Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 20, 2015

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It’s Sunday in September, and for sports fans, that means one thing: FOOTBALL!

Well, actually, it means two things: FOOTBALL and FOOD! Because, let’s face it, football food is reason enough to take the season seriously. The chili, the barbecue, the wings, the football-shaped bean dip, the jerry-rigged “snack stadiums” built of tinfoil and cardboard — I love it all, that game-day grub and the ingenuity behind it.

While watching the game with 100,000 people at the stadium is an adrenalin-pumper, there’s actually nothing better than enjoying the game from the comfort of your own home — tailgating on your own turf, as it were. Shift the La-Z-Boy chair into lounge position, grab a cool beverage and throw on your team’s jersey if that’s your style.

When Gallo Family Vineyards invited Sunday Supper to show you how to tailgate at home, we knew just what to do. We gathered 20 of our favorite recipes, paired them with our favorite Gallo wines and turned on the game.

Little football-shaped Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs make great tailgating food. Easy recipe on ShockinglyDelicious.comTo our celebration today I brought Triple Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs on my retro thrift store hen plate. Because that’s the way I roll. They look like little footballs, don’t they?

Gallo Family Vineyards mini bottles for tailgating parties on ShockinglyDelicious.comI like the little Gallo mini bottles because it makes it super easy to offer a full variety to your guests, so they can choose what appeals to them without you having to open 11 different bottles of wine. The wines are also perfectly portioned; a bottle = a glass of wine. You can put some crushed ice into a container (even a plastic Tupperware-type thing will do if you don’t have something fancier) and nestle the mini bottles in there.

Speaking of football food, I have a great collection of football-shaped food on my Pinterest board. Take a gander during commercials while you’re watching the game.

Ingredients for Triple Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs on ShockinglyDelicious.comMine are classic deviled eggs that I “seasonalized.” Since it’s Hatch chile season, I added them to the filling and also used them to make kitschy little football laces. Lemon zest adds brightness, olive oil adds a creamy feel, and a little Hatch chile powder sprinkle on the outside completes the picture.

Triple Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs look like little footballs on ShockinglyDelicious.comTell me, how’d I do with my Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs?

Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 12 half eggs

Serving Size: 1 half egg

Hatch chiles, garlic mayo and lemon zest enliven classic deviled eggs, which are decorated to look like footballs for tailgating food.


  • 6 hard cooked eggs, cooled and peeled (see my tutorial here)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used Hampton Creek Garlic-flavored Just Mayo)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (I used Arianna Trading Company Organic Raw Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 Hatch chiles, roasted, peeled, stemmed and seeded
  • Garnish: Chile powder (I used Melissa's Produce Hatch Chile Powder)


  1. Cut eggs in half the long way. Gently remove yolks from eggs and place yolks in a medium bowl. Mix yolks, mayo, olive oil, zest, salt and stir together until smooth, whipping with an electric mixer. You want the consistency to be thick (sort of like a thick frosting), so it holds up in the hollow center of the egg.
  2. Dice one Hatch chile and stir it into the yolk mixture.
  3. Transfer yolk mixture to a snack size zipper-top plastic bag, and snip one of the bag corners off – a tiny snip. Zip the bag to seal it and squeeze the yolk mixture out from the snipped corner into the hollowed out egg whites.
  4. For decoration, sprinkle tops lightly with chile powder (to get the color of a football) and then use a knife or kitchen shears to cut very thin strips of the second Hatch chile, and snip them to appropriate size to make the laces on the "football." Apply laces gently.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. (These will keep for a day in the refrigerator, if you have leftovers. Which you won’t.)
  6. Makes 12 half eggs (12 servings).


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


Sunday Supper badgeThis week our #SundaySupper tastemakers are celebrating Tailgating from Home, sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. We’re pairing our dishes with Gallo wines this week, for a fun football fest from the comfort of your own living room.

