crab and avocado deviled eggs

Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab and Avocado

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Maryland deviled eggs are a tasty spin on traditional deviled eggs that the whole family will love. Made with creamy egg yolks, juicy crab and ripe avocado, this low-carb snack is an easy appetizer to serve at your next party, celebration, family gathering or holiday event. 

crab and avocado deviled eggs

I love eggs. Boiled eggs were the first thing that I learned how to cook. When I discovered deviled eggs, I was definitely hooked. Deviled eggs are like little vehicles of goodness in small packages. That’s exactly what this recipe for Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab and Avocado is.

Not to mention, these eggs are so easy to make. 

In contrast to traditional deviled eggs, these yolks are extra creamy because of the smooth avocado.  The delicate crab on top is a perfect contrast and a delicious treat.  

crab and avocado deviled eggs

What You’ll Like These Maryland Deviled Eggs

This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser and will take your deviled eggs reputation up a couple notches…at least. Not to mention, there’s little ingredient called Maryland blue crabs that are in these beauties. If you can’t get your hands on Maryland crab, feel free to substitute with any fresh crab meat you’d like. 

When To Serve Maryland Deviled Eggs with Crab and Avocado 

These blue crab deviled eggs will take your entertaining to a whole other level. But don’t take my word for it. 

Serve it  at picnics, parties, baby showers, barbecues and holiday occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day and New Year’s Eve. These will be the best crab deviled eggs that you’ve ever had.

crab and avocado deviled eggs

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​Ingredients in Deviled Eggs with Crabmeat and Avocado

How to Make Crab and Avocado Deviled Eggs 

  1. Half the eggs lengthwise, remove the cooked egg yolks and move them to a mixing bowl. 
  2. Break up the yolks with a fork. You can also use a small potato masher or food processor to make it smoother. 
  3. Add mayo, Old Bay, mashed avocado, dry mustard and pepper. 
  4. Stir to combine. 
  5. Place the yolk mixture into the refrigerator and allow to chill for 1-2 hours. 
  6. ​Once chilled, place the mixture into a pastry bag with a large tip. 
  7. ​If you do not have a pastry bag, using a Zip Loc bag with one corner cut off will work.
  8. Fill the white halves with the creamy filling. 
  9. Top with fresh lump crab. 
  10. ​Sprinkle with additional Old Bay as desired. 
crab and avocado deviled eggs

Additional Garnish Ideas

  • jalapeño slices 
  • fresh parsley 


If you want to get extra fancy, try using duck eggs instead of chicken eggs the next time you make this recipe. They taste is very similar so it’s an easy swap. Duck eggs are typically larger though, so you’ll want to boil them a bit longer.

While not needed, consider adding some fresh lemon juice to the egg yolk mixture if you’re not going to be eating them right away. Not only does this add a fresh and bright flavor to the eggs, but the fresh lemon juice will prevent the filling from browning. 

It’s best to only add a little bit of lemon juice at a time as to not over power the flavor. 


​Q: Can I make deviled eggs ahead of time?

A: While you can make deviled eggs ahead of time, it’s best to avoid filling them until a few hours before you serve them to avoid them from getting soggy. 

To save time in the kitchen, consider boiling the eggs no more than 1-2 days before and peeling them. You can also half the eggs, and prepare the deviled eggs yolk mixture 1-2 days before as well. 

When doing this, the addition of avocado should be avoided until right before filling the eggs halves to avoid them getting brown. 

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Yield: 24 pieces

Maryland Style Crab & Avocado Deviled Eggs

crab and avocado deviled eggs

A tasty and deliciously creamy recipe for deviled eggs with fresh crabmeat that will have you asking for more

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  1. Put the eggs in one even layer in large pot
  2. Add just enough water to cover the eggs and bring to a boil on medium-high heat
  3. As soon as the eggs begin to boil cover the pot and let the eggs sit for about 20 minutes
  4. Drain the eggs and put in a bowl of cold water
  5. Peel each egg and evenly split in half
  6. Remove yolks from whites with a spoon
  7. Mash the yolks until smooth and add avocado and mayonnaise and mix until mostly smooth
  8. Add pepper, Old Bay and dry mustard and mix evenly
  9. Spoon heaping amounts into egg halves and top with crab meat, sprinkle scallions and dust with additional Old Bay as desired

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 317mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 13g

Please note: Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

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Original: 3/25/2015. Updated: 3/25/2024

  • Comments ( 25 )

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    April J Harris (@apriljharris)

    I’ve always loved eggs too, Lisa, and deviled eggs are a particular favourite of mine! Love this delicious recipe – avocado and crab are real favourites too! What a great combination of flavours. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    • avatar

      It’s a favorite at my house. I hope it will be for you too.

  • avatar

    This sounds like a fantastic twist on a classic – can’t wait to give it a shot! I like how it makes them a little bit fancier, too.

    • avatar

      They are so good Steph and I am really craving some right now. I just go crazy for deviled eggs.

  • avatar

    Wow, this sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home ( It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.


    • avatar

      Hi Jennifer, I’ll be sure to check you out.

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie

    These look awesome- anything with crab is good in my book!

    I stopped by from Showcase Your Talents Thursday.

    • avatar

      I’m right there with ya Jessy.

  • avatar

    I want some now!! Here from HomeMattersParty.

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    Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    I NEVER thought to include crab meat with deviled eggs, but this looks amazing! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

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    What an adventurous combination! Lovely twist on a classic.
    Thank you for taking the time to link up with Idea Box 🙂
    I hope you’ll be back for this week’s party:

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    Jess DiGiannurio

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely DIVINE! Totally pinning, have a great day! xo

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    Liz Latham

    My husband loves deviled eggs and crab separately but we’ve never had it together! Creative recipe! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  • avatar

    Yum! Love crab meat but I’ve never though to add it to deviled eggs! Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party this week.

    • avatar

      I hope you get to try it. It’s a perfect combo. Enjoy!

  • avatar

    Geez I love traditional deviled eggs but I think you are right….these look like they are a couple notches better.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

    • avatar

      The idea for this recipe was rather self serving actually. All my favorite foods in one delicious bite. Enjoy!

  • avatar

    very good idea ! Love this item . thanks for sharing .

    • avatar

      I certainly hope you enjoy it.

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