“BLT” Ranch Deviled Eggs

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I’m a deviled egg kind of girl.? Really. But I’ve known plenty of people who are not.? I understand why they might be a turn-off to some people-if you don’t like eggs, well, then there you go.? But you can make really bad deviled eggs, too. Bland, slimy…just icky.? But good deviled eggs are wonderful.? I like to keep some in my fridge just to have as a snack-when I want something savory and a little bit salty.? Something to divert me from the straight line from the couch to the potato chips in the pantry.? A little bit filling, and an endless combination of flavors.

And I used to be a deviled egg purist, too.? I liked them “plain jane”: mustard, mayo, paprika and some seasonings.? But, I’ve been branching out a bit.? A lot of the restaurants in Milwaukee will include deviled eggs on their starter menus.? I like to think of it as “picnic fare gone classy.”

This version is vegetarian (obviously, if you want, you can substitute in the real thing for the bacon).? I used a combination of ranch dressing (make your own sometime if you have the time….way better than store-bought, as I’ve learned) and nonfat Greek yogurt as the base.? If you like the consistency of the yolks to be a bit firmer, decrease the amount of ranch dressing and adjust according to your own taste.? And, as always, you can play around with the flavor profile quite a bit here.? If you are going to use vegetarian bacon, I highly recommend getting some smoked paprika-it definitely adds that smoky, bacon-y taste.

And if you’re in the mood for a little bit something different for deviled eggs, check these out:

 

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Not-So-Devilish Deviled Eggs

 

 

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The Original “Plain Jane”

 

 

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Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy.

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“BLT” Ranch Deviled Eggs

Servings: 12 deviled eggs

 

Ingredients

6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled?**(I place the eggs in cold water, bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and cover for 10 minutes.? Then submerge the eggs in an ice-water bath for about 5 minutes or so.)

1/4 cup Ranch dressing

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste)

For garnish:? bacon alternative (I used LightLife.), chopped spinach, chopped tomato

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Instructions

1. Carefully slice each hard-boiled egg vertically, and gently scoop out the yolk.? Place the yolks in a medium bowl.

2. Gently mash the yolks with a fork.

3. Add in the ranch dressing and Greek yogurt, adjusting to your own desired consistency.

4. Stir in the smoked paprika and garlic salt.

5.? Using an electric hand mixer, beat the mixture on medium-high speed until smooth (and if you are piping-free of small pieces that would get stuck in your pastry tip.)

6. Gently spoon (or pipe) the yolk mixture into the halved eggs.? Garnish with bacon, tomato, and spinach.? Season to taste with salt.

 

Source:? A Curvy Carrot original.

April 15, 2014 - 8:32 am

Kelly Mitchem - I love deviled eggs, these look amazing!

April 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Maria - These look so good! Love the idea of adding ranch in the yolk mixture! AND I just made a big batch of homemade ranch with greek yogurt…so good. Never buying bottled again!

April 15, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Carol at Wild Goose Tea - You know people who don’t like deviled eggs? That’s unbelievable. The deviled egg plate is always first to empty at parties and pot lucks. That must mean that those of us who LOVE them, really dig in big. I really like the mayonnaise substitute that you used. I don’t always have mayo on hand, because I don’t use a lot of it. So this would be an awesome Plan B instead of running to the store with a coat over my bathrobe.

April 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm

Joanne - Somehow deviled eggs were never on my mom’s radar, so I didn’t have them until I was an adult. I think you’re right – when they’re good, they’re GOOD…but when they’re bad they are pretty gross. I love the sound of your filling! Super flavorful and meaty without the meat.

December 25, 2014 - 9:46 pm

marla - These look fabulous!

December 25, 2014 - 9:56 pm

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