This post was most recently updated on April 1st, 2021
One of the worst things about owning laying hens is all the eggs!
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Don’t get me wrong, we own laying hens so that we can have eggs, but they all started laying in Spring time all at once, so we went from zero eggs a day to 40 eggs a day almost overnight.
It turns out that we didn’t have the market for 40 eggs a day yet, and we ended up with an overwhelming abundance of eggs. So my search for egg heavy recipes began.
If you would like to raise your own chickens check out our Ultimate Beginners Guide to Raising Chickens
What to do with an abundance of eggs: Over 100 egg heavy recipes
Below I have compiled almost 150 egg heavy recipes that you can use for your abundant supply of eggs. The eggy recipes are split in to sections to make it easier for you to scroll through and find what you need. Each of these egg based recipes contain at least 4 eggs.
Breakfast Recipes to use up lots of eggs
Mini Egg and Bacon Quiche Cups
An easy and healthy snack recipe for kids.
Starbucks Egg Bites (Copy)
Just like the popular gruyere and bacon Starbucks egg bites, these sous vide egg bites are rich, velvety, and perfect for an on-the-go low carb breakfast!
Instant Pot Eggs Benedict
These are poached eggs with hollandaise sauce. Learn how to make Eggs Benedict right in your Pressure Cooker.
Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups
These Make Ahead Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups are an ultimate meal prepper’s dream. Cook once and eat all week with these hearty cups. With Ham, Egg, and Sweet Potato, these will keep you going all week!
An easy make ahead brunch dish that’s full of fresh tomato flavor!
Apple Puff Pancakes
If you’ve never made an apple puff pancake at home before, this recipe is the delicious one that will convince you how easy it is to make this tasty dish!
Quinoa and egg muffins
Our homemade egg muffins are filled with protein-packed quinoa and eggs and bursting with red bell peppers and arugula. Add in cheddar cheese and fresh basil and Quinoa Muffins are an easy, delicious breakfast and the perfect start to any busy day.
French Toast Casserole
Easy and delicious French toast baked in a casserole and topped with lots of berries! Make ahead and pop into oven whenever you are ready to eat!
This breakfast lasagna will have you licking your plate when you finish! It is a great first meal of the day, or even a dinner! Plus, it is keto friendly!
Chocolate Chip French Toast
A delicious twist on classic French toast, this chocolate chip French toast recipe doubles as a breakfast treat or an easy dessert.
Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
This Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole tastes delicious and looks elegant enough to serve at any holiday breakfast or brunch.
Hard-boiled egg and bacon breakfast casserole
Hard-boiled egg and bacon breakfast casserole combines sliced hard-boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, a white sauce, and cheese for the best brunch recipe.
A portable egg frittata loaded with fresh veggies, lean chorizo, cilantro, and cotija… Mexican Mini-Frittatas with Chorizo and Cotija are delicious, quick and easy, and re-heat beautifully for breakfast or lunch on your busiest days!
French Toast Breakfast Casserole
This crazy-delicious, ooey-gooey-wonderful French Toast Breakfast Casserole has all the classic flavors of peanut butter and jelly … in a decadent yet healthy breakfast casserole! It’s a total family favorite, and so easy to throw together at the last minute, or even the night before. The perfect make-ahead breakfast casserole for holiday brunches and lazy family weekends!
German Pancakes (also sometimes called a Dutch Baby Pancake) are a family favorite recipe around here and they are incredibly easy to make and even more delicious to eat! These puffy pancakes only take about 5 minutes to throw together using a blender, and can be topped with all kinds of syrups, fruit, or even just a sprinkle of lemon juice and sugar! Another recipe here
Classic Chinese Tea Eggs
Infused with sweet-savory flavors & delicious rich tea aroma.
Breakfast Egg Bites
Delicious on-the-go Breakfast Egg Bites – super easy to make & satisfying to eat.
Low Carb Keto Sausage, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Low Carb Keto Sausage, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole is the perfect quick and easy make-ahead, meal prep dish with cheese, sauteed onions, and peppers. This dish is keto friendly and perfect for keto diets. Serve this dish for your holiday breakfasts and brunch!
Eggs Benedict Casserole
This Eggs Benedict Casserole is an easier and just as delicious eggs benedict recipe that you can make for breakfast or brunch! Perfect for any holiday or any day of the week!
Country Ham Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast casseroles are a particular favorite, especially when feeding a crowd. This country ham breakfast casserole is full of flavor that everyone will enjoy.
