Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs

A dressed up version of your favorite Easter appetizer.  The traditional deviled egg goes upscale with the addition of shrimp and bacon, becoming an instant dinner favorite.  Double the recipe, my friends.  These Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs are going to go fast.

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The countdown to Easter is on.  It’s less than two weeks away people!  And no matter how you celebrate, if you gather around a table to share a meal with friends and family, I would make a quite educated guess that there will be deviled eggs served.  

Am I right?  Thought so.

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While the traditional and expected are fine and well, I wanted to dress it up a bit.  You know, with shrimp.  And bacon.  Because really, I’m married to a guy who has decided that making his own bacon is how he’d like to spend the two seconds of free time he has each week.  This is also how my daughters know what pig belly is, but I digress…

Simply put, in our home, we believe you can never go wrong with the addition of bacon to a dish.

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I first made these Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs during our first year in Madison.  We were away from family and decided to invite Andy’s chief resident and wife over for dinner.  It seems like eons ago as they now have three children as do we.  That’s something I love about spending so much time in the kitchen.  I associate dishes with who I’ve shared them with.  And meals are always best when gathered with friends and family.

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Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: 24 deviled eggs

Serving Size: 2 deviled eggs

Ingredients

12 hard boiled eggs, shelled

1/3 cup instant potato flakes

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

pinch cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons chives, minced

3/4 cup cooked shrimp, peeled and chopped

5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

Cut cooked eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks.

Mash together 8 yolks in medium bowl, reserving remaining yolks for another use. Stir in potato flakes and all other ingredients through chives. Fold in shrimp and crumbled bacon.

Spoon approximately 1 heaping tablespoon of yolk mixture into each egg white half. Garnish with additional chives and bacon, if desired.

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Did you notice anything unusual in the ingredient list?  Perhaps the instant potato flakes?  Something I rarely have on hand except for this dish but they lend such a great texture to the filling of these eggs.  They also work to thicken it a bit as well.  Perfect!

To make things a little less messy, I like to spoon the filling into a pastry bag and pipe into each egg white halve but definitely feel free to just spoon it in as well.  Your choice.  They taste just as amazing either way.

Comments

  1. Love this Melanie! I actually saw it on Food Foto Gallery and was like DANG, I have to check those out. And here it led me to your lovely site. Love when that happens! Can’t wait to meet you today! (No rain in the forecast! Fingers crossed!)

  2. How is it already Easter? Where has the year gone, craziness I tell you!

    Loving this amped up deviled eggs recipe, especially with the shrimp and bacon addition. I can’t remember the last time I made deviled eggs but after seeing this, girl…. its on the menu. Pinned!

  3. Oh for the love of deviled eggs! You got that right Melanie . . . the perfect thing to eat and enjoy and devour for Easter. What a recipe! Man you should win an award for this! Can’t wait to try. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones,
    Hugs,
    Roz

  4. These look wildly delicious, Melanie! I’ve certainly never had such a classy deviled egg and would LOVE to try these. Pinning.

  5. These look PERFECT. I love the addition of bacon and shrimp!

  6. My husband is a deviled egg “enthusiast” and I know he has never seen a recipe like this one. Can’t wait to hand the recipe over to him and await the results! Thanks!

  7. I cannot believe that I have never added bacon to deviled eggs before, it’s one of my favorite foods!! They look delicious Melanie. :)

  8. I don’t think i’ve had shrimp with eggs before. Or with any seadfood for that matter, I might give it a try soon

  9. Eggs and Shrimp… hmm interesting

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