Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe

Spooky, savory dishes don't always come to mind when it comes to Halloween. Certainly, the sweets category has a monopoly on this ghoulish holiday. But not anymore. There's plenty of classic party appetizers that can be dressed up for a Halloween occasion, and these Halloween deviled eggs are the perfect example.

A simple deviled eggs recipe is kicked up a notch thanks to the creativity of recipe developer and food photographer Petar Marshall, and he's here to show you just how to recreate these spider eggs at home.

With a handful of simple ingredients, green food coloring, and a bit of Halloween spirit, you can easily pull off these spooky eggs for your Halloween party. Make them as-is, or mix up the color to fit your theme. Either way, you'll have a delicious bite-sized app to serve the witches and warlocks in attendance at your party or the hungry ghouls sitting around your family dinner table.

Gather the ingredients for Halloween deviled eggs

First up, start by gathering all of the ingredients required for this fun Halloween recipe. For these Halloween deviled eggs, you'll need six whole eggs, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, olive oil, chopped pickles, chopped scallions, chopped celery, one can of pitted black olives, green food coloring, garlic salt and pepper, and paprika for garnish.

"I love the crunch and flavor that the chopped scallions, celery, and pickles add to the deviled eggs," says Marshall. "However, if you prefer a simpler version, you can leave these items out."

Prepare the hardboiled eggs

To get started on making these Halloween deviled eggs, you'll need to prep the eggs first. Fill a large pot with water, and put it on the stovetop on medium-high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, add in the eggs. Let the eggs cook for 10 minutes, and then remove them from the hot water.

Marshall suggests transferring the eggs to a bowl filled with cold water. This will help to cool down the eggs so they can easily be touched and cracked.

Color and peel the hardboiled eggs

Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, tap each with a knife just enough to create cracks. Add green food coloring to the water, and then dunk the eggs back into the colored water.

"Dunk the eggs briefly to get the food coloring on them," says Marshall. "This creates a unique spider web effect on the exterior of the egg." Once the eggs have been dunked in the green water, it's time to peel them. Remove the shell from each egg by peeling it under running water.

Make the filling for the Halloween deviled eggs

Once the shells are removed from all of the eggs, cut each hardboiled egg in half. Scoop the cooked yolks out of each egg into a bowl, and mash them with a fork. Next up, add in the mayonnaise, mustard, olive oil, chopped pickles, chopped scallions, and chopped celery and mix to combine. Color the filling with additional green food coloring to your desired shade.

Fill the eggs and top with spiders

Once the filling is ready, scoop it into each prepared hardboiled egg. Fill the cavity in the egg just to the top. To top each egg with a spider, cut whole olives in half to serve as the body. Slice thin pieces of additional olives to create spider legs. Top each of the prepared eggs with a spider body and legs on each side, and then garnish with paprika if desired.

Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
5 from 21 ratings
Savory dishes don't always come to mind when it comes to Halloween. Certainly, the sweets category has a monopoly on this ghoulish holiday. But not anymore.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
10
minutes
Servings
12
deviled eggs
halloween deviled eggs
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • Green food coloring
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped pickles
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 can pitted black olives
  • Garlic salt and pepper, to taste
  • Paprika for garnish
Directions
  1. Fill a large pot with water. Put it on the stovetop on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then add the eggs. Cook the eggs for 10 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water, enough to cover the eggs, and allow eggs to cool down to touch.
  2. Once cooled, tap each egg with a knife to create cracks. Add green food coloring to the water. Dunk the cracked eggs into the colored water.
  3. Peel the eggs under running water until the shells are removed. Once shells are removed, cut each hardboiled egg in half.
  4. To make the filling, scoop the cooked yolks into a bowl. Mash the yolks up with a fork. Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, olive oil, chopped pickles, chopped scallions, and chopped celery. Add additional green food coloring if desired.
  5. Scoop or pipe the filling mixture into the well of each egg.
  6. Cut enough olives in half to create a half for each egg to serve as the spider body. Cut thin pieces of olives for spider legs. Top each egg with a spider body and legs on each side.
  7. Garnish with garlic salt, pepper, and paprika, if desired. Serve and enjoy.
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