These Mediterranean Rice and Chick Pea Mini-Frittatas
Some mornings just call for a healthy grab n’ go breakfast… These Mediterranean Rice and Chick Pea Mini-Frittatas with feta cheese, fresh herbs, and spinach get their “staying power” from leftover rice (white or brown) and coarsely chopped chick peas. Hot out of the oven, warmed up the next day, or even room temperature, they’re a tasty, nutritious way to change up your morning routine!
Sausage and Pepper Frittata
Let me introduce you to my morning secret weapon: the frittata. Veggies, meat, and eggs can be baked together in one skillet and refrigerated (or frozen) for later, providing super easy and quick mornings. This version incorporates a classic flavor combination: sausage and bell peppers.
These mini omelettes will fill you up. Popular throughout Guatemala and El Salvador, thesetortitas de berrocon huevo (watercress pancakes) are gluten-free and vegetarian
Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Make this easy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole for a relaxing brunch this weekend. Can be made ahead for extra convenience!
French Toast Bake
If you’ve got a crowd for breakfast, this French Toast Bake is just the dish! It’s like french toast kicked up about 10 notches! Filled with maple deliciousness as well as bacon AND sausage – there will not be ANY leftovers. And…it is SUPER EASY!
Brioche French Toast
This classic breakfast recipe features sweet egg-soaked Brioche bread simply cooked in a pan and served with your favorite toppings.
Chorizo con Huevos (or Mexican Chorizo with Eggs
Chorizo con Huevos (or Mexican Chorizo with Eggs) is flavorful and absolutely delicious dish that’s perfect for Sunday brunch or any day of the week. Just add tortillas and salsa and enjoy!
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Meal prep for breakfast with this flavorful and slightly spicy chorizo, poblano pepper and cheese casserole!
Chinese Eggs and Tomatoes
This one pan Chinese Eggs and Tomatoes are served for breakfast and dinner in most asian homes.
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
How to make them fluffy
Imagine this – a spicy sea of tomato sauce; five perfectly poached eggs floating on the surface; and crumbled feta cheese scattered on top. Does it get any better? Yes. Yes, it does. This is a one-skillet recipe, and is vegetarian too.
This perfectly portioned Egg Strata Recipe is easy to make, serve and enjoy! These mini egg casseroles are stuffed with all your favorite breakfast ingredients – bread, bacon and cheese.
Veggie Scrambled Eggs
This easy, veggie scrambled eggs, made with healthy and colorful green, orange, red and yellow peppers and a dash of turmeric, is the perfect way to start your day!
Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs On Toast.
Delicious still warm freshly made wholemeal bread with scrambled eggs on top. The warm bread is warmed up in the air fryer first so that it resembles toast and then the scrambled eggs is cooked and served on top. The dream air fryer breakfast of champions!
Breakfast Egg Sandwiches
Skip the drive thru in the morning and make your own freezer friendly breakfast egg sandwiches. Make a batch, freeze it, and have a sandwich for breakfast everyday!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
This easy breakfast is made right in your slow cooker and is filled with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese! It’s perfect for Christmas morning or any day really!
Scrambled Egg Casserole
A delicious twist on scrambled eggs! Serve as a holiday breakfast or brunch.
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Relax before brunch with this make ahead breakfast casserole! The classic egg bake is upgraded with toasted English muffin bread and topped with a deliciously creamy hollandaise sauce!
Overnight Breakfast Bake
Eggcellent (keto-friendly) Overnight Breakfast Bake – this breakfast bake is so easy to assemble the night before and bake in the morning for a delicious breakfast. Plus, it doesn’t contain bread like so many breakfast bakes so is keto-friendly too!
Or this hearty Overnight Breakfast Casserole is packed with bacon, cheese, and spinach for a festive and special Christmas morning breakfast.
Ham and cheese cloud eggsare super easy and quick to make but look extra fancy. This is a low carb and keto-friendly recipe but it is for everyone!
Caprese Breakfast Egg Cups
This is a quick, low carb BAKED FRITTATA made with eggs, spinach, tomatoes, basil, and cheese, and baked in a muffin pan. They are gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian… and can be easily transported wherever you go.
Gluten-free Pressure Cooker Bacon Cheddar Egg Bites
These are perfect as a quick snack or breakfast on the go on a busy day. This easy recipe is naturally gluten-free as written, just check your labels.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Breakfast Casserole
This is a hearty and delicious dish. You’ll really enjoy this simple breakfast because it is simple and can be made in advance. Total yum!
Whole 30 Breakfast Casserole
The Ultimate breakfast casserole that is Whole30, Paleo and delicious! Perfect for holiday breakfasts or everyday occasions!
