8 Delicious Ways to Use Up All Those Extra Eggs in Your Fridge

Put a dent in your egg surplus. 

We've all been there: A bit overzealous on your last grocery run, you purchased more eggs than you know what to do with. Whether you forgot you already had a carton in your fridge, or made ambitious plans to cook an omelet each morning but ended up blending smoothies instead, you may find yourself with a lot of eggs about to expire. Even though refrigerated eggs stay fresh for several weeks beyond their sell-by or expiration date, they don't last forever.

Sure, you could get an early start on your Easter prep, but you're probably better off using surplus eggs for something more practical, like whipping up a drool-worthy frittata for your next breakfast, or baking a cake for your upcoming neighborhood potluck. Never fear! We'll give you these recipes along with several more ideas for using up those extra eggs.

Recipes That Use a Lot of Eggs

No onesies or twosies here: We gathered recipes that use at least six eggs—ranging from group brunch favorites like French toast casserole, to weeknight family dinners such as pasta carbonara. Each dish really lets those extra eggs shine, ensuring no egg is left behind.

Keep reading for eight different sweet and savory recipes that will use up a bunch of eggs handily.

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata
Marcus Nilsson

Ideal for an at-home brunch with pals, this recipe calls for 10 large eggs. It's a frittata filled with fresh spinach and goat cheese crumbles, but feel free to add your favorites, such as mushrooms, crunchy bell peppers, or diced ham.

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Homemade Pasta Carbonara

Easy pasta recipes - Pasta Carbonara
Gemma Comas

This classic pasta dish calls for four egg yolks to get that creamy, glossy sauce that carbonara is known for. To use even more eggs (three more, to be exact), consider making your own pasta from scratch.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs
PHOTOGRAPHY: CAITLIN BENSEL; FOOD STYLING: TORIE COX

Deviled eggs aren't just for Easter brunch. This recipe, which includes four different deviled egg toppings, uses 12 eggs and has something for everyone. Serve this assorted platter at your next big brunch or party, and your guests will love it!

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Spanish Omelet With Potatoes and Chorizo

Spanish Omelet With Potatoes and Chorizo on a Plate Next to a Side Salad
Ngoc Minh Ngo

If you enjoy a good frittata, you'll dig this frittata-like Spanish omelet filled with potatoes and chorizo. Here, the eggs take on more of a cake-like consistency because the whole dish is baked in the oven. Even though eggs are the star, you'll enjoy this dish any time of day.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata

Breakfast ideas with eggs - Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata
Brie Passano

In the market for a big-batch brunch dish guaranteed to wow your guests? Look no further than this strata packed with bacon, American cheese, and English muffins. It's basically a large version of the classic bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich; so you really can't go wrong.

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Crispy Bacon and Egg Tacos

Bacon and Egg Tacos Recipe
Andrew Purcell

Is there anything better than starting the day with a round of breakfast tacos? This four-serving recipe calls for a filling made of bits of crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, creamy avocado, and bold hot sauce. The pickled radish and cilantro topping adds a fresh twist.

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole
Charles Masters

If French toast is more your speed, you'll have a hard time resisting this casserole packed with thick slices of bread, raisins, pecans, and plenty of maple syrup. A great Sunday morning family breakfast, this sweet dish uses eight large eggs, making a substantial dent in your egg stash.

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Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

close up view of slices of Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze garnished with lemon and fresh mint on a plate
naples34102

This classic lemon pound cake topped with a sugary glaze is a sweet way to use half a dozen large eggs. The best part? You're left with a crowd-pleasing dessert that's perfect for your next celebration.

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