Spring Colored Deviled Eggs (Classic Recipe) (2024)


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These fun, colored deviled eggs are sure to surprise any crowd this spring and summer. Egg whites are dyed for a fun Easter or spring vibe in bright colors that don’t alter the taste of these super delicious mayo-based deviled eggs.

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Easter is right around the corner, and I’m feeling ready for spring! My original plan was to color these eggs for springtime or Easter.

However, once they were done, I realized that pink and blue deviled eggs could also be a great gender reveal food item at a baby shower! So I added some yellow eggs to make them more spring-like and less baby showery for this post.

*If you want to color deviled eggs for a baby shower, see the notes down below!

Ok, back to Easter colored deviled eggs.

This is a simple and classic recipe. The only real change I made was to dye the egg whites to add a fun, festive twist.

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Colorful Deviled Eggs Ingredients

Here are the tools and ingredients you’ll need to make spring-colored deviled eggs.

Please note that I am including links to help you find some of these items faster and easier. Some of the links may be affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase you don’t pay anymore, but I receive a small amount to put towards this site.

Equipment Needed

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Ingredients

  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

Note: for the exact recipe amounts and directions, please check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

The process is so similar to making classic deviled eggs. All we’re doing is adding in the part about dyeing the eggs.

Step 1

Boil eggs for 10-12 min. Salt the water while boiling to make it easier to peel the shell.

Remove egg pan from the stove and place the eggs in an ice bath to stop the cooking.

Step 2

Set up coloring your station by placing 1-2 drops of neon gel food coloring or 3-4 drops of liquid food coloring in the bottom of a small bowl. Add cold water and stir until the color is saturated.

Note: you can add more or less color depending on the hue you want to achieve.

Step 3

Once the eggs cool, peel them and slice them in half and scoop out the yolks with a spoon into a 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 with the cavity side down.

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Step 4

While your egg whites are sitting in the colored water, mix up the yolk filling. Mash up the yolks then mix in mayo, mustard, and relish.

Tip: At this point taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to your taste preference.

Note: 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 the fridge.

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Step 5

Once the egg whites have dried (10-15 mins), place them on a serving tray and fill the cavities with the yolk mixture. Finish with a light sprinkle of paprika.

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Serve and enjoy! Aren’t they fun?

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Colored Deviled Eggs Recipe Notes

  • The taste of the egg whites is NOT altered by 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.
  • If you want to make this delicious finger food for a gender reveal shower, stick with only the pink deviled eggs – or the blue, depending on what color you need! Also, if you need a gender-neutral version, you could dye the eggs yellow and green!
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FAQs

Here are the answers to some common questions I see about this recipe.

How long do colored deviled eggs last?

Oncefinished, storedeviled eggsin the refrigerator. They should be consumed within 2 days, but we have gone 3 days before and been fine.

I wouldn’t go any longer than 3 days – and I’d only consider going that long if the deviled eggs haven’t been left sitting out.

Help! My hard boiled eggs won’t peel!

This can be a fairly common problem – it’s not just you, I promise! FYI, it’s ok to serve misshapen eggs – they taste just as good! Here are some things you can try:

  • salt the water as the recipe instructions say.
  • fresh eggs are harder to peel – try buying your eggs a few days in advance and let them sit in your fridge until you’re ready to cook them.
  • peeling the eggs underwater can help make the process easier.
  • peel your hard-boiled eggs before you refrigerate them.

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Flavor Variation Ideas

If you want to add a little variation once in a while or “fancy up” your deviled eggs, try adding any of these ideas to your yolk filling:

  • Crispy fried onions
  • Chopped bacon
  • Truffle zest
  • Chives or other favorite tender chopped herbs
  • Hot sauce or Sriracha
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Colored Deviled Eggs (Classic Recipe)

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

A colorful twist on a classic side dish that can't be beat and is perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients

  • 6 Hard-boiled Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

Instructions

  1. Boil eggs for 10-12 min. Salt the water while boiling to make it easier to peel the shell. Remove the egg pan from the stove and place the eggs in an ice bath to stop the cooking.
  2. Set up coloring your station. Mix 1-2 drops of neon gel food coloring OR 3-4 drops of liquid food coloring in a small bowl with cold water.
  3. Once the eggs cool, peel them and slice them in half then scoop out the yolks with a spoon into a bowl. Place the egg whites into the colored water and let sit 5-10 mins depending on the shade you want to reach. Drain on paper towels with the cavity side down.
  4. While your egg whites are sitting in the colored water and drying, mix up the yolk filling. Mash up the yolks then mix in mayo, mustard, and relish. Taste to make sure you have the right consistency.
  5. Once the egg whites have dried (10-15 mins), place them on a serving tray and fill the cavities with the yolk mixture. Finish with a light sprinkle of paprika.

Notes

  • The dye will NOT affect the taste of the deviled eggs!
  • 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.


Here are links to find supplies you may need (these are affiliate links but don't cost you any extra):

Glass bowls (deep enough to submerge eggs)
Slotted spoon or Strainer spoon
Piping bag and star tip
Liquid or gel food coloring

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