Game Day Colored Deviled Eggs are the perfect appetizer to make for your next tailgate or game day party. Show your team spirit with these dyed deviled eggs to reflect the colors of your favorite sports team!
It’s no secret that my family is sports obsessed. If you’ve been following along with me for any amount of time you already know our
obsession love for the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Hurricanes, and the New York Yankees runs deep.
Whether it’s writing about having the perfect tailgating experience, how to host an epic Super Bowl party, or just sharing survival tips for the ladies on game day, I’ve probably dedicated a million hours or so talking about sports here on the blog.
And if I’m being honest, probably a million more sharing our sporting experiences on Instagram stories. They’re still up on my highlights if you’re interested! Yep, total obsession, I know…
If sports aren’t your thing, it’s perfectly fine. I promise we can still be friends. You can still come over on game day or even tailgate with us for that matter. And the best part is, I can guarantee you’ll still have a fabulous time!
Because the truth is, the actual game is just a teeny tiny piece of the game day puzzle! Where there’s a game, you’re guaranteed to find tons of delicious food and drinks galore.
And I think we can all agree that EVERYONE loves a good game day food and drink spread. I can’t be alone in this, am I?
A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to our friend’s house to watch the Florida Gators and Seminoles play one another. Anytime two Florida teams play against each other, there’s bound to be some sort of game day party or tailgate happening.
Where else are you going to talk trash to your friends!?
My family’s college team is the Miami Hurricanes so we really could care less who won the game that night but we still wanted to enjoy the festivities with our friends. And indulge in the yummy food, of course!
My friend Sharon, “The Hostess with the Mostest”, asked if we would each bring something to share that was a “football food”. Oh, how that made me so super excited! I have a ton of expertise in this department, you know?
Poor, Sharon…She had no idea that her simple request would turn into an actual challenge for me.
As a known football family amongst our friends, I knew I had to show up with an appetizer that would impress. Any old appetizer wouldn’t do the trick. And that, my friends, is how my Game Day Colored Deviled Eggs were born.
Deviled eggs are a pretty known football food or game day appetizer, but any old deviled egg wouldn’t be special enough for this game day party. To make my Deviled Eggs stand out, I opted to dye them to represent my favorite team’s colors.
You should’ve seen how excited all the guests at the party were when I showed up with deviled eggs dyed for the Miami Hurricanes, a team that wasn’t even playing that night!
I’m being totally sarcastic…I added fuel to an already burning flame with those deviled eggs! I found it pretty hilarious…
This recipe primarily focuses on the process of actually dying the eggs not preparing deviled eggs if that makes any sense at all. So before I share how to actually dye your deviled eggs to represent your team’s colors, I wanted to hit on a few important points.
How do I make the perfect hard-boiled eggs?
There are a million techniques to make the perfect hard-boiled egg splattered all over the Internet. If you have a way that works for you, please use it!
This is the technique I use: Place the eggs in the bottom of a large stockpot in a single layer. Next, fill the pot with water to cover the eggs by 2 inches. Place the eggs over high heat and bring to a rapid boil. Then turn off the heat and cover the pot. You’ll let the eggs sit that way for 13 to 15 minutes. While they’re sitting, prepare an ice bath (just a big bowl of water with ice cubes). After the time has elapsed, remove the eggs from the pot and place them into the ice bath to cool before peeling.
Two more tips. If you happen to have older eggs in the refrigerator I recommend you use those to make your hard-boiled eggs. Older eggs tend to peel better than brand new ones just bought at the grocery store.
Second. If you completely stink at making hard-boiled eggs, or you’re just short on time, you can find already made and peeled ones at the grocery store these days.
How do I make the filling for my deviled eggs?
Just as there are a million techniques to make hard-boiled eggs, there are even more ways to spruce up the filling for your deviled eggs.
You can go as traditional or creative as you want with this step. I always go the simple route with ½ cup of mayonnaise and a few dashes of salt and pepper to taste. Short, sweet, and to the point!
My suggestion is to check out Pinterest if you’re looking for something a little fancier.
How do I transport my Deviled Eggs?
If you are bringing your deviled eggs to an outdoor tailgate or sporting event, I highly recommend finding a carrier that has an ice pack or something to keep your eggs cool. I have an amazing deviled egg holder I purchased from Pampered Chef years and years ago that works perfectly for this.
Because I knew I would be bringing these Game Day Deviled Eggs to an indoor party, I opted to use this fun technique I found online.
*You’ll need a 9×13 cake pan with lid, the bottoms of two egg cartons, and some aluminum foil to start.
Simply cut and remove the bottoms of the egg cartons away from the tops.
Make sure to trim any extra pieces of the carton so they can fit properly in the cake pan.
Place the two bottoms of the carton, side by side, in a 9×13 cake pan.
Take a piece of aluminum foil and lay it over the top of the two egg cartons.
Make sure to push down lightly so you can see the indents from the egg carton.
You’ll then place your finished deviled eggs between the indents and they’ll stay put perfectly for you when transporting them.
The best part is, you can throw out the container after the party and there is no washing of dishes!
The more I think about it, I suppose if you wanted to use this same technique for an outdoor game day party you could always add ice packs underneath the egg cartons or Ziploc bags filled with ice. I might need to try that, actually!
Game Day Colored Deviled Eggs
1 dozen hard-boiled eggs, 1 teaspoon of food coloring for each of your two team colors, 4 cups of water, 1 teaspoon vinegar
Gently cut your eggs in half and remove the yolks.
The yolks can be placed in another bowl to prepare your filling. I like to prepare my filling in a bowl but then transfer it into a Ziploc bag to easily fill into my eggs. *See post for filling ideas.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of your first food coloring and 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to 2 cups of room temperature water in a bowl and mix well. Prepare a second bowl with the other food coloring in the same way.
Add half of the egg whites in one of the bowls and the other half in the second bowl. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes but you can leave them longer if you don’t feel the color is deep enough.
Once your eggs have dyed to your desired team colors, remove them from the dye to a paper towel-lined plate and pat them dry.
Finally, arrange the dyed egg white halves into the deviled egg holder (*see post for my homemade deviled egg container) and fill them with your desired filling.
These Game Day Colored Deviled Eggs will work for any sports team whether it is football, baseball, hockey or any other sport of your choosing. The technique will always be the same you’ll just need to switch up the two team colors. Pretty awesome, don’t you think?!
- 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs, 1 teaspoon of food coloring for each of your two team colors, 4 cups of water, 1 teaspoon vinegar
- Gently cut your eggs in half and remove the yolks.
- The yolks can be placed in another bowl to prepare your filling. I like to prepare my filling in a bowl but then transfer it to a Ziploc bag to easily distribute into my eggs. *See post for filling ideas
- Next, add 1 teaspoon of your first food coloring and 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to 2 cups of room temperature water in a bowl and mix well. Prepare a second bowl with the other food coloring in the same way.
- Add half of the egg whites in one of the bowls and the other half in the second bowl. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes but you can leave them longer if you don’t feel the color is deep enough.
- Once your eggs have dyed to your desired team colors, remove them from the dye to a paper towel-lined plate and pat them dry.
- Finally, arrange the dyed egg white halves in the deviled egg holder (*see post for my homemade deviled egg container) and fill them with your desired filling.
*See additional tips for making the perfect hard-boiled eggs, deviled egg filling ideas, and ways to transport your deviled eggs.
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