Make fun, healthy, and easy Halloween deviled eggs for spooky season! Whether you're in the mood for cute pumpkins, scary spiders, or deviled devils, Halloween eggs are terrific to make as a healthy snack or to serve at a party. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
While our family loves hard-boiled eggs and especially deviled eggs, I'm not sure why we've always gone plain Jane and never thought to decorate our eggs based on the season. Whatever vibe you're feeling, pumpkins, spiders, or devils, we'll show you how to make the best Halloween eggs for your next spooky season gathering.
And I don't know about you, but who really needs even more sweets on Halloween than the bag we're secretly going to consume before trick-or-treaters get to our door? Balance out those treats with our high protein and healthy Halloween deviled eggs recipe.
our Halloween deviled eggs recipe of course starts with hard-boiled eggs, and while you can buy them whole from the grocery store, they taste even better when you cook them yourself. We can show you how to hard boil either Instant Pot eggs or air fryer eggs (no water!) Both are easy peasy.
- large eggs - technically any size can be used but large is the standard for most hard boiled egg recipes
- mayonnaise - high quality will always taste better since it's a key ingredient in this recipe.
- 1 teaspoon yellow or Dijon mustard
- apple cider vinegar - optional but adds a mild acidic kick
- salt and pepper to taste
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
Our deviled eggs for Halloween recipe ideas are already low carb, keto, dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
- Dietary Note- Use compliant mayo that doesn't add sugar to stay keto, low carb, paleo, and Whole30 friendly.
How to Make Deviled Eggs for Halloween
There are just 3 basic steps for making Halloween deviled eggs whether you're looking for spooky ideas, fun, or easy. Make the Halloween hard boiled eggs, combine the deviled egg filling, and then decorate in your favorite spooky shape.
Make the Hard-boiled Eggs
- Stove-top - Put the eggs in a medium pot and cover them with 1 inch of water. Put a lid on the pot and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes. Remove the eggs and put them in a bowl of cold water with ice cubes for 10 minutes to stop the cooking.
- Air Fryer - Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 300 F. Air fry the eggs for 13-15 minutes (check one egg after 13 mins). Put the eggs in a water bath for 10 minutes
- Instant pot - Insert the trivet into the IP and add 1 cup of cold water. Place the eggs on the trivet, pressure cook the eggs on high for 6 minutes. Do a natural release for 1 minute. Remove the eggs and put them in a water bath for 10 minutes.
Make the Deviled Eggs
Once the eggs have completely cooled, slice them in half lengthwise, carefully scoop out the yolks, and add the yolks to a small mixing bowl. Mix in the mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper.
If you want to make a light orange filling, puree 3 teaspoon of store-bought roasted red peppers, and add them to the eggs. Paprika could work too but hasn't been tested. Adjust seasonings if needed.
Decorate Halloween Eggs
We made devil Halloween deviled eggs, spider deviled eggs, and pumpkin deviled eggs. The pumpkin is definitely the easiest if you're just looking for a cute Halloween-themed idea but don't have the time or patience to cut out spider or devil parts.
A mess free tip for filling the eggs is to make a piping bag from a sandwich baggie. Put the filling in the bag, close the top, snip a very small corner, twist the top section of the baggie to push the filling down towards the hole, and push the filling through that hole into the egg whites. You're a pro!
To make pumpkin deviled eggs, you can either keep them yellow colored for simplicity or you can mix in 3 teaspoon pureed roasted red pepper to turn the mix light orange. Once you've filled the whites with the egg mixture, make lines going lengthwise down the pumpkin, sprinkle them with paprika, and add a ½" piece of chive to make the pumpkin stem.
To make spider deviled eggs, take a whole black pitted olive and cut it in half lengthwise. Use half of the olive to make the body and use the other half to cut it into spider legs.
The deviled Halloween eggs look good with the egg cut lengthwise or crosswise. Fill the egg white half with the egg mixture (yellow or follow the pumpkin instructions for light orange colored yolks). Cut the devil parts with a sharp knife from red bell pepper. Decorate and eat!
- The cooked eggs will last up to 1 hour on the counter and up to 2 days in the fridge.
- Get inspired! Other Halloween deviled egg ideas include cats, bats, jack-0-lanterns, ghosts, or eyeballs.
- This is an easy recipe to cut in half or to double depending on how many people you're serving.
- Pureed roasted red pepper can be combined with the egg yolks to make light orange pumpkins, or avocado can be added to make light green.
If you notice gray egg yolks just around the edge, that means your eggs got slightly over cooked. No big deal! They'll still taste delicious and you won't notice the gray once all ingredients are mixed together.
The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel due to the low Ph level of the fresh egg, which makes the egg acidic. The fresh egg whites bind to the interior membrane. The best way to get an egg to peel easily is to do a water bath that combines cold water and ice cubes. This shocks the eggs and stops the cooking process.
The eggs will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge. Don't leave the cooked Halloween eggs out on the counter longer than 1 hour.