Smoked Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs

➡️ Searching for easy cold appetizer recipes? Look no further because on this website you’ll find out how to make deviled eggs with bacon or ham in 9 steps at home. Egg appetizers are very popular even nowadays despite their old-fashioned character. This is understandable given that eggs are very tasty and versatile – they can be used in a lot of dishes that lend themselves perfectly to serving as appetizers, snacks, or party food.

➡️ Being so appreciated, there are many types of egg appetizers, of which deviled eggs are among the most popular in the world. I am convinced that you are also one of the fans of egg appetizers of this kind and that you are looking for a new recipe to try. My easy stuffed eggs recipe enables you to make a cold appetizer with simple ingredients like bacon or ham, mustard, and mayonnaise.

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Homemade Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs from Scratch

➡️ As you probably already know, preparing deviled eggs is very easy and does not require a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Learn below how to make the deviled eggs from scratch using a yummy and easy cold appetizer recipe with bacon or ham!

Smoked Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs

Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs

Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs is a delightful twist on the classic deviled egg recipe, where the creamy, tangy filling is elevated by the savory and smoky flavors of ham or bacon. These bite-sized appetizers combine perfectly boiled and halved eggs with a flavorful mixture of mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings.
The addition of diced ham or crispy bacon adds a satisfying crunch and an irresistible depth of taste to each deviled egg. Whether served as an elegant hors d'oeuvre at gatherings or enjoyed as a snack, Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs offer a harmonious fusion of textures and flavors that are sure to tantalize the palate and leave a lasting impression.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • 10 eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 7/200 oz/g smoked bacon or ham, cut into very small pieces (you can also finely chop it); you can also use raw bacon and fry it in advance.
  • fresh greenery for garnish (optional)


  • boil eggs until yolks are hard, wait to cool, then remove the shell, cut eggs lengthwise in two halves, and separate yolks into a bowl.
  • mash the yolks with a fork until you get a paste.
  • add the mayonnaise and mustard.
  • season yolks with salt and pepper to taste.
  • add garlic powder.
  • combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  • add the bacon or ham pieces to the bowl and mix the ingredients by hand.
  • fill the boiled egg whites with the previously prepared paste, then garnish the deviled eggs as desired with extra ham/bacon pieces and/or fresh greenery.
  • put them into the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving (recommended.)



Preparation Tips for the Best Results:

1. Perfectly Boil the Eggs: Start with well-boiled eggs. Place them in a pot of cold water, bring it to a gentle boil, then simmer for about 9-12 minutes. After boiling, immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. This ensures the yolks are creamy and not overcooked.
2. Crisp Bacon or Dice Ham in Advance: If using raw bacon, crisp it up in advance and crumble it into small pieces. If using ham, dice it finely. Having the meat ready beforehand will streamline the preparation process.
3. Make Smooth, Lump-Free Filling: To ensure a smooth and lump-free filling, mash the yolks thoroughly and mix the mayonnaise, mustard, and other seasonings until well combined. A hand mixer or food processor can help achieve a creamy consistency.
4. Use a Piping Bag for Presentation: For an elegant presentation, use a piping bag with a decorative tip to fill the egg whites with the deviled egg mixture. This creates a professional and appealing look.
5. Garnish Creatively: Experiment with various garnishes to add both visual appeal and flavor. Consider using fresh herbs, paprika, chives, or even a sprinkle of crispy bacon or diced ham for that extra touch.

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FAQs about the Ham or Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe

Can I make ham or bacon deviled eggs in advance?

Yes, you can prepare ham or bacon deviled eggs in advance. However, for the best texture and presentation, it’s recommended to assemble and garnish them shortly before serving to prevent the filling from drying out.

How do I prevent the deviled egg filling from becoming too runny?

To avoid a runny filling, make sure to thoroughly drain any excess liquid from the diced ham or bacon before adding it to the mixture. Additionally, be cautious with the amount of mayonnaise and mustard used, adding them gradually and adjusting to achieve the desired consistency.

Can I use other types of meat besides ham or bacon?

Absolutely! Deviled eggs are versatile, and you can experiment with various proteins like smoked salmon, crab, or even shrimp to create unique flavors.

How long can ham or bacon deviled eggs be safely stored in the refrigerator?

Ham or bacon deviled eggs can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container. However, they are at their best when consumed within 24 hours to maintain freshness.

Can I prepare a vegetarian version of deviled eggs?

Certainly! You can omit the ham or bacon and replace it with finely chopped vegetables like bell peppers, chives, or pickles to create a delicious vegetarian version of deviled eggs.

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➡️ Deviled eggs are very popular cold appetizers and this recipe is one of the most delicious versions that I prepare. Furthermore, this classic recipe is very easy and quick. It doesn’t pose any difficulty, so everyone will be able to obtain great results even without any previous experience in making stuffed eggs or cold appetizers.

➡️ Enjoy making deviled eggs from scratch! For additional info, read more about various deviled egg types here. I also recommend preparing other delicious deviled egg recipes available on this website (see below.)

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