TupperSCARE Party: Deviled Lettuce aka “Alien Egg Salad”

I knew that when I came across this recipe on Pinterest, that it was just begging to be the next installment of The Homicidal Homemaker’s TupperSCARE Party:

Now, I am guessing something is really, really wrong with me, or I am just in denial about what kinds of foods I really like. Because I actually enjoyed this recipe.

Yes. You read that correctly. I enjoyed it.

So did my mom.

And my boyfriend actually didn’t cringe in disgust, and said it was better than he expected.


Deviled Lettuce (adapted from vintage Miracle Whip magazine ad, date unknown)

  • 1 head of Iceberg Lettuce, hollowed out
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese (I used a 10oz package)
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip (you  could use mayonnaise if you wanted)
  • 1 2.25oz can of Deviled Ham (I used Underwood)
  • 1 cup of sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper (I used red, because it’s what I had on hand)
  • 2 tablespoons of diced pimento (I used the entire small jar)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated onion
  • Extra Miracle Whip, for topping with “the sparkling flavor of marvelous Miracle Whip” (I did not do this)

This recipe was really simple: hollow out the head of lettuce and set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients. Fill hollowed-out head of lettuce with filling. Wrap with saran wrap and chill.

I let mine chill overnight. Then I simply cut into slices, per the recipes suggestion, but found it easier to just serve this wedge-style.



If you hate mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, chances are, you’ll absolutely hate this recipe. I think that if the ingredients had a little updating, this could be a REALLY good dish (think, filled with a nice chicken salad or tuna salad!) with a unique serving presentation.

However, some of my friends that saw the pictures online referred to it as “Alien Egg Salad”.

I know that I just totally ruined the recipe for you.


So that makes my second failed attempt at The Homicidal Homemaker’s TupperSCARE Party. I need to step it up. I am thinking, Veg-All’s “Pie Plate Salad” might be more along the lines of what I am trying to carry out.


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