Appetizers

California-Style Devilled Eggs

California-Style Devilled Eggs that includes sun-dried tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar. This recipe makes for the perfect appetizer!

California-Style Devilled Eggs

California-Style Devilled Eggs

Making the traditional devilled egg is incredible, yet there’s a ton of variations as well. For instance, I adore the Salsa Deviled Eggs that I make, when I need that spicy kick.

Here’s another that you’ll love!

Every Christmas Eve we host a gathering where only appetizers is served. This means that one task of mine during the holiday season is to decide on what I’ll be serving our guests.

Over the years I have accumulated a list of favourites, yet I do like to change up the same-old and put a different spin on even the classic recipes.

One dish on the menu that is always a hit when entertaining is devilled eggs, it’s like an appetizer staple!

When faced with all the treats and food indulgences during the holidays, it’s nice to include healthy and protein-packed eggs in the menu as well.

California-Style Devilled Eggs. A recipe that includes sun-dried tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar. Perfect appetizer!

So this year when contemplating a new spin on devilled eggs, where do you turn for ideas? Eggs.ca of course!

I finally settled on California-Style Devilled Eggs. I just couldn’t resist the addition of sun-dried tomatoes.

This recipe really does kick the classic devilled egg recipe up a notch. Give it a try and you might just find the traditional method so boring!

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California-Style Devilled Eggs

California-Style Devilled Eggs

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

California-Style Devilled Eggs that includes sun-dried tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar. This recipe makes for the perfect appetizer!  

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, 60 mL
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 10 mL
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped rehydrated or well drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, 30 mL
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh basil, 20 mL
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 5 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt, 1.25 mL
  • Pinch pepper
  • Chopped sun-dried tomatoes, for garnish
  • Small fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise.
  2. Remove yolks. With fork, mash yolks; add mayonnaise, mustard, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Refill whites with yolk mixture. Garnish with sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator. Use within 2 days.

Notes

Choose eggs that have been in your refrigerator for a few days for hard-cooking rather than very fresh eggs, as less fresh eggs will be easier to peel.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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  1. Buttertarts are my favourite holiday recipe and you use eggs in the crust. 🙂 Thanks for the chance at great prizes.

  2. Sadly it is the deviled eggs lol, hubby think I am nut because I always eat them at first in every party

  3. Its a breakfast dish that you scramble, mix in veggies and cheese and bacon and bake in oven. Its awesome

  4. We love breakfast frittatas for our Xmas morning meal. We’ve been doing it for 5 years now 🙂

  5. Everyone always requests my deviled eggs recipe at the holidays, will have to try these ones!

  6. I make a wicked potato salad everyone goes nuts for! I made 30lbs for my Nephews wedding one year, after eveyone had left they were putting the leftover away and dropped it! They literally spooned it off the floor and put it back in the fridge LOL

  7. Deviled eggs are a must at any Family gathering and Eggs Benny for Christmas Brunch

  8. I use my egg whites to make Dipped Peppermint Meringues and the yolks for cranberry muffins

  9. My whole post didn’t seem to come up! I had said they were in everything, and the sugar cookies we make. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I make Black Bottomed Cupcakes with a variety of flavoured centres..mmmm. Eggs must be used in the cake outsides and cheesecake centres!

  11. For christmas morning we make a casserole that has hash browns, eggs , sausage and onions . It is really good and we dont have to cook in the morning

  12. I am entering your giveaway.
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    In response to your question of What is your favourite Holiday recipe which uses eggs?
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  13. I make a breakfast casserole with bread, eggs, ham and vegetables on Christmas Eve, leave it in the fridge overnight and bake it Christmas morning.

  14. I make Amish breakfast casserole for Boxing Day Brunch. Eggs, bacon and lots of cheese & veggies!

  15. Eggs Benedict – it is a holiday treat! I also have a recipe for oven scrambled eggs that I often use Christmas Morning.

  16. Would definitely be a Yule Log cake. I make one every year 🙂 Thank you for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays

  17. My favourite Holiday Recipe which uses Eggs is,”Custard Pie,”or anything with Custard! I LOVE Custard!!!

  18. cream puffs! the roux dough isso simple and uses 4 eggs. My holiday go to recipe! Then i flavour up the whip cram to make them festive..Bailley’s, candy cane…

  19. I love butter tarts – my grandma used to maks them every year. We live too far away now and she’s gotten older and it’s no longer a feasible tradition with her

  20. I wake up the house on Xmas morning by making a simple breakfast consisting of pancakes, eggs and sausages!

    Happy holidays everyone! 🙂

  21. I love your tweeks on devilled egga. I would not thought of the tomatoes or even the basil. ‘these sound very delicious and healthy as well. Thank you for this recipe.

  22. I like making fritattas during the holiday season as it feeds many and is easy to make!

  23. Yorkshire pudding and I always use 4 eggs for 12 yorkshires – so delicious. I make them whenever we have a turkey/joint/chicken or sometimes I’ll make toad in the hole which is yummy too but not a meal for Christmas.

  24. We love making filled eggs (deviled eggs – but my aunt is very religious so we always called them filled eggs)

  25. I use a lot of eggs year round but even more throughout the holidays…I make creamy puddings and other delicious treats and desserts.

  26. For an appetizer/snack it would be deviled eggs. For baking it would be muffins and cookies

  27. Devilled eggs are the favourite in our house but we use eggs all the time in various baking dishes we make for the holidays.

  28. I love making a wife savers breakfast with eggs, cheese, chopped ham,milk and seasonings poured over the bread and left over night .I bake it in the morning and it is so delicious.I love it and it would not be possible to make without the eggs that make it so light and dreamy.

  29. Mine is the Christmas Morning Wifesaver we serve for breakfast on Christmas morning at our place:
    Ingredients:
    16 slices white bread, crusts
    removed
    16 slices Canadian back bacon or
    ham
    16 slices sharp cheddar cheese
    6 eggs
    1/2 tsp. pepper 2 mL
    1/2-1 tsp. dry mustard 2-5 mL
    1/4 cup minced onion 60 mL
    1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 60mL
    1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 5-10 mL
    3 cups milk 750 mL
    dash Tabasco
    1/2 cup butter 125 mL
    Special K or crushed Corn Flakes

    Instructions:
    Set 8 pieces of bread into a 9″ x 13″ (23 x 33 cm) buttered, glass baking dish. Cover bread with slices of back bacon. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon and then cover with remaining slices of bread to make it like a sandwich. In a bowl, beat eggs and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco. Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight. In morning, melt butter, pour over top. Cover with Special K or crushed Corn Flakes. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Serve this with fresh fruit and hot cinnamon rolls.
    Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1 (Page: 26), Enjoy! (Page: 33)

  30. We will have scrambled eggs Christmas morning, but I do love a wasabi/pickled ginger deviled egg! So yummy!!

  31. we make baked French toast for Christmas breakfast every year – it has become a tradition!

  32. I use eggs in so many recipes during the holiday! Baking cakes and cookies, scrambled eggs with cheese on the weekends, hard boiled eggs for quick snacks and deviled eggs at Christmas brunch!

  33. I love a egg sandwich with celery, shredded onion, mayo, mustard, and salt and pepper

  34. My friend gave me a recipe for the best breakfast bake. It’s eggs, sausage bits, and chopped veggies (like mushrooms, asparagus, peppers, etc.), topped with bread and cheese. It’s a lovely mix of cheesy/crunchy/savoury. 🙂

  35. I have to say that my favourite sweet recipe using eggs that I love to make at Christmas, is an old family one. It is a take on Nanaimo Bars, called Chocolate Dreams. The base is a graham crust, made with a beaten egg, sugar and spices. The middle layer is also made with eggs, as well as icing sugar and milk. The top layer is unsweetened chocolate. For a savoury dish with eggs, we always have lasagna and ceasar salad for Christmas Eve dinner. I use eggs in both of those dishes…………..Happy Holidays!!!!!

  36. MY husband makes the best breakfasts over the holidays and they all have eggs. Two of my favourites are eggs benedict and Mexican breakfast wraps (scrambled eggs, cheese, peppers, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and spinach in tortillas). I also love making meringue cookies for Christmas which is mostly just egg whites and then I add the yolks into cream soups.

