Best Deviled Eggs For Thanksgiving

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Deviled eggs are a staple for many holidays and this is the best deviled eggs recipe for Thanksgiving! These adorable turkey deviled eggs will be a hit!

The Best Deviled Eggs For Thanksgiving

Best Turkey Deviled Eggs

If you’re looking for the best deviled eggs for Thanksgiving, you’ve found them! These turkey deviled eggs are perfect Thanksgiving appetizers or side dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving is that time of year when we give thanks and take a little bit of a time out, but it’s also time for LOTS of recipes and cooking! Instead of traditional deviled eggs, maybe it’s time for some cute turkeys to adorn your table. 

These fun turkey eggs are excellent for Thanksgiving day and all of your guests will comment on them. They are incredibly cute, but also one of the easy recipes that you won’t have to worry about making. The perfect combination!

These deviled egg turkeys are made from simple ingredients that you can easily find at your grocery store. They are naturally vegetarian and gluten-free, so they will quickly become some of your favorite appetizers for Thanksgiving.  Who wouldn’t love these little turkeys??

Recipe Notes:

  • If you struggle with getting the egg yolks to break up, a potato masher will help you out. 
  • You may want to let your guests know that the peppercorns in this egg recipe are for decoration. Guests may or may not want to eat them depending on personal preference.
  • Want to make these turkey deviled eggs even more turkey-like? Add some turkey bacon crumbles to the egg yolk mixture!

Three Turkey Deviled Eggs on a Thanksgiving turkey plate

How To Make Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs Recipe

Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs Ingredients:

6 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet relish
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
24 peppercorns
Seasoning salt (to taste)

Supplies Needed:

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Paper towels

Medium bowl
Kitchen spoon

Hard boiled eggs, seasonings and bell peppers on a table

Directions:

Step 1: Hard-boil your eggs in your preferred method (or follow the instructions below), in hot water or an instant pot. Run them under cold water or allow them to cool in the refrigerator. 

Hard boiled egg halves on a white tray next to a sharp knife and a bowl with deviled egg yolk ingredientsStep 2: Remove the white shells, wash the eggs in cool water, and dry them off with a paper towel.

Ingredients for the best deviled eggs for Thanksgiving in a bowl with hard boiled egg whites on a plateStep 3: Take your hard-boiled eggs and cut them in half. (You’ll now have 12 white halves.)

Step 4: Scoop out the egg yolks and put them in a medium-sized bowl. Add your mayo, pickle relish, sugar, seasoning salt (start with a shake and adjust to taste), and mustard.

Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers being sliced on a red cutting boardStep 5: Mix well and then spoon the mixture into each hard-boiled egg white (as evenly as possible).

*Note – If you struggle with the egg filling, put the egg mixture into a piping bag or Ziploc bag.

Cut a large tip off the bottom corner with a pair of scissors to allow for the small pieces of relish to get through, and fill each of the egg whites. Discard the plastic bag when you’re done. 

Hard boiled egg halves with deviled egg filling next to cut up bell peppersStep 6: On a cutting board, take your bell peppers and cut them in half. Clean out the seeds and cut them into long, thin strips.

Step 7: Cut each of those long strips in half. Continue until you have 12 small slices from each colored pepper.

The best deviled eggs for Thanksgiving being assembled on parchment paperStep 8: Cut an additional 12 small triangles out of the orange bell pepper and 12 small little rectangular slivers out of the red bell pepper. These will be your beak and wattle.

How To Assemble Turkey Deviled Eggs

Step 1: Place one strip from each of the different colored bell peppers towards the top of the eggs in a single layer.

An orange plate with seven Turkey Deviled Eggs on it. I like to add them in rainbow color, so red bell peppers on the left, orange bell peppers in the middle, and yellow bell peppers on the right. 

The best deviled eggs for ThanksgivingStep 2: Add your nose and wattle to the bottom of the egg halves, as shown in the photo.

Step 3: Add 2 peppercorns in the middle for the eyes. Now they’re all ready to gobble up!

The best deviled eggs for Thanksgiving on an orange plate

How To Store Leftover Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs

Store any leftovers on the serving plate under plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Five Turkey Deviled Eggs on a white plate in front of a Thanksgiving turkey sign

How To Hard-Boil Eggs

My favorite method for hard-boiling eggs is in a large saucepan on the stove. 

Fill a large pot with heavily-salted water – enough water to cover the eggs. Add the large eggs to the cold water and put the pot on the stove over high heat. Heat it to a rolling boil. 

Reduce the heat to medium and set a timer for 16 minutes. Once the timer has gone off, pour out the hot water and run cold water over the eggs for about 5 minutes or set them in an ice bath.

Place them in a bowl in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. 

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Yield: 12 Deviled Eggs

Best Deviled Eggs For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs

When looking for Thanksgiving appetizers ideas, look no further than these turkey eggs! Created to look like adorable animals, these easy vegetarian appetizers are recipes that anyone can make!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sweet relish
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Seasoning salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 24 peppercorns

Instructions

    1. Take your hard-boiled eggs and cut them in half (leaving you with 12).
    2. Scoop out the yolks and put them in a medium-sized bowl.
    3. Add your mayo, relish, sugar, seasoning salt (to taste), and mustard. Mix well.
    4. Spoon the mixture into each hard-boiled egg white.
    5. Take your bell peppers and cut them in half.
    6. Clean out the seeds and cut them in long, thin strips.
    7. Cut each of those long strips in half until you have 12 strips from each color pepper.
    8. Cut 12 triangles out of the orange bell pepper and 12 small little rectangular slivers out of the red bell pepper. These will be your beak and wattle.
    9. To assemble, place 3 strips of bell peppers towards the top of the egg, one of each color.
    10. Add your nose and wattle towards the bottom of the egg.
    11. Finally, add 2 peppercorns for the eyes in the middle of the egg. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

You may want to let your guests know that the peppercorns are for decoration. Guests may or may not want to eat them depending on personal preference.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.

The Best Deviled Eggs for Thanksgiving

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