Do you wish you could enjoy deviled eggs without all the mayonnaise? These easy 3-ingredient guacamole deviled eggs use healthy avocado instead!
I usually keep a batch of hard-boiled eggs in my refrigerator. From a quick breakfast or snack to a high-protein salad topping, I always find a use for them.
One day, I found myself craving deviled eggs, but didn’t necessarily want all that mayo. So I decided to use smashed avocado instead and see how it would turn out.
Spoiler: these 3-ingredient guacamole deviled eggs turned out amazing! Creamy, delicious, and full of healthy fat thanks to the avocado.
So whether you’re looking for a new spin on deviled eggs or just want a way to enjoy them without all the mayo, give these tasty and nutritious bites a try.
How to make 3-ingredient guacamole deviled eggs
This simple recipe comes together in 4 steps with only 3 ingredients!
Step 1: Slice your hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise.
Step 2: Scoop the yolks into a small bowl, add the guacamole, and mix well.
Step 3: Spoon or pipe the mixture back into the egg halves.
Step 4: Sprinkle with chili powder.
That’s all you have to do! You can serve the guacamole eggs immediately or refrigerate them until you’re ready to enjoy.
How to cook hard boiled eggs
I’ve always thought the hardest part about making deviled eggs was simply hard-boiling the eggs. Thankfully, there are a few techniques to make the process easy!
For years, my favorite method was cooking the eggs on the stove top. Just place the eggs in a pan in a single layer, then add water until it’s about an inch higher than the eggs.
Turn the heat to high. Once the water comes to a boil, cover the pan and remove the eggs from heat. Let them sit for 15 minutes, then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
This way works every time. And it’s what I always used… until I got an Instant Pot.
Now, I stand the eggs in a silicone egg rack inside the Instant Pot, wide-side down. I seal the pot, cook the eggs for 2 minutes at High pressure, then let it naturally release. The eggs are so easy to peel, and you don’t need an ice bath!
Tips for sharing this dish
Deviled eggs make a great snack at home, but they’re also perfect to prep for a brunch or family get-together. If you’re making these to share with others, I have a few tips for you!
First, feel free to get creative with the guacamole flavors. Everyone will already be intrigued by the green deviled eggs, but imagine their surprise if you fill them with variations of guacamole!
For a hint of sweetness, I recommed trying my mango guacamole. Or, for something more traditional, you could mix in some finely-diced red onion and cilantro.
Next, for the best presentation, I would pipe the guacamole and egg yolk mixture back into the eggs. If you don’t have a pastry bag, simply cut the tip off a corner of a zip-lock plastic bag and use it instead.
Finally, keep in mind that this recipe scales very well. You can cook as many (or as few) eggs as you’d like and simply use 1 tablespoon of guacamole per egg.
You can store your deviled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours before serving. After that, the avocado will start to oxidize and turn brown — this isn’t harmful at all, it just doesn’t look very nice.
If you do need to store your eggs for longer, I recommend squeezing a little lime juice over the guacamole, then wrapping the eggs in saran wrap. Allow the plastic to sit right on the guacamole so it minimizes any contact with the air. Store in the refrigerator.
Other easy avocado recipes
As a good source of fiber, potassium, and healthy fats, avocados are a great ingredient to incorporate into your weekly menu. Looking for more ways to enjoy them? Here are a few of my favorite avocado recipes I know you’ll love:
- Tex-Mex Burrito Bowl with Lime-Avocado Sauce
- Avocado Cheesecake with Vanilla Tomatoes
- Lemony Romaine and Avocado Salad
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
3-Ingredient Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- 6 large eggs (hard-boiled and cooled)
- 6 tablespoons guacamole
- chili powder
- Slice your hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise.
- Scoop the yolks into a small bowl, add the guacamole, and mix well.
- Spoon or pipe the mixture back into the egg halves.
- Sprinkle with chili powder.