Deviled eggs made with fresh basil, garlic, and bacon! These are some of the best deviled eggs you will ever put in your mouth. Once your friends try them, they will beg you to make them again and again!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 stuffed egg halves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Drain. Cool the eggs under cold running water. Peel once cold. Halve the eggs lengthwise and scoop the yolks into a bowl. Mash the yolks together with pressed garlic with a fork.

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  • Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate; chop once cool. Add to the mashed egg yolks. Stir the basil, mayonnaise, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper into the mixture until evenly mixed. Fill the egg white halves with the mixture; sprinkle each stuffed egg with a bit of paprika.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 0.5g; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 95.8mg 32% DV; sodium 136mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
WONDERFUL! Cut the recipe in 1/2 and pretty much just eye-balled everything to taste. I used garlic powder in place of the fresh, because I thought that might be too much. We LOVED the flavor of these! What a great change from the traditional deviled eggs. These will definately be made VERY often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2010
As this recipe's first reviewer I wish I could give it a better send-off. I considered the amount of basil suspect reduced it by half and it still was more than plenty. I know it would be basil overkill if the full amount were used and might even totally obscure any egg taste at all. I found the raw garlic rather unpleasant as well as the occasional bite of the red pepper flakes. I think garlic powder and cayenne or a little hot sauce would be better substitutes. Also for my tastes (or maybe the size of the eggs) I needed to add more mayonnaise. What I did love was the bacon! I think this recipe has a fine start and with some modification would be a first rate deviled egg recipe. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2010
As this recipe's first reviewer I wish I could give it a better send-off. I considered the amount of basil suspect reduced it by half and it still was more than plenty. I know it would be basil overkill if the full amount were used and might even totally obscure any egg taste at all. I found the raw garlic rather unpleasant as well as the occasional bite of the red pepper flakes. I think garlic powder and cayenne or a little hot sauce would be better substitutes. Also for my tastes (or maybe the size of the eggs) I needed to add more mayonnaise. What I did love was the bacon! I think this recipe has a fine start and with some modification would be a first rate deviled egg recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
WONDERFUL! Cut the recipe in 1/2 and pretty much just eye-balled everything to taste. I used garlic powder in place of the fresh, because I thought that might be too much. We LOVED the flavor of these! What a great change from the traditional deviled eggs. These will definately be made VERY often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
Loved it I followed the recipe exact and these are very filling can be eaten as a meal with some sauteed mushrooms as I tried and I recommend it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
My family really enjoyed these deviled eggs. I did cut back on the garlic cloves as that sounded like quite a bit. I think what they liked best was the fresh basil taste along with the addition of the crushed red pepper flakes. Very different from my usual eggs that are on the sweet side. Thanks Joe for your version of Deviled Eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2011
These were most delicious!! I only did 4 eggs for me and my husband to share and I eye balled the ingredients. I used garlic powder basil from my garden and the microwavable bacon(thats all I had:). They were a big hit! I will make them again for sure! Next time I'll make more eggs cause they were gone in a flash! Very Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2011
I thought these were wonderful but I did leave out the garlic and cut down on the basil. I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2011
Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2011
Little less on the basil and a touch of mustard powder and pickle relish and its sweeter. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2011
basil was too over powering even after i halved the amount. the bacon just didn't go with the egg i perfer a smooth texture. Read More
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