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200+ Egg Recipes to Make That Use Up a Lot of Eggs

Got extra eggs on hand? Here are over 200 recipes that use a LOT of eggs! Every egg heavy recipe in this ultimate list has 4+ eggs! So let’s get cracking!

I don’t know about your hens, but in early spring it seems like mine go straight from famine to feast, their egg production goes wild. After running to the coop every hour because I need “just one more egg,” suddenly I have more eggs than I know what to do with.

And then it’s like I can’t even remember how to use a lot of eggs. My default is to get in a rut and scramble all the eggs until I don’t want to scramble another egg ever again. 

This year, I’m trying to be more creative and find tasty ways to use all those extra eggs the hens are laying. And when there’s such an abundance, I’m making sure to preserve enough eggs so my winter baking isn’t as dependent on that next fresh egg to be laid.

So I’ve put together the ULTIMATE LIST of egg recipes that use a lot of eggs! Every recipe has at least 4 eggs (or can easily be modified if it was only 1-2 servings). But many of these egg heavy recipes have 8, 10 or even 12 eggs!! They’re the perfect solution to your abundance of eggs. 

I know this is a HUGE list!  If you need to get through those eggs even faster, check out our shorter list of egg recipes that use at least a half dozen eggs.

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200+ Recipes that Use a LOT of Eggs

Let’s start with the basics! Eggs are pretty easy and simple to cook and bake with, but there’s some basic tips and tricks that will help you with any egg recipe on this list. 

A Note About Egg Yolks

Many people are afraid of eating egg yolks. There’s been talk that egg whites are healthy and egg yolks are not for decades now. I will say as a general disclaimer, I’m not a doctor or nutritionist, but I have done heavy research into eggs and their health benefits. Please talk to your doctor, a nutritionist, or dietician about the health benefits of eggs for your diet, and ask them about egg yolks vs. egg whites. 

Yes, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but not the bad kind of cholesterol that we all need to be avoiding. They’re also extremely high in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, lipids, and proteins. In short, eggs, including the yolks, are a near perfect food and extremely healthy. Check out this article by the NIH for more in depth information into the health benefits of eggs. 

How to Cook Eggs: The Basics

One of my favorite ways to clear out a bunch of eggs quickly is to make a big batch of hard-boiled eggs to keep in the fridge. 

We toss them on top of salads, bash them up for egg salad sandwiches, and eat them as snacks with a little salt and pepper. This is a staple we always have in our fridge when eggs are abundant and a great way to use a ton of eggs!

One of the tricky parts of hard boiling fresh eggs is that they tend to have sticky shells and are usually hard to peel. Check out this post on easy-peel hard boiled eggs if you’re having trouble!

A person holding an egg and saucer, fresh eggs in a carton on the table.

Hearty Breakfast Ideas with Eggs

Who doesn’t love a big hearty breakfast? One of our favorite things to do on Saturday and Sunday mornings is cook up a glorious breakfast in our pajamas, a great way to start the day! 

If you’re a fellow meal prepper, many of these egg-heavy breakfast dishes can be made ahead and frozen or stored for quick, easy to grab breakfasts when you’re heading out the door to work or school. We love to keep a big batch of breakfast burritos and breakfast muffins in the freezer for just such occasions! 

Baked Breakfast Recipes That Use a Lot of Eggs

These easy recipes are perfect for those special occasion breakfasts like birthdays, the first day of school, Christmas morning, and Easter! Cook up a big batch of baked breakfast for when you’re having guests or just want to do something special for your family.

Our absolute fave is enjoying coffee cake while chatting with guests over some lovely lattes! 

Coffee cake and a coffee up on a blue and white plate.

Egg Recipes for Dinner

While we certainly adore breakfast for dinner, these egg dishes bring a little more sophistication to the event.

Glorious pies, stratas, pizzas, and puddings adorn this list so you can cook to impress! These dishes would be great for special occasions but wonderful to incorporate into your weekly menu too!

Breakfast Taco Recipes

Breakfast and tacos are two of my favorite things, so why not combine them for some absolutely lovely dishes?

Many of these taco plates are the perfect way to use up fresh veggies from the garden or the farmers market, and with inclusions like kimchi tacos and Texas breakfast tacos, there’s something here for everyone!

a tomato and pesto frittata in a skillet with a fork balanced on the edge. A jar of pesto with a spoon is off to the side.

Tasty Frittata Recipes

When I was growing up, frittata was always served up when we needed to feed a hungry crowd.

There’s nothing better than a skillet full of eggs, veggies, meat, and potatoes to fill you right up! Frittatas are the perfect dish for Sunday morning breakfast or special holidays.

Quiche Recipes That Use a Lot of Eggs

Time to break out your favorite casserole dish! This list is full of great ideas for quiche, a simple egg mixture that’s baked in the oven. 

I’m a little ashamed to admit, I didn’t try quiche until I was a full grown adult. It always seemed like a fancy food you’d only eat when brunching. 

Little did I know, this wonderful dish is incredibly versatile and a great way to use up extra eggs as well as little bits and bobs of things from the fridge.

We also love to incorporate fresh veggies from the garden in our quiches. The zucchini quiche is a real favorite, as it uses up a lot of zucchini and eggs, two things we have in abundance in the summer!

