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Deviled Egg Footballs

Are you ready for a game day appetizer guaranteed to delight your football crowd? These football-shaped deviled eggs are not only delicious (thanks to bacon), but they are also perfect for a tailgate, Super Bowl party, Bowl Game viewing party, or any football-themed gathering!

Deviled Egg Footballs

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Deviled eggs are a big hit, especially down here in the South. So, when I thought about throwing on some bacon and turning them into little footballs, I was like, “Yep, gotta do it!”

They call them “deviled” eggs because the add-ins are often hot or spicy, but these football deviled eggs won’t set your mouth on fire. No need to stress if you’re not into spicy stuff! Of course, if you want to spice things up, feel free to add a few dashes of hot sauce or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper!

Deviled Egg Football Appetizer

How to Make Deviled Egg Footballs

A few simple steps and you’re well on your way to these pop-in-your-mouth footballs!

First things first, let’s hard-boil our eggs.

  1. Place your raw eggs in a large pot in a single layer and cover with water.
  2. Turn heat up to medium-high and once your water is at a full boil, turn off the heat and set a timer for 11-12 minutes.
  3. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place carefully into an ice bath (large bowl filled with ice and water).
  4. Under running water, carefully peel the outer shell off your hard-boiled eggs. Now you’re ready to turn them into delicious footballs!

Slice the eggs lengthwise and pop out the yolks into a medium mixing bowl. Add your additional ingredients for the filling (mayo, dijon mustard, paprika, ground black pepper, garlic powder) and use a fork to mash the egg yolks and then stir together until combined well.

Football Deviled Eggs

Carefully spoon the mixture back into the open eggs. Top each with crumbled bacon, pressing carefully with your fingers.

In a small ziplock plastic bag or using a small piping bag, pipe on mayonnaise in the shape of football laces over the bacon.

Ta-da! The tastiest football party/Super Bowl appetizer!

Football Deviled Eggs Appetizer

Twists on these Deviled Egg Footballs

Make them spicy! Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or a couple of dashes of Tabasco (or your favorite hot sauce) to the deviled egg filling.

Not a fan of bacon? Cut green chives in the shape of the football laces and lay directly on the deviled egg filling and skip the bacon altogether.

Alternative to mayo? You could also use sour cream or even thin strips of a white cheese like provolone or white cheddar in the shape of football laces if you prefer to skip the mayo!

Deviled egg footballs

Can you Make in Advance?

You can! I recommend adding the crumbled bacon (and the mayo laces) when ready to serve so the bacon is crispy, but you can absolutely prepare the deviled eggs in advance!

More Football Appetizers

If you give these deviled egg footballs a try, let me know! My football-loving crowd loves them! They’re the perfect Super Bowl appetizer too!

Deviled Egg Footballs

Deviled Egg Footballs

Author: Courtney
The game-day appetizer your football crowd will cheer for, these football-shaped deviled eggs are tasty and simple to make!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 deviled eggs
Calories 99 kcal


  • 6 large eggs

For the deviled egg filling

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

For the topping

  • 6 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled )
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


Hard-boil Eggs

  • Arrange your raw eggs in a large pot in a single layer and cover them with water.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high, and when the water reaches a rolling boil, switch off the heat and set a timer for 11-12 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, gently lift the eggs and transfer them to an ice bath (a large bowl filled with ice and water). Peel off the outer shell of your hard-boiled eggs carefully under running water.

Make Deviled Egg Filling

  • Slice each egg lengthwise. Pop the yolks out of the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, paprika, black pepper and garlic powder. Stir together until well combined.
  • Fill each egg half with the deviled egg mixture.

Add toppings

  • Carefully add the crumbled bacon on top of each egg and press gently.
  • Using a small piping bag (or little plastic bag), fill with mayonnaise and snip the corner with scissors. Pipe on football laces on top of the bacon.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Deviled Eggs
Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 0.05gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 162IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.5mg
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One Comment

  1. 4 stars
    I used my own egg recipe but covered with crumbled bacon and added the laces like you suggest. The ziploc bag with TINY snipped corner worked well. While the eggs are oval shaped the yolk hole is not so you have to shape the filling into an oval before adding the bacon bits. They were a hit (or should I say touchdown) at our superbowl party!

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