Lunch and Dinner Recipes to use up lots of eggs
Easy Egg Curry
You will love this easy creamy Egg Curry recipe that is suitable for any occasion. It comes together super fast
The perfect pizza when you’re craving breakfast for dinner! Runny yolks and crispy bacon make this a unique pizza
A simple pasta carbonara recipe with tips on how to avoid scrambling the eggs. Made with two types of cheese and pancetta, this is the ultimate comfort dish.
Need to use up lots of eggs? Why not make Scotch eggs? They’re so wonderful for breakfast, lunch a snack or to take on the go.
Airfryer Scotch Eggs
AirFryer Scotch Eggs. How to make the most delicious, crispy, perfectly cooked Scotch Eggs in the air fryer. Including cooking the eggs in the air fryer, to peeling the eggs and adding your sausage meat crust.
Traditional Italian Easter Pie
Although this is a traditional dish that’s made for Easter, it’s absolutely wonderful ANY time of year! Make it vegetarian easily, too. (9 eggs)
Vegetable Egg Drop Soup
Warm up to a BIG Bowl of the most delicious “Vegetable Egg Drop Soup”.This popular chinese soup it’s super simple to make and believe it or not very filling. Not to mention inexpensive and addictive!
Zucchini and whole wheat pasta
Zucchini and whole wheat pasta with poached egg. One of the simplest ways of taking any rich green (zucchini, spinach, asparagus etc) to the next level is with the addition of a soft, runny egg. The added flavour of the yolk can turn a great dish into a phenomenal one. This recipe does just that, throwing wholemeal pasta into the mix for the ultimate combo.
This Taco Casserole is an easy Low Carb dinner to prepare that is packed with taco flavor! Serve with all the traditional taco toppings and you won’t even miss the tortillas!
Bacon and Egg Wrap
Egg salad gets a gourmet twist with the addition of bacon and fresh herbs!
Chili Relleno Casserole
A cheats version of the classic, this Chili Relleno Casserole has layers of gooey cheese and peppers, with puffy clouds of baked eggs on top. So delicious. And crazy simple. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Chilli SPAM and Eggs
Chilli SPAM and Eggs are a really good, nutritious and hearty meal.
This potato soufflé recipe takes basic mashed potatoes and gives them an epic makeover. Starting with mashed potatoes, they are then transformed into fluffy cloud-like potatoes with an incredible golden brown crust.
Basil and Tomato Souffle
Don’t let this Cheesy Tomato Basil Souffle intimidate you! Souffles are easy!
Pumpkin and Feta Frittata
This hearty and delicious pumpkin frittata is easy, loaded with nutrients and perfect for brunch. Plus, it’s baked in the oven, which means: no frying, no mess, and minimum washing up.
Pressure Cooker Denver Frittata
This is an easy naturally gluten-free meal. The ingredients need little prep and cook quickly in an electric pressure cooker.
Mushroom Kale Frittata
An easy one-pan zucchini frittata is a healthy vegetarian meal idea for breakfast, brunch, and midweek dinner that your family will love.
Plum Tomato and Zucchini Frittata
Filled with protein-perfect eggs, packed with fresh zucchini, cheesy mozzarella and fresh basil, Plum Tomato Zucchini Frittata is hearty enough to have for dinner. And it’s crowning glory of fresh plum tomatoes and a swirl of pesto will make you swoon for more!
Potato and Onion Frittata
This hearty vegetarian frittata is perfect for a quick supper!
Instant Pot Frittata with Spinach and Mushrooms.
You are going to love how easy it is to make frittatas in the Instant Pot, like this Instant Pot Frittata with Spinach and Mushrooms.
Sweet Potato and Baby Spinach Frittata
Looking for an easy vegetarian meal? Then you are going to love this Sweet Potato and Baby Spinach Frittata. Sweet potatoes, tangy goat cheese and baby spinach are perfect together in this start on the stove, finish in the oven vegetarian frittata!
Sausage Peppers and Onion Frittata
This easy weeknight frittata recipe brings in all the savory flavor of traditional sausage, peppers, and onions, but packs an extra wallop of flavor from the garlicky goat cheese — plus, you get to enjoy the contrasting (yet complementary texture) of the creamy eggs, and just a little salty tang from the Parmesan topping.
Black bean, Tomato and Spinach Frittata
This hearty vegetarian frittata recipe hits the spot, and is so full of creamy Southwestern flavor! Try this one pan black bean, tomato, and spinach frittata on your next Meatless Monday.
Gluten Free Broccoli and Ham Quiche
This gluten-free quiche is such a treat for my family. It starts with an incredibly flaky gluten-free pie crust, and is filled with silky eggs and a savory ham and broccoli filling
Gluten Free Crustless Quiche
This Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche recipe is easy, healthy & delicious! Perfect for a special brunch or quick weeknight dinner!