An asparagus quiche

Omelet or Omelette? 

Whichever way you love to spell it, this dish is a winner! 

Once you master the technique of omelette making, it’s an easy way to use lots of eggs in a very healthy meal. Sometimes we also have omelettes when we enjoy breakfast for a dinner, a favorite in our home!

This collection of recipes is perfect for quick breakfasts, and some of them include vegetables from the garden that need to get used up as well. 

Sinfully Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes

We’re the people who always bring deviled eggs to parties, because it’s one of the best ways to use lots of fresh eggs, and they just taste better than those made from store-bought eggs!

We recently realized deviled eggs don’t just need to be for parties, we can make them and eat them anytime we want! 

Since then, we’ve been playing with a lot of these recipes to make delightful snacks that our family just loves. This is hands down our favorite way to use loads of eggs.

A green salad with soft boiled eggs on a plate with a fork.

Egg Salad Recipes

Whether you love egg salad sandwiches or eggs on salad, this list is for you! Egg salad sandwiches make for great lunches, especially if you use some of your extra eggs to make your own mayo too! Double win!

Eggs add so much delicious savory flavor to boring salads, we love tossing hard boiled eggs on top of them just to break up the monotony! Not only are they tasty, eggs are a great source of protein too, and can take a salad from a lame side dish to a perfect complete meal!

My husband enjoys having what he calls breakfast salad, a pile of greens, breakfast sausage, egg salad, and veggies like tomatoes and peppers, fresh from the garden. There’s no better way to start your day than a big pile of nutrient heavy protein and fiber. 

Bread Recipes Using Eggs

Nothing says tasty like a good enriched bread, and eggs are the perfect way to do that! Brioche is one of our favorite things to bake in this house, we like to butter the buns to go with dinner, use them for sandwiches, and even make ice cream sandwiches with them! 

These versatile bread doughs use a lot of eggs and will be sure to please everyone in your family!

Eggs in a carton with a rolling pin and honey, flour dusted all around.

Dessert Recipes That Use a Lot of Eggs

Now we’re onto my favorite part of the list, desserts! Who doesn’t love a tasty cake with a side of homemade ice cream? 

We bought the ice cream maker attachment for our kitchenmaid mixer a few years ago and we just adore making ice cream on a hot summer day. The taste of fresh homemade ice cream simply can’t compare to store bought, and it’s a great way to use the fresh eggs from your flock! 

Fresh berry ice cream in a bowl with a spoon.

Bottoms Up! Drinks with Eggs

While I’m not a fan of eggnog or other drinks with raw eggs, some of my family just love them, and they’re absolutely better tasting when you make them at home from farm fresh eggs! 

Make Ahead & FREEZE Breakfast Recipes Using Eggs

These breakfast recipes are perfect for those who are always on the go. Spend a Saturday or Sunday morning cranking out a pile of burritos, waffles, sliders, or muffins, pop them into the freezer, and you have meals for days!

Simply stick them in the toaster oven for a few minutes before you head out the door every morning. 

We’ve found meal prepping to be a fantastic time saver, and if you can also use up some of your extra eggs in the process, you’re really winning!

a breakfast burrito in someone's hand.

How to Preserve Extra Eggs

Still have extra eggs after all those recipes? Don’t let them go to waste!

Preserving fresh eggs is easy and will make them last much longer so you can enjoy them in the off season. Take it from me, when winter rolls around and your flock stops laying, you’ll be glad you put up some eggs for later!

Check out our most favorite ways to preserve farm fresh eggs!

Still looking for more recipe ideas? Check out our Egg board on Pinterest! It’s all eggs, all the time!

What is your all-time favorite recipe that is heavy on eggs? 

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Thursday 13th of July 2023

Around Lancaster, PA I've occasionally seen deviled eggs made from red beet eggs. They are my absolute fave version of deviled egg.


Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Love this page. Great ideas I live in Sweetwater so hello neighbor. Thanks for doing all the work putting this together.

Mike S

Monday 20th of February 2023

Wonderful! I LOVE eggs and am always looking for recipes. My metabolism seems to thrive on eggs because my cholesterol actually goes down during egg season.

Our daughter has been raising laying chickens for several years to feed her large family. We also have several neighbors who raise chickens for their eggs. All of them know how much we love fresh eggs and bring a lot of them to us. (We exchange empty egg cartons for the eggs, hint, hint!) We have wonderful neighbors!

Spring came early in Georgia this year (2023) so we suddenly have a bumper crop of eggs! These recipes will come in handy.


Thursday 16th of December 2021

Thank you! This gives great ideas!

Anddrew P.

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

I participated in a nine-day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in July 1985 and one morning the guides prepared a dish they called "bunched eggs" — essentially lots of eggs cracked into a large pot and cooked on a Coleman camp stove over low heat. They came out somewhere between scrambled eggs and fried eggs, and by "lots" of eggs, I mean enough to serve a group of 18-19 hungry adults. I've never seen bunched eggs described on the Web, unless the recipe is also known by another name. The closest equivalent on this page would be "Sheet Pan Eggs", but imagine the egg yolks MUCH closer together to where the pot starts out with a layer of eggs a couple of inches deep.