Bacon Egg Salad is a super simple, creamy, and flavorful upgrade to a standard egg salad, but it’s so much more memorable and delicious. Everyone will love it!
I originally shared this recipe in 2014. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
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The ingredient list:
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- hard-cooked eggs
- dry mustard
- smoked paprika
- salt and pepper
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
Why this recipe works?
It’s a comfort meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner.
It can be served casually with crackers or dippers, or it can be served for a special occasion when you want things to be memorable.
It can be made in only moments if you use the help of store-bought convenience foods like pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, pre-cooked store-bought bacon, and even pre-diced celery.
How to store egg salad:
Store egg salad in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can egg salad be frozen?
I don’t recommend it.
The freezing and thawing process will effect the flavor and texture.
Can the shallots be left out of this recipe?
Sure. If you’re not a fan, then by all means leave them out.
However, if you’re worried that the shallots will be overpowering…don’t be.
The minced shallots lend a very mild oniony/garlicky flavor that is a very flavorful complement to the creamy pungency of the eggs.
What to substitute in place of shallots?
Minced chives are always a great substitution.
Minced scallions (green onions) will also work but use them sparingly as they can tend to be overpowering in certain egg dishes.
Can the celery be left out of this recipe?
I would highly recommend leaving it in for a bit of texture contrast to play against all the creaminess.
You can always scale back the amount from what’s written in the recipe if needed.
Or, as a tasty option (for you celery fans out there) you can always chop some celery leaves and toss them into the bacon egg salad for an extra punch of celery flavor.
Is this recipe low-carb and keto:
Well, let me clarify.
IF you’re not making a sandwich using your typical bread, croissants (shown), or dipping crackers or breadsticks…you can definitely call this a low-carb/keto recipe.
Low-carb/keto serving options:
- Spoon it into lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves and make an egg salad wrap.
- Dip vegetables
- Dip pork rinds
- Dip bacon (why not?)
- Spread it on keto bread or bagels
- Wrap it into a low-carb tortilla
- Eat it straight out of the bowl with a fork! Not that I would know anything about that. 😉
How long can this egg salad sit safely at room temperature?
No longer than 2 hours.
After two hours time it’s time to place it back into the refrigerator.
That said, if you’re serving egg salad outside and the outdoor temperature is HOT, do not let it stay outdoors for longer than 1 hour before refrigerating or putting it inside a cooler with ice.
How to make Bacon Egg Salad:
- Rough chop hard cooked eggs.
- Finely dice celery.
- Cook and crumble bacon.
- Add those ingredients into a large bowl along with mayonnaise, salt, pepper, dry mustard, and smoked paprika.
- Stir well to combine.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Additional recipes using hard-cooked eggs:
*Egg Stuffed Biscuits (shown below and in the featured video)
These easy-to-make Egg Stuffed Biscuits with Ham & Cheese can be made in a matter of minutes with the help of a few supermarket convenience foods. They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast that will please the entire family!
*Scotch Eggs (not shown)
A Scotch Egg is a perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg that is surrounded by pork sausage and then pan-fried for a crunchy outside and a soft center.
*Best Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing (shown below)
A chef’s salad isn’t something only to be eaten at restaurants. You can easily make this Best Ever Chef’s Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at home with all the great add-ins and flavors you love!
*Deviled Ham and Eggs (not shown)
Whether you choose to serve these easy to make deviled Dijon ham and eggs for breakfast, brunch, appetizers, or a hearty snack, you just can’t go wrong!
*Bacon Egg Salad (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fast and easy Bacon Egg Salad.
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BACON EGG SALAD
- 1/4 pound bacon cooked, drained, and crumbled
- 10-12 large hard-cooked eggs peeled and large diced
- 2 stalks celery small diced
- 2 medium shallots thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
- In a large bowl, gently stir above ingredients until well mixed.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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