EatingWell Deviled Eggs

By Logo inline

Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.

EatingWell Deviled Eggs
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
  • 12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled

  • 1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese

  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens

  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • Paprika for garnish

  1. Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife.

  2. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves).

  3. Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.

  4. Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half.

  5. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

  6. Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

  7. Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Nutritional Facts

calories 34
fat 2g
saturated fat 1g
cholesterol 71 mg
carbohydrates 1g
added sugars 0 g
protein 3 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 85 mg
potassium 31 mg

In partnership with EatingWell EATINGWELL® is a registered trademark of EatingWell, Inc.

appetizer eatingwell eggs snacks vitamin d calcium gluten free low carb

8 replies

muffin127 2016-01-22 10:33:48 -0600 Report

I love deviled eggs, before this recipe, I stayed away from them because of the calories and possible spike in my sugar, but with this recipe, I can now enjoy them again, thank you so much for this recipe, can't wait to try!

Butch1951 2014-11-07 05:16:22 -0600 Report

You can go to a discount store Walmart. Target, ect) and buy a small one for about $15.00. That is what I did.

Rose67 2014-07-23 15:51:07 -0500 Report

Very tasty, I do not use salt, but added dry dill seed. Also did not use the chives or pickle relish, instead of food processor, used a small electric beater.

lockbox 2014-07-20 01:06:32 -0500 Report

You can chop up yhe scallions nice and small and whip with a fork, whisk, or mixer until smooth and creamy.

kindlekm 2014-07-14 15:22:55 -0500 Report

Is there a way to do this without a food processor? because I love deviled eggs but i don't have one :(

Pynetree 2014-07-03 08:45:46 -0500 Report

Tried this yesterday .. but, used all the yolks, couldn't just toss them. And they were good. They passed the husband test. So, that's what I'll be taking to Cookout on the Fourth!