This Red and Green Christmas Deviled Eggs Appetizer is so festive! Kick the classic deviled egg recipe up a notch by adding Christmas colors.
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What are Deviled Eggs?
Deviled eggs are essentially stuffed eggs, eggs that have been hard-boiled and filled with a paste made from egg yolk and other ingredients. They are popular in Europe and the US, especially the Midwest. I grew up in Wisconsin and can attest to this. Deviled eggs were served as hors d’oeuvres at every party or holiday dinner. We even had a special deviled egg plate.
Christmas Deviled Eggs Recipe
This is a classic deviled egg recipe, made with mayonnaise and mustard. Try serving them with Instant Pot Pot Roast with Mushrooms.
Ingredients You Need for Christmas Deviled Eggs
6 eggs, hard-boiled, cooled and peeled
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoons ground mustard
1/8 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoons pepper
Paprika, for garnish
Red food coloring
Green food coloring
How to Make Red and Green Deviled Eggs Appetizer
First, hard boil the eggs. Add eggs to a pot and fill with water, to about an inch above the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil and remove from heat. Let sit for 10-12 minutes. Strain the water and from the pot and run cold water over the eggs to cool them down. Once cooled, peel the shell off the eggs.
Cut eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to bowl and stir until combined.
Put 5 drops of red food coloring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the colored water and allow to sit in the water for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are the shade you like.
Pat the colored eggs dry.
Fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture.
Arrange on a plate, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Sprinkle paprika on top just before serving.
Tips for Red and Green Christmas Deviled Egg Appetizer
- The longer you let the eggs sit in the dye, the more vibrant the color will become. If you want intense colors and more of a true red and green, instead of pastel red and green, try the color mixture recipes in this post.
- You can buy hard-boiled eggs in the grocery store. Peeling is my least favorite part and I love to skip that step!
- I use a cake decorating bag and tip to fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture to make them look extra pretty.