Tender and creamy deviled eggs all dressed up for game day! These Football Deviled Eggs are easy to make and will be a hit at your Super Bowl party!
Bonus. These deviled eggs are gluten free, low carb, and keto-friendly, so they’re actually a healthy appetizer even though they taste sinful!
Football Decorated Deviled Eggs
Is a party really a party without deviled eggs? Made millions of times throughout the year, they are that one classic appetizer everyone loves. Perfect for Sunday brunch, bridal showers, holidays, and definitely game day get togethers.
What are Deviled Eggs?
They consist of hard boiled eggs that have been cut in half with the yolks removed. The creamy filling is then combined with a few simple ingredients, usually mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and seasonings, and spooned back into the egg white shells. They’re a little sweet and tangy, creamy, and amazing.
The filling for deviled eggs can be made with so many different mix-ins, but you just can’t go wrong with the classic flavors. For this deviled eggs recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:
(Scroll down to the detailed printable recipe card for exact measurements.)
- Large eggs – These are hard cooked and carefully peeled.
- Mayonnaise – Makes the filling nice and creamy!
- Mustard – Adds a bit of tanginess and flavor.
- Seasonings – Kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Pickle relish (optional) – You can use dill or sweet, depending on your taste.
- Smoked paprika – For dusting and flavor.
- Fresh chives (or very thin scallions) – These are cut to make the football laces.
- Romaine lettuce (optional) – Shredded lettuce provides a bed of “grass” for the eggs to lay on.
How to Make Football Deviled Eggs
This beloved appetizer is very easy to make in only a few simple steps. Here’s a summary:
(Don’t miss the printable recipe card below for all the measurements and detailed instructions.)
- Start with making 12 hard boiled eggs, let them cool, and peel them. Cut them in half and gently scoop out the cooked yolk.
- Mix the yolk with the mayo, mustard, pickle relish, and seasonings.
- Evenly distribute the yolk mixture back into the hollowed out egg white shells.
- Cut fresh chives (or very thin scallions) and place on egg mixture to create football laces (very gently press down to adhere slightly, just so they don’t fall off.)
- Garnish with paprika and serve on a bed of shredded romaine so it looks like grass!
Make Ahead and Storage
- Can you make deviled eggs ahead of time? Deviled Eggs can be prepared 1-2 days in advance, however I recommend waiting to assemble them close to the time you’ll be serving them. They taste the best fresh! So, prepare the eggs and yolk mixture, but keep them separate (egg white halves wrapped well in plastic wrap so they don’t dry out. And the yolk mixture sealed in an airtight container – everything refrigerated!) Then fill the hollowed out egg whites and garnish with the “laces” before you’ll be eating them.
- How long are deviled eggs good for? Once assembled they should be consumed within 2 days. Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container.
- How to transport deviled eggs. I like to use a deviled egg tray to prevent the eggs from moving around or getting messy.
More Super Bowl Appetizers:
- Chicken and Waffle Sliders
- Caribbean Baked Chicken Wings
- Grape Jelly Meatballs
- Million Dollar Dip
- Texas Caviar
- Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
Football Deviled Eggs
- 12 large hard boiled eggs , carefully peeled so the whites don't tear
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon pickle relish (dill or sweet), optional
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- few grinds of black pepper
- pinch cayenne pepper
- smoked paprika , for dusting, optional
- very thin scallions (or fresh chives) , cut into strips
- shredded romaine lettuce , optional, for serving
- Make the hard boiled eggs or purchase them at the grocery store.
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and place into a medium sized bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks until it resembles very fine crumbs. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, cayenne, and pickle relish, and mix well until it’s completely smooth.
- Spoon mixture into a plastic ziploc bag, pushing the mixture toward one corner. Cut off a small piece of that corner. Evenly pipe the mixture into the egg white halves.
- Dust with a bit of smoked paprika.
- Cut scallions and place on egg mixture to create football laces (very gently press down to adhere slightly, just so they don't fall off.)
- Serve on a white platter with some shredded lettuce (to look like grass.) Fun!