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Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

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Got extra egg yolks from another recipe? You’re in luck! Here are 17 scrumptious leftover egg yolk recipes. Whether you have 1 egg yolk you need to use or 10, this delicious roundup has something for you.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Welcome to our quarterly roundup! Since we haven’t done recipe roundups in a while, I’ve decided to create 2 for you this week. This first one is a collection of recipes and ways to use leftover egg yolks.

We’ve all been there, right? A recipe only needs egg whites. What do we do with the egg yolks? The answer is: a lot!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 1 Egg Yolk

Armed with just 1 egg yolk, you can make Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Or the dill mayonnaise for this delicious Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 2 Egg Yolks

There are lots of possibilities if you need to use up those 2 egg yolks. You can make Healthy Eggnog Smoothie – perfect for the holidays!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Or Cacao Nib Muffins with a Dark Chocolate Glaze (always say yes to chocolate!).

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

How about this adorable Blueberry Brioche? Makes for a lovely start to the day.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Want something savoury for breakfast instead? With 2 egg yolks you can make the chipotle hollandaise for this Easy Chipotle Eggs Benedict.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 3 Egg Yolks

If you’re looking to make traditional hollandaise, here’s a Simple 2 Minute Hollandaise Sauce that requires 3 egg yolks.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

With 3 egg yolks, you can also make yummy Homemade Mexican Chocolate Pudding. Tastes way better than those you can find at the store!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

You can also make this Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta perfect for brunch, lunch or any time of the day!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 4 Egg Yolks

Carbonara is another way to use leftover egg yolks. David Rossi’s Carbonara Recipe (Copycat) needs 4.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

And for dessert, you can make Bruleed Chai-Spiced Pots de Creme. That’s a delicious meal right there!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 5 Egg Yolks

5 egg yolks are all you need to make luscious Irish Cream Crème Brûlée.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Love lemon? Here’s a recipe for delicious, oh-so-lemony Quick and Easy Homemade Lemon Curd.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 6 Egg Yolks

6 egg yolks are a lot of egg yolks and we don’t ever want them to go to waste! You can make Prophetenkuchen – German Prophet Cake.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

Or make someone’s day by baking this bright and cheerful Yellow Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

You can also make Filipino egg pie, a beloved Filipino dessert.

Filipino Egg Pie Recipe

More ways to use leftover egg yolks

If you find yourself with 10 egg yolks, fear not. You can make this Smooth & Creamy Leche Flan Recipe (Filipino Crème Caramel).

Creamy Leche Flan Recipe (Filipino-Style Crème Caramel)

Add 1 more yolk and you can make this beautiful Rose Curd and White Peach Tart.

Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes: 17 Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks!

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

Check back in on Wednesday – it’s going to be a collection of recipes using leftover egg whites!

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Aditi

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! :)

Julie

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

Juliana

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

ELena

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.

Carrie

Thursday 28th of September 2017

These are some great ideas! I have never thought about trying to find ways to use the leftover yolks! I think my favorite would be that carbonara