How to Make Easy Rainbow Deviled Eggs

deviled eggsEaster is one of those season’s where the Pinterest folk can get a little out of control. Hand-crocheted bunnies, locally grown homemade chocolates, eggs dyed so elaborately, you’d never actually want to eat them. Pshaw.

You can make Easter gloriously gorgeous without spending all your spare time at the knitting holiday-themed homestuffs. Because, these adorable Rainbow Deviled Eggs take minutes to make. Feel free to get creative with your colors! Go vibrant, neon, rainbow, or pretty pastels. A little more gel coloring will give you brighter colors, a little less coloring (and a little more vinegar) will give you softer colors. If you have trouble finding gel food coloring at the grocery store, try your local Michael’s or cake supply store.

Once the eggs have been soaked into colored dye, you simple slice, devil the yolks, and serve up your picture perfect Easter treats. So easy, so gorgeous.


  • 12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Gel food coloring
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped


1. Place 2 peeled eggs each in 6 separate ziptop bags.
2. Place 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon food coloring in each bag. Mush the bag around to spread the color all around the outside of the egg. 3. Place in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
4. Remove eggs from fridge. Rinse in very cold water. Slice eggs in half, then remove the yolks from the center of each egg.
5. Place yolks in a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper to the yolks. Mix together with a fork or immersion blender until very, very smooth.
6. Spoon yolk mixtures back into the center of each egg.

brooke-mclayBrooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog,, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s,, Good Cook, and



202 thoughts on “How to Make Easy Rainbow Deviled Eggs

  1. Wow talk about Creative and adding pizzazz to an otherwise common dish you’ve done it. I’ve never seen them made so appealing! Thanks for sharing and guess who’s deviled eggs are going to steal the show…yours…I mean Mine! (but I will give credit where credit is due!

  2. Hi! What a cool & easy idea. My friend is the deviled eggs maker for all get togethers so, I’ll make sure she sees this. I’m sure she’ll love it!! Thank-you

  3. These are so much fun and would look amazing at the dinner table or before as snacks! I love how easy this whole process is too, not time consuming like I would have thought!

  4. How cute! My sister is the deviled egg expert in our family and she makes them for every get together. I’ll have to pass this idea along to her for easter.

  5. Now what would really be cool is if you could hide them in the yard without them getting germy so kids would have a snack during Easter egg hunts. ;)

  6. This is a great idea. We love deviled eggs and always have them at Easter. It’s nice to have the color for the table.

  7. I have a method I use to make beautifully colored eggs that look like those marble eggs! This is pretty, but I prefer the method I already use. I do like the idea of making deviled eggs out of them.

  8. Wow I am deinately going to use this recipe I am in charge of making the devil eggs this year for our Easter dinner and we have a BIG family an I know the kids would LOVE this and maybe even get them to at least TRY them with the bright vibrant colors. This is such a cute idea!!

  9. These are so awesome! We all love hard boiled eggs in general, and deviled eggs are also a family favorite too, but the unique rainbow flare would be a huge crowdpleaser.

  10. That is so creative and cute! I can’t imagine the looks I would get if I brought something so pretty to Easter dinner! Love the idea.

  11. I simply love your idea, I love the fact that its original and not something that everyone was doing, I find this very easy to do and fun :) I think this would be great to have the little ones help out and yes they do definitely look delicious :) so thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  12. deviled eggs are A-ok in my book any day. none of my grandkids will eat them though so this cute idea may do the trick. it’ll get their attention, that’s for sure.

  13. These are TOO cute. Oddly enough, nobody in my family likes deviled eggs… but since I eat eggs for protein reasons, I will probably go ahead and make these. If nothing else, they’ll make for a good photo opp!

  14. I absolutely love deviled eggs and this is a cute new twist on it to make it more fun and appealing for my kids. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  15. I love these not only are they colorful, I can imagine that they taste really good! I am going to make these for our Easter dinner.

  16. What a neat idea to make Deviled Eggs pretty. I think I will surprise the family with these pretty eggs on Easter.

  17. Oh wow, finally a really cool project I can actually do! Too often I fall into the trap of doing a complicated Pinterest project that ends up in a mess.

  18. These are cool! My family members are not huge fans of devilled eggs, but this may get them to try them! I love these bold colored ones, and I have seen the pastel colored ones on pinterest as well- neat idea!

