Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:00 AM
 
Are you crazy for deviled eggs? We can't blame you. These party classics are perfect for any celebration, including Easter. But why go basic when you can go wild? These three fabulous recipes for deviled eggs will be the hit of your shindig.

Pesto Tomato deviled eggs

Pesto tomato deviled eggs

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons pesto, plus a little additional for dabbing
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 cherry tomatoes

Directions:

  1. Cut the hard-cooked eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a small bowl. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add the pesto and mayonnaise to the bowl and stir well to combine. Season with salt as desired. Spoon into a small baggie and cut the corner (making a de facto pastry bag). Pipe the filling into each of the egg halves.
  3. Cut the tomatoes into three slices each and press one into the top of each egg. Dab a little pesto on top.
  4. Serve or chill (covered) until ready to serve.

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon cheddar deviled eggs

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:

  1. Cut the hard-cooked eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a small bowl. Stir in the cheddar cheese and mash together with a fork.
  2. Add the mayonnaise to the bowl and stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir in 2/3 of the bacon. Spoon into a small baggie and cut the corner (making a de facto pastry bag). Pipe the filling into each of the egg halves.
  3. Sprinkle with the remaining bacon.
  4. Serve, or chill (covered) until ready to serve.

Mighty Caesar Deviled eggs

Mighty Caesar deviled eggs

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 3-4 tablespoons Caesar dressing
  • Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dried basil

Directions:

  1. Cut the hard-cooked eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a small bowl. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of Caesar dressing to the bowl and stir well to combine. If desired, an additional tablespoon of dressing can be added to make the filling extra creamy. Spoon into a small baggie and cut the corner (making a de facto pastry bag). Pipe the filling into each of the egg halves.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan and basil.
  4. Serve, or chill (covered) until ready to serve.

Tips:

  • Don't want to make hard-cooked eggs? Some grocery stores carry already cooked ones — so you can just cut and use.
  • Mix it up! Making a few different varieties of deviled eggs can make for a fun, festive holiday platter.

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Angela Amman March 27, 2013
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The eggs look delicious, of course, but I am actually drooling over the turquoise paisley plate.