Ultimate List of Recipes to Use Up  Extra Eggs

If you’ve got some extra eggs in your refrigerator, it’s time to forget about scrambled eggs and try some new recipes. Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients you’ll find. They can be used to prepare anything, from simple casseroles to complex desserts.

Keep reading to learn how to use up those extra eggs in your kitchen in more than 30 different ways. Trust me, after trying these dishes, you won’t see eggs with the same eyes again!

How to know if eggs have gone bad?

Believe it or not, eggs can go bad. Usually, egg cartons are marked with a “best by” date. This is the most reliable way to check if your eggs are still good to eat. 

Typically, you can store fresh eggs for 3 to 5 weeks in the fridge or up to one year in the freezer. If you’re unsure whether your eggs have gone bad, here are four ways to check if they’re good to eat:

  • See if they float. Fill a bowl with cold water and submerge the eggs in it. If they sink to the bottom and lay on their side, they are fresh and good to eat. If they float to the top, they’ve gone bad and shouldn’t be eaten. 
  • Shake them. Hold the egg up to your ear and shake it. If there’s no sound, it means it’s still fresh. On the other hand, the sound of liquid swishing inside is a sign of an egg that’s gone bad, as this sound usually points to an old, watery yolk.
  • Smell them. When cracked, eggs have a neutral odor. If your eggs have a distinct smell, such as sulphuric, gassy, or any sour notes, it’s best to throw them out.
  • Inspect them. Looking at its shell, you can tell if an egg has gone bad. If it has cracks or a slimy or powdery exterior, it’s likely contaminated by bacteria. Also, once you crack it, a flat egg yolk that barely holds its shape is another a sign of a not-so-fresh egg.

However, if your eggs are still good, read on!


Recipes to Use Up Eggs (Savory)

Those extra eggs in your fridge can be used make savory egg dishes such as quiches, casseroles, and egg salad sandwiches.

Because eggs are such a great source of protein, these recipes make for a delicious and filling meal. Below are 15 easy egg recipes you can prepare for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

1) Bacon and gruyere egg bites

These simple bacon and gruyere egg bites are perfect for having breakfast on the go!

Starbucks Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites Recipe
These fluffy, cheesy, salty little bites will satisfy your Starbucks craving like none other.
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Starbucks Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites Recipe

2) Loaded potatoes

This Idaho sunrise recipe combines two great breakfast foods: potatoes and eggs!

3) Potato omelet

If you’re looking for something simple but delicious to make for lunch, you should try this Spanish tortilla de papa

4) Taco Bell potato grillers

These cheesy potato grillers make for a delicious and filling breakfast or lunch.

Cheesy Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers (Copycat Recipe)
Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers. Just like the real thing!
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5) Shakshuka

This simple shakshuka is not only delicious, but it’s the perfect dinner for vegetarians! 

6) Baked eggs with veggies

Making breakfast will be a piece of cake with these baked eggs with spinach, tomato, onions, and garlic.

7) Egg salad

This classic egg salad is perfect for sandwiches, but it’s also great on its own!

8) Bacon, egg, and cheese pinwheels

Bacon, eggs, and cheddar cheese never tasted so great together!

Breakfast On The Go – Bacon Egg & Cheese Pinwheels
A delicious and portable egg breakfast roll that has bacon!
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9) Garlic sesame ramen

A fried egg makes the perfect addition to this garlic and sesame ramen.

10) Italian breakfast casserole

This delicious breakfast casserole has all the elements of a great breakfast: eggs, Italian sausage, and roasted peppers.

11) Tex-Mex Migas

Heat some tortillas because these Tex-Mex Migas make for the best breakfast tacos!

12) Gouda, tomatoes, and arugula Dutch baby

After trying this gluten-free Dutch baby, you won’t want to have eggs any other way.

13) Croque Madame

Level up your breakfast sandwich game with this delicious Croque Madame.

14) 5-Ingredient frittata

This egg white frittata makes for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

15) Breakfast pizza

Don’t let its name fool you, this bacon breakfast pizza is great for any time!


Recipes to Use Up Eggs (Sweet)

Eggs are some of the most important ingredients used in baking. If you have a lot of eggs in your fridge, below are 16 sweet egg recipes you can try! 

1) Meringue cookies

These delicious meringue cookies make for a simple but thoughtful birthday present!

Meringue Cookies
These meringue cookies are light and airy. Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
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2) French toast casserole

This french toast casserole is the perfect lazy weekend breakfast.

3) Custard pie

This custard pie may look simple, but it’s packed with flavor.

4) Dutch baby pancakes

These mini Dutch baby pancakes are perfect for a breakfast charcuterie board!

5) Reese’s peanut butter pound cake

This Reese’s peanut butter pound cake goes well with some chocolate or vanilla ice cream. 

Reeses Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe
The holy trinity of simple, easy and indulgent!
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6) Strawberry ice cream

This homemade ice cream tastes just like strawberries and cream!

7) Chocolate zucchini muffins

These chocolate zucchini muffins are so good that no one will guess there are vegetables in them.

8) Baked oatmeal casserole

You won’t want to have anything else for breakfast once you try this baked oatmeal with bananas and berries.

9) Creme Brulee

This classic creme brulee is the perfect dessert for wowing your dinner guests. 

10) Chocolate souffle

Making this easy chocolate souffle is perfect for surprising your partner on Valentine’s day.

11) Old-fashioned bread pudding

What better way to end your day than with this bread pudding with rum sauce?

12) Fireball eggnog shots

Trust me, these cinnamon fireball eggnog shots will become your favorite festive drink!

Cinnamon Fireball Eggnog Shots – A Cocktail With A Kick!
Christmas inspired shots are what it’s all about.
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13) One-bowl brownies

If you love desserts but hate having to clean so many dishes afterward, these one-bowl brownies are perfect for you!

14) Chocolate chip cookies

If you’re looking for a simple but delicious dessert, you should try Neiman Marcus’ chocolate chip cookies!

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Soft and chewy, you'll want to eat them before they're cool.
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neiman marcus chocolate chip cookies

15) Stovetop apple upside-down cake

Who would’ve thought you could make a delicious apple upside-down cake without an oven?

16) Brioche donuts

You won’t want to have store-bought donuts once you try these brioche donuts filled with vanilla cream!


If you’re tired of scrambled eggs, try any of these recipes! Eggs are incredibly versatile and cooking with them doesn’t have to be boring. As you can see, there are countless things you can do with those extra eggs in your fridge.

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