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Colorful Deviled Eggs – Red, White and Blue Eggs

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Learn how to make colored deviled eggs with just a few simple supplies. These red, white and blue deviled eggs are easy to make and are fun for a summer cookout.
4th of July deviled eggs

Change things up and dye egg whites for a fun twist on classic deviled eggs! Learn how to make colored deviled eggs with just a few simple supplies. These are easy to make with striking colors that will be extra fun at any summer cookout.

Red, white and blue deviled eggs will surely be the hit of your 4th of July party! And once you realize how simple it is to dye egg whites, you will be making amazing eggs for any holiday table – from Easter to Halloween to Christmas.

All you need is some food coloring and vinegar, and you can turn this classic holiday side dish into a brightly colored, show-stopping appetizer.

4th of July deviled eggs

Key Supplies and Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Peeled hard-boiled eggs – Use your favorite method of making the eggs. Boil them on the stove top, bake them in the oven, or use an Instant Pot, an air fryer, or a hard-boiled egg cooker. They all work!

Food coloring – Use liquid food-safe coloring or concentrated gel colors.

Vinegar – The vinegar helps the food coloring adhere to the egg.

Water – Cold water for soaking the eggs.

Deep cups or Mason jars – For mixing the colored water.

Paper towels – For drying the eggs.

ingredients for making colorful deviled eggs

How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs

1. Preparation

Hard boil the eggs using your favorite method. No matter how you cook them, make sure you put them in an ice water bath for 10-15 minutes before peeling them. The quick cooling will help ensure they peel easily.

eggs in front of pressure cooker

Once they are cool, peel the shells. Then decide if you will halve the eggs before dyeing them or after. If you cut the eggs in half first, the dye will penetrate the egg white’s top and sides. 

If you dye the whole eggs, then the tops of the eggs will be white once they are cut. Figure out which look you are going for. For 4th of July deviled eggs, I like to dye the eggs whole, so they retain some white for a patriotic red, white and blue look.

If you decide to cut the eggs in half, take out the yolks, put them in a medium bowl, and set them aside for making the deviled egg filling. Rinse the white halves to remove any stray bits of yolk.

2. Dyeing the Eggs

For each color you plan, put 1 cup of cold water in a deep cup or Mason jar. Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup. Then add 3 drops of food coloring to each and stir until it is dissolved.

Add more food coloring for vibrant color, or keep it at 3 drops for a lighter hue. The color in the cups will be darker than the color on the eggs.

Once you like your shade, add the peeled hard-boiled eggs or egg halves to the colored water.

dying egg whites for colorful deviled eggs

Let them sit for 5 minutes. Then use a spoon to take one out and check the color. If you want it to be a brighter color, return it to the cup for another 5 minutes of soaking.

Don’t leave the eggs in the dye for more than 10 minutes! Leaving the eggs in the dye for too long will give them a rubbery taste.

Once you like the color, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs or halves. Place them on a paper towel to drain and dry.

3. Make Deviled Eggs

Once the eggs are dyed, use your favorite deviled egg recipe to make some tasty Colored Deviled Eggs. I include a basic recipe below, but any will work!

mixing deviled egg filling
Making the filling
filling the eggs
Adding filling to the eggs

Suggested Variations

The color combinations are endless! You can make colorful deviled eggs for many different occasions!

  • Make pink or blue eggs for a baby shower.
  • Create a rainbow of colors for Easter.
  • Red and green eggs are perfect for Christmas.
  • Celebrate the Super Bowl with eggs in your favorite team colors.
colored deviled eggs on a cutting board

Tips Suggestions for Dyed Deviled Eggs

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Leave the eggs in the dye longer for a deeper color, but don’t go over 10 minutes.
  • Use concentrated gel colors for the most vibrant hues.
  • Initially, try one egg as a test egg to figure out the optimal time to leave them in the dye.

FAQ

Why are my colored deviled eggs rubbery?

If you leave your eggs in the food coloring cups for too long, they will have a rubbery texture. Remove them from the coloring cups within 10 minutes to avoid this. 

How can I make the entire egg white colorful?

Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks. Then add the whites to the dye, and all the surfaces will become colorful.

dying eggs for 4th of July
4th of July deviled eggs
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Colored Deviled Eggs Recipe

Learn how to make colored deviled eggs with just a few simple supplies. These red, white and blue deviled eggs are easy to make and are fun for a summer cookout.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
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Ingredients
 

  • 6 large eggs hard-boiled and peeled

For the dye:

  • 1 cup water per color desired
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar per color
  • 3-6 drops food coloring per color

Classic Deviled Egg Ingredients (or use your favorite recipe)

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Make hard-boiled eggs

  • Use your favorite method. I prefer making Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs, air fryer eggs, or boiling them on the stove.
  • Once they are done, put them in a large ice water bath and let them cool for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the eggs

  • Peel the eggs.
  • If you want the tops of the egg whites colored, then cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the egg yolks and set them aside. Rinse the white halves to remove and yolk.
  • Or dye the eggs whole, which will keep the cut edges white.

Dye the eggs

  • Add 1 cup of cool water to a glass or Mason jar for each color.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each cup of water.
  • Add 3 drops of food coloring to each cup and stir to dissolve. Increase the amount of food coloring for desired color intensity.
  • Place your peeled, hard-boiled eggs into the dye cups and let them sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg and check the color. If you want a darker color, return the egg to the dye for another 5 minutes.
  • Do not leave them in the color mixture for more than 10 minutes.
  • Using a spoon, remove the whites from dye cups and set them aside on a couple of paper towels to dry.

Make the deviled eggs

  • Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and place the yolks in a bowl.
  • Mash the eggs with a fork. Then stir in the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and salt. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture back into the egg whites. Or put the egg yolk mixture in a piping bag and pipe it into the egg whites.
  • Garnish with paprika or bacon bits.

Notes

  • Use your favorite deviled egg recipe if you prefer.
  • Leave the eggs in the dye longer for a deeper color, but not longer than 10 minutes.
  • Use concentrated gel colors for the most vibrant hues.
  • Initially, try one egg as a test egg to figure out the optimal time to leave them in the dye.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 0.002mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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