Linda's Green Eggs And Ham Appetizers ~ Easter

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"These are great around the holidays to bring, especially to a Halloween, Christmas, Easter or St. Patrick's Day Party!!! You can also serve them up for breakfast with a side of toast, muffins, scones, or biscuits. Cooking time is time it takes to make your hard boiled eggs. You can easily double or triple this recipe to feed a large crowd."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (44.4 g)
  • Calories 68.8
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 107.2 mg
  • Sodium - 140.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 18.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a medium pot place eggs in water, just covering eggs. Pour 1 teaspoon vinegar into water. Bring to a rolling boil. Once water is boiling, cover, pull pot off burner, and let sit for 25 minutes. Drain, crack on counter all over the egg, and peel under cold running water. (Make the eggs ahead of time and allow to cool before proceeding).

Step 2

Cut the eggs in half horizontally and remove egg yolks. Set aside.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Place the whites, hollow side down on a cake rack over a plate or tray to allow to drip-dry.

Step 5

While whites dry, mix the thoroughly mashed yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and finely chopped ham.

Step 6

Season with pepper to taste. No salt is needed as ham is salty.

Step 7

Add green pepper, carrots, and onion if using, and mix well.

Step 8

Before filling the whites, gently dab the green egg halves with paper towels to remove excess food coloring.

Step 9

When filled place in egg tray or a dish, cover with saran wrap, and chill until serving time.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I just finished making these for tomorrow. Of course I had to have one to make sure they tasted just right. Deeelicious, and so pretty for Easter. The kids will dive into these first thing!

review by:
(3 Apr 2021)


Great choice for my buffet table over the holidays. They were something different and delicious. I bought thicker slices of ham from the deli and then put them in my food processor to chop. Great flavor in these eggs and so pretty for the holidays!

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(28 Dec 2018)


I just finished making some of these for tomorrow nights Halloween party. They will be enjoyed because they are so yummy. I love the idea of the green whites. They kind of goes together well with my Halloween theme and on top of that they are so easy!

review by:
(30 Oct 2014)


I used chopped ham from the deli to make these as appetizers for Easter. My family really loves stuffed eggs so we are always looking for ones that we think we will like. These are great and we will make them again!

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(5 Apr 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

These are not only great for St Pat's day but are some of the most flavourful stuffed eggs we've had !! I would make this filling for ordinary "white" stuffed eggs too. very very tasty, thanks for posting.

(17 Mar 2012)