  19. I would have never thought of doing this, thanks for sharing the idea! My youngest son really likes making..and eating, deviled eggs. I don’t know why, but I’m not going to question help in the kitchen lol. I can’t wait to show this to him, I know he’ll want to give it a try.

  20. This is a very neat idea. I am going to email my niece with your URL on this. She loves doing all kinds of unique things like this for her children.


  21. How fun! and a great way to use all the egg hunt eggs. Only problem is – I eat way more eggs without even realizing when they are deviled:) Too Yummy!

  22. This is a super cute and easy idea. My mom always makes deviled eggs. Hers are the best! I will have to share this trick with her :)

  23. Love that the egg whites are colored and not the shells, always makes me sad to peel the pretty shell off. These are lovely.

  24. This looks like a fun dish to bring to Easter brunch! Looks like you spent hours in the kitchen but the recipe sounds really simple

  25. What a great idea to add a little color to the table! And it’s nice to see an pinworthy project that doesn’t look overly complicated! I know I could actually make these!

  26. These eggs are so pretty and they really look yummy. They also sound like they are really easy to make which is a big bonus. I think my niece would love to help me make these. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Man, it has been so long since I have had deviled eggs. My great grandma used to make them for every holiday. I like the fun twist of dyeing them different rainbow colors as well. Thanks for the idea (and the nostalgia!)

  28. While these look fun, I have a hard time wanting to eat any colored egg. I’m not sure why. I’m sure my kids would love them though!

  29. I’ve never made deviled eggs, and don’t think I’ve ever made hard boiled eggs. As you may have surmised, I am a terrible cook. However, the rainbow eggs are so pretty that I am going to have to give them a try. Thanks for the cool idea and recipe with easy instructions.

  30. I am NOT an egg person but MY Hubby,kids and grandkids all are…and they just informed me…this is what they’re doing instead of the traditional coloring eggs

  31. I have a friend that makes deviled eggs as a tradition to bring to gatherings. I’ll show him this article to see if he’ll put this together. They look so colorful and festive!

  32. wow this is great. I never would have thought to do deviled eggs like this! I love Deviled eggs, and these look fun! thanks for the great idea!

  33. I’ve been doing similar eggs for years just for a change from plain old eggs and for special occasions that have color schemes, but I will have to try your recipe out and see how that works for me. Thank you for sharing :-)

  34. These look so much fun! Great twist on such an Easter staple. My fiance is actually the one who usually makes them so I’ll show him this.

  35. I have put gel food coloring on grocery list and I will look for it to try these eggs, they are beautiful and I think we would all enjoy eating them at my house, we call deviled eggs “angel eggs” here granddaughters named them that instead of the devil

  36. Thanks for such a great idea! My husband loves deviled eggs, and this would be a great Easter surprise for him!

  37. I love deviled eggs, I wish I had them more often then just holidays, that seems like the only time I ever have some.

  38. They look nice. I love deviled eggs. I have never tried them with cider vinegar. The smell doesn’t appeal to me.

  39. I just discovered gel food coloring recently and it really does give such beautiful vibrant colors.This sounds like something a kitchen project that my kids would love to do.

  40. I LOVE this idea! Great way to have colored eggs that won’t go to waste I always prefer to hide filled plastic eggs, but love the look/tradition of dying eggs!

  41. This looks so fun! I’m not a lover of deviled eggs…but my boyfriend is! Maybe I should try this technique just to see if he notices! :-)

  42. My family loves Deviled eggs & I haven’t made them in awhile… this would be a great thing to do w/the Grands, thanks for the great article – very informative, & easy to follow!

  43. My sister made these once and I never did ask her how she got the color on the egg, sounds fairly simple and I love the vibrant colors instead of the muted pastels. Thanks for sharing this.

  44. Such a great idea. I would use natural coloring, like beet juice, but a great idea. I am amazed by how vibrant the colors are. A real Easter treat :)

  45. These deviled eggs sound delicious. I have never used apple cider vinegar when making deviled eggs. It adds something extra.

  46. I love this. I have seen something like this on a different site that I wanted to try but I love this one better. I love how dark the colors are and how they are colored on the outside only and the middle is white. They look beautiful and tasty. Will be trying these out. Thanks for sharing.

