Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Crowd-pleasing deviled eggs get the beloved cheese-and-pepper treatment.

Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Greg Dupree

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 pieces

It's hard to turn down a deviled egg, and that's especially true when this easy recipe is on the table. Here, the classic Easter dish gets a cacio e pepe twist. Cacio e pepe, which means cheese and pepper in Italian, is a traditional and widely loved Roman pasta dish. Translating those flavors to deviled eggs is a stroke of genius, as is mixing the hard-cooked egg yolks with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. To make this appetizer really sing, be sure to use freshly ground black pepper for a more fragrant kick.


  • 12 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup whole-milk Greek-style yogurt

  • 1/4 cup finely grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese

  • 2 tbsp chives

  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Carefully lower in eggs. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 12 minutes. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water; chill until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Peel. (To make ahead, refrigerate unpeeled eggs up to 3 days in advance.)

  2. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop yolks into a medium bowl, leaving whites intact. Mash yolks with a fork. Stir in yogurt, cheese, chives, vinegar, pepper, and salt.

  3. Transfer yolk mixture to a large zip-top freezer bag and snip off 1 corner. Pipe yolk mixture into egg halves. Top with more cheese, chives, and pepper. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
16g Fat
13g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 1658mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 407mg 31%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 410mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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