How to Use Up Eggs: 50+ Recipes and Smart Ideas

How to Use Up Eggs: 50+ Recipes and Smart Ideas

Reduce food waste by making one of these recipes that use a lot of eggs.

Recipes That Use Eggs

Maybe it was holiday baking. Maybe it was an amazing farmer’s market (or you raise chickens yourself). Maybe the sale was just too good to pass up.

Now you’re thinking, “I’ve got loads of eggs, what can I make?”

We’ve all been there. For one reason or another, it’s easy to end up with an abundance of eggs and no good ideas about what to do with them.

Luckily, we have some great ideas for how to use up eggs. There’s no need to to let a single one of them go to waste!

We have general suggestions for egg heavy recipes, so you know where to start in your own cookbook collection. We also have a collection of recipes for you to choose from and make. Some of them use up to a dozen eggs at once, so you’ll get through those eggs in no time!

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Dessert and Cake Recipes Using Lots of Eggs

Famous Chocolate Magic Cake

There are a lot of great breakfast and dinner recipes with eggs, but did you know that egg based desserts are also delicious? They're also something you can make when you're completely sick of eating eggs.

You can try both sponge and angel food cakes that use a lot of eggs. Recipes with meringue, like pavlova, can also help make a dent in your egg stash. If you have an ice cream maker, take advantage of the opportunity to make ice cream the old fashioned way, using rich egg custard as the base.

Start your baking fun with this recipe for Famous Chocolate Magic Cake.

Custard Slices

Eggs Used: 9 eggs

This decadent recipe is the perfect way to transform leftover eggs into dessert magic!

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Fluffy Cream Puff Cake

Eggs Used: 4 eggs

Test Kitchen approved! Indulge a little with this delicious cake recipe. If you like eclairs, then you will love this dessert!

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Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

Eggs Used: 5 eggs

Take a trip back in time with this fantastic lemon pound cake. You'll use up 5 eggs in this recipe!

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Easy Key Lime Cheesecake Pie

Eggs Used: 2 eggs

Key lime pie is always a treat. Combining it with cheesecake creates a dessert you have to taste to believe!

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Heavenly Lemon Angel Food Cake

Eggs Used: 10 to 12 egg whites

If you prefer your desserts to be light and citrusy, then you've got to give this cake recipe a try!

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Amaretto Almond Cream Cheese Cake

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

Cheesecake is a great dessert for using up eggs, and this amaretto almond version is truly an inspiration!

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Double Chocolate Whiskey Cheesecake

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

We aren't quite done with cheesecake suggestions! This double chocolate version is almost too indulgent to be allowed.

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Mini Cakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Eggs Used: 5 eggs and 4 egg whites

Did you know that Swiss meringue buttercream calls for a lot of egg whites? It's true! Give this elegant and delicious recipe a try.

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Easy Italian Ricotta Cake

Eggs Used: 4 eggs

This delicious ricotta cake looks and tastes really impressive, and it uses a cake mix so you get to skip some of the work! Enjoy this delicious dessert this weekend.

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Holiday Eggnog Cocktail

Eggs Used: 5 eggs

If the holidays are approaching as you're reading this, then you've got to give this delicious homemade eggnog a try! This version is made with rum, but you can easily omit that if you'd like.

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Delicious Dulce De Leche Flan

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

If you are a fan of caramel desserts, then you've got to give this recipe a try. You'll make your own caramel and then create a rich custard of eggs, milk, and dulce de leche. The finished dessert is so indulgent and delicious that you might not want to share!

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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Eggs Used: 8 egg yolks

If you like creme brulee, then you've got to give this delicious pumpkin version a try! It's got loads of indulgent flavor, plus that crisp toasted sugar topping that everyone loves.

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Lemon Magic Cake

Eggs Used: 4 eggs

If you're a fan of lemon desserts, then you've got to try this delicious lemon magic cake!

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Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Eggs Used: 4 egg yolks

If you've never made pudding from scratch, then you're in for a treat! This recipe is indulgent and delicious.

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Eggs Used: 3 eggs

Chocolate chess pie is one of those desserts that you'll make again and again. It's richy, gooey, and delicious.

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Vintage Bread Pudding

Eggs Used: 9 eggs

What People Are Saying: "This bread pudding had amazing flavor - it tasted like honey and cinnamon to me. I had an edge piece so it was crispy, which really complemented the soft middle. I would make this again!"

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Eggs Used: 3 egg yolks

Making homemade vanilla ice cream is a fun project, and the results are absolutely delicious!

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Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Eggs Used: 12 egg yolks

Crème brûlée is one of those desserts that can make any day feel like a special occasion. Cook up a little magic with this recipe!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Eggs Used: 4 egg yolks and 4 egg whites

Lemon meringue pie is a classic dessert, and this version is bursting with bright citrus flavor.

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Lunch and Dinner Egg Heavy Recipes

Ham, Egg and Cheese Pretzel Rolls

These are some of our favorite recipes that use a lot of eggs. It can sometimes be a challenge to think of recipes that aren't just a lot of eggs in a casserole dish, which is why we think that this list will come in very handy.

We have recipes for baked eggs in a casserole dish (because that's delicious), but we also have recipes for gourmet egg salad, delicious baked pretzel sandwiches, and more. You don't have to sacrifice variety when you're struggling with how to use up eggs.

