Classic deviled eggs give a nod to the South with these Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs. A zero carb keto snack perfect for egg fasts or a Masters viewing party!
It’s almost Masters week, y’all! The Masters is the commencement of Spring time for me. I’ve watched it since I was a little girl, year after year. The precisely manicured greens, Magnolia corner, and blooming flowers just speak to me on a spiritual level.
If you have zero inkling what I’m talking about, the Masters is a golf tournament held in Augusta, GA every April. I would bet that you’ve probably heard about it before. The “green jackets” are the coveted prize along with an ungodly purse. I believe this year is a whopping 11 million dollars! Whoah!
But, for me, the Masters is more than a golf tournament. It’s a Southern tradition. In fact, the tournament is held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA which just happens to be my home state! The Masters is Georgia’s Kentucky Derby, if that makes sense!
So I’m three paragraphs in and you’re probably wondering how on Earth the Masters relates to a recipe for keto deviled eggs. Well, my dear, that’s an easy one to answer! You see, the Masters is world famous for their pimento cheese sandwiches (and their egg salad too)!
I’m not sure why those sandwiches are so special because I haven’t had one myself, sadly, but every Southerner knows that Augusta National is home to the world’s best pimento cheese sandwich.
If you’re reading this blog post from a foreign land (or just outside of the Mason Dixon) that doesn’t eat pimento cheese, you’re probably wondering what it is as well! Essentially, pimento cheese is a cold cheese spread that is made with sharp cheddar cheese, pimentos, and mayonnaise. There’s usually a dash of spice added, maybe some paprika or a pinch of cayenne. Many recipes also call for a dash of Worcestershire.
Don’t knock it till ya try it! Pimento cheese is a refrigerator staple in a big part of the country! Someone on a non-lowcarb diet will slather it on a club cracker or slice of white bread. If you follow a low carb or ketogenic diet, then you could enjoy some on a low carb wrap, with celery sticks or radish chips, or with a good ‘ol fork!
So now that you know where I drew my inspiration for this unique keto appetizer and low carb snack, let’s get to the recipe shall we?
Everyone on keto loves deviled eggs. It’s just a fact. I could eat an entire plate by myself but I try to practice some self control around them.
These low carb deviled eggs are crazy simple to throw together. You’ll need a store-bought pimento cheese spread. Word of the wise: go to your deli area to get some, not the middle aisles. Pimento cheese is meant to be perishable. I prefer the Palmetto brand personally.
After you prep your eggs (I always use my Instant Pot to get perfectly peelable ((yes I made that word up)) eggs), these come together just like any other keto deviled egg!
If you’re doing a keto egg fast, you could enjoy these deviled eggs as well! They would also make an egg-cellent keto Easter appetizer or keto party food! These keto deviled eggs also make a great food for meal prep because they keep in the fridge for a few days! What a perfect low carb snack!
Now, let’s go make a pitcher of iced tea, a platter of our keto pimento cheese deviled eggs, some cheese straws and get our golf clap on!
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
- 3.5 tablespoons cooked egg yolk
- 3.5 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1.25 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 4 tablespoons prepared pimento cheese I used Palmetto
- pimentos for garnish
- Slice the eggs in half. Remove the yolks to a separate bowl. Use a fork to mash the yolks until they are very fine crumbs. Reserve 3.5 tablespoons of the yolk.
- Add the yolks, mayonnaise, and mustard to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until very smooth and free of lumps.
- Add the processed filling to a small bowl. Fold in the pimento cheese.
- Fill each egg half with mixture. You should not have any filling remaining.
Kimberly A Conner
Friday 24th of May 2019
What did you do with the reserved egg yolk?
Belinda m Medlin
Monday 23rd of January 2023
@Anna Hunley, what a sad waste
Friday 24th of May 2019
I just pitched the leftover yolks. I suppose you could get creative with them though! :)