  37. A KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer will help in making my President’s Choice Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like using chunky chips but fear that my mixer might break with the heavy batter so I don’t bake cookies that much.

  38. My favourite Holiday recipe which uses eggs is the Wife Saver Christmas Casserole!

  39. I love eggs! I am having a hard time choosing a favourite recipe. Recently I have been making Harry’s Hearty Egg Bake recipe from the Egg Farmers of Ontario website….you make it the night before and all you do in the morning is pop it in the oven!

  40. Meringues I make loads over the holidays & top with fruit & cream for a low fat good looking dessert anytime.

  41. My favorite Holiday Baking with eggs, according to all the grandchildren, is my Snowmen. I start with a rich yeast dough containing eggs, yeast, flour, scalded milk, salt , shortening, sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. I cut them out with a gingerbread man cutout. When risen and baked, I let them cool and ice them with a rich homemade icing and decorate with cut up gumdrops. I’ve been baking them for forty years and they still add for them.

  42. I love making (ie. eating) meringue cookies and filling them with delicious lemon curd. The meringues use egg whites and the curd uses the yolks. So delicious!

  43. I usually make ham & cheese quiche for Christmas morning – delicious! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. We make Spekkoek for the holidays. It uses 12 EGGS! Yup 12 eggs for this cake. It is a Dutch-Indonesian layered cake. Absolutely delicious and looks so pretty with all the layers. If you haven’t tried this wonderful cake of a thousand layers (It usually has about 12 layers) then look it up NOW and try it. My Mother grew up on an Egg farm, so sadly she doesn’t eat eggs now. She ate this one and loved it! I was even surprised.

  45. Breakfast Bake which is basically eggs, hash browns, bacon, and any vegis you like

  46. Devilled eggs. Nobody makes them like my momma! I love going home for the holidays and seeing a big plate of those!

  47. We generally stick with deviled eggs for appetizers, but, we of course use tons of eggs in our baking! 🙂

  48. I love making home made spreads and pates to go with cheeses! Great pre-holiday nibbles before the meal!

  49. We love making omelettes on Christmas morning. Covered in Melted cheese and accompanied by toast.

  50. Deviled eggs, my mom makes the best! Breakfast favorite would be, scrambled eggs & hash browns… Mmmm

  51. My favorite dish is a family recipe. It’s a mix of eggs, vegetables, spices, and crumbled bacon. Looks like a messy scrambled egg, but tastes AMAZING!!!

  52. my home made butter tarts that I make BUT butter tarts are my all time favorite baked good

  53. It’s a sort of casserole my mom used to make. Is called the Christmas Wife saver.. Uses bread, ham, milk, eggs and salt and pepper. Sound a kinda blah but is sooooo delicious! !

  54. We host a Christmas brunch every year and I love making ham and egg cups. I just take a muffin pan and make a bowl out of deli ham. Fill the ham cup with an egg and top with a little cheese. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. So easy to serve a bunch of people breakfast.

  55. Wifesaver!!!

    Layered bread, ham and cheese, covered in an egg and milk mixture, topped with corn flake cereal and baked to delishiness!! Every year for 20 years, I’ve made this for Chrismas morning breakfast.

  56. My favourite recipe that uses eggs is potato salad!!!! mmmmm I can never get enough!

  57. My butter tart recipe has lots of eggs in it and it is our families favourite christmas treat.

  58. Traditional Deviled Eggs with paprika are a big hit in our home, we have them at almost every family holiday meal through the year.

  59. Dutch scramble for breakfast Christmas morning – you throw in whatever you have handy and it’s always easy and delicious.

  60. My grandmother’s “Time Saver” breakfast is my favourite. She makes it every Christmas morning for the whole family and it’s the only time of year we have it.

  61. My mother-in-law got me hooked on quiche for breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s a delicious tradition!

  62. Christmas morning a variety of quiches are served, so many to pick from, we taste them all!

  63. Deviled eggs are my absolute favourite appetizer for the holidays! My great-grandma has the best family recipe that has been passed down for generations! 🙂

  64. What an interesting take on Devilled Eggs! I love the regular recipe so I am encouraged to try this one out.

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  66. Holiday entertaining wouldn’t be the same, if Devilled-Eggs were missing. A great appetizer and healthy too.

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