Deviled eggs shaped like pumpkins, the perfect make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizer.
Hey, hey, check it out! It’s my first obligatory “pumpkin” recipe of the season.
Except I didn’t use pumpkin. Whaaat?!
C’mon now, if you had to choose between pumpkins and eggs, which one would you have picked?!
For me, it’s an easy choice. Hence, the pumpkin deviled eggs.
These are for those who can’t stand pumpkins or pumpkin spice but still want to celebrate pumpkin season.
It’s not that I don’t like pumpkins; I just prefer other things. Like eggs.
Also, chinchillas. I love chinchillas.
If I had a chinchilla pet, I would proudly walk it in the neighborhood. And I would name it Wendell. Or maybe Hector. You know, a good solid manly name.
If it’s a boy, of course. For a girl chinchilla, she’s got to be Vanessa. Love that name! Fit for a goddess.
Okay, what were we talking about?! Right, deviled eggs. In the shape of pumpkins.
Definitely up there in cuteness with chinchillas. Hence, the correlation. Not at all off topic to be discussing chinchillas when talking about these pumpkin deviled eggs.
They’re absolutely adorable, these eggs.
They may be the perfect make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizer, too. Which is a plus. Make them the night before, and when your family and guests are clamoring for something to eat on Thanksgiving and you’re still busy cooking, you can serve them these pumpkin deviled eggs.
Interested in finding out how I made these eggy pumpkins?
Here’s how I drew the pumpkins:
I used a toothpick to create the lines that resemble the ribs or ridges of the pumpkins. Then I used chives and parsley to decorate them further. Below is a printable recipe for you.
- 6 large eggs
- ½ medium-sized red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon paprika, and more for sprinkling
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- chives or green onions
- parsley leaves and stems
- Roast or steam pepper until soft, then remove seeds and peel. Place in a food processor.
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Gently lower eggs into boiling water. Let water return to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook eggs for 12 minutes.
- Drain eggs and place them in a bowl of ice water. Cool completely. Crack eggs and peel carefully under cool running water. Slice in half lengthwise, and scoop out the yolks, and add them into the food processor.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, and garlic powder. Process until smooth. Taste and add salt & pepper as needed.
- Spoon yolk mixture into a ziplock bag. Seal and snip a corner.
- Pipe yolk mixture onto egg whites. Using a toothpick, draw vertical lines to resemble the ribs of pumpkins. If yolk mixture is too soft, refrigerate first to firm it up.
- For the stems, cut chives or green onions into 1-inch pieces and insert into the top of pumpkins.
- Press parley leaves next to the stems. Decorate your plate with tendrils made out of strips of parsley stems or green onions that have been shocked in cold water.
- Best served chilled.
Life Diet Health says
Awww what cuteness are these Angie! I love the tendrils too – very artistic and clever! I guess the roasted pepper make these so tasty! How many did you eat! 😛 Thanks for bringing them to your Fiesta!
All of them! Nah, just kidding, I shared with the hubs and daughter. But I could have easily eaten every single one of them! The pepper and mustard make them so good ??
Great way to decorate deviled eggs for Thanksgiving Angie! I am not a big fan of deviled eggs but most of my family love them. Not often do I make something I don’t like but deviled eggs are an exception 🙂
I have to say they didn’t use to be something I love, especially when I was small. I didn’t like the smell! But my daughter and husband absolutely love them, so I make them often enough now, but I do iit quickly, just spooning the yolk back. I thought for Thanksgiving shaping them into pumpkins would be cute.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Hector? Vanessa? My dear Angie, the fumes from the devilled eggs are getting to you. I tolerate pumpkin but prefer sweet potato. Love devilled eggs (as long as I don’t inhale.)
Whaaat?! You don’t think those are great names? What about Celeste?! I actually know a Hector, a friend’s ex. Nice guy, just not a nice husband. Well, what do you know, I much prefer sweet potatoes myself 😉
lol – they are darling and I am so glad I read this and found out that no pumpkins were harmed in the making – and there are no pumpkins in it!! Chinchillas are darling, but I have a little thing for hedgehogs. If I had a hedgehog, I’d let him or her play with Hector or Vanessa. They’d have a blast!
ANd I’d help you out with those deviled eggs, too. No leftovers!! 🙂
??The worst part is peeling the eggs! Otherwise I’d make them everyday. Really! ?
Oh hedgehogs are cute! A colleague keeps a hedgehog pet! Oh yeah, the title is kinda misleading but we tried adding pumpkin purée and it was no good, therefore the pepper purée instead. Much better! What would you call your hedgehog? I’d suggest Celeste ?
I so love Celeste but hedgehogs remind me of Hedge Schools – way back in the old Country of Ireland, Catholics couldn’t educate their children so there was tradition of setting up “Hedge Schools” where a more learned person would teach children on the QT outside. So I think my hedgehog would have to have a dignified Irish name. Maybe if it were a boy, Miles o’Toole. If it were a girl, Mrs. O’McKrumtummigan, which is a name my sister and I came up with as a joke after having too much of Culver’s shakes and running rampant on a sugar high…
Omg, you and your sister are hilarious! Mrs. Omackrum whaaaat?! ???
And here I thought you’d say something about the “Miles O’Toole” snort snort!!
I think you should get a hedgehog first and see which name it responds to, regardless of gender 🙂
If I had to choose pumpkin vs eggs, there’s no doubt I would choose eggs – always and forever! 😀 But when I can have both in the form of eggs, then why not?? These are too adorable, Angie. Here you are starting with Thanksgiving – that’s good so we can see more! 😛 Thank you for sharing!
Egg lovers unite! I do have more pumpkin stuff, though. I’m doing it for all the pumpkin lovers. It’s a sacrifice on my part ?? I do love that bright orange color of pumpkins, though. Very pretty ?
These are too cute to eat Angie.. very creative 🙂 On second thoughts, I could eat whole plate by myself.
Thanks, Trupti! They’re not hard to make but the cute factor is up there, great for entertaining ? Thanks for cohosting! ?
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Now that’s a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
Thanks so much! And thanks for the party!
Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats says
Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!
Thanks, Kelly! And thanks for the party!
These are absolutely adorable – what a creative idea!
Thanks, Mara! I’m glad you like them 🙂
This looks so yum yum..Thanks for sharing
Glad you like it, thanks!
Eggs look so delicious – whatever the filling is 😀
Thanks! They were so good! I should make more 😀
Angie, these eggs are adorable! My vegetarian daughter and I are big fans of deviled eggs, so they will be perfect for our Halloween and American Thanksgiving spreads.
Deviled eggs would be perfect for your vegetarian daughter; they’re a great snack, too. My almost-vegetarian daughter absolutely loves them!! I think I’ll make more of these for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks, Irene!