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Healthy Deviled Eggs without mayo are made with Greek yogurt for a lighter version of this classic appetizer with the same zippy flavor you love. Making them with no mayo saves a few calories, but this easy recipe is still creamy and delicious. This low carb snack is always one of the best potluck dishes or favorite gluten free picnic foods.
Table of Contents
- Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe Without Mayo
- Are deviled eggs healthy?
- What is a good substitute for mayo in deviled eggs?
- How to Make Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs
- Tips for Success
- Make deviled eggs in advance
- How to Fill Deviled Eggs
- Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs without Mayo
- More picnic side dishes made with Greek yogurt
Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe Without Mayo
No party is complete without a platter of deviled eggs to go along with all the appetizers. While this might not be a classic deviled egg recipe, it sure tastes like it. In fact, they might be even better.
Traditionally, deviled eggs are made by hard boiling eggs, cutting them in half, then scooping out the cooked yolks. The yolks are mixed with a variety of ingredients, then stuffed back into the hole in the hard-cooked whites. The term “deviled” comes from the fact that mustard has long been used, and historically spicy recipes were given names associated with the underworld. Hence, deviled eggs.
One of the other common ingredients in these seemingly innocent little bites with a slightly fiendish name is mayonnaise. While mayo does make the filling creamy, it also means that these aren’t always the lightest option.
Are deviled eggs healthy?
Deviled eggs are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, making them a great keto and naturally gluten free dish. Eggs are high in vitamins, lutein, and choline. And myths about cholesterol in eggs being detrimental to heart-healthy have long been dispelled. Yes, you can include eggs in your heart-healthy recipes.
However, it is that mayo that can add extra fat and calories to the mighty egg when you make deviled eggs.
But one simple swap cuts the calories, but still keeps them gluten free and low carb. Or maybe, like me, you are just not a mayo lover. Luckily, my favorite mayo substitute works perfectly.
What is a good substitute for mayo in deviled eggs?
It’s creamy and tangy, so you keep the texture and flavor of a classic deviled egg with that zip of mustard. But you’ll definitely save a few calories and even add some extra protein. And the extra tanginess from Greek yogurt makes them taste even better, in my opinion.
Each half deviled egg has only 40-50 calories depending on whether you use nonfat, lowfat, or whole milk Greek yogurt. And there are basically no net carbs, so these are definitely a keto-friendly snack. Plus they provide a good dose of protein.
Now you can bring healthy deviled eggs to your next picnic or barbecue.
These healthy deviled eggs only have three main ingredients, plus salt and pepper and optional garnishes.
- Eggs – hard boiled and cooled. Not sure how to make hard boiled eggs? Keep reading for my favorite technique.
- Plain Greek yogurt – I usually use nonfat, but any kind will do, as long as it isn’t sweetened or flavored.
- Yellow mustard
- Salt and pepper
- Paprika and dill – for garnish, if desired
How to Make Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs
The recipe card below has all the details and amounts, but here is a quick overview. Keep scrolling for the full recipe.
- Make hard-boiled eggs and let them cool
- Slice the eggs in half and place the yolks in a bowl. Add Greek yogurt to the yolks along with mustard, salt, and pepper.
- Mash it all up until smooth, then stuff it into the egg white halves.
- Sprinkle with paprika, and garnish as desired.
- Keep in the fridge until ready to serve. You can also add them to a Lobster Cobb Salad.
Tips for Success
The best way to make hard boiled eggs
I have literally always been the WORST at making hard boiled eggs. They would be overcooked or undercooked. The shell would stick and I’d make a hot mess when I peeled them. That is until I started making them in my Instant Pot.
I’m telling you, I’d buy one just for hard boiling eggs to make these healthy deviled eggs. But then you have it to make Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken or Low Carb Stuffed Pepper Soup or a million other things. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, do it!
- Put 1 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot and set the steamer rack inside.
- Place eggs on steamer rack (I usually cook four to eight at a time).
- Put on the lid, lock it, and make sure the steam vent is closed.
- Set to manual for 5 minutes.
- Once it is done, let the pressure release naturally for five minutes, then do a quick release to release the rest of the pressure.
- Immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Peel and eat or make healthy deviled eggs!
You can also use a pot on the stove to make perfect hard boiled eggs.
Make deviled eggs in advance
You have several options to make deviled eggs ahead.
- You can hard boil the eggs and keep them refrigerated (peeled or unpeeled) for two or three days. Then just prepare the filling right before serving.
- Or you can get them all ready and keep them lightly covered in the refrigerator for a day or two.
How to Fill Deviled Eggs
- A spoon works fine, but it’s even easier to use a small cookie scoop.
- Want to get fancy? Try a dessert decorator to pipe it in.
- You can even use pastry bags and a simple round or star tip.
Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs without Mayo
- 6 hard boiled eggs, chilled
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- paprika and/or dill for garnish, optional
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Place the yolks in a small bowl and the whites on a platter.
- Add the Greek yogurt, yellow mustard, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the yolks, and mash together with a fork, stirring until smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika, and garnish with dill, if desired.
More picnic side dishes made with Greek yogurt
- Tropical Pineapple Chicken Salad
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
- Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
- Chicken Salad with Grapes
- Maple Dijon Apple Slaw
- Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad