Easter Deviled Eggs

No fab Five post for today because Easter Fest continues on through next week!  Bring on the eggs.  One Easter tradition at our house usually includes dyeing the shell of hard boiled eggs, but why not dye the eggs out of their shell this year?  It can be done and is a fun way to include deviled eggs, another Easter tradition, on your Easter menu.

I just used regular old food coloring from the grocery store baking isle.  I did however select to use the neon variety.  You just remove the shell from your hard boiled egg, cut each egg in half, and remove the yolk and reserve for later.  Then you dye the whites of the eggs just like you would when you dye and egg with it’s shell on.

Some colors take longer than others to achieve the level of darkness that you want.  I used pink, purple, and turquoise.  The turquoise took the least amount of time to get the intensity that I wanted.  Both the pink and purple took some time.  I found this to be a fun way to dye eggs and bring some color to your Easter dinner.

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Easter Deviled Eggs
  • 10 hard boiled eggs
  • food coloring
  • 1 tsp vinegar for each color you are using
  • water
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip or half of each (I use Miracle Whip)
  1. Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs and slice each egg in half.
  2. Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place in a bowl. Set the yolks aside.
  3. Get enough glasses or mugs for the number of colors you want to use. Fill the mugs or glasses ⅔ of the way full with cold water.
  4. Add 3 drops of desired food coloring along with 1 tsp vinegar to each mug or cup.
  5. Place egg whites in the mugs and allow to sit in the food coloring until desired color is reached. I could fit 3 egg whites in each of my mugs at a time.
  6. Remove whites from dye and drain on a plate lined with a couple of paper towels.
  7. Take the reserved yolks and mash them with a fork. Then mix in the ½ cup mayonnaise with the mashed yolk.
  8. Pipe or spoon the yolk mix into the colored egg whites. Makes 20 deviled egg halves.

Adapted from Foodjimoto.

115 comments on “Easter Deviled Eggs

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  • Thank you for this idea I just finished making them they look so pretty just like your picture no they do not taste like vinegar.

  • Do you taste the vinegar?

  • I’m doing this tomorrow and decided to use sandwich bags instead of cups

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    Thank you!

  • I am going to try red and green for Christmas. 🙂

    • We have done the green now a bunch of times for a “green eggs & ham” breakfast for the kiddos. They LOVE it.

  • Thank you for this awesome idea! My 3 little girls and I always color eggs, but then I put them in the fridge and forget about them until after Easter. I’m the only one in my house who enjoys deviled eggs and egg salad, so inevitably some go to waste, which I hate. This year we are going to do this so we can still have the fun of coloring the eggs -AND- serve the pretty, deviled eggs at Easter dinner! My extended family will love them! Thanks!!

    • Just had to update- I did these with my two oldest girls (ages 6 and 4) and they turned out beautifully! I used two regular liquid food colors and three colors were with the gel food colors. We left our eggs sit in the solution for 20 minutes and WOW are they ever bright and beautiful! Thank you again- I think we will do it this way from now on!

  • I dont understand how you can do this. I am pretty sure you aren’t supposed to eat that dye directly on something you eat. I think its a little too risky. Yikes.

    • Curious as to what you think food colouring means. How we get anything but white or chocolate icing. How the bazillion products out there that have un-natural colours get there colour.

    • Food coloring like for coconut and frosting…NOT the PAAS Easter Egg dye. Food coloring is perfectly safe to eat.

      • Jeanie Turner… She isn’t using the actually Easter Egg dye… She is using food coloring!! Which you can eat… lol

    • Carly, go to your local Walmart or grocery store. They all sell small boxes of McCORMICK Food Coloring. They are tiny bottles of LIQUID food coloring drops, sold in 4-count boxes.
      I am not sure what YOU were thinking they suggested to use, but it’s obviously not right. McCormick’s food coloring is perfectly safe to use for this. I’ve been using McCormicks for almost 30 years now, and NEVER had any issues.

    • Carly, you are using FOOD coloring, the same one you use in pickings and frosting. They are safe to eat as long as you do not have an allergy to them.

  • how to make that light purple is what I want to know?

    • I purchased purple food coloring from the grocery store to do the purple.

    • ONE drop of cyan and maybe two or three drops of the pink. You would have to use the NEON colors, as the author did, though, because if you use primary colors, it will be MUCH darker.

      • Of course, now that I think about it for a second, you shouldn’t HAVE to mix colors unless you lose a bottle or run out. The Neon coloring set SHOULD come with a neon purple.

  • Put salt in your water when boiling eggs…when done boiling immediately put in ice water….shells come right off!

    • Would doing the salt/ice bath affect if you want to use the eggs to color for easter first (coloring the shells) and THEN you want to peel them a few days later for eating ?

  • READ direction #3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • That is not cold enough. You need to run cold water over the eggs until they feel cool to the touch. the water in the mugs is simply for dying the eggs.

  • the piping aspect is what I don’t get………..never even noticed those were eggs till I had to read the article……….captivating colours, luv it!!!!!

    • What do you mean you do not get the piping aspect? I always pipe the yolk mixture back into my eggs as it makes them look neater and prettier and alot easier than any other method I know of to put the yolk mixture back into the small

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  • HI Every One…
    This looks so tasty and beautiful I will must try this I am sure every one love this in my family … Thanks for sharing this..

  • This is such a good idea! I wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe in my blog post. Have a great day!


  • Can I leave them in the vinegar/dye solution in the fridge overnight?

  • I just did this. The only problem I ran across is that the shells and skin were sticking to the eggs when I was peeling them and this made them come out mutilated. Instead of using vinegar, I just used water and food coloring and left the lighter colors (green and orange) in longer and the darker colors (blue and pink) didn’t need as much time. I also put yellow food coloring in with the yolk mixture to make it brighter.

    • The shells and skin were probably sticking because the eggs were fresh. If the eggs are a little older when you boil them, you shouldn’t have a problem.

    • When shells stick to the egg…that actually means you cooked it for too long.

      I find this to be very helpful!!:


      • Actually, when shells stick to the egg it means the eggs are extremely fresh.

      • I don’t boil my eggs to hard boil — I place eggs in a muffin tin — bake in oven set at 225 (donot preheat oven) for 30 minutes. Cool. The shells comes of easily even after being in the fridge for a few days!
        There may be a few tiny brown spots on the egg white where the egg touches the bottom or side of the muffin tin — but it’s not burnt!

    • Yes, I agree with the comment below that the age of the egg has to do with the peeling process. The older the egg the easier it is to peel.

  • Any tips on how many drops of blue and how many drops of red to make that pretty pastel purple?

  • Any tips on how many drops of the blue and red to make that pretty pastel purple?

  • will the vinegar leave a taste?

  • Can I use the dye in the Paas kit?

  • I love this & plan to do this weekend for my Easter Spread for 2013! I didn’t see this pinned in your Easter Pinterest. You may want to add it there too.

  • These look amazing!

    I’d love to have you link this to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up at 7:00 on Saturday evening.

    – The Tablescaper

  • Awww, so cute. Making these this Friday for a St. Patty potluck-go green!

    • I thought the same thing… but im wondering will the vinegar
      leave its flavor on the egg white?

      • We have done this every year since I was a small child. We just used the same coloring that we dyed the hard boiled eggs with shells in. You don’t taste the vinegar. But we always used the white vinegar. I’m not sure if it makes a difference. My kids are all grown up now but still look for the colored deviled eggs for Easter dinner. I hope this helps.

  • Awwww, how fun and cute! I am going to make these for a work potluck this Friday for St. Patty’s day. Emerald Green!!

  • You can make one adjustment and have great tasting deviled eggs. Just use Thousand Island dressing instead of the mayo/miracle whip. You just keep adding the dressing and stir until you get the yolks as creamy as you want. I make these and everyone wants the recipe!!! I tell them it is very difficult so they get ready to write the recipe down and then I hit them with “all you do is mix TI dressing with the yolks…tada!

  • I can not wait to try this with my girls!

  • Saw this on Pinterest. We made these for Easter last night. The kids LOVED them! Lots of fun and a great twist on dyeing eggs!

    I used gel food coloring because I couldn’t find my liquid ones. The gels don’t dissolve well in the water, but it worked out. A few eggs were speckled 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe/tutorial!

  • Really nice idea children’s are mostly like this one why because colorful dish as well as healthy food.This is simple to make it one.looks as so nice and treated as the new dish.Thanks for providing new food recipes.

  • Just finished over 2 dozen, and they look amazing. The gel coloring didn’t desolve very well, so they did come out a little ‘marbly’, but that made them even neater.
    I will never serve plain white deviled eggs again!

  • great idea ill have to try it thanks for sharing;)

  • Don’t you need to add water or anything to the dye solution to allow you to submerge the eggs? Especially if you’re doing 3 whites at a time?

  • This is a great idea. My kids are all grown and moved out, no grandbabies yet, so coloring Easter eggs isn’t required. These take the place of that wonderfully and still lets us participate in coloring the eggs. Thanks for the idea.

  • I LOVE this idea, and I’m excited to try it out. Question– how does the vinegar-coloring method affect the taste of the egg whites in the final version?

    • I am wondering the same thing actually.. The vinegar part is making me a littler nervous…

    • There is 1 tsp of vinegar in about 2/3 of a cup of water. If you think about the amount of vinegar that will be on each egg it’s so small it’s immeasurable! You won’t taste it and besides a lot of people add vinegar to the egg yolk mixture.

    • There is vinegar in Mayo and Miracle Whip…

  • Pretty cute… but still doesn’t beat the half colored and marbled looking leftover Easter egg hunt deviled eggs that mother made us eat. ha ha!

  • ciaooooooooooooo
    che bello questo antipasto per pasqua, proverò a farli ^^
    ti ho trovata su pinterest
    grazie dell’dea

  • What a fun idea!

    • i saw them on facebook this morning and i made them about 1/2 hour after that now they are in the fridge tooooo pretty to eat i just want to take pictures and show them off and keep saying no not yet …later

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