A really fun way to make memories every Thanksgiving is to create a dish that has everyone talking. My colorful deviled eggs recipe is beautiful and will have everyone asking how you did it!
This Thanksgiving appetizer recipe of colorful deviled eggs is a partnered both with Acorn Influence and their client.
This Thanksgiving is going to be one of firsts. The first time I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner. My husband and I cook a majority of Thanksgiving dinner every year but anyway, but knowing this year it will fall entirely on us. Our first Thanksgiving in Florida and the first Thanksgiving with my grandma. Now I should add that I was born in Florida and spent my first five Thanksgivings with her, but I don’t remember any of those.
While the head count will still be the same (6 adults and 2 kids), we’ll be spending the day with 4 other adults that may have different expectations for the meal and different tastes than we’re used to. It may be a challenge but I’m hoping with a good game plan in place, we’ll make it through the day and everyone will be happy and well fed!
My girls are constant grazers and ask for food all day long. Couple that with my grandma suffering from hypoglycemia and ensuring we have plenty of snacks while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking is a definite must. So I’ve been putting a lot of thought into creating appetizers that will appeal to the entire bunch.
With limited store hours and so many other things going on, holidays are the worst time for kitchen disasters. So before I make the recipes on Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to test drive things out ahead of time.
Colorful Deviled Eggs
I really wanted to create a recipe that would be filling and appeal to everyone in the group and deviled eggs always seem to be a hit…except with my girls. So in hopes of getting them to eat, I decided to make this colorful deviled eggs recipe to at least encourage them to try. Not only that, being in a rented house, this is a fun way to create a little extra holiday cheer on the table!
How to Make Colorful Deviled Eggs
How do you get eggs to have colored whites? That’s the question I got asked by so many family members. Well, I am about to share my secret.
To color the egg whites, just follow these steps:
- Hard boil the eggs
- Shell the eggs, cut them in half, and remove the yolks
- Put one cup of boiling water in a bowl with the food coloring of your choice
- Submerge the egg whites in the bowl (keep it to only one layer deep, don’t stack egg whites on top of each other)
- Take them out when they are completely dyed to your liking.
That’s it! You’ll have beautifully colored egg whites ready for your Thanksgiving meal.
Colorful Deviled Eggs
Want the printable recipe? Here’s a printable recipe card of my colorful deviled eggs.
Colorful Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
- salt and pepper for taste
- 5 drops red food coloring
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 cup of hot water
- 5 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 cup of hot water
- Boil eggs by placing in large pot and filling with just enough water to cover. Allow eggs to boil for 10 minutes, then turn off the burner and allow to sit another 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare bowl of ice water. Once 10 minutes have passed, add the eggs to the ice water and allow to sit in the water 10-15 minutes, or until they're cool.
- Peel eggs under cool running water.
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise and place yolks in small bowl.
- Using a fork, mash egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper in bowl. Set aside.
- Depending on the number of colors you'll be using, add 1 cup of boiling water and food coloring to each bowl.
- Add as many egg halves to bowl as will allow to be completely flat and completely submerged. I erred on the side of lighter more pastel colored eggs, but if you want deeper colors you can allow to steep by lightly covering bowls with a paper towel.
- Remove eggs from bowl and allow excess coloring to dry on a paper towel.
- Spoon egg yolk filling into eggs and lightly sprinkle with paprika.
- Enjoy right away or chill for 30 minutes before serving.
How do you hard boil an egg?
My husband and I go through several dozen hard boiled eggs each month and I’ve come up with some tips on how to create perfect hard boiled eggs to share as well!
Pin the graphic below to your cooking board.
How to hard boil an egg:
- Place eggs into the pot first. Use just enough water to cover, then lightly sprinkle with salt.
- Allow eggs to boil for 10 minutes, then turn off burner and allow to sit for another 10 minutes.
- While eggs are cooling, prepare a bowl of ice water. After 10 minutes has passed, add eggs to ice water and allow to cool for another 10 minutes.
- Peel each egg under running cool water.
What is better for hard boiled eggs – fresh or older eggs?
Fresher eggs are harder to peel. So for the easiest hard-boiled eggs, use the older eggs first.
More Thanksgiving Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe and want more ideas for your Thanksgiving meal, here are some of my favorites:
- Oyster Dressing – Jazz up the Thanksgiving table with this incredible side dish.
- Butternut Squash Crostini – This is a delicious side dish. It can also be an appetizer before the main meal.
- Pumpkin Cupcakes – You have got to make these for dessert. They are way easier than pumpkin pie and taste better too.
- Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin – Sneak some extra veggies into your Thanksgiving dinner with this Julia Child classic.
- Herb Roasted Turkey – It’s way easier than it looks to make a moist and delicious turkey.