Colorful Deviled Eggs
I think everyone can agree with me when I say that deviled eggs are the most classic side dish to any cookout, dinner party, or holiday dinner. With Easter coming up, I thought how fun would it be to make deviled eggs with a festive twist. And while they are the perfect touch for your Easter lunch, they would also be perfect for any summer cookout, dinner party, or baby shower!
Think: red and blue eggs for 4th of July, baby blue or pink for a baby shower — or even red and green for Christmas. The possibilities are endless!
Today on the blog, I thought it’d be fun to walk you through how to make colorful deviled eggs. Not only are they cute, but they are absolutely delicious. This would be a super easy and fun activity to get your kids involved with while they’re home!
How-To Make Colorful Deviled Eggs
Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot:
One of my favorite ways to make deviled eggs is in the Instant Pot. After years of boiling them on the stove and baking them in muffin tins in the oven, I have found that the Instant Pot truly is the best and easiest way to make hard boiled (or soft boiled!) eggs. They have turned out perfectly every single time for me!
For hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, you will pour 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot and place the wire metal steam rack (or steamer basket) into the pot. Gently place the large eggs on the rack or in the basket, taking care not to crack them. Secure the lid, set the release to ‘Sealing’, and select the Steam setting. Set the cooking time for 3 minutes at high pressure for soft-boiled eggs and 6 minutes for hard boiled eggs. (Increase cooking times by 1 minute for extra large eggs.) When the eggs are done, do a Quick Release of the pressure and transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool. Once eggs are cooled, peel them.
How-To Dye Deviled Eggs:
For each color that you want, you’ll need to combine about 8 oz of water into a cup with 1 tsp of white vinegar and food coloring. I used three drops of food coloring per glass.
Once the eggs have been boiled and peeled, you’ll want to cut the boiled eggs in half and gently scoop out the yolk into a separate bowl to make your filling. Then, you will simple place the empty egg halves into the food coloring mixture for approximately 10 minutes — or until the desired color is achieved. Once the eggs are the desired color, gently lift them out of the glass and place them on a paper towel to dry. While you wait for the eggs to dry, you can work on making your filling!
Note: When I was doing this, I had a worry that the eggs would taste like vinegar when they came out. However, I couldn’t taste it at all!
My Family’s Deviled Egg Recipe:
I’ve made deviled eggs the same way since I was a little girl. My grandma taught me how to make them when I was little and would help her in the kitchen. My family has been making them the same way for years! With that, we always do it by taste and have never written anything down. So I hope you’re not totally disappointed by the fact that I can’t really give you a recipe. However, I can give you a guideline!
- Hard Boiled Egg Yolks
- Salt and Pepper
- Celery Salt
I start off by smashing the hard boiled egg yolks that I collected in a small bowl. Once they are all smashed up, I add in a generous portion of mayonnaise before mixing the two together until it has reached a smooth consistency. From there, I add in a little bit of mustard and mix it together as well. I’ll then taste the mixture to see if I need to add more of one or the other. I prefer to have a very light mustard taste – where you know it’s there but it’s only a hint of the flavor. If you put in too much mustard, simply add in a little bit more mayonnaise.
Once I’ve gotten the ratio of mayonnaise and mustard to what taste I like, I add in salt, pepper, celery salt, and a pinch of paprika. Again, I really do this all to taste. It’s all about preference! Once the mixture is complete, I scoop it into a ziplock sandwich bag. I cut a small hole in the corner, and I treat it as a make-shift piping bag. I pipe the filling into each egg half. (Be generous with the filling!) I then top each deviled egg with a generous pinch of paprika — and that’s it!
Well there you have it, friends! Whether it’s for Easter or a summer cookout, I hope this easy recipe and tutorial inspires you to bring new life to everyone’s favorite crowd pleasing appetizer. Have you tried making colorful deviled eggs before? If you’re trying it after seeing this blog post, let me know how it goes for you in a comment below!