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30 Recipes To Use Up Eggs

These recipes to use up eggs are delicious and healthy ways to turn eggs into a full meal anytime of day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert!  These 30 recipes are fantastic ways to use eggs before they go bad, so you can enjoy some great food without the waste.

I always get a few dozen eggs when we get a grocery order… they are inexpensive, affordable, last a relatively long time (well, longer than produce!), and is a high protein vegetarian option that’s great any time of day.  The only problem is that sometime the expiration date comes a little quicker than I’d like… so I try to get creative with ways to use up eggs!

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How To Tell If Eggs Are Still Good?

I use the “float test” to test any eggs that may be close to the expiration date. Sumberge the egg in a bowl of water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it is still good.  If it floats up to the top, it is not good and should be discarded. This is because as an egg gets older, air pockets form in the shell and make the egg float. Eat any eggs that sink, and discard the rest.

Easy Recipes To Use Up Eggs

The recipes below are tried-and-true classics on our homestead!  There are quiches for breakfast (some that use a full dozen eggs!), egg salad sandwiches for lunch, shakshukas for dinner, and of course some great baked goods recipes for dessert. These fantastic and easy recipes are great recipes that use eggs if you need some last-minute

Breakfast Recipes That Use Up Eggs

Butternut Squash Frittata
This Butternut Squash Frittata is a vegetarian fall favorite recipe made with eggs, squash, kale, and caramelized onions, and spices. A hearty and satisfying brunch recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes... great to make the night before, or freeze before baking.
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Brioche Breakfast Sandwich
Make an amazing Brioche Breakfast Sandwich to impress your brunch guests, or just for an easy weekend treat for the family! A crowd-pleaser breakfast recipe that everyone at the table will love.
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Hash Brown Eggs Benedict
These hash brown eggs benedict are a quick and delicious breakfast or brunch side: made with perfectly spiced potatoes, a creamy poached egg, and warm Hollandaise sauce. Vegetarian and gluten free.
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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
Giant and fluffy overnight sourdough cinnamon buns loaded with brown sugar and walnuts. Everyone will want seconds of this pantry staple breakfast! These brioche cinnamon rolls are warm and delicious, a perfect brunch treat for hungry families or guests.
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Huevos Rancheros with Pinto Beans
Huevos Rancheros with Pinto Beans Recipe are a hearty and satisfying breakfast recipe that will keep you full until lunch- vegetarian & gluten free!  This quick brunch is ready in under 30 minutes, and is made with staple ingredients you likely already have on hand. An inexpensive and tasty breakfast to start the day off right.
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Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins (No Milk or Butter)
These Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins are straight out of the oven: heavenly, warm, and sweet. Made with fresh berries and a cinnamon sugar topping. Easy to make, with both vegan and gluten free options.  These farmhouse muffins will be loved by everyone at your table! A fantastic breakfast or brunch the whole family will love.
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Scrambled Eggs without Milk
These scrambled eggs without milk are a hearty fresh way to start your day! Packed with protein and  your favorite spices, these easy eggs will help you to rise & shine. If you're looking for the lightest, fluffiest dairy free scrambled eggs - read on, friends!  There are many alternatives to milk in scrambled eggs, a few of these you likely have on hand already.  Enjoy on no-knead toast, easy cornbread waffles, or a thick slice of sourdough garlic bread.
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Make Ahead Quiche
This meatless make ahead freezer quiche is great on busy mornings, and you can cook from frozen!  Make 1 quiche or a few, and enjoy anytime.  Great for breakfast with a side of fruit and a tall glass of OJ.   Great for a weekend brunch, a busy holiday, or just a regular weekend.
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Pub Cheese Spread Breakfast Sandwich
An irresistible Pub Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with leftover pub cheese - creamy, spreadable, great with eggs and your favorite vegetables.  A great recipe for pub cheese leftover from a party. Eat pub cheese for breakfast with this easy and delicious breakfast sandwich that can be vegetarian and gluten free.
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Root Vegetable Hash
This easy root vegetable hash recipe is a hearty breakfast with sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and eggs. Cooked in one sheet pan, this breakfast or brunch is something the whole family will love.
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Sheet Pan Scrambled Eggs
These sheet pan scrambled eggs are the perfect one-pan breakfast!  They are quick, simple, and great to freeze and reheat later. These eggs are loaded with vegetables and are paleo, keto, Whole30 complaint, and simple to make. Easy protein for a morning meal, brunch, or to add to a breakfast sandwich. Great for meal prep, batch cooking, or making ahead for an easy breakfast or brunch!
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Hash Brown Sandwich
This irresistible Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich to impress your brunch guests, or just for an easy weekend treat for the family! A crowd-pleaser breakfast recipe that everyone at the table will love.  Or make a weekend breakfast sandwich bar, totally customizable so everyone can make their perfect hash brown sandwich.
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Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls
Soft and fluffy no knead sourdough Hawaiian rolls take very little prep time. This pantry staple sweet bread is great for sliders, breakfast buns, and dipping!
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Lunch Recipes That Use Eggs

If you want some healthy high protein eggs for lunch, these easy and healthy recipes are ready in no time!  I love adding hard boiled eggs to my salads, digging into a egg salad sandwich, and also enjoying a nice muffin to go with my meal.

