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This spring upgrade your Easter menu with this fresh and flavorful Loaded Deviled Eggs recipe. They’re over-the-top delicious! Can you guess the ingredient that makes this classic appetizer a bit more adventurous for springtime?
Spring has sprung and Easter is not too far behind. In fact, I am already busy planning our menu as we prepare for friends and family coming over to celebrate. While I love taking the time to create a beautiful spread of dishes for guests, it can be time consuming and often I lose myself in the hosting aspect when I should be enjoying the company. This year I added a few simple bites to the menu so I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the moment. These Loaded Deviled Eggs made the cut this year and let me tell you, they are one of the tastiest appetizers I have ever made. Not only can they conveniently be prepared the night before, but adding bite-sized starters to your menu is a great way to hold guests over until dinner is ready! They‘re also made slightly different than the traditional deviled eggs you find at most gatherings.
While you can’t go wrong with a classic recipe that calls for mayo and sweet relish, I enjoy exploring other variations. So, what is the secret ingredient that makes these deviled eggs stand out? Naturally Fresh Classic Ranch dressing! It’s free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives which is why this creamy concoction is a go-to for my filling. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that I absolutely love ranch on anything and everything. It ties all of the flavors together quite nicely, including the crunchy bacon pieces and sharp cheddar cheese.
- 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1/2 cup of Naturally Fresh Classic Ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded ch
- 8-10 strips of cooked bacon
- 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1. Place eggs in a single layer on the bottom of a medium sauce pan. Cover with water, about one inch. Over medium-high heat, bring water to a rolling boil. Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside for another 10 minutes. Drain under cool water and peel off shells.
2. Slice eggs in half and carefully remove the yolks. Place yolks in a small bowl and mash into fine pieces with a fork.
3. Combine mashed yolk with ranch dressing, mustard, shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon. Leave 1-2 pieces of bacon whole to be used during assembly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix until creamy.
4. Transfer mixture to a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag to fill the egg whites.
5.Top with a sprinkle of cheese and chives. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove and add a crispy bacon wedge to the top. Serve and enjoy.
The Naturally Fresh line offers several high-quality, home-style salad dressings and dips that can be used to transform your spring dishes effortlessly. Hosting during any holiday can be stressful but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable. Make it easy for yourself by keeping the menu uncomplicated and delicious at same time. Think quality over quantity. Simplify your starter menu by creating 1-2 quick appetizers that can be prepared the night before. These should be recipes that can be refrigerated or sit overnight and still be fresh for the next afternoon.
If your family is anything like mine then you probably have a few grazers that can’t help but munch on something before the big meal. In addition to Loaded Deviled eggs, Naturally Fresh® Classic Ranch can be drizzled on a small salad wedge or used as dip for a vegetable tray. You don’t have to go over the top to impress! Let the dressing do the talking.
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