Everything Bagel-Inspired Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs are a delightful appetizer and a versatile culinary classic. The classic recipe calls for a dusting of paprika, but there are a virtually unlimited number of ways to customize this dish. Recipe developer Taylor Murray has worked up a way to serve deviled eggs inspired by a delicious everything bagel. The yolks are whipped up with luscious cream cheese, resulting in a smooth, velvety filling that is as satisfying as a well-made bagel. The real magic happens when we top these little devils off with an everything bagel spice blend, a crunchy and savory mix that echoes the beloved bagel topping.

For a final touch of genius, Murray adds toasted chive breadcrumbs. These contribute an unexpected crunch that is reminiscent of the breakfast dish that inspired this one. This recipe promises a wonderful fusion of textures and flavors, marrying creamy, crunchy, savory, and aromatic in one petite package. Perfect for brunches, potlucks, or just as a gourmet snack at home, these inspired deviled eggs are bound to be a hit among friends and family.

Gather the ingredients for everything bagel-inspired deviled eggs

The recipe begins with eggs. Look for large, fresh eggs with no cracks in the shell. You'll also need plain cream cheese. The everything bagel spice blend can be purchased, or made yourself. Making your own everything bagel spice blend is easy if you have an array of spices on hand already. All you have to do is combine white and black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and flaky sea salt in a small bowl. You can store any leftover blend in an airtight container for future use. It pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, like avocado toast or salads.

For the crisp finish of the chive breadcrumbs, take fresh breadcrumbs and cook them in plain, unsalted butter. Chopped chives adds a nice pop of green and the classic onion flavor that works so well with everything bagels.

Hard-boil the eggs

There are a lot of ways to hard-boil an egg (and we've tried them all), but here's a simple way if you need it. Start by placing your eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan or pot. Add enough water to the pot to cover the eggs by about an inch or two. Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for about 9-12 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. After this, immediately drain the hot water and fill the pot with cold water and ice. Allow the eggs to sit in the ice bath until they're fully cooled. This process not only stops the cooking but also makes the eggs easier to peel.

Make the breadcrumbs

While the eggs are resting in their ice bath, move on to the breadcrumb topping. Start by taking a large skillet and placing it over a medium flame. We want to ensure that the pan heats evenly, so give it a couple of minutes to reach the desired temperature. The right heat level is critical here; if it's too hot, the butter may burn, but if it's too low, the breadcrumbs might not toast properly.

Once the skillet is sufficiently heated, add in the butter. As the butter begins to melt, it will start to sizzle and foam — a sign it's ready for the breadcrumbs. Ensure the melted butter coats the base of the skillet evenly before you add the breadcrumbs. Stir in the breadcrumbs, ensuring the butter evenly coats the all. Once the breadcrumbs have achieved that desired golden brown color, remove the skillet from the heat and let the mixture cool.

Prepare the eggs

Once your eggs have cooled completely in their ice bath, it's time to peel and prepare them. Begin by gently tapping each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell – the bottom, which is typically wider and has an air pocket, is often a good place to start. Then, using your fingers, carefully peel away the shell from the egg. Take your time and be patient with this process. A slow, gentle touch will ensure that the white of the egg remains smooth and intact, creating a beautiful base for your filling.

After all the eggs have been peeled, you'll slice each one in half lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, gently cut the eggs, taking care not to tear the whites. The goal is to create neat, clean halves that will hold the deviled yolk filling. With your halved eggs ready, it's time to remove the yolks. A small spoon is often the best tool for this job. Gently edge the spoon under the yolk, lifting it free from the white. If done carefully, the yolk should come away easily without damaging the white. It's important to keep the whites intact, as they will act as the 'cup' for your deviled filling. Transfer the extracted yolks to the bowl of a blender.

Prepare the yolk filling

This next step is the crucial part that makes a plain hard-boiled egg 'deviled'. Start by adding the cream cheese to the blender with the egg yolks. Once the cream cheese is added, secure the lid of the blender and start blending. Begin at a low speed and gradually increase it, ensuring the yolks and cream cheese combine thoroughly. This process transforms the solid yolks and cream cheese into a luscious, silky filling. You might need to stop a couple of times to scrape down the sides of the blender to make sure everything is incorporated well. Continue blending until you have a smooth, well-mixed blend.

Transferring this blend to a piping bag will make the process of filling the egg whites both easier and neater. If you don't have a piping bag, a resealable plastic bag with one corner cut off will work just as well. Gently spoon your mixture into the piping bag, taking care not to overfill it. Once the mixture is transferred, press it down to the tip of the bag, removing any air bubbles.

Fill the egg whites

Start by arranging your egg whites, hollow-side up, on a clean, flat surface. The hollow where the yolk once sat is now a perfect little cup waiting to be filled with your delectable mixture. Apply gentle pressure to the piping bag, squeezing from the top down to guide the mixture towards the tip. As the filling starts to flow, hold the bag's tip over the first egg white hollow, and carefully pipe the filling into the space. Aim to fill each hollow just to the top, creating a lovely, round mound of filling that mirrors the shape of the egg white.

The key here is a steady hand and even pressure on the bag to ensure a consistent flow. Remember to release the pressure between each egg to prevent too much mixture from spilling out. Repeat the process until each egg white is generously filled with the yolk and cream cheese mixture.

Add the toppings

Take your toasted chive breadcrumbs and sprinkle a generous pinch over each filled egg, followed by a generous shower of everything bagel spice. Once your eggs are topped, they're ready to serve! If you aren't serving them immediately, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To maintain their freshness and flavor, they're best enjoyed within two days of preparation.

Serve these as a standout appetizer at a dinner party, or include them in a brunch spread. They pair excellently with fresh vegetables, smoked salmon, or as a side to a light salad. However you choose to serve them, these deviled eggs are sure to be a hit, leaving your guests impressed with your culinary creativity.

Everything Bagel-Inspired Deviled Eggs Recipe
5 from 35 ratings
Deviled eggs are a classic side at picnics and parties. This version emulates a bagel using cream cheese, chive bread crumbs, and everything bagel seasoning.
Prep Time
Cook Time
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Total time: 40 minutes
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
  1. Hard-boil the eggs. Cool and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the breadcrumbs. Stir until breadcrumbs are golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes. Let cool then fold in the chives. Set aside.
  3. Remove the shell from each egg and slice in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove the yolks to the bowl of a blender.
  4. Add the cream cheese into the blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag.
  5. Pipe the egg yolk mixture into hollows of the egg whites.
  6. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning and bread crumbs. Serve immediately.
Calories per Serving 98
Total Fat 6.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 167.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 0.5 g
Sodium 93.0 mg
Protein 6.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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