How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs for Easter

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Deviled eggs are a favorite around here, and we found a way to gussy them up a bit for Easter Sunday! Check out these colorful deviled eggs!

Pink, blue, green, and purple-dyed deviled eggs for Easter on a clear plate.

Now I’m going to show you how to dye your own deviled eggs! It’s super easy, and doesn’t take that much extra time.

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The Symbolic Holy Week and Easter Cookbook cover page, purple background with two types of bread, cross, and palms.

First, make yourself some egg dye. This is very simple- no need for any kits. Put some water in a glass, add a teaspoon or so of vinegar, and a few drops of food coloring. I promise, this isn’t rocket science. Also, the vinegar isn’t going to make the eggs taste bad. They’ll taste just as good as your favorite deviled egg recipe. 😉

Blue, red, and green dyed water for easter egg making.

Go ahead and peel your eggs, cut them in half, put the yolks in a bowl, and rinse the white parts. Put the white halves in the dye, and then sink them with a spoon.

Deviled eggs without yoke in dyed water.

When they reach the desired shade (which will only take a minute or 2), carefully remove them with a slotted spoon, and place them on a paper towel to dry. (Let them dry face up, just like they’ll be served, so only the bottom gets ugly from sitting on the paper towel. No one will see that part.)

There are bound to be a few casualties, but don’t fret. Just use them as a little snack while you work. 😉

broken deviled eggs

The vast majority of your eggs will survive their color baths.

Pink, purple, green, and blue colored deviled egg shells on clear plate.

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Now make the yolks into deviled egg filling. I make mine with a little salt, pepper, mayonnaise (Duke’s brand, of course!), dry mustard powder, and sweet pickle relish. Yes, that’s right- sweet pickle relish will make them the most delicious deviled eggs you’ve ever tasted! And yes, dry mustard powder makes better deviled eggs than wet mustard, although the regular stuff will do in a pinch. Just add everything to taste. I also added some yellow food coloring to the yolks since we’re making them all Easter-ish.

(This is a little off topic, but I got this egg plate at the Dollar Tree… for $1!)

Colored deviled eggshells.

Stir it all up, and then fill the eggs with the deviled egg filling. I suppose you could be all fancy and pipe the filling in with a pastry bag of some kind, but I just spoon my yolk filling in. I skipped the sprinkling of paprika to keep them looking more pastel.

Fully prepared colored deviled eggs on clear plate.

That’s it! These are a huge hit, and sure make your Easter table beautiful!

Easter centerpiece and colored deviled eggs on a table set for a meal.

Btw, how do you like the peeps in our centerpiece from last year? Pretty cute, huh? 🙂 We also used the read-aloud Easter story napkin rings I made a few years back (that I strongly suggest you all print this year!)

Easter centerpiece and dyed deviled eggs on a table prepared for a meal.

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  1. Thank you, Lacy:) Love this.
    I ordered the HH Sta of the Cross CD many weeks go when you suggested it in a Lenten post. We love it. Thanks so miuch.
    Have a Happy Easter!

  2. Lisa Maria says

    These are so adorable…I will definitely be trying them out. Deviled eggs (or stuffed eggs as we call them) is a standard favourite here. Thanks for the brilliant recipe!

  3. Oh, Lacy! These are adorable. How simple and clever and colorful.


  4. Amber Hockman says

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  5. These are nice Easter eggs. Children will love working on these projects. It brings a lot of satisfaction to them and parents as well.

  6. Thank you so much for this idea!! I just made them for my gender reveal party in pink and blue! They look wonderful!! I can’t wait for my guests to see them! 🙂

  7. I am going to surprise my daughter with these eggs tomorrow! She loves deviled eggs (mine) she’s going to love it!