Crustless Zucchini Quiche
A crustless zucchini quiche is a delicious way to utilize an abundance of summer zucchini. It’s a winning combination of rich custard filling, delicate zucchini flavor, herbs, and mellow saltiness from smoked gouda cheese.
Hash Brown-Crusted Quiche with Sausage
This Hash Brown-Crusted Quiche with Sausage is crazy flavorful, super easy, accidentally gluten free, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
Mini Crustless Quiche Cups
These gluten-free Mini Crustless Quiche Cups take just minutes to prep, and bake up in no time! A delicious, easy weekend brunch! Even better … they refrigerate and freeze beautifully, so they’re a perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe for busy mornings, too!
Ham and Cheese Quiche
Ham and Cheese Quiche is a crustless quiche recipe made easy in the Instant Pot. We love this easy quiche recipe on weekend mornings because it’s so simple and quick to throw together and it’s just so good!
Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese Quiche
Soft and silky classic quiche made without a crust and full of delicious flavors. This crustless quiche is made with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and lots of cheese.
A wonderful keto, low-carb bread! (with 8 eggs!) This could be the ONLY bread replacement you need. It is perfect for all traditional bread uses: sandwiches, French toast, tuna melts and more.
Scrambled Egg Ground Beef Casserole
Scrambled Egg Ground Beef Casserole recipe that’s easy to make! This baked ground beef casserole is low carb, keto and uses 6 eggs!
Easy Egg Salad
If you have some eggs on hand you can make this easy egg salad. Whip up this quick egg salad to bring to a summer picnic or potluck for a crowd-pleasing dish.
Instapot Egg Salad
Making Egg Salad in the Instant Pot has never been easier. So easy you’ll never make it the traditional way again. No more peeling eggs! AIP, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Low Carb, & Gluten-Free!
No egg heavy recipe roundup is complete without some deviled eggs.
Avocado deviled eggs are the perfect twist on a classic deviled eggs recipe! This classic holiday side dish is healthy, keto friendly, colorful, and surprisingly easy – yet so creamy!
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
This Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad is the perfect side dish to make for a pot luck! Easy to make and so full of flavor as well!!
Crepe Cannelloni with Meat Sauce
Homemade Cannelloni made easy and delicious. A simple savory crepe filled with a meat sauce, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and baked to Perfection!
Budinca de Dovlecei
Budinca de Dovlecei is a traditional Romanian zucchini pie. It is similar to a crustless zucchini quiche, and features eggs, zucchini, ham and plenty of cheese.
Homemade Egg Noodles
Learn how to make Egg Noodles in just a few minutes with three staple ingredients. Get step by step instructions in the video tutorial, along with tips and tricks on how to cook, store, and freeze these golden beauties!
Desserts to use up lots of eggs
Homemade Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie
This may be a dessert of the south, but this northern farm girl has added her touch to it!
Burnt Basque Cheesecake
The Burnt Basque Cheesecake is the bad boy of cheesecake recipes – burnt, cracked, but still so-very-delicious!
Lemon Curd Cake
A great recipe for a delicious Lemon Curd Cake with a White Chocolate Swiss Buttercream frosting. Perfect for birthdays and special occasions!
Lemon Sponge Cake
The fluffiest, light, airy and lemony cake that most Italian nonna’s make to perfection!
Mocha Eggnog Sundae
A delicious sundae made with chocolate and coffee ice creams topped with spiced bourbon eggnog.
The best way to end any meal is with a big slice of creamy and delicious flan. It’s a favorite in Latin America, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why.
Peppermint Brownie Cookies
Year after year, I love baking up a storm for Christmas with my recipe for Peppermint Brownie Cookies. They are the most chewy and fudgy cookies I’ve ever tasted, full of cocoa and peppermint flavors!
Grain Free Chocolate Almond Cake
This Grain-Free Chocolate Almond Cake is an adaptation of Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate Almond Cake – and only calls for 4 ingredients – yes, that’s F.O.U.R. – and none of those 4 are butter or flour?! Go figure – eh?!
Sous Vide Creme Brulee
This can’t fail sous vide creme brulee recipe is so easy, there’s no tempering eggs, sieving, or bain-marie required. It’s silky, creamy and has a perfect cracking caramelized sugar crust.
Gluten Free Pound Cake
Cream cheese, butter, and lots of eggs lend a richness and denseness to this gluten-free pound cake that has a hint of almond flavor. It’s the best gluten-free pound cake I’ve ever had and is a hit everywhere that I take it!
