Monday, February 15, 2010

Paula Deen's Lean: Loaded Deviled Eggs

I know, from the countless number of summer picnics and cookouts I've attended, that a deviled egg is not just a deviled egg. Just like a snowflake, no two cooks make them the same. I have seen cooks claim to have their own special, secret ingredient that sets their eggs aside from the rest. But what can one really do to change the deviled egg? Well, I don't doubt that a special spice or ingredient can make separate the weak from the strong. But nothing compares to the Loaded Deviled Egg recipe that I am about to introduce to you. Take a deep breath, throw out all you know about the traditional deviled egg, and prepare for eggs-tacy!

Makes about 15 Servings

12 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/4 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing
1/4 cup shredded FAT FREE Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons FAT FREE sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 slices TURKEY bacon, cooked and crumbled (reduced-fat bacon also works)
1/4 cup sliced green onion


Slice the eggs in half, lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and add the following ingredients: sour cream, cheese, mayo, salt and pepper. Stir until you have a nice, smooth mixture.

Fill the egg whites evenly with the yolk mixture. Top evenly with the crumbled bacon and green onion. Serve immediately.

If you need to, the eggs can be refrigerated for one day, after filling with yolk mixture. Add the topping just before serving.


Like I said, you have to throw out all you know about deviled eggs. These don't taste like the traditional version, mainly because there is no mustard added to the mixture. Needless to say, they are still delicious. This recipe is worth trying. If you are married to the idea that deviled eggs need to have that "hint of mustard" taste, then you will be disappointed. If you are ready to step outside the carton box and try something new, then this recipe if for you.

Other than the typical 5 grams of fat per egg, this recipe manages to strip almost all fat away by using the trimmed down versions of cheese, mayo and sour cream. The little bit of bacon on top is nothin'! It's so minimal, I would say to just go ahead and use the real thing. Permission to splurge has been granted!


NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 72 calories;  4.6g fat;  1.4g carbohydrate;  6.3g protein;  0g fiber

This recipe can be found on page 56 of Paula Deen's Magazine; Cooking with Paula Deen - January/February 2010 Issue


  1. Everyone needs to have a very good "lean and mean" deviled egg recipe. Yours is a keeper.

  2. That sounds so good!! I am not married to any recipe!!

  3. Deviled eggs are amazing enough, don't know why I hadn't thought of adding bacon. Bacon makes everything better. I am obsessed with Deviled Eggs.

  4. I had these at a weekend cookout. Loved them had to have the recipe. I am picky about my deviled eggs. This was just so different!!!!!



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