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Pesto Deviled Eggs

by KetoFocus.com
4.9 Stars (11 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

6

Servings

211

Calories

20g

Fat

7.6g

Protein

0.3g

Net Carbs

Deviled eggs are a popular keto appetizer. Pesto deviled eggs elevate the flavor of traditional eggs. You better make two dozen because these devils will disappear fast!

Pesto Deviled Eggs Ingredients

Pesto Deviled Eggs Directions

  • 1
    To cook the hard boiled eggs, use the saucepan method, instant pot or air fryer. See below for making hard boiled eggs in an instant pot or air fryer.
  • 2
    For the stovetop method, place eggs in a saucepan and fill with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
    eggs in saucepan
  • 3
    As soon as the water is at a roiling boil, turn off the heat and cover tightly. Let stand for 12 minutes.
    eggs boiling in water
  • 4
    Transfer the eggs to an ice bath and leave until completely cooled.
    eggs in icebath
  • 5
    Peel off shells and cut eggs in half lengthwise.
    cuts eggs in half
  • 6
    Remove the yolks and place in a small bowl.
    remove yolks
  • 7
    Add pesto and olive oil to the yolks and mash with a mortar and pestle or a food processor until smooth and combined.
    mash yolks mash and mortar
  • 8
    Scoop or pipe into the egg whites.
    scoop into eggs white

Low Carb Pesto Deviled Eggs

yummmm keto pesto deviled eggs Plain ol’ deviled eggs are great as they are, but sometimes…I like to kick things up. In this recipe, I turned ordinary deviled eggs into an italian version by adding creamy pesto. Pesto deviled eggs are rich with flavor and make the perfect hors d’oeuvre for a dinner party or potluck.

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs In The Air Fryer

I use my air fryer to cook hard boiled eggs when I don’t want to heat up the house by using the stovetop. Also, I don’t like to babysit the eggs by watching for the water to boil or waiting to pull them out of the water in exactly 12 minutes.

With the air fryer, you set the eggs in the basket or on a trivet, set the temperature to 260 degrees and set the timer for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on your air fryer). Then you walk away.

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs In The Instant Pot

To hardboil eggs in the instant pot, place eggs on the steamer rack and fill with 1 cup of water. Cover and set the valve to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Vent the valve to release the pressure manually once the timer goes off. Once the instant pot is done steaming, open up the pot and transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool.

Choosing Your Pesto

pesto in a jarYou can certainly make your own pesto for this deviled egg recipe, but you can use a shortcut by buying store bought pesto. If you go this route, make sure you read the nutrition label and look for one that is low in carbs.

I like this brand by Mezzetta. It has 1 gram of carb per serving and 1 gram of fiber, so it is zero net carbs. It doesn’t contain any strange fillers like some store bought products can contain.

Make Ahead Recipe

These pesto deviled eggs can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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