Southwest Deviled Eggs

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

Image of Southwest Deviled Eggs on black platter with garnishes

Imagine with me…you get invited to a party or BBQ and the host asks you to bring an appetizer.

You know everyone loves deviled eggs, but they seem a little…dull. The usual.

(Okay truthfully, I actually do love good ol’ traditional deviled eggs, but sometimes it’s fun to kick things up a notch….right?)

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

These southwest deviled eggs are exactly what you need. They’re easy to make, they’re a fun twist on a favorite, and they have toppings! You all know how I love toppings!

Toppings are always the best part, aren’t they? With these deviled eggs, you could easily do the same topping on each deviled egg, but I love using a variety of toppings so everyone can grab one with their favorite little nugget of flavor on top.

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

As you might remember, I’m partnering with Nellie’s® Free Range Eggs this year (remember the rhubarb Instant Pot cake?) and their eggs make the perfect deviled eggs. I eat a looooooot of eggs (I’d consider myself an egg expert!), so I know there’s nothing better than a beautiful vibrant yellow-orange yolk of a free range egg. That’s important, since the yolk plays such a prominent role in a deviled egg. And it’s not just the color…they taste better too!

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

Nellie’s hens are all raised in a Certified Humane, free range environment. You won’t find any cages and the hens have access to the outdoors so they can peck, roam, and play in green grass. Their food is antibiotic-free and they have fresh water at all times. They’re the perfect eggs for these southwestern deviled eggs..and everything else.

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

Traditionally, deviled eggs are made with mayonnaise and mustard. I lightened them up a bit by using a combination of mostly Greek yogurt and only a little mayonnaise. When I substitute Greek yogurt for mayonnaise, I typically leave in a little of the mayonnaise.

I find it smooths and mellows the flavor and also adds that familiar mayonnaise flavor that you’d expect.

However, these have a lot of great flavor in them from all the add-ins and spices, so if you were to opt to use all Greek yogurt, they’d still taste fantastic.

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

Speaking of add-ins….let’s talk about what’s in the yolk mixture!

In these southwest deviled eggs:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Green onion
  • Taco seasoning (I like to use homemade taco seasoning)
  • Dijon mustard
  • TOPPINGS

Topping Ideas (including the ones I used plus a few more ideas!):

  • pickled red onion
  • red onion
  • jalapeño
  • pickled jalapeño
  • cilantro
  • sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • avocado
  • bacon…because why not!
  • sliced green onion
  • diced bell peppers

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings! 

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Southwest Deviled Eggs

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can add so much variety with the toppings!

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Ingredients:

  • 12 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like 2%)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (my preference is the kind made with olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning (homemade preferred)
  • Toppings: pickled red onion, jalapeño, pickled jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, sliced green onion, diced bell peppers, etc.

Directions:

  1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out yolks and place them in a medium mixing bowl. Place whites on a serving platter.
  2. Smash yolks with a fork until no large pieces remain. Add yogurt, mayonnaise, and mustard.  If it seems very dry, add a little more yogurt and/or mayonnaise.
  3. Add cheese, cilantro, green onion, and taco seasoning. Stir to combine. Place yolk mixture either in a piping bag or a zip-top bag and cut off the corner. Squeeze yolk mixture into egg whites.
  4. Garnish as desired. Best served immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 deviled eggs, Serving Size: 1 whole deviled egg (two halves)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 91 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 188mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 7g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I loved the flavors of these! My favorite way to top them was with tomato, pickled red onion, and cilantro.
Husband’s take: Ben loves eggs…but doesn’t love deviled eggs….of any type. His loss! He does love it when we have Nellie’s eggs in the fridge, though!
Changes I would make: None are necessary but if you’re a fan of relish in your deviled eggs, try chopping up some of the pickled red onions or adding chopped pickled jalapeño to the yolk mixture.
Difficulty: Easy!

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2 comments

  1. Ooh, I like that idea for deviled eggs. I hardly ever get to eat them since I’m the only one to eat them. But, I would try this!

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