Easy Southern Bacon Dill Deviled Eggs Recipe
It's likely to come as no surprise when I say that we enjoy deviled eggs in the South. The classic Southern style version that we call "Simply Delicious" is what I make most often but, once in a while I'll make an adjustment to the ingredients to change things up a little. Variety is the spice of life, right? I can't imagine a single holiday, family, church or office potluck gathering that wouldn't have a variety of deviled eggs to enjoy.
How to Make the Best Bacon Dill Deviled Eggs Recipe
The filling mix-in options for deviled eggs are numerous and the sky's truly the limit. You're only limited by your imagination. Get creative and have fun with your deviled eggs flavors.
- Ingredients needed to make easy Bacon Dill Deviled Eggs: 8 large eggs, cooked and crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, pickle relish, horseradish mustard, fresh dill, salt and black pepper. To garnish, fresh sprigs of dill and bacon.
- There is a substitute for mayonnaise for deviled eggs. For those in your family who may have an aversion to mayonnaise in the filling, mashed avocado will work like a charm.
- In this variation, the horseradish in the mustard lends a subtle bite to the filling. You could adapt using Dijon or whole grain mustard.
- The smokiness of the bacon and tangy dill together all combine to provide a nice twist on flavors. The bacon can be made in advance and crumbled to expedite assembling. Reserve a small amount for garnishing as pictured. To make it easy checkout my recipe for easy Oven Fried Bacon.
- These eggs are especially tasty for special occasion meals or when you want something a bit different to serve as an appetizer when entertaining guests.
- Store deviled eggs in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Other Easy Egg Recipes to Make
The incredible edible egg is budget friendly making it a go-to in my kitchen for quick meals and snacking. Other egg-tastic dishes to add to the menu:
- Bacon Dill Egg Salad with Pimentos is scrumptious stuffed into croissants.
- You can serve this Avocado Egg Salad on a bed of lettuce for a light meal.
- Deviled Egg Salad is delicious turned into sliders for your small bites menu.
- Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs from Southern Living for a taste of New Orleans flavors.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Bacon Dill Deviled Eggs
- 8 large eggs
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 ½ tablespoon horseradish mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar or equivalent of artificial sweetener
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped dill plus additional for garnishing
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Boil the eggs in salted water for around 10-12 minutes. Drain the hot water and cover with cold water. Allow to cool until they're easier to handle.
- Peel, cut in half and scoop out the yolks into a mixing bowl along with 2 whole hard boiled eggs. Mash with a fork until combined.
- To the mashed egg yolks add the remaining ingredients. Reserve a few bacon crumbles for garnishing. Taste and adjust the salt, pepper and sweetness to your taste.
- Divide the filling evenly between the 12 shells and top with bacon. Garnish each with a sprig of fresh dill.
- Chill for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
I will try and let you know the result..:) Thanks heaps! Lyn
Sure, happy to help. Our horseradish mustard would be a combination of the two items you mentioned. It's perfectly fine to use whole grain mustard on it's own, or with a bit of horseradish mixed in, to your taste. Either way, it will still work.
Thank you so much Melissa, for your prompt reply. I just came across your website last night and I must say I'm loving it!
May I also ask you another question? We have horseradish cream and mustard wholegrain. It must be different from your horseradish mustard? Lyn
Pickle relish has a sweetness, so, if you have access to sweet pickles or gherkins, finely chopped, would work.
Hi, may I know what can I subsitute for the sweet pickle relish? I can't find the sweet pickle relish here. Can I just use the normal pickle? Many thanks. Lyn
Thanks Mike, I do too! It's a nice way to kick-up deviled eggs once in a while. 🙂
Nice twist to Ole eggs..
Love me some bacon/horseradish.
Thx for sharing..
Oh wonderful, so happy you liked them! Thank you for taking time to let me know. 🙂 ~ Melissa
These were absolutely delicious.....thank you for the recipe....great job!
lol You are soooo funny! Same to you. xoxo
Melissa- my doctor would report me to my insurance company, but yeah- I could eat them all! Happy Easter:)
Linda, you're a mind reader..that's exactly where I was going with these. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
This is a bacon and egg lover's dream, and I love the addition of horserasish. Yummm Melissa- I could eat all twelve of them!