Gourmet Deviled Egg Recipe

This deviled egg recipe is understandably our number one request of all time.  These flavor-packed deviled eggs are topped with a parmesan crisp that will leave an impression.  

Combine the smokiness of pancetta, nuttiness from the Parmigiano-Reggiano, acidity from the white wine vinegar, and creaminess from the mayonnaise, and you will have a deviled egg that is unforgettable.  

The extra credit you will get from your efforts will be those memorable WOW moments when your guests take their first bite.


gourmet deviled egg recipe featuring a creamy yellow filling topped with pancetta, chives and a parmesan crisp for a beautiful plating presentation

Deviled eggs are that perfect appetizer that fits just about any occasion where people gather.  What makes these little eggs so popular?  

  • They are easy to grab.
  • They are easy to eat.
  • They are creamy and delicious.
Unquestionably this is different from your average deviled egg recipe.  Instead, they have what I refer to as “ingredient creativity.”  Because of this, your taste buds will come alive and do a happy dance!  In addition to being delicious, they can be made ahead of time.  
Gourmet deviled eggs with a creamy yellow filling topped with pancetta, chives and a parmesan crisp for a beautiful plating presentation

Gourmet Deviled Eggs

Foodie de Froid
Servings 6
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
These creamy, deep-flavored, deviled egg appetizers are garnished with a parmesan crisp that will leave an impression on your guests! Parmigiano-Reggiano and pancetta are added for an authentic gourmet experience.
5 from 1 vote


  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled and halved length wise
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 ts champagne wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano finely grated
  • 3 ounces pancetta finely diced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp pancetta finely diced for garnish
  • 1 tbsp parsley minced for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Line 1/2 sheet baking pan with Silpat liner and sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the Parmigiano-Reggiano into two 4" round circles.
    6 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Bake until lightly brown - 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Crisp pancetta in a small skillet until fat has rendered and starting to brown.
    3 ounces pancetta
  • Add egg yolks, 1 tablespoon pancetta, mayonnaise, vinegar and remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano and stir together with whisk or large fork until thoroughly combined. Taste and add salt and pepper to balance flavors to your liking.
    6 hard boiled eggs, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 ts champagne wine vinegar
  • Pick your best 8 egg white halves. Add filling mixture into a piping bag with a large enough tip to allow pancetta bits through and generously fill each hole.
  • Garnish with pancetta, cheese crisps, freshly ground pepper, and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, 1 tbsp pancetta, 1 tbsp parsley

Kitchen Equipment

12" disposable pastry bag
Wilton 4b piping tip


If you're bringing these to a celebration, keep the parmesan crisps in a separate container.  Place them on the eggs when you're ready to serve them.  This will prevent them from losing their crispness.
Make-ahead:  Eggs can be made early in the day and garnished just before serving.
Foodie de Froid tip:  Lay your egg carton on its side the day before you make the deviled eggs.  This will help the yolks to center themselves for a picture-perfect deviled egg.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Calories 199


Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 10gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 282mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 364IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, deviled eggs, gameday, holiday, pancetta, parmegiano-reggiano, superbowl
Have you made this recipe? We'd love to hear how it was!

De Froid Tip: Food Arrangement

Change the whole feel of your party by serving these gourmet deviled eggs on individual plates.  By adding a contrasting garnish, your visual presentation will pop!  In the photo below, I used sprigs of thyme from my container garden.  

Set your plates in a row across a long countertop.  As a result, you will visually increase the WOW factor.  Then watch your guests line up for the tasting experience.  Unquestionably you will create a memorable WOW moment for your guests!

deviled eggs placed on individual black slate small square plates on top of a lime green runner

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Our mouth reacts to flavors in a transitional way.  That first taste creates an exciting experience with the food’s intense flavors, textures, and visual appeal.  Yet after the first few bites, our mouths and minds adjust, and that experience deadens.  

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