Easter is around the corner and deviled eggs should be happening in your life. Especially these deviled eggs with bacon and crushed hot Cheetos!
Why are deviled eggs so easy to eat? If I get started on them, in no time I could have devoured half a dozen eggs! Maybe it’s because they’re so easy to make to begin with and only require a few ingredients, sometimes even what’s in your fridge can create great flavors. Two of my favorites are my Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs and as crazy as they sound, Deviled Eggs with Hummus and Feta!
My latest creation to add to my deviled eggs list are a little unique but so tasty and addictive. As well as having ranch and bacon in the ingredients (two awesome things right!) the eggs are finished with a heavy sprinkling of hot Cheetos!
I’ve noticed Cheetos appearing on menus more often and it makes sense. They make a great crunchy topping to things like Mac and cheese and salads and if you love a good kick of heat like I do then these are the best!
Ingredients you’ll need for these Hot Cheetos deviled eggs
- Eggs- My eggs of choice are Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
- Ranch- Fridge staple
- Sour cream- Fridge staple
- Bacon- I prefer thick sliced
- Salt and pepper- always coarse black pepper
- Hot Cheetos- Easy to find in the grocery store
How do I make the filling?
You literally just throw all the ingredients, except the Cheetos in a. bowl and mix! It’s that easy. The most time consuming part is probably peeling your hard boiled eggs. You can save time by buying already boiled eggs with will work fine but I find the yolks to be more firm than I prefer to use. A potato masher works great for breaking down the egg yolks or a regular fork will do the job just as well.
Can you make deviled eggs a head of time?
You can but don’t put the filling into the egg white halves until about an hour before you plan to serve them. This only takes a few minutes. Also don’t add the crushed Cheetos until the last minute. The longer they sit on top of the eggs, the more moisture they’ll absorb and become soft and lose their crunch.
Are deviled eggs good for you?
I could think of a lot of worse foods to be snacking on but that’s a whole other story. Each deviled egg is approximately 200 calories but loaded with protein. I’m a huge promoter of enjoying all things but in common sense moderation. These are meant to be an fun indulgent treat around Easter time or just a great party appetizer!
Take a look at these other tasty Easter appetizer ideas!
Hot Cheetos and Bacon Deviled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1/4 cup ranch
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1-2 bags Hot Cheetos
- Bring a large pot of water to a full rolling boil.
- Add the eggs gently and set a timer for 10 minutes.
- Transfer the eggs to a cold water bath.
- Peel your eggs and place in a bowl.
- Slice each egg in half long ways.
- Carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Set the whites down on a paper towel.
- Add the ranch, sour cream, chopped bacon, paprika, salt and pepper to the yolks.
- Smash the mixture until smooth and well combined.
- Using a piping bag or strong zip lock bag filled with the filling, pipe enough yolk mixture into each hole in the egg white halves.
- Empty the Cheetos onto a plate and roughly crush with your hands.
- Sprinkle a good amount of Cheetos over each deviled egg and serve at once.