Gluten Free Cream Puffs
These gluten free Cream Puffs have a crisp outer shell with a nice large hollow in the middle, perfect for your favorite filling. The cream puffs are perfect for both sweet or savoury fillings.Which will you choose?
Grand Mariner flan
Make a unique dessert with this Grand Mariner flan! This delicious custard makes a great make ahead dessert.
This Gluten Free Yellow Cake recipe is the best yellow cake recipe you’ll ever make! It’s moist with an amazing buttery flavor just the way homemade yellow cake should be.
Elvis Pound Cake
The King was a big fan of rich decadent sweets, this classic buttery pound cake was one of his favorites. There are 7 eggs in this cake!!
Marshmallow frosting is easy to make, super fluffy, and perfect for cakes and cupcakes! You can spread it or pipe it and, best of all, you can toast this marshmallow icing just like a marshmallow roasted over a campfire.
Mango Coconut Cake
Soft coconut cake layers filled with homemade mango curd make this mango coconut cake absolutely incredible. It’s like a tropical vacation in cake form!
Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
Chocolate amaretto cheesecake is a delicious and slightly boozy dessert. It’s always a hit with chocolate lovers!
This bread pudding uses four eggs and is delicious
Pressure Cooker Grandma’s Quick Egg Custard
This is an Old World Classic British dessert, which is very smooth, light and airy.
Vanilla Bundt Cake
This perfectly moist and fluffy vanilla bundt cake recipe is packed with real vanilla extract.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake, a Family Favorite for many reasons. It’s creamy velvety texture with a sweet lemon flavor topped of with a tart lemon glaze will knock your socks off and having you going back for more.
Homemade Banana Pudding
This Homemade Banana Pudding recipe is a classic Southern dessert made with layers of sliced fresh bananas, an easy homemade custard, Nilla wafers, and topped with a light and fluffy meringue! It’s the perfect way to finish any Southern meal!
Flourless Chocolate Torte
This Flourless Chocolate Torte is a rich, dense, velvety smooth cake that was made for chocolate lovers. It’s easy to make, requires no flour, so it is naturally gluten-free, and tastes like fudge in cake form. Serve topped with raspberries or with a side of raspberry sauce.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
This Best Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe is a gluten-free dessert for serious chocolate lovers. It’s made with only 7 ingredients and is a delicious & elegant make-ahead treat for any special occasion!
These luscious lemon squares are the perfect way to use up all your leftover egg yolks! This recipe calls for 7 of them (plus 2 whole eggs)!
Gluten Free Lemon Squares
This is the best gluten free lemon squares recipe! They’re simple and easy to make and are tangy, citrusy, and gooey with an incredible shortbread crust!
Dutch oven Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis
Traditionally made with cherries, this Dutch oven Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis is a delicious twist on this classic French dessert and it can easily be made indoors or out.
This flan recipe has been updated slightly to make it a simple to cook dessert recipe. A traditional flan recipe is a wonderful egg-based dessert that is smooth, sweet goodness in every tasty bite.
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are the ultimate dessert for any chocolate lover! Rich, fudgy, and so decadent; you need this recipe in your life!
Paleo Truffle Cake
This Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake has the texture of your favorite dark chocolate truffle. Plus, it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and made with only 4 ingredients!
Homemade Chocolate éclair
There is no more sophisticated pastry than an éclair! From filling a holiday dessert tray, to an elegant shower confection, or simply passed around at a party on a tray, this homemade chocolate éclair recipe will satisfy and impress with its creamy rich filling, and slightly sweet chocolate ganache topping.
Italian Meringue Buttercream
Italian Meringue Buttercream is my all time favorite frosting for cakes and cupcakes. It’s silky smooth, incredibly creamy, and absolutely gorgeous to work with.
Crustless Custard Tart
This incredibly creamy crustless custard tart transforms a handful of humble ingredients into an elegant dessert with a consistency similar to New York style cheesecake.
This is also a great way to store eggs – they only get better with time. Perfect for giving out during the holidays and bringing them to parties.
Spicy Pickled Eggs
One of the original bar foods are pickled eggs and this Carolina Reaper Spicy Pickled Eggs recipe is bound to bring that heat and some great flavors.
If you truly have too many eggs, you can use this technique to store them safely until Winter!
Eggy Drink Recipes
Flavored the way you like it. Prepared with whole ingredients from scratch! Try it here.
Ponche de Creme
A creamy Caribbean styled boozy eggnog.
If your chickens are laying more eggs that you can keep up with and you have an abundance of eggs, these egg heavy recipes will help you use them up in some delicious ways!
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