Tailgating Eggs



  • 14 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 T. vegetable-flavored cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c. plain cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ c. browned, crumbled and drafted breakfast sausage
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. finely chopped fresh chives, divided
  • ½ c. finely shredded Mexican cheese plus 2 T. for garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice 12 eggs in half and remove yolks.  Place yolks in a medium mixing bowl and stir until combined.  Finely
  3. Chop the two remaining eggs and add to the yolks.  Mix in the cream cheeses, Old Bay, sausage, pepper, 2 teaspoons of chopped chives and ½ cup cheese.
  4. Stuff egg white halves with mixture and place in a baking pan.  Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until heated through.  Top with remaining cheese and chives.

NOTE:  For no-fuss cleanup, bake the eggs and transport them to the tailgate in disposable foil pans.


Courtesy of the Iowa Egg Council