Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set aside egg whites and four yolks (discard remaining yolks or save for another use).
In a large bowl, mash reserved yolks. Stir in the mayonnaise, garlic powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Stuff or pipe into egg whites; sprinkle with paprika. Chill until serving.
Yield: 1 dozen.
Make filling as directed.
Curry: Stir in 2 tablespoons hummus, 3/4 teaspoon curry powder and dash cayenne pepper. Garnish with garbanzo beans.
Crab Cake: Stir in 2 tablespoons crabmeat, 1 tablespoon finely chopped red pepper, 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish, 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium seafood seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon celery seed. Garnish with additional chopped red pepper.
Bloody Mary: Stir in 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tomato juice, 3/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish and 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Garnish with 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon. Herb: Stir in 2 teaspoons minced chives, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes and 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon. Garnish with dill sprigs.
Italian: Stir in 1/4 teaspoon dried basil and 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano. Garnish with 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese.
Asian: Stir in 1/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot and 1/8 teaspoon sriracha Asian hot chili sauce. Garnish with minced fresh cilantro.
Mexican: Stir in 1 tablespoon salsa, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices.
Greek: Stir in 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Garnish with halved Greek olives.
Buffalo: Stir in 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery and 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce. Garnish with celery leaves.
Chutney: Stir in 2 tablespoons mango chutney and 1 tablespoon chopped green onion. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons finely chopped cashews.
Guacamole: Stir in 2 tablespoons mashed avocado, 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes.
Originally published as Slim Deviled Eggs in Healthy Cooking
April/May 2012, p9