Everything Bagel Egg Salad
This everything bagel egg salad sandwich is a vegetarian keto lunch recipe loaded with low carb egg salad, keto bread, and fresh sprouts.  A meatless high protein sandwich that is creamy, delicious, and perfect for brunch.
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Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
These easy peel hard boiled eggs - they come out perfect every single time, I swear by them! Get smooth perfectly cooked boiled eggs following these easy steps.  
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Keto Smashed Egg Sandwich
This Keto Smashed Egg Sandwich recipe is a hearty high protein sandwich made with hard boiled eggs, sprouts, and loads of spices! This easy and vegetarian low carb breakfast or lunch recipe is made with keto certified bread for a high fiber and keto meal that will keep you full. 
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Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs
These Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs are a great summer party appetizer for a cookout, potluck, or luau - a briny and savory take on classic recipe!  These dill pickle egg bites are a fun and simple appetizer that everyone will love. These eggs are keto, vegetarian, gluten free, and SO good!
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Deli Style Macaroni Salad
This deli style macaroni salad recipe is a creamy delicious side dish to serve at a BBQ, cookout, or potluck. Classic deli-style flavor with lots of added vegetables for a bright and fresh crunch. This simple recipe is great to make ahead for your next gathering.
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Egg Salad with Pickles
Thisegg salad with pickles sandwich is a vegetarian keto lunch recipe loaded with low carb egg salad, keto bread, and fresh sprouts.  A meatless high protein sandwich that is creamy, delicious, and perfect anytime. A pickle lovers sandwich!
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Amish Macaroni Salad (No Mayo)
This macaroni salad with Amish Dressing (and no mayo!) is a classic recipe that's a perfect side dish salad for your next potluck, bbq, or party. This no mayo macaroni salad recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and has a thick, sweet, and creamy dressing.
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Dinner Recipes Using Eggs – Vegetarian High Protein Meals!

Ideas for when you want eggs for dinner!  These ideas below are perfect recipes to use up eggs any time of day or night… delicious soups, salads, and easy ways to enjoy eggs for dinner.

Black Bean Shakshuka
This Black Bean Shakshuka recipe is a high protein gluten free breakfast that is ready in 30 minutes. A spicy variation of classic shakshuka with black beans.  Serve alongside a tortilla or naan for a delicious mash up of Middle Eastern and Mexican flavors in one dish.
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Egg Drop Soup with Rice
This egg drop soup with rice is a tasty and quick lunch recipe with leftover rice and a few refrigerator staple ingredients - 15 minutes, vegetarian, and gluten free.  Save your leftover rice and transform it into a quick and flavorful soup, a perfect no waste recipe!
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Vegetarian Thai Fried Rice
Vegetarian Thai fried rice recipe is a one of the best leftover rice recipes - hearty and easy, and a great way to use leftover rice!  Simple, loaded with vegetables, and ready in 20 minutes.  A perfect inexpensive dinner or side dish, and can be served with any protein you have on hand!
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BBQ Deviled Eggs Recipe
These BBQ Deviled Eggs are a great summer party appetizer for a cookout, potluck, or luau - a sweet and spicy take on classic recipe!  These BBQ hard boiled eggs are a fun and simple appetizer that everyone will love. These eggs are vegetarian, gluten free, and SO good!
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Honey Garlic Chicken Nuggets
Honey garlic chicken nuggets are the grown-up dinner for the inner child in all of us. Crispy oven baked nuggets served with a sweet and tangy sauce!
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Keto Deviled Egg Salad
This keto deviled egg salad is a fun twist on classic egg salad - and is low in carbs and keto. Great on a lettuce wrap or a sandwich!  This is one of those keto vegetarian recipes you'll keep coming back to!

Dessert Recipes with Eggs

I love using eggs for baking, and the below desserts are some of our favorite treats to enjoy on the homestead.

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
This coffee chocolate chip cookies recipe is soft, buttery, delicious, and simple to make! Crisp on the outside and soft in the center, these pantry staple cookies are made with simple ingredients and espresso for a little kick.
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Peanut M&M Brownies
These Peanut M&M Brownies are an easy pantry staple dessert and easy to make with the family! Peanuts and M&Ms make these fun to make AND to eat - a fantastic sweet and salty dessert combo.
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Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
These Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies have 4 ingredients and take just 12 minutes to bake. Hot, delicious, dairy free cookies are ready in no time with this super simple cookie recipe.
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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf
This vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf recipe is high in plant protein and makes for a delicious and filling breakfast. Like taking a bite of summer!


I got the fresh produce for the recipes from my garden and from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!


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