Oh my goodness, it's almost April and this year, that means it's almost Easter! I'm excited to be working with McCormick® this spring to bring you some spring cooking and baking goodness with their products!
I saw these pretty colored deviled eggs on Pinterest and knew I had to share these with you! Do you love deviled eggs as much as I do? I can eat 6 or 12 or 18 or…in one sitting. It's pretty bad. Don't laugh at me okay?
They are my favorite party food every time of year but since at Easter time, a lot of us seem to have an over abundance of boiled eggs, this is the perfect appetizer for a spring get together or a Spring brunch.
My secret ingredients for the most perfect deviled eggs are McCormick® ground mustard and dijon mustard. I know for some it's pickle relish or even onions but this combination of ground mustard and dijon mustard will make you wanting more.
Tips for peeling boiled eggs:
How to peel boiled eggs, the secret is they need to be cold, it's that simple. Have you tried to peel a warm or hot egg? It looks like you butchered it, right? Either refrigerate them for 30 to 60 minutes after you boil them or put them under running cold water. Crack them all over on your counter using one hand and then shell will come right off. It's that simple!
For the colors, I looked on the outside of the box of McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye and saw they had recipes for pastel colors, I tweaked them a little because they are for dyeing eggs with the shell on:
Dusty Rose: 7 drops of red + 3 drops of blue
Orange: 4 to 5 drops of yellow + 1 drop of red
Purple: 6 drops of red + 7 drops of blue
Mint Green: 7 drops of green + 3 drops of yellow
Drop the food color into clear glasses and then add water. Add the egg white halves. The longer you let the eggs sit in the food color, the darker the colors will be.
Aren't they cute?
Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 7 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Mustard, Ground
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Parsley Flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- McCormick® Paprika
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove yolks; place in small bowl. Mash yolks with fork or potato masher.
- Stir in mayonnaise, dijon and ground mustard, parsley and seasoned salt until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
How to boil eggs for deviled eggs (and egg salad):
- Add eggs to an empty saucepan, only put them in in one layer. Cover with water and add a little bit of salt. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
- Turn off heat and allow to sit on the burner for 15 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and run cold water over the eggs. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before refrigerating for at least 30 to 60 minutes before peeling. This can be done the day before. (If you need to peel the eggs, run the eggs under cold running water until cool to the touch and then peel.)
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick® and I always share my honest opinions…and would only work with brands that I love.
Wow, really nice recipe. Actually I tried it this morning itself and absolutely loved it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
thank you so much for these adorable eggs! I just found a different way to hard boil eggs, pressure cooker. 17 minutes and then natural release. I have never had an egg peel so easily, it almost falls off and it doesn’t matter if they are fresh or older. Just thought I would share. Thank you again, you are so clever.
Colette W says
These are great. I have a Pinterest success!!!
Julie Deily says
Hi Colette, that’s so awesome to hear! 🙂
What tip did you use to pipe the eggs? Very pretty
Julie Deily says
Hi Debra, I used a large star tip!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These eggs are so darn pretty! I’m going to have to try this out one day, even if it isn’t for Easter, because I just love these little eggs!
I made these eggs yesterday for a baby shower and they were so pretty and definitely a big hit! The only thing I did differently was, I added an extra drop of red to the orange coloring because my orange was not turning much of a color, and with the extra drop of red the eggs came out to be a peach/rose color, very pretty! Thanks for the idea!
Julie Deily says
Yay!! That’s so awesome to hear, so glad it worked out! Thanks for sharing with me. 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I know it’s past Easter but I can’t get over how cute these pastel eggs are. Thanks for sharing!
theses are so cute i don’t like deviled eggs but i migth eat these because they are so flipping adorable happy easter i migth do red and white ones for canada day
They are so cute, but I don’t agree with your recipe for hard boiled eggs. I bring the pot to boil, then turn off heat and cover the pot and let sit for 15 minutes. Then follow your directions for cooling. I also crack the eggs after they are cooked and let them sit in cold water. The cold water seeps under the shell, and make peeling very quick easy!
I think if you boil your eggs for 10 minutes then let them sit in hot water for another 15 minutes, you will have green yolks.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Too much fun – I love the colored eggs! I’m looking forward to deviled eggs tomorrow, yay!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Awww too cute! I definitely need to do this with my niece!
Nutmeg Nanny says
I love this, such a creative idea that I haven’t seen yet! This is a fun way for the adults to get in on the egg dying fun 🙂
[email protected] says
Love the colors! They are so fun!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
The colors! I absolutely adore deviled eggs… like, will eat a whole plate of them myself if they’re around and I happen to be hovering over them (which is normally the case).
Maria Tadic says
This is a genius idea! I love the colors…like really love them! This is soooo cute! I would almost not eat them…almost!
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
Super cute! I love all the pretty colors!
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Oh la laaa – what a pretty deviled eggs! Love all the pastel colors and I should join you to finish them all. Yum!
Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas says
These are the coolest Deviled Eggs I have ever seen!!!
addie | culicurious says
So cute, Julie 🙂
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
These are so cute! What a fun spin on traditional deviled eggs!
[email protected] says
I’m not laughing at you! I can throw down a whole bunch of deviled eggs, and I’ve never eaten ones this adorable! Just great for Easter.
These are so cute, Julie! I only want to eat pink deviled eggs from now on 🙂
These are so fun and festive!
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
These are just too pretty to eat!!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
These are so pretty–so perfect for Easter!
Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian says
These are beautiful! I never realized the eggs would hold the color so well.
These are the prettiest deviled eggs I have ever seen. Wow! What a fantastic idea!
Kathy - Panini Happy says
My family is oohing and aahing over my shoulder, looking at these. So cute!!
Terri C says
These are the prettiest I’ve ever seen!
Ali | Gimme Some Oven says
These are SUPER cute, Julie!!! So much fun for Easter! 🙂
Jen @ Savory Simple says
These are adorable and I bet they’re delicious as well!
they are VERY cute!
Cookbook Queen says
I love deviled eggs. LOOOOOVE. Which kinda sucks because they are NOT a sexy food. AT ALL. But these — THESE are the sexiest deviled eggs I’ve ever seen!! Gorgeous!!
shelly (cookies and cups) says
Cold Eggs? That’s it? I’m usually left with only yolk after peeling eggs…totally trying that!
These are so so sweet! Love the colors!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Ridiculously cute! Now I want to go make some 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I *just* got done hard-boiling a half dozen eggs to send with my daughter to her school in the morning! Your eggs are so pretty!