These fun and festive deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer for your March Madness party. I admit it. What I know about basketball and March Madness can fit into a thimble. But that doesn’t stop me from participating in the fun. I may not always follow what’s happening on the court, but party snacks while you’re watching the action? That’s my game. Anytime I’m hosting a group that’s gathered around the TV in my living room, I want to make sure that the food I serve is easy to eat as well as very tasty. I like to create a menu of hearty bites, with no fork and knife required. Enter the deviled egg.
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Deviled eggs are always a crowd-pleaser
Deviled eggs are always a crowd-pleaser and super versatile. In the classic version the cooked egg yolk is mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, with a dash of paprika sprinkled over the top. But that’s really just a jumping off point. Deviled eggs can marry different flavors, various spices and seasonings. You can showcase your creativity by mixing in your favorite ingredients with that bright yellow yolk. Try a blend of fresh herbs, or how about some crumbled bacon or a handful of cheese? The possibilities really are endless.
game day deviled egg
When I came across this recipe for game day deviled eggs decorated like footballs I fell in love. But with football season behind us, I had to come up with a fun way to reinterpret it for basketball season. Of course my mind went immediately to the basketball itself. How fun would it be to have little orange mounds on the deviled eggs representing the ball? I knew that mixing the yolks with cooked sweet potato and curry powder would be a tasty way to achieve an orangey color, while adding a splash of Sriracha would give it some kick and a dollop of Greek yogurt would provide a cooling creaminess.
no ordinary deviled eggs
And let me tell you, these are no ordinary deviled eggs. The combination of the silky texture, hint of sweetness and punch of spice are sure to make these a welcome addition at any March Madness get together. I may select my brackets based on uniform color or the states I’d like to visit, but trust me, my game day snacks are on point. These deviled eggs are whimsical, festive and most importantly downright delicious.
March Madness Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- ⅔ cup mashed, cooked sweet potato
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp sweet paprika for dusting
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise and spoon yolks into a bowl. Reserve whites. Mash yolks with a fork. Mix in the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
- Mound the whites with yolk mixture using a 1½ inch ice cream scoop.
- Sprinkle with sweet paprika if desired.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.