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Upside-Down Deviled Egg Eyes (GFDF, Whole30, Paleo, Keto)
October 11, 2019
Image Source: The Ghostess

I originally got the idea for these upside-down deviled egg eyes from The Ghostess who swears by it for her parties.

I love deviled eggs in any variety and I decided to mix these up with a little bacon. Since they’re upside down, your guests will get a little surprise when they bite into them and get a bit of a crunch!

You can really get creative and take advantage of the fact that these are upside-down. You can hide all kinds of surprises in the filling. I chose bacon. But I think a little bit of jalapeno would be pretty good or maybe add avocado to the mixture for a guacamole deviled egg. Anything your guests aren’t expecting would be fun in these upside-down deviled egg eyes.

Make sure you use a good quality mayonnaise or make your own. You don’t want to feed your guests oils that could cause inflammation. As far as whether you use cage-free eggs or not, that’s your call.

I used plain yellow mustard in these, but my husband would argue that spicy brown mustard is better. He is especially fond of Koops brand spicy brown mustard. We literally buy it by the case from Amazon. That’s how obsessed he is with it!

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Upside-down deviled egg eyes on a Halloween plate

Upside-Down Deviled Egg Eyes

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


These upside-down deviled egg eyes are super festive. You can hide any number of suprised ingredients in the filling since they’re upside down to creep out your guests!


  • 1 Dozen Large Eggs
  • Mustard
  • Homemade Mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 lb. of Cooked & Crumbled Bacon
  • Food Coloring
  • Thin Paintbrush
  • Cupcake Liners (you can get the cool Halloween ones or you can just use squares of wax paper)


  • Boil the whole eggs for 10 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs and cut them in half.
  • Remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.
  • Mix in mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, and bacon crumbles to taste.
  • Fill the halved egg whites with the yolk mixture.
  • Turn the eggs halves over onto wax paper circles or cupcake liners.

Decorative Eyes

  • Mix mayo with red food coloring until it will pass for blood.
  • Mix mayo with food coloring for the colored part of the eye, I like to use green or blue.
  • With a clean, thin, paint brush paint the eyes onto the back of the deviled eggs.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: upside-down deviled egg eyes


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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There are 2 comments

  • Quay Po Cooks says:

    These eggs look so pretty!

  • Marek says:

    It’s amazing how many thigns you can do with eggs!I never was a fan of eggs but now love them, mostly hard boiled or scrambled…keeps me full for hours!have a great weekend

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