Spicy Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs with a kick!

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Deviled eggs are always invited to a party! To bring some heat to your gathering, add jalapeno, hot sauce and cayenne pepper to make spicy deviled eggs.

These spicy deviled eggs will make any party lit. Like my recipe for fried deviled eggs and pesto deviled eggs, this version of a deviled egg adds a twist on the classic and keeps your food interesting at potlucks, parties and other gatherings.

Deviled eggs topped with bacon on a wooden board with parsley and jalapenos nearby.

The creamy filling has a kick to it with finely chopped jalapeno peppers, hot sauce and a dash of cayenne pepper. While crispy bacon, garlic, cream cheese and mustard help to balance out the heat of these jalapeno deviled eggs.

Most deviled egg recipes aren’t highly seasoned. The classic versions have a dash of Tabasco sauce or a sprinkle of paprika, but that hardly adds a zip to these hard boiled eggs. For true deviled eggs, you must add more heat and make them spicy!!

How to make spicy deviled eggs

  1. Make hard boiled eggs. Use any method to make hard boiled eggs – stove top, Instant Pot, Air Fryer.
  2. Peel the egg shell from the eggs. Slice in half and separate the yolk from the whites.
  3. Cook chopped bacon in a skillet until crispy.
  4. Sauté diced jalapeno and garlic to develop the flavor. Removing the bacon from the jalapeno and bacon helps “separate” the flavor and keep the spice off the “salty” aspect of the recipe.
  5. Combine all ingredients for the filling – egg yolks, jalapeno mixture, cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, cayenne and salt.
  6. Add filling to the center of each egg white half.
  7. Top with crumbled bacon.

Ingredients to make spicy deviled eggs including a bowl of eggs, two jalapenos, chopped bacon, mustard, mayo, cream cheese and spices.

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Eggs – Can use any size of egg – small to large. Eggs from organic, pasture-raised chickens tend to have more flavor.
  • Bacon – Adds delicious flavor and a hint of crunch to your spicy deviled eggs.
  • Jalapenos – An easy way to add heat to any dish, jalapenos are readily available to most stores; however, experiment with different kinds of chili peppers (habanero, serrano, poblano peppers)
  • Cream cheese & mayo – Help to add creaminess to the deviled egg. For a healthy mayonnaise, try using avocado mayo made with avocado oil instead of vegetables oil. Cream cheese can be omitted and more mayonnaise added for a dairy-free deviled egg.
  • Hot sauce – Add your favorite hot sauce – Tabasco, Franks Red Hot, Cholula, Sriracha sauce
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Spicy Deviled Eggs Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 slices of bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Spicy Deviled Eggs Directions

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Tips for easy peel hard boiled eggs

Whether you are making hard boiled eggs for Easter or making a batch of deviled eggs, here are some easy tips peeling eggs without messing up the white or the yolk.

  • Steam the eggs! Instead of actually boiling the eggs, you will find the shell comes of easily from the egg white if you gently steam the eggs for 10-11 minutes. Steaming help permeate the shell better. Try using a steamer basket to keep the eggs from cracking when they hit each other.
  • Start the eggs in hot water. This cooks the protein in the eggs faster, so the membrane between the shell and the protein will be easier to separate. When you cook eggs in cold water to start, that membrane will stick to the protein as it’s cooking, making the eggs difficult to peel.
  • Shock with a cold water bath. This will not only cool your eggs so they are easier to handle but will help that shell peel off in larger pieces.
Deviled eggs on a white platter with jalapenos and parsley nearby.

Spicy flavor variations

There is more than one way to add some heat to your deviled eggs. Besides jalapenos, try some of these fire generators:

  • Sriracha sauce – Add a tablespoon of sriracha to your yolk mixture for heat with an Asian flair.
  • Chipotle – Add 1-2 teaspoons of adobo sauce from a can of chipotles.
  • Chili powder – Instead or in addition to cayenne pepper, try 1 teaspoon of chili powder.
  • Chili peppers – Besides jalapenos, try other spicy chiles like habanero or Thai chile peppers.
  • Red pepper flakes – A 1/4 teaspoon will add a little kick to your eggs or sprinkle as a garnish.

Storage information

Hard boiled eggs can be made up to 5 days ahead of time. The yolk mixture for this spicy deviled egg recipe can be prepared 1-2 days ahead of time. Then assembled and garnished the night before or the day of serving.

Spicy Deviled Eggs: FAQS

Why is it called deviled eggs?

The term deviled eggs originated in the 18th-century. It is a culinary term used to described a fried or boiled eggs (like eggs) that was highly seasoned.

Should deviled eggs be served warm or chilled?

Most deviled egg recipes are best served chilled for at least 25-30 minutes; however, these bacon jalapeno deviled eggs can be served warm or chilled. The flavors are more robust when they are enjoyed warm.

Can I make deviled eggs without mayo?

Yes! To make deviled eggs without mayonnaise, use sour cream or softened cream cheese in its place.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
Fat 11.1g
Protein 7.5g
Total Carbs 0.9g
Net Carbs 0.8g

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