Halloween Food: Deliciously Wicked Jack-O-Lantern Devilled Eggs Recipe

Looking to create some deliciously yet fun Halloween food? If you love traditional devilled eggs, you’re going to LOVE these Jack-O-Lantern eggs. They’re devilled eggs that have received a deliciously clever and fun Halloween glow up!

Healthy Halloween food, come at me!

Tasty treats and fun Halloween food doesn’t always have to be sweet and laden with sugar, no siree. We have this awesome savoury recipe that’s the perfect side dish for a Halloween feast, grazing board or BBQ. Please a crowd with this number, the ultimate surprise bring-a-plate for any Halloween festivities, this egg dish is savoury made FUN. Yes, folks, fun eggs that are as Halloween cool as what they are wickedly delicious.

This recipe uses paprika and turmeric as spices but of course, if you prefer to use curry or mustard powder for your devilled eggs, you can absolutely do that too. Turmeric DOES add some vibrant colour though.

Just so you know – if it’s vibrant yellow you want, add a pinch of turmeric … AND if the prosciutto isn’t in your budget, try finely cut slithers of red capsicum instead. There are always easy and budget alternatives with food art.

Got your cauldron of water at the ready? Let’s get cracking on with this fun Halloween food idea! Not literally though, these eggs remain intact to cook! Obvs.

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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12
Difficulty: 2/5


  • 6 eggs
  • 1½ tbsp Japanese mayonnaise (such as Kewpie mayonnaise)
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 slice prosciutto, sliced into fine strips
  • 2 chives, cut into 2cm lengths


  1. First things first, you need to hard boil the six eggs. Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water (covering the eggs) and set over moderate stove-top heat. Bring the water to a simmer then cook for 8 minutes. Place the hot eggs in a bowl of iced water until completely cold. Peel carefully and then halve with a wet knife.
  2. Using a teaspoon, gently scoop the egg yolks out from the hardened egg white and transfer it to a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add in the mayonnaise and spices, mixing until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Use a piping bag or a zip-lock bag to pipe the yolk mixture back into the egg white. Decorate with prosciutto lines and a small chive stem.
  4. Place the deviled eggs on a platter or plate and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat (be careful, they’re slippery!). So delicious!
Halloween food
Jack-O-Lantern Devilled eggs for the Halloween win! Source: Supplied

This original recipe is from the very clever Ed Halmagyi, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, chef, TV presenter and a Halloween enthusiastic dad of two.

How’s that for a spooktacularly eggciting family meal side dish and Halloween food idea? What do you do for Halloween? Tell us in the comments if you dress up as a family, trick or treat or just simply celebrate at home with some spooky fun or baking Halloween themed treats, we’d love to hear all the details.

Stay tuned for more even more scarier – and ever so delicious – Halloween recipes coming up to whet your tastebuds. Keep your eyes peeled, we have lots of creepy and tasty Halloween food ideas up inside our witch hat to share in the lead up to the scariest night of the year. There’s so much fun to be had, including in the kitchen, who would’ve thought?!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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