Keep in mind that many of these dishes can be made into freezer meals, so you can enjoy them later. You don't have to eat eggs for every meal just because you decide to cook with them!

Baked Ham and Cheese Omelet

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

This recipe is so easy and so satisfying! Plus it's gluten free, low carb, and full of protein.

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Must Have Classic Deviled Eggs

Eggs Used: 12 eggs

Don't forget this classic way to use up eggs! Garnish with bacon or blue cheese for an extra bit of flavor.

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Bacon Potato Quiche Casserole

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

Test Kitchen approved! This delicious (and budget-friendly) meal will fill you up and put a smile on everyone's face.

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Ultimate Creamy Egg Salad

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

We love this deli classic! It's creamy, tangy, and perfect for serving on fresh bread.

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Apple Scotch Eggs

Eggs Used: 3

Scotch eggs are the ultimate indulgent snack food, and we love this version made with apple sausage! This delicious recipe is a great way to use up some eggs.

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Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Quiche

Eggs Used: 4 eggs

Quiche is a classic recipe for a reason, and we absolutely love this version with ham, cheese, and broccoli! It's perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Sausage, Spinach & Feta Frittata

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

This delicious frittata recipe gets a little creative with the addition of spinach and feta cheese, and we think it's an absolutely winning combination.

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

This delicious frittata is packed with veggies for a dinner that tastes indulgent but is still pretty healthy. The goat cheese adds so much flavor, making this a perfect weeknight meal!

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5-Minute Egg Drop Soup

Eggs Used: 2 eggs

This delicious egg drop soup is made with bone broth for an ultra-rich and tasty dish. One bowl of this, and you'll instantly feel comforted and satisfied.

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Egg Curry

Eggs Used: 3 eggs

This delicious egg curry recipe is bursting with flavor, and you can make it in just 20 minutes! If you're looking for a new comfort food recipe to try, this one should be at the top of your list.

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Creamy Mushroom Carbonara

Eggs Used: 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks

Spaghetti carbonara is traditionally made using bacon or pancetta, but we love this version that uses mushrooms for delicious, earthy umami flavor!

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Egg Heavy Recipes for Breakfast

Caramel Eggnog French Toast Bake

Cheesy breakfast casseroles are one way to use up a lot of eggs at once. However, there are also other recipes to choose from. Try one of these French toast bakes or even the Overnight Eggs Benedict for recipes that feel luxurious but are actually very easy to make.

Start with this Caramel Eggnog French Toast Bake!

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

Eggs Used: 5 eggs

This delicious casserole combines two great flavors in one amazing dish!

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Southern Overnight Breakfast Bake

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

This make-ahead recipe makes mornings super easy! Prep the night before, and you'll have breakfast the next morning in just 35 minutes.

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Overnight Eggs Benedict

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

Test Kitchen approved! If you love Eggs Benedict, then you've got to try this easy casserole!

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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Eggs Used: 12 eggs

These amazing breakfast sandwiches are the perfect weekend treat!

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Breakfast Sliders

Eggs Used: 8 eggs

Who says sliders are only for dinner? These breakfast sliders are totally delicious, and they also use up plenty of eggs.

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Pizza with Eggs

Eggs Used: 5 eggs

If you can have sliders for breakfast, then you can definitely have a slice of pizza for breakfast. This version comes topped with eggs, giving this classic dish an AM makeover.

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Cheesy Breakfast Monkey Bread

Eggs Used: 6 eggs

If you like classic monkey bread, then you've got to give this savory breakfast version a try. Serve it with maple syrup for the perfect morning treat!

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Shakshuka Recipe

Eggs Used: 3 eggs

This delicious shakshuka recipe is brimming with rich tomato and spice flavor, and the eggs are cooked to perfection. Serve with warm pita or crusty bread for an amazing breakfast or brunch!

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McDonalds Copycat Egg White Delight

Eggs Used: 1 egg per sandwich

This delicious recipe is so cheesy and indulgent that you won't even notice that it uses only egg whites!

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Other Ways to Store or Use Up Eggs

One of the best ways to use up eggs is to find a recipe to make with them. However, there are a few other options as well.

  1. You can freeze eggs without cooking them first using this method.
  2. You can make mayonnaise with them, using a recipe like this.
  3. You can also share them with a friend, or perhaps exchange them for something that they have a lot of. You have extra eggs and they have extra milk? Do a swap and solve your problem.
Plus, if the recipes above weren't quite your thing, we've got some more general types of recipes listed below that can inspire you to find something delicious to make. For example, did you know that angel food cake uses a lot of eggs? It's true! Find that idea, plus a lot more recipe inspiration below.
  1. Egg breakfast bake
  2. Egg breakfast sandwiches
  3. French toast
  4. Dutch baby pancake
  5. Pickled eggs
  6. Deviled eggs
  7. Quiche or frittata
  8. Homemade pasta
  9. Egg salad
  10. Custard, crème brûlée, or homemade ice cream
  11. Lemon meringue pie or other meringue desserts, like pavlova
  12. Cheese or chocolate soufflé
  13. Homemade eggnog
  14. Sponge cake or angel food cake

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