Deviled Easter Eggs

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Easter isn't Easter without boiled eggs, so why not have some fun and make a batch of very Easter-y and very colourful Deviled Easter Eggs!?
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  • 18 large eggs
  • 2 drops blue food colouring
  • 2 drops pink food colouring
  • 2 drops green food colouring
  • 2 drops purple food colouring
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablepoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-2 whole dill pickles, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, optional
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely sliced, optional
  • 8 cups water


  • Place the eggs in a small pot and cover with cold water.  Add a lid and bring to a high boil.  Turn off heat and allow eggs to sit on the burner for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, pour two cups of water into four bowls.  Add a very small dab of food colouring to each bowl.  Only one colour per bowl.  Stir well until colouring has dissolved into the water.  Set aside.
  • Peel the eggs and evenly distribute the eggs into the coloured water.  (I did 4 each, but two extra blue, because that's my favourite!)
  • Cover each bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Remove from fridge and very carefully slice each egg in half, lengthwise.  It's a good idea to do this with one colour at a time to avoid mixing the colours.  Also, do not use a wooden cutting board, the colour may stain.
  • Scoop out the yolks and place in a mixing bowl.  Place the egg halves, cut side up, on a platter, cutting board, or a deviled egg plate.
  • Once all yolks have been removed, add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, and dill pickles.  Stir to combine.
  • Either use a teaspoon to scoop the yolk mixture back into the eggs, or transfer all of the yolk mixture to a piping bag with a large tip.  Pipe the mixture into the eggs.
  • Top with a dusting of paprika and a sprinkling of green onions.  Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.9mg