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80+ Leftover Egg Yolks Recipes

Looking for leftover egg yolks recipes? Here are more than 80 scrumptious recipes that use egg yolks. Whether you have 1 egg yolk or 10, this delicious recipe collection has something for you.

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Over the years, I’ve learned to be creative in using leftover ingredients when I’m baking. From leftover buttermilk to leftover ricotta cheese

I even have a recipe collection for leftover cooked chicken!

This list of uses for egg yolks is one of the ones I always go back to though.

Because we’ve all been there, right? A recipe only needs egg whites. What do we do with the egg yolks? 

The answer: a lot!

80+ Leftover Egg Yolks Recipes

Wondering what to do with leftover egg yolks? Explore this delicious collection of sweet and savoury recipes that uses egg yolks. From mouthwatering desserts to tasty mains, find your favourite here.


You’ll need 1 egg yolk in these delicious recipes.


These recipes need 2 egg yolks, bright and golden!


You’ll need 3 egg yolks to make these delectable treats.


These recipes need 4 egg yolks to shine!


Got 5 egg yolks leftover? Check these out.


Six egg yolks seem like a lot, but there are a lot of recipes you can use them in too!


Got more? I have more recipes for you!

So you see, whatever amount of egg yolks you have leftover, there are lots of delicious ways to use them. 

Hope you find inspiration here. Let’s not waste those gorgeous, yellow egg yolks ever again!

Happy baking and cooking!

What’s your favourite way to use those leftover egg yolks? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

I don't like wasting my leftover egg yolks so this is going to come in so handy.


Sunday 1st of October 2017

These are some wonderful egg recipes, I don't eat eggs but my husband loves them; I'll give the Chipotle Eggs Benedict a try soon, thanks for sharing! :)


Friday 29th of September 2017

Such a great roundup - I am drooling over those chipotle eggs benedict! Thanks for including my smoked salmon pasta in this awesome list!

Norma Jean

Friday 1st of March 2019

I desperately need a cake recipe that uses eight egg yolks. The yolks are all mixed together and have been frozen since Christmas. I had no idea it would be so difficult to find any recipes using only 8 eggs. Norma


Friday 29th of September 2017

Wow, these recipes are making me so hungry! I need to try to make the Rose Curd and White Peach Tart ASAP


Thursday 28th of September 2017

All these recipes look delicious but I have to give that Lemon Curd a try as soon as possible.

Paula Tendick

Monday 29th of April 2019

Made the lemon curd today. Very easy recipe. Tastes yummy. Waiting for it to set up now so I can use it. Thank you for the recipe.