  47. I am SO going to try making these! They look really easy and so pretty :) My daughter won’t eat eggs but I love deviled eggs! She doesn’t even really get into coloring eggs that much but I do LOL!

  48. While i do appreciate the idea of bright colored eggs, i would love to stick to natural dies and see what result i can achieve that way =)

  49. I’m all about the deviled eggs, but not such a big fan of the food coloring. Perhaps, if I could find a natural version that doesn’t have the infamous red and yellow dyes that are hazardous to your health.

  50. These look great, but we don’t use those types of food colorings because they are not healthy or safe. We use natural food colorings, which would give a slightly different result.

  51. I love deviled eggs and so does the family I can’t wait to give this this a try and I so love the vibrant colors. thanks for sharing

  52. this is great! Everyone in my family loves deviled eggs. I have no kids of my own and I have to bring deviled eggs for lunch on easter. I was thinking about dying eggs, but I am the only one that would see them. This works out better! Plus I have everything in my cabinet.

  53. oh my goodness! i have to try this, i LOVE deviled eggs and i think these would be good for our easter brunch we are throwing this year! thank you!!!

  54. What a great idea! I wish my daughter and granddaughter lived near by, they would love these and they would not last long!!!! Thanks for the new way to make deviled eggs!

  55. These are really neat. I would of never thought of coloring them before making them into Deviled eggs. Great idea. Thanks

  56. These eggs look almost too good to eat…almost. I cannot wait to try this, it’s perfect for Easter. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  57. Oh my goodness!! My kiddos would absolutely love these! They are totally into anything rainbow colored! Thanks for the great idea!

  58. Okay they LOOK amazing! Very pretty. BUT I am concerned that the vinegar would permeate the whole egg white? I would be leery of this idea, worried about that. Too much vinegar taste would not appeal to the masses I think. *sigh* I also worry a lot about food dyes. Ya, I have one child of mine who cannot have red dye whatsoever.

  59. I did this one year and got a little carried away. I dyed too many eggs yellow so I tried something different. I took some of the yellow eggs and made them striped. It’s quite easy. Just put some blue food coloring in a small custard dish and some red food coloring in another. Then take the eggs and put a toothpick in the center of each side of an egg, gently place one half of the eggs so the toothpicks hold it up in the custard dish. With blue, you’ll get a green stripe and the red will give you orange. So you’ll end up with orange, yellow and green striped eggs.

  60. These are awesome. We love deviled eggs and this is the cutest take on them. I’m defiantly going to try these with my kiddos. Thx for sharing.

  61. This is such a cool idea!! And this would definitely get the kids to try them haha. Why haven’t I thought of this before? Very cool. :)

  62. This is a cute idea that the kids would really like. My son is 13, so he really isn’t into any of the holiday stuff too much anymore. My fiance likes crafts and nice things like this, so I’ll tell her about it. I’m not sure what we will be doing for Easter this year.

  63. Wow is that a cool recipe, I think I am going to try this for Easter since we stay home with the kids , they love cooking, recipe’s so I’m good :) Thanks for the suggestion :) Absolutely mega cool !

  64. I shop a Michael’s often so I will be checking out the gel colorings. I love the bright colors. This will be a fun project to do with Dorie.

  65. What a great idea to color the egg itself and not the shell. My kids love hard boiled eggs. I will have to use your coloring idea for their breakfast on Easter.

  66. This is such a wonderful idea! I can’t believe how vibrant the colors are! I think the adults and the kids will really like these for Easter dinner! Thank you!

  67. I discovered this idea of dyeing the deviled eggs a few years ago. For Easter, I make the colors pastel. Christmas, I’ve done red and green. July 4th, red, white and blue. These are so fun to dye for other holidays besides Easter :)

  68. This is a great idea the colors are great,and we love deviled eggs yummy,i cant wait to try this for Easter for our grandson :)

  69. I have never thought about making rainbow deviled eggs. It is a great surprise Easter food item and it would not be difficult to make. I wonder if I make rainbow eggs and take them to the next church meal would the adults and children like them.

  70. I was wondering how that was done. Now I know.
    this is great for kids or parties.
    You could do red and blue ones for thr fourth of July snd and leave some un colored. Awesome idea. Green and red for Christmas black and Orange for Halloween.

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