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How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

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These Colored Deviled Eggs are perfect for a Spring appetizer with their pretty hues! After dyeing, a traditional deviled egg recipe is followed using just a few ingredients.

colored deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs are an appetizer my family loves all year round for just about every holiday or get together. For Easter, we like to change things up and make Colored Deviled Eggs.

Deviled Eggs are usually gone sometimes before I even get to set the plate down, so I have to make A LOT.

Colored Deviled Eggs are a pretty alternative to your traditional deviled eggs and are just perfect for a spring holiday. Besides Easter, you could easily serve these colored deviled eggs at a Baby Shower, Gender Reveal, Bridal Shower or any other occasion where you’d like to stick with a color theme (ie: graduations, football games, even Christmas)!

The more food coloring used, the brighter the hue of the egg will be. These are fun to make after you dye your Easter eggs as well. They really just look so pretty on a table.

My daughter loves making deviled eggs, so they are definitely easy enough for a 10 year old to make. While the eggs are sitting in the dye, I like to get the filling ready.

colored deviled eggs

What You Need to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

Equipment:

  • Bowls (deep enough to submerge eggs)
  • Slotted spoon
  • Piping bag and star tip (optional)
  • Liquid or gel food coloring
  • Water
colored deviled eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 Hard boiled Eggs
  • sweet pickle relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

Start with 6 hard boiled eggs. You can follow my guide for foolproof hard boiled eggs if you need help.

Set up coloring station by placing 1-2 drops of neon gel food coloring or 3-4 drops liquid food color in the bottom of a small bowl. Add cold water and stir until color is saturated. (add more or less color depending on the hue you want to achieve.)

Once the eggs cool, peel eggs and slice in half. Remove the yolks with a spoon and place in bowl.

Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit 5-10 mins depending on the shade you want to reach. Drain on paper towels cavity side down.

colored deviled eggs
colored deviled eggs

Add mayo, mustard and relish to the yolks and mix.

Remove the yolks with a spoon and place in bowl.

At this point taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to your liking.

You don’t want a soupy mixture so be mindful of how much relish and mayo you add.

Mix yolk mixture well and place in fridge.

Once eggs whites have dried (10-15 mins) place on serving tray and fill cavities with the yolk mixture and lightly sprinkle on paprika.

Remove the yolks with a spoon and place in bowl.
colored deviled eggs

Serve and enjoy.

The taste of the egg whites are NOT altered when dyeing them.
If the yolk mixture is too stiff add a little more relish juice.
If you prefer a crunchy deviled egg, use sweet salad cubes in place of the sweet pickle relish.

colored deviled eggs

If you are interested in reading how to use natural food dyes like avocado for example to make these colored deviled eggs, you should read my guide on natural food dyes.

Tips to Peeling Your Eggs

Make sure you salt the water when you are boiling the eggs and make sure you put them immediately into a cold water bath. It took many years of unusable eggs to figure this out.

Can You Make These Colored Deviled Eggs in Advance?

Yes (if you can keep hands away from them until serving time). I like to keep the filling separate and then fill the egg whites right before serving. Just keep the eggs in an air tight container. They should stay for 2-3 days.

colored deviled eggs

While I like to keep my deviled eggs pretty simple with just mayo, mustard and relish, you could really get pretty involved with different flavors. You can try them with bacon and chives, honey mustard, truffle salt, radishes, smoked salmon, cucumber and much more.

If you are looking for some more delicious appetizers to serve on your holiday table, be sure to check out spinach artichoke dip, caramelized pecans, or sausage stuffing balls.

colored deviled eggs

How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
These Colored Deviled Eggs are perfect for a Spring appetizer with their pretty hues! After dyeing, a traditional deviled egg recipe is followed using just a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 6 Hard boiled Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Liquid or gel food coloring

Instructions

    1. Hard boil your eggs. Follow my guide for doing so here.
    2. Set up coloring station by placing 1-2 drops of neon gel food coloring or 3-4 drops liquid food color in the bottom of a small bowl. Add cold water and stir until color is saturated. (add more or less color depending on the hue you want to achieve.)
    3. Once the eggs cool, peel eggs and slice in half.
    4. Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit 5-10 mins depending on the shade you want to reach. Drain on paper towels cavity side down.
    5. Remove the yolks with a spoon and place in bowl.
    6. Add mayo, mustard and relish and mix.
    7. *At this point taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to your liking* You don’t want a soupy mixture so be mindful of how much relish and mayo you add.
    8. Mix yolk mixture well and place in fridge.
    9. Once eggs whites have dried (10-15 mins) place on serving tray and fill cavities with the yolk mixture and lightly sprinkle on paprika. Serve and enjoy

Notes

The taste of the egg whites are NOT altered when dyeing them.
If the yolk mixture is too stiff add a little more relish juice.
If you prefer a crunchy deviled egg, use sweet salad cubes in place of the sweet pickle relish.

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