For my Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs, I recommend serving with Gallo’s Pinot Grigio (refreshing, crisp flavors of green apple, white peach and citrus that pairs with the acid [lemon] in the egg filling). If you prefer a red, Gallo’s Merlot (black cherry, ripe plum and oak with a velvety richness) pairs with a wide range of foods and will stand up to the spicy Hatch. You can find Gallo wines widely available in your grocery store, or use their store locator here.

Meanwhile, check out our collection of 20 recipes we have lined up for you today from the talented Sunday Supper tastemakers. Try my Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs, or choose another recipe from the menu below to offer at your party. I have my eye on the Crispy Maple Hot Wings, the Skillet Nachos, followed by the Apple Crisp in a Jar.

No one’s watching how much I eat, right?

Today’s Sunday Supper recipes

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Game Time Mains

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Who says you have to be at the stadium to tailgate? Here are Five Easy Tailgate Food Tips plus Football Party Recipes #SundaySupper with Gallo Family Vineyards. Need more tips on tailgate planning? Check out Gallo Family Vineyards’ blog.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Trish - Mom On Timeout September 22, 2015 at 6:47 am

These look super tasty and perfect for game day!


Joanie @ Zagleft September 22, 2015 at 5:57 am

These look fantastic and I love your addition of hatch chiles! Perfect for game watching.


Des @ Life's Ambrosia September 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

What a fun take on deviled eggs! I LOVE hatch chiles and never would’ve thought to make deviled eggs with them. Yum!


MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen September 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

What an incredibly delicious twist on deviled eggs!


Liz September 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm

These are so darn cute!!! Perfect for any game day event!!!


Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) September 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

I love, love, LOVE deviled eggs of any sort! And adding Hatch Chiles is an awesome twist. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks!


Stephanie Weaver, MPH September 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Sooo cute. And love the flavor combo!


Judy@ImBoredLetsGo September 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

How fun that you made them look like footballs! And I absolutely love deviled eggs and hatch chiles so I’m sure these are fantastic!


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Super fun to make, Judy!


Cookin Canuck September 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Deviled eggs have always been a favorite of mine, but a version with Hatch chiles sounds completely irresistible. Perfect football food!


Alisa @ Go Dairy Free September 21, 2015 at 8:25 am

That is such a cute idea Dorothy! My husband loves deviled eggs -I’ll have to try these for him!


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

I believe the Hampton Creek Mayo is dairy-free, as well. Just a thought.


Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker September 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

Your vintage hen plate is so darn cute! I love it. These deviled eggs are a nice change of pace. Where can one find hatch chile powder? I’ve never seen it before. (I live in the boondocks.)


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

You could get it from Melissa’s Produce if it is not at your store (http://www.melissas.com/Hatch-Chile-Powder-Shakers-p/678.htm).


Katie @ Recipe for Perfection September 21, 2015 at 6:20 am

I love deviled eggs. Everyone’s always talking about hatch chiles, so now I have to go get some and try them!


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Get them right now…they’re at the end of their season!


Kacey @ The Cookie Writer September 21, 2015 at 5:54 am

Deviled eggs are an appetizer that do not last EVER at any family event! Love how cute they look 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

I so agree. I never take any home.


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere September 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

I love that you decorated these like footballs!


Susan // the wimpy vegetarian September 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I love your Pinterest Board of food that looks like footballs – what fun to go through them. And your deviled eggs recipe looks wonderful – I just picked up some Just Mayo from Hampton Creek and wanting to try it out!


Dorothy Reinhold September 21, 2015 at 5:44 am

Thanks! I was fun to collect that “football food” on the Pinterest board!


MealDiva September 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

These look so savory and simply mouthwatering!


Mary Ellen September 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

Yum, love deviled eggs. I need to try them your way!!!


Liz Schmitt September 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

I’m not a football fan – gasp – but I would gladly watch a game if I had a plate of these eggs in front of me…


Nichole September 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

“Because, let’s face it, football food is reason enough to take the season seriously.” Amen!


Cynthia @ Whole Food | Real Families September 20, 2015 at 3:29 am

I love the little footballs!!!


Dorothy Reinhold September 20, 2015 at 4:51 am

Ha! Thank you Cynthia! It kinda occurred to me while I was making them.


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