamole flavor.
  • Lime juice – Fresh lime juice or lemon juice brightens up the flavors in this recipe.
  • Garlic – Be sure the garlic is fresh and finely minced so there are no large chunks of garlic.
  • Cayenne pepper – Make it spicy with cayenne pepper! Substitute paprika if you’d like to take out the spiciness.

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Avocado Deviled Eggs Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 avocado, peeled & seeded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Avocado Deviled Eggs Directions

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A row of avocado deviled eggs topped with bacon on a serving dish.

Three methods to make hard-boiled eggs

There are three main ways to cook eggs perfectly in their shells. Boiling them on in a pot of water on the stove is the most common method but you can also use the pressure cooker or air fryer!

  • Stovetop method – If you’ve ever made hard-boiled eggs before, this is probably the way you’ve made them. It involves simmering or steaming the eggs in a pot of water on the stove 10-11 minutes. Then transferring to an ice bath too cool. This is a fool-proof method for making perfect hard-boiled eggs with egg shells that are easy to peal off. 
  • Instant pot – The instant pot is good for more than just making soup! Use it to cook eggs to perfection in just a few minutes. Pour water into the pot, place a rack in the bottom, and layer it with eggs. Place the lid on, set the time to 4 minutes, allow the steam to naturally release for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the lid and the eggs.
  • Air fryer methodCooking eggs in an air fryer may seem odd because there’s no water involved, but it’s a great method! Heat the oven to 270 degrees, place the eggs in a basket, and cook for 13-17 minutes.
A tray of deviled eggs topped with bacon with avocado, limes and cilantro near by.

How to select a ripe avocado

Creamy, delicious avocados arrive at the grocery store at varying levels of ripeness.

For this recipe, you’ll need to use fresh avocados so you can either buy them before they’re fully ready or when they’re already ripe.

If you buy them before they’re ripe, place them on the counter and allow them to ripen.

To choose perfectly ripe avocados in the store, look for mottled green and mostly black skin. They should be soft to the touch when lightly pressed with your fingertips and the skin under the stem should be green.

Variations

These are the most delicious deviled eggs without mayo and can easily be changed to fit your tastes and preferences. Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Chop up the hard boil eggs and combine them with mashed avocado to make an avocado egg salad. This is a great idea if the egg whites come apart when removing the shell.
  • Add some garlic powder or onion powder to the avocado mixture for extra flavor.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the eggs with sliced green onions or minced red onion.
  • Add or subtract the cayenne pepper based on how spicy you want the eggs.

Storage information

These avocado bacon deviled eggs don’t last long because the avocado filling will turn brown after a few hours. They are best when prepared and enjoyed on the same day. The hard-boiled eggs can be made ahead of time, though.

Cook the eggs up to five days ahead of time and store them with the shell in a carton in the refrigerator until the day you’re ready to assemble and eat them.

Avocado Deviled Eggs: FAQS

Will these deviled eggs turn brown?

Yes, these healthy deviled eggs will turn brown because of the avocado. The lime juice slows this process but they won’t look as good the next day, although they're still safe to eat.

Do I need to use mayo to make avocado deviled eggs?

There's no mayonnaise needed to make these deviled eggs with avocado. The avocado mixture replaces the need for a mayo based center.

What should I do with the yolks after boiling the eggs?

Great news, the egg yolks are used to make the mashed avocado center. This means none of the hard cooked eggs are wasted and the yolk contributes to the flavor of this kid friendly food!

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
Fat 4.7g
Protein 3.9g
Total Carbs 1.4g
Net Carbs 0.5g

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