The Fourth of July is always a favorite in my family. I enjoy making a lot of fun and colorful foods and desserts and my boys enjoy eating them!

One dish my boys love to eat is Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs. They taste just like regular deviled eggs but it’s fun to make them colorful for special occasions.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs – $0.59
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt – $1.00 for a 5.3 oz cup of Oikos. (a little more than 1/2 a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise – Pantry Item or $2.79 (this is a large bottle. My boys prefer Hellmann’s but you can use anything as long as it is REAL mayo. Even light)
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard –  Pantry Item or $2.48 (I buy the larger bottles but there are small half bottles in the seasonings aisles for less)
  • salt & pepper – Pantry item
  • Vinegar (for dying) – Pantry Item or $0.99
  • Food coloring (Red and Blue) – Pantry Item or $2.28
For me, this recipe is incredibly cheap because I keep mayo, dry mustard, salt, and pepper on hand. It will be more expensive for those who do not keep it.
On hand items,
Total  – under $2 for an easy and fun to do!
If you need to buy everything,
Total – $10.13 – servings of 12 – $0.84 a serving!
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Boil the eggs in water. I usually put them in a pot that holds them all in one layer and then cover them with water about an inch over them. Turn on the stove and wait until the water boils. Then, turn off the stove and cover the pot, letting them sit in the water for 15-20 minutes depending on how large the eggs are. (large for 15 and Jumbo for 20 minutes)
  2. If you put them in cold water immediately, then cracked them, then an ice water bath again, the shells will slide right off.
  3. Cut eggs in half and take out yolks and place them in a separate bowl.
  4. Use a pastry cutter or fork to break up the yolk.
  5. Add yogurt, mayo, mustard, salt & pepper and whip with the fork until smooth and creamy.
  6. Place mixture into piping bag fitted with a tip if you want to be fancy. I usually just use a spoon because we like the rustic look. (and then you can lick the bowl and spoon when you are done!)
  7. Mix 1 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon food coloring and 1 teaspoon vinegar. The vinegar helps the color stay bright so it’s really important.
  8. Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit for about 1-2 minutes.
  9. Take out egg whites and place on paper towel to allow the excess color to drip off.
  10. Then arrange the eggs on a platter.
  11. Pipe (or spoon) the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves.

 

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