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Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs

Spinach, Poppy Seed, and Bacon Eggs deliver a creative combo of flavors that goes perfectly with the crispy topper.

Southern Living APRIL 2014

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:20 Minutes


  • 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons grated red onion
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons poppy-seed dressing
  • Chopped cooked bacon


1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks, keeping egg whites intact.

2. Grate egg yolks using small holes of a box grater. Mash together yolks, mayonnaise, and next 3 ingredients. Add hot sauce, if desired. Stir spinach, onion, and poppy-seed dressing into yolk mixture.

3. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with bacon.


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