Linda's Green Eggs and Ham Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are GREAT around the holidays to bring, especially to a Halloween, Christmas, Easter or St. Patrick's Day Party!!! Cooking time is time it takes to make your hard boiled eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, cut in half, cooled, and yolks mashed in a bowl
  • 14 cup mayonnaise, plus
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (I use Cain's)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, plus
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (I use French's)
  • 14 cup cooked country ham, finely chopped (I use left over smoked shoulder)
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons green peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons carrots, finely chopped (optional)
  • onion, finely chopped, to taste (optional)


  1. Pour the green food coloring in a bowl and gently roll the egg white halves in it. Your fingers will turn very green unless you use surgical gloves.
  2. Place the whites, hollow side down on a cake rack over a plate or tray to allow to drip-dry.
  3. While whites dry, mix the thoroughly mashed yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and finely chopped ham.
  4. Season with pepper to taste. No salt is needed as ham is salty.
  5. Add green pepper, carrots, or onion, if using, and mix well.
  6. Before filling the whites, gently dab the green egg halves with paper towels to remove excess food coloring.
  7. When filled place in egg tray or a dish, cover with saran wrap, and chill until serving time.


Most Helpful

These were great fun! I diluted my green dye a little, which made the whites come out a light green (doesn't show in the pic though!) and then tinted the filling a darker green. Totally looked like moldy deviled eggs and the kids at my DD's costume party loved them. One thing I changed was I just put a cut slice of deli ham on the bottom of the egg white and it was a nice taste surprise! Thanks for this fun recipe.

jonesies November 03, 2007

I didn't really like the look of these or the idea of so much food colouring on them, but I guess thats ok on halloween! The yolk mixture was very tasty however. This was fun to try but I will probably stick with my usual devilled eggs recipe for the future!

micro_ang November 02, 2010

This is such a great idea! Wouldn't if be fun to dye the eggs different colors for an easter appetizer! How fun....Love it!

hunny bunny March 29, 2010

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