Classic Devilled Eggs Recipe With a Holiday Twist

Raise you hand if you adore a good devilled eggs recipe like I do! If you invite me to your Christmas pot luck, I can predict you’ll find me at the food table, smack next to the devilled eggs. One can never have too many and there are so many excellent recipes out there….but I have to admit to having a weakness for the Classic Devilled Eggs Recipes.

This year I want my eggs to stand out a bit so I’ve gotten bold with them and coloured them red and green!

classic-devilled-eggs-recipe-red-green-holiday-colours

Aren’t they the cutest, most Grinch-like eggs you’ve ever seen? It’s super simple to make and they definitely make an impact! If you’d like more Devilled Egg Recipes, check out a few I’m listing at the bottom from my partners This Lil Piglet and The Bewitchin Kitchen in this Holiday Entertaining Guide at the end of this post.

Classic Devilled Eggs Recipe With a Holiday Twist

classic-devilled-eggs-christmas-appetizer-recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Water

classic-devilled-egg-recipe-how-to-dye-holiday-eggs

PREPARATION

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a bowl
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper
  3. Put 5 drops of red food colouring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the coloured water and allow to sit in the water until the eggs are the shade you like
  4. Pat the coloured eggs dry
  5. Fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture
  6. Arrange on a plate, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours

classic-devilled-eggs-recipe-holiday-red-green-colours

5.0 from 7 reviews
Classic Devilled Eggs Recipe With a Holiday Twist
classic devilled egg recipe how to dye holiday eggs
Author:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a bowl
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper
  3. Put 5 drops of red food colouring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the coloured water and allow to sit in the water until the eggs are the shade you like
  4. Pat the coloured eggs dry
  5. Fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture
  6. Arrange on a plate, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours

For more devilled egg recipes, check these out:

Avocado Devilled Eggs – This Lil Piglet

img_9802-2

Sriracha Deviled Eggs – The Bewitchin Kitchen

deviled-eggs

 

Share this Post

You Might Also Like

If you pop into my house at any given time, you will likely get a whiff of doTERRA...

Robin is an amazing woman who I met when I during my first blogging days. She is a...

Today is Day #3 of Christmas Cookie Week where 8 fantastic (if I do say so myself) foodie...

TOYS, TOYS, TOYS!! Ask any child at this time of year what they’d like for Christmas and they’re...

21 Responses

  1. Those would really stand out on any holiday table! Cool idea. I know my kids would help me make them, kind of like dying easter eggs!

  2. Girl these turned out teal and pink. I set them in an entire container of dye for 15 minutes. You should probably inform people this photo is photoshop. Not cool. Lol more like Easter not Christmas

    1. hi there….mine were not photoshopped at all. I wrote exactly what I did. I’m sorry yours turned out colours that are different but I didn’t hold anything back. I don’t any benefit from not telling the truth – this is a personal blog ;)

      1. Hi there! Mine also turned out pink and teal. I am wondering what type of food coloring you used. Was it liquid or gel? I am thinking that may have been my issue. Either way, they were a hit! Thanks for the fun idea!

        1. Mine turned out teal and pink also using liquid coloring. I then added a table spoon of vinegar and the next batch turned our perfect red and green i left in for 25 min

    2. I’ve been making these for years now and they do actually turn out that dark or even darker The trick is The longer you leave them in the water and food colouring the darker they get i make them all the time and u use about 1.5 good bottles (not from the dollar store ) and about 1.25 cups of watter and leave the eggs in the water for at least 2 hours or longer. Adding about a quarter of a teaspoons or so of vinegar to the watter helps too and then they come out nice and dark also don’t let then sit in one spot move them around ever ten mins or so or you will get spots that are not as dark as the rest.
      Then u can even take it a step farther and split the filling mix in to 2 and add some drops of the red and green food colouring to the mix (keep adding drops untill u get the desired colour darknrss you want and fill the green eggs with the red filling and red eggs with the green filling and they look amazing

      1. Thank you for writing detailed instructions on how you do it. I wish I would have read this when I made her recipe because it did not work for me. I will try your way next time!

  3. Love this idea! I just made them and the colors are vibrant and cheerful. I did the exact number of good coloring drops and let them sit about 15 minutes and POOF..perfectly colored egg whites! Very festive and I’m confident they will be a favorite! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Also of u read her post she clearly says leave them in the water untill they are the colour you like

    “Put 5 drops of red food colouring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the coloured water and allow to sit in the water until the eggs are the shade you like”
    meaning the longer they sit in it the darker they get. Wish I could add pictures as id post pics of mine so u can see they do turn out just like hers
    Len

  5. I am making these now and I can tell you that by the time my son squirted the green food coloring in the bowl, my red eggs were already DARK red!! I am SO excited! I used dollar general red (1 bottle) and I’ve used Americolor for the green. Also I used hot water and no vinegar. THANK YOU FOR THIS IDEA!!!

  6. Decided to try something a lil different with the devilled eggs everyone expects at our family suppers (or anything another special occasion).
    My red and green egg halves turned out spectacular! Just added more color than specified and left them sit in the bowls for 1/2 hour.. Can hardly wait to see their smily faces 😁

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: