Colored deviled eggs are a fun egg appetizer to serve at Easter time or a Spring party. They taste the same but are SO much more fun to eat.
This is how to make Easter colored deviled eggs! Perfect Easter appetizer that kids really get a kick out of and are super cheap too. Your favorite filling gets a new outfit with some pink, blue, green or purple color. Won’t change the delicious nature, just adds a smile. (affiliate links present, originally published 2/22)
How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs
You can tweak the filling so much when making deviled eggs. Some love to load it up with bacon, use up leftover ham diced up, dill is great, I mean the possibilities are endless. The biggest, and really only, difference with these is the coloring.
If it is holiday time you mind as well make these at the same time you are dyeing Easter eggs with Kool Aid at home. That’s right, you really could use the same cups of colors to do it all.
Easter Colored Deviled Eggs
This is what you’re going to need to make these babies. If you have made these stuffed eggs I imagine you already have a filling recipe that you love. If not we have a mixture below you can follow and adjust to your liking. How do you make them these vibrant colors?
- It’s these edible food gel colors that does it. WAY better than those tablets and vinegar you did as a child. Those come out kinda’ bland and not bright at all. If you are committed to the old fashioned way then yes you could just use that too.
- You’ll need to make Ninja Foodi hard boiled eggs or boiled eggs in the oven, white is best for the shells to slide right off.
- Mayonnaise and mustard
- Seasonings of your choice like Old bay, fresh dill, salt and pepper, adjust until it is just right for your tastebuds.
Then you’ll want a pastry bag or pint freezer bag to fill them. Believe me, this is a game changer, makes it easier and way prettier. If you fill and then let it sit in the fridge to firm up for about an hour or more you can swirl the mix into the centers like you see in photography. Top with fun things like a piece of shrimp, bacon crumble, etc…
Easter Deviled Eggs
You can use wide mouthed glasses or paper cups for an even easier clean up. Use a slotted spoon to lower each piece down and lift each one out easier.
- Cook air fryer hard boiled eggs, or however you’d like to make them. Allow them to cool and peel off shells. Slice each egg in half lengthwise. Pop cooked yolks out and into a bowl.
- Use the back of a fork to crush them into a sandy texture. Add your mayo, mustard, bacon bits, salt and pepper etc to taste.
- Or fill with crab deviled eggs mixture
- Spoon egg mixture into a ziploc bag and seal shut. Set the yolks mixture into fridge to cool and firm up as you prep.
- Or fill with crab deviled eggs mixture
- Add gel or liquid food coloring into a cup with about 1 cup of water in each. Mix and adjust until color is as deep as you want. Drop egg halves one at a time into each one and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- Set on paper towels to absorb water when colored. Transfer to an egg plate.
- Snip edge off of freezer bag and pipe the filling into the egg whites, serve.
Dyed Deviled Eggs
I like them best when they are really cold so I will stick the plate full into the fridge for another 30 minutes or so before serving. This step will stiffen them up a bit more too so they are easier to pick up.
Deviled Eggs Easter
Tips to remember when making these: When you remove the yolks and mixing in ingredients continue to taste as you go. Add in small amounts more mayo, a teaspoon of vinegar if you want a real zing to them, small add ins to create your ideal deviled egg recipe.
- When creating your desired colors start with 1 drop per cup of water, add 3 drops max. Mix well and then add more drops of desired food coloring to make darker.
- Each cup will fit 3 egg whites each, don’t cramp them.
- Leave in the dye for up to 12 minutes to make bright.
- Fill full with cold water to make the colors brighter.
- If you want more texture to the inside, don’t mash the egg yolk as much. You could leave it chunky if you’d rather.
The dye lasts forever so keep them to use year after year. A lot better than the dry mixes and you can use them in baked goods too like our cake mix crinkle cookies.
Ready to have a fun afternoon making these? We have this free Easter color by number page you can whip out too for the day.
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Colored Deviled Eggs
- Cook hard boiled eggs, cool and peel. Slice each one lengthwise in half. Pop cooked yolks out and into a bowl.
- Use back of fork to crush them into a sandy texture. Add mayo, mustard, and bacon bits, salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into small freezer bag and zip shut. Put into fridge to cool and firm up as you prep.
- Add a few drops of gel food coloring into a cup with about 1 cup of water in each one. Mix and adjust until color is as deep as you want. Drop 1 egg white into each one and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until it is as deeply colored as you'd like.
- Set on paper towels to absorb water when whites are colored. Then transfer to an egg plate.
- Snip edge off of freezer bag and pipe the filling into the egg holes, serve.