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pimento cheese deviled eggs on a white marble platter with a blue background.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Kate Shungu
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs are a southern-inspired appetizer that'll disappear fast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 egg halves
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • ¾ cup prepared pimento cheese
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped pimento peppers, plus more reserved for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For garnish: chopped fresh chives

Instructions
 

  • Place the eggs in a large saucepan. Add cold water to the pan, covering the eggs by one inch. Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as the water reaches a rapid boil (lots of large bubbles), cover the pan and take it off the heat. Allow the eggs to sit in the covered pan for 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of ice water. After 8 minutes, remove the eggs from the hot water and place in the ice water. Allow the eggs to sit in the ice water for 1 minute (no more, or the eggs will be hard to peel).
  • Take an egg and tap it gently all over on a flat surface. Work your thumb into one of the cracks and gently remove the peel. This can take a little patience. Don’t worry if your eggs aren’t perfectly peeled (they’ll taste the same!).
  • Slice each egg in half. Place the egg yolk from each egg half into a medium bowl. Transfer the egg whites to a serving platter.
  • In the bowl with the egg yolks, add the pimento cheese, mayonnaise, chopped pimento peppers, and salt. Mix with a handheld mixer until combined.
  • Transfer the pimento cheese mixture to a pastry bag or zip-top bag. I found that a sandwich bag fits about half of the filling. Snip a ¼ inch piece off the corner of the bag.
  • Pipe the pimento cheese filling into each egg white. Garnish with chopped chives and serve!

Notes

Pimento peppers are located near the pickles and olives. Pimento cheese can typically be found in the specialty cheese section (near the feta, goat cheese, etc.).
Filled eggs can be kept for a day or two in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg halfCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 30mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, deviled eggs
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