Football season is here! I have to confess that as I have been thinking of what to serve at watch parties and tailgates, my thoughts immediately go to “How can I make this look like a football?” It’s been really fun trying new recipes and reimagining them into football shapes! Today I am sharing a recipe for a classic party staple. Since eggs are already football shaped making football deviled eggs was a no brainer.
For Mother’s Day I asked for (and received) an Instant Pot and it has changed up my cooking game for the better. Seriously, if you don’t have an instant Pot by now or were on the fence about getting one, get it! Hardboiled eggs are a great starter recipe to ease you into using your instant pot and figuring out how it works. If you don’t have or want an Instant Pot, you can still make these football deviled eggs by boiling your eggs old fashioned way.
There are a lot of gadgets and gizmos that you can get for the Instant Pot but specifically for boiling eggs this silicone steamer basket is perfect (and cheap) for hard boiling eggs. Place your eggs in the basket and set inside your Instant Pot. Pour a cup of water right on top of the eggs and into the pot. Secure the lid on top of your Instant Pot and make sure you turn the the vent on top of the lid. Press the egg button and set the time to 5 minutes (high pressure). Let the Instant Pot do “it’s thang” and what comes out after the 5 minutes are up are the perfect hardboiled eggs to start your football deviled eggs.
Once your eggs are finished, set them in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes to stop the cooking process completely. I rolled the eggs gently on on a plate to allow the shell the crack and was easily able to peel the shell off in a snap.
Cut the eggs in half length-wise and scoop out the egg yolks. Once you have completed the deviled egg recipe below the fun part begins! scoop the deviled egg mix into the egg whites and spread from edge to edge.
Sprinkle bacon bits on top to cover the surface of the egg halves. To get the football laces, poured a little mayonnaise into a plastic baggie. Cut the tip of the baggie and pipe on the the mayonnaise. How easy is that?!
- 12 eggs
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Mustard
- 3 Tbsp. Sour Cream
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika
- Bacon Bits
- Cut hardboiled eggs in half length-wise and place yolks in medium-sized bowl. Place egg whites on a platter and set aside.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, salt, pepper, and paprika into the bowl with the egg yolks and use a fork to mash the ingredients together until smooth.
- Spoon deviled egg filling into hallowed out egg whites making sure to spread the filling from edge to edge of the egg.
- Sprinkle bacon bits on top of the filling to completely cover the top of the egg halves.
- Using a plastic baggie spoon mayo into the bag and cut the tip.
- Pipe on "football laces" on top of the bacon bits with mayo.
If you want to make this recipe ahead of time and refrigerate it, that’s cool too! Keep the egg whites separate from your deviled egg mix and combine the two when you are ready to serve. Refrigerated they should be good for 3-4 days. Try these out at your next game day party and be prepared for them to disappear fast!