Why make traditional white deviled eggs when you can make these pretty Pastel Deviled Eggs instead? This simple Easter Deviled Eggs recipe gives you brightly colored deviled eggs in just minutes. They are the perfect colorful addition to Easter brunch or any special occasion.
Pastel Deviled Eggs
These Pastel Deviled Eggs are actually something that my friend often brings over and well, I recognize a good recipe when I see one!
What I love about these Easter Deviled Eggs is that they’re actually a fun activity for the kids too! They can help dye each egg and mash up the insides if they choose. I love it when I can get the kids in the kitchen with me.
These Pastel Deviled Eggs can also be a fun alternative to dying Easter Eggs and a tasty way to use up any leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs. (I KNOW my family isn’t the only one that ends up with more hard-boiled eggs than they’d normally eat in a month at Easter!).
The recipe for Easter Deviled Eggs is the exact same as your traditional deviled eggs, with one added step. To dye the egg whites, simply dip them in vinegar with food coloring for a few seconds. Allow it to drain on a paper towel and then continue as normal with the recipe. Easy peasy! Having bright and festive deviled eggs is well worth the extra minute or two it takes, I think!
If you’re hosting an Easter dinner, these are a great side dish to offer as well. Or, throw a fun afternoon of Easter activities for the kids with these, DIY Easter Egg Garland, Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs, and maybe some Goldfish Carrots!
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What are Deviled Eggs?
Deviled eggs are a classic dish that is typically made by stuffing hard-boiled eggs with a mixture of egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and spices. They can be served as an appetizer or side dish, and they’re often seen at parties and potlucks. This Colored Deviled Eggs Recipe takes the classic dish and gives it a festive twist by adding different colors to the mix and coloring the white halves of the eggs after cooked in your desired color. You can of course color them in different colors if you want to. The result is a flavor-packed side dish that is perfect for the Easter table.
What’s the best food coloring for Easter Deviled Eggs?
If you are a normal follower for my recipes you will know with most of my recipes I recommend that you use gel food coloring so you end up with a very vibrate color. Well, this is one of the few recipes I break out the liquid food coloring to make colorful deviled eggs. The gel food coloring really doesn’t dissolve well in the vinegar so you end up with spots on your eggs.
Can I make these eggs Vibrant Colors?
Yes! If you want to have brighter colors then all you need to do is add more drops of food coloring. If you want to have lighter pastel colors then you will leave the egg whites in for a shorter time, if you want brighter and more vibrant colors leave them in the food coloring longer.
What Colors Can I make the eggs?
You can make them any color that you want. You can use neon food coloring to make neon colored deviled eggs, or you can use primary colors to make those colors.
How to Hard Boil Eggs
Place your eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a pot. Cover it with two inches of water. Bring the water to a rolling boil on high heat. Turn the burner off but keep the pot on that burner. Cover with a lid and let them sit for 12 minutes. Drain the water and run the eggs under cool water. If you have never made hard boiled eggs check out the stove top hard boiled eggs for all the best tips.
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Can I make Colored Deviled Eggs in advance?
Yes, you sure can! I like to hardboil a bunch of eggs all at once and then I can easily and quickly make deviled eggs with the hardboiled eggs I already have in the fridge. You can hard boil eggs up to a week in advance and use them as needed.
If you are wanting to prep deviled eggs ahead of time, cut the eggs in half and make the filling. Then store the deviled egg filling mixture in an airtight container. Put the egg whites on a serving tray or plate and carefully tightly wrap them with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.
When it is time to make them, all you have to do is remove the plastic wrap from the eggs and put the filling in. The filling will keep for 2 days in the fridge.
How long do deviled eggs last?
Once the filling has been made it will keep fresh in the fridge for 2 days. If you make the filling ahead of time, you have 2 days from the day you made the filling.
Pastel Easter Deviled Eggs Ingredients
- 12 hardboiled eggs, cooked and peeled
- 1/2 white vinegar per color you would like
- liquid food coloring
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- pinch of salt
How to Make Pastel Easter Deviled Eggs
Place the eggs in a large saucepan and add water to cover by an inch.
Bring the water to a boil, cover it with a lid, and remove it from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes then drain the water.
After draining the water, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely. You can place them in a bowl of cold water to make them cool faster.
Peel the shell of hard boiled eggs and discard. Or you can use them to make Eggshell Geodes as a fun activity with the kids.
Cut the hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise. Place the yolks in a large bowl.
Pour your vinegar into your cups, and add enough food coloring drops to give a pastel color.
Line a plate with paper towels. Dip one-half of the egg white at a time into your choice of color. Only let it sit for a few seconds because the eggs take color quickly. Place eggs onto the paper towels to drain while you finish the rest of the eggs.
Using a fork mash yolks, then mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, white wine vinegar, and salt and mix well until everything is combined.
Place a star piping tip into a piping bag, pastry bag or ziptop bag.
Transfer mixture to the bag.
Arrange your colored egg whites on your plate. Pipe the yolk mixture into the hole of the egg on the egg halves.
Refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
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Pastel Deviled Eggs
- Place the eggs in a large saucepan and add water to cover by an inch.
- Bring the water to a boil, cover it with a lid, and remove it from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes then drain the water.
- After draining the water, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely. You can place them in a bowl of cold water to make them cool faster.
- Peel the shell of hard boiled eggs and discard. Or you can use them to make Eggshell Geodes as a fun activity with the kids.
- Cut the hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise. Place the yolks in a large bowl.
- Pour your vinegar into your cups, and add enough food coloring drops to give a pastel color.
- Line a plate with paper towels. Dip one-half of the egg white at a time into your choice of color. Only let it sit for a few seconds because the eggs take color quickly. Place eggs onto the paper towels to drain while you finish the rest of the eggs.
- Using a fork mash yolks, then mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, white wine vinegar, and salt and mix well until everything is combined.
- Place a star piping tip into a piping bag, pastry bag or ziptop bag.
- Transfer mixture to the bag.
- Arrange your colored egg whites on your plate. Pipe the yolk mixture into the hole of the egg on the egg halves.
- Refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
12 servings 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving.