Bacon Cheddar Angel Eggs aka Deviled Eggs Recipe

Easter is right around the corner and one of my favorite side dishes to make is angel eggs aka deviled eggs. For many years I wasn’t a big fan of mustard and one of the staple ingredients in angel eggs is mustard. So I concocted a new twist on the classic deviled eggs with bacon and cheddar cheese! These are just as easy to make as regular deviled eggs but in my opinion are even better than the standard recipe. I always make these for Easter but they are also the perfect appetizer for backyard summer BBQs! This easy side dish or appetizer recipe only uses a few simple ingredients and will definitely become a family favorite! Let me show you how to make this delicious recipe. Full recipe card below.

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What is an Angel Egg?

Spoiler alert. Angel eggs are simply a different name but the same tasty egg dish most people refer to as deviled eggs. However, at church functions in some areas of the United States different people did not want to use the word devil and decided to start referring to them as angel eggs instead. Now from time to time you will see a deviled egg recipe called angel eggs. I have also seen them called salad eggs and stuffed eggs.

What are Devil Eggs?

Ok, so I recently watched a TikTok video where a guy from Great Britain was visiting the US and tried making deviled eggs for the the first time and it was hilarious because he clearly had never seen them made before. So I am going to break this down a bit so there is no confusion. And yes, the yolks gets removed and then put back in, haha!

Traditional deviled eggs are a classic dish frequently made for Easter brunch out of hard-boiled eggs. You peel the hardboiled eggs, cut them in half long ways, and remove the egg yolks. You then mix the yolks with any additional seasonings, spices, mayo, and mustard to make a creamy yolk mixture that will be placed inside the empty yolk cavity. When all is said and done you have a delicious appetizer or side dish for any meal.

Angel Egg Ingredients

This angel egg recipe uses many common ingredients you probably already have stocked in your pantry and fridge. Here are my ingredient notes and thoughts on alternatives.

Hard Boiled Eggs  – The base of any deviled egg or angel egg recipe is hard-cooked eggs. You are welcome to boil your own eggs and do the ice bath, but one thing I hate doing is peeling eggs. I rate it as one of the most frustrating kitchen tasks out there. So I don’t do it. I cheat and buy the pre-made hardboiled eggs. Yes, they are more expensive but for my sanity, I think it’s worth it. I found mine at Wal-Mart but I have seen them at Costco and Sam’s before too. Either way, you need hardboiled eggs for this recipe.

Mayonnaise – The creamy base of the egg yolk mixture is mayo. I use real mayonnaise but any brand of plain mayo will work here. I have not tried substituting this so do so at your own risk.

Old English Spread  I have been using Old English cheese for years in my crab puff recipe, and it turns out to be the perfect consistency for bacon cheddar eggs too! This is a creamy cheese spread normally found near the Velveeta and fake parmesan cheese at the grocery store. If you cannot find it, I have also used this Kaukauna cheddar spread with similar results. I do not recommend using shredded cheddar unless it is your only option because it just doesn’t combine in the same way the cheese spreads do.

Mustard – This is also a very common ingredient in deviled eggs. I used regular yellow mustard in mine but you can also use Dijon mustard as well. This gives the mixture a little bit of a bite. I am not a huge mustard fan, but I definitely think you need a little here.

Bacon Bits – Because everything is better with bacon, am I right? And these are bacon cheddar eggs after all. For this recipe I used imitation bacon bits, but you can definitely use real bacon bits or fresh cooked bacon pieces. It is really good with real bacon but it does require extra time for cooking it.

Cayenne Pepper – This is totally optional but I think a little bit of spicy seasonings takes these up a notch. I only added a little so they are not too spicy. But feel free to skip it if you don’t like spicy ingredients. If you don’t have cayenne you can also use a few drops of hot sauce like tabasco or sriracha.

Cumin – Cumin adds a little bit of an earthy flavor that goes really well with the bacon and cheese. This is one of my favorite seasonings and can really elevate a dish.

Smoked Paprika – Normally deviled eggs are topped with a sprinkle of paprika but for these I prefer smoked paprika. It compliments the cheddar and the bacon really well. But if you don’t have smoked paprika, regular paprika will work just fine too.

Mixing Options for Deviled Eggs

Normally I mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer but you can also use a stand mixer or a food processor.

How to Fill the Eggs

Filling the small yolk cavity can be a little tricky. Most professional chefs use a piping bag or a pastry bag and star tip to make the filling look pretty. While I do own both of those, I prefer to use a quart size plastic bag. Simply place the bag inside a large cup like a beer stein and fold over the zipper edge. Then scoop your creamy filling into the bag, get all the air out, and zip it closed. Then using a pair of scissors and cut off 3/4 inch of one corner of the Ziplock bag. Now you have a DIY piping bag you can throw away when you are done. It will not give you the same star design but I like it better because then I can go back and add more filling to any that I under filled without disrupting the design.

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Bacon Cheddar Angel Eggs aka Deviled Eggs Recipe


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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 eggs 1x

Description

No matter if you call them angel eggs or deviled eggs, you will want to make this bacon cheddar version over and over! A modern twist on a classic Easter staple, these bacon cheddar deviled eggs are full of flavor and will keep you coming back for more!  The perfect side dish or appetizer for holiday meals, family gatherings, or summer BBQs.


Ingredients

Units Scale

12 Hard-Boiled Eggs (Fresh Cooked or Store Bought)

1/2 cup Mayo

3 tbsp Old English Cheese Spread

1 tbsp Mustard (Yellow or Dijon)

1/2 cup Bacon Bits

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/8 tsp Cumin

1/8 tsp Smoked Paprika


Instructions

  1. ​Hard boil 12 eggs or buy pre-made hardboiled eggs like I did to make this super easy!
  2. Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove the egg yolks. They should pop out easily if you flip them over and press on it lightly.
  3. Add all the egg yolks to a large mixing bowl and combine with the mayo, Old English, mustard, and seasonings. I used an electric hand mixer for this part.
  4. Once the mixture is creamy and fully combined, mix in the bacon bits.
  5. Spoon the egg mixture into a Ziploc bag or piping bag. (see above instructions on my plastic bag method)
  6. Place the hard boiled egg whites into a deviled egg tray and gently squeeze mixture into the cavity in a circular motion until it is full and crowning over the egg. If using a round tray like mine, start in the middle so you don’t have to reach over eggs that have already been filled.
  7. Sprinkle the tops of the eggs with smoked paprika.
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Deviled Egg Trays

If you are making these for a family gathering or you next party you might want to consider a deviled egg carrier or a deviled egg tray like mine. Eggs are round and they tend to roll around a lot. Not only does this dish make it easier to serve these or transport them if need be, it also keeps them still while I fill them.

When to Make Angel Eggs

This comforting food can serve as a side dish or as an appetizer at the beginning of a meal. And while these were once thought of as an Easter only dish, I see deviled eggs on restaurant menus all the time now! So in my opinion you can make them whenever you have a craving! They are perfect for large gatherings, summer BBQs, holiday dinners, and of course brunch!

For those of you who hide real Easter eggs for your own kids Easter egg hunts, you can also use the eggs and turn them into angel eggs after the hunt.

These are always a hit and I am frequently asked for the recipe. No matter when you decide to make it, it will definitely become one of your favorite family recipes.

Looking for more side dishes for your next family gathering or holiday meal? Check out my other recipes.

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