Pumpkin Deviled Eggs – Kid Friendly!

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I recently came across this cute deviled egg recipe and knew my kids would love it. Until I read the ingredients. Spicy deviled eggs sound like a perfect snack for my habañero loving husband. But the kids? Not so much.

Not to be daunted, I decided to create a recipe that looked like that cute picture, and that my children would actually eat! It turned out to be pretty simple… we added ketchup and paprika to the standard yolks and mayo, and voila! Orange filling!

The kids thought they were adorable and really liked the flavor too (the ketchup gives it a hint of sweetness.) They even ate the green onion! I liked the fact that I could achieve an orange color without artificial coloring. Hooray for fall treats that are good for you!

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Green onions

 

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Directions

1) Hard-boil the eggs, cool and peel. Cut each egg in half.

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2) Scoop yolks into small bowl. Add ketchup, mayo and paprika, and stir until well mixed and smooth.

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3) Put a small scoop of yolk mixture into the hole in each half-egg.

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4) Use wet fingers to smooth the yolk mix into a rounded shape.

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5) With a toothpick, gently press pumpkin-like indentations into the yolk mix.

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6) Cut short pieces of green onion and place one on each half-egg to form the stem of the “pumpkin.” Chill until serving.

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Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
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Recipe type: Cooking With Kids
Cuisine: snack
Serves: 4-6
 
Make deviled eggs a festive fall snack! With a green onion "stem" these pumpkin deviled eggs are orange thanks to the addition of ketchup and paprika.
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • Green onions
Instructions
  1. Hard-boil the eggs, cool and peel.
  2. Cut each egg in half.
  3. Scoop yolks into small bowl.
  4. Add ketchup, mayo and paprika, and stir until well mixed and smooth.
  5. Put a small scoop of yolk mixture into the hole in each half-egg.
  6. Use wet fingers to smooth the yolk mix into a rounded shape.
  7. With the toothpick, gently press pumpkin-like indentations into the yolk mix.
  8. Cut short pieces of green onion and place one on each half-egg to form the stem of the "pumpkin."
  9. Chill until serving.

 

Patti & The Build A Menu Team

 

 

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9 People have left comments on this post



» Karee
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said: { Oct 1, 2013 - 07:10:25 }

Absolutely adorable, Patti! Thank you for your creative take on this recipe.

» Patti
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said: { Oct 2, 2013 - 09:10:41 }

Thanks Karee! We had fun making and eating them!

» Sandy said: { Oct 2, 2013 - 10:10:38 }

Oh my goodness! Those are so cute! I’m happy to see they are coloured with food instead of dye. I never would have thought of ketchup.

» Tadka Pasta said: { Oct 17, 2013 - 12:10:56 }

Your ‘pumpkins’ look so cute and we’re glad that you were able to adapt our recipe to suit your family.

» Maddie said: { Oct 19, 2014 - 12:10:14 }

These are so cute! But, do you think I could replace the ketchup with something? I have someone who is allergic to tomatoes…

» Patti
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said: { Oct 21, 2014 - 08:10:25 }

Thanks Maddie! I would say anything red should do the trick. If you are comfortable with food dye, you could just try a drop of red and see what happens. Or maybe blend some roasted or marinated red peppers into a paste and try mixing that in? Let me know if you figure something out!



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