EatingWell Deviled Eggs

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Lightened-Up Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.

Yield: 24 servings
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled
  • 1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Paprika for garnish

Preparation

  1. Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.
  2. Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  • Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 34
fat 2 g (1 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 71 mg
carbohydrates 1 g
protein 3 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 85 mg
potassium 31 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges 1/2 medium-fat meat

From EatingWell May/June 2009