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Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

April 12, 2021 by Chris Collins

This deviled egg pasta salad is loaded with so many goodies. It’s also so quick and easy to make!

Ever torn between taking either a pasta salad or egg salad to potluck? Why choose when you can have both 😛. This pasta is PERFECT for Summer, awesome as a side or great just as a quick & easy lunch. Follow me…

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The ULTIMATE Egg Pasta Salad

Whilst it may seem like an odd idea to combine egg and salad pasta, I promise it totally works. You get those same iconic flavours of deviled eggs all wrapped inside a loaded pasta salad.

What makes something deviled?

Deviling something essentially means to aggressively season or add spice. In this context, and in the context of deviled eggs, the key ingredient is mustard. Alongside this I like to add white pepper, which gives a very gentle kick of heat, and hot sauce, which gives more of an intense kick of spice.

Is this pasta salad spicy?

Because the dressing is very creamy, this spice in this recipe is actually fairly mellow. It’s more about the flavour that the mustard, pepper and hot sauce offers. You can however adjust the measurements to suit your spicy needs!

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Making Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

The dressing itself is mayonnaise based, but I also like to add in sour cream for some extra creaminess. A lot of deviled egg pasta recipes actually mash/stir in the cooked egg yolk in with the dressing. Whilst this is a more traditional way to make deviled eggs, I find it turns the dressing a bit clumpy when it’s used as a pasta dressing.

What Pasta to use?

100% gotta be macaroni! Just cook in salted water until al dente, then drain in cold water until completely.

What fillings can I add?

The world is your oyster, but here’s the usual suspects in mine:

  • Bacon
  • Dill Pickles
  • Celery
  • Red Onion
  • Chives

Process shots: in a small bowl add mayo, sour cream, pickle juice, dijon, hot sauce, salt, sugar and pepper (photo 1), stir to combine (photo 2), cook, rinse and drain pasta (photo 3), add hard boiled egg, fillings & dressing then combine (photo 4).

4 step by step photos showing how to make deviled egg pasta salad

Serving Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

To serve up I recommend sprinkling over a few pinches of smoked paprika. This adds a nice pop of colour, but also adds a nice smoky twang. You can also serve individual portions with a few more drops of hot sauce if you fancied!

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yep! Just tightly cover in the fridge until needed (will last around 3 days).

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this deviled egg pasta salad shall we?!

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How to make Deviled Egg Pasta Salad (Full Recipe & Video)

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Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

This deviled egg pasta salad is loaded with so many goodies. It's also so quick and easy to make! | www.dontgobaconmyheart.co.uk
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Servings (click & slide): 8
Course: Lunch / Pot Luck / Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories per serving: 462kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2

Equipment:

  • Medium Pot with Lid (for eggs)
  • Medium Pot & Colander (for pasta)
  • Small Mixing Bowl & Spatula (for dressing)
  • Large Mixing Bowl & Salad Tossers
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

Dressing

  • 1 cup / 240g Full Fat Mayo
  • 1/4 cup / 60g Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 tsp EACH: Sugar, Salt, Hot Sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper

Pasta Salad

  • 9oz / 250g Dried Macaroni
  • 8 Hard Boiled Eggs, diced (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup / 4-5 rashers Bacon, cooked, cooled & chopped
  • 1/3 cup / 4-5 small Dill Pickles, finely diced (Gherkins in UK)
  • 1/3 cup / 1 large stalk Celery, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup / 1 small Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Chives, finely diced
  • few pinches of Smoked Paprika, to serve

Instructions:

  • Pasta: Pop your pasta in salted boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until completely cold. Ensure you've shook out all the water, then place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Dressing: In a small mixing bowl combine mayo, sour cream, dijon mustard, pickle juice, sugar, salt, white pepper and hot sauce. Taste test for seasoning then adjust accordingly.
  • Pasta Salad: To the large mixing bowl of pasta add hard boiled egg, bacon, celery, red onion, chives and pickles. Pour in the dressing and use salad tossers to mix everything.
  • Serve: Sprinkle over a few pinches of smoked paprika. Tightly cover and store in the fridge or serve up right away!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Hard Boiled Eggs - I know everyone has their own method of boiled eggs, but here's what I do:
  • Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water (make sure every part of all the eggs is comfortably covered).
  • Turn on high heat and leave until the you reach a rolling boil. Once the eggs start dancing, immediately turn off the heat, pop on a lid and leave on the hob for 10mins.
  • After 10 mins, spoon eggs into a bowl of ice (or very cold) water (this is to stop the cooking process).
  • Peel and dice eggs to desired texture for egg mayo.
b) Quantities - Feel free to increase any of your favourite fillings (i.e the bacon). This is just what I recommend. Everything is equal quantities in 1/3 cups measurements too.
c) Make Ahead - This will store for comfortably for 3 days tightly stored in the fridge. It will dry out every so slightly, so consider stirring through another dollop of mayo just before serving.
d) Calories - one serving (8 in total).
 

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 298
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.15g51%
Saturated Fat 5.561g28%
Trans Fat 0.053g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13.558g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.183g
Cholesterol 205mg68%
Sodium 547mg23%
Potassium 257mg7%
Carbohydrates 26.73g9%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 13.14g26%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.25mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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1 Comment

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    Gilly
    April 19, 2021 at 11:59 am

    5 stars
    I’m always lookimg for new salad recipes and this one gets top marks – I use vegan bacon as I don’t eat meat and this works well for me. Thank you!

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