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Recipes to Make with Every Quantity of Eggs

Do you have a carton of eggs about to expire? Whether you have a single egg to use up or an entire dozen, find a recipe that fits the number of eggs in your fridge.

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1 Egg: Toad in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Switch up the cheese—pepper jack gives a nice kick—or use sliced kielbasa, ham or sausage in place of the bacon in this versatile grilled cheese sandwich. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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1 Egg: Grandma’s Chicken ‘n’ Dumpling SoupTaste of Home

1 Egg: Grandma’s Chicken ‘n’ Dumpling Soup

I've enjoyed making this rich homemade chicken dumpling soup recipe for over 40 years. Every time I serve this type of soup, I remember my southern grandma, who was very special to me and was known as an outstanding cook. —Paulette Balda, Prophetstown, Illinois

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1 Egg: Mozzarella Baked SpaghettiTaste of Home

1 Egg: Mozzarella Baked Spaghetti

This satisfying easy baked spaghetti recipe comes together and will please everyone at your table. Add a salad and breadsticks, and dinner's done. —Betty Rabe, Mahtomedi, Minnesota

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1 Egg: Egg Drop SoupTaste of Home

1 Egg: Egg Drop Soup

We start many stir-fry meals with this easy egg drop soup, which cooks in just a few minutes. There are many recipe variations, but we like the addition of cornstarch to thicken the soup and give it a rich, golden color. I got the recipe from Grandma’s old cookbook. —Amy Beth Corlew-Sherlock, Lapeer, Michigan

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1 Egg: KourambiethesTaste of Home

1 Egg: Kourambiethes

My daughter-in-law gave me this recipe. Her grandmother was born in Greece and bakes these cookies for special occasions, including Christmas.—Carol Dale, Greenville, Texas

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2 Eggs: Make Once, Eat Twice LasagnaTaste of Home

2 Eggs: Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

Our family loves this recipe along with a green salad and garlic bread. It's so handy to have an extra pan in the freezer when unexpected guests drop in or you need to take a main course to a charity event. —Geri Davis, Prescott, Arizona

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2 Eggs: Ultimate Double Chocolate BrowniesTaste of Home

2 Eggs: Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love home-style recipes, including these yummy brownies. —Carol Prewett, Cheyenne, Wyoming

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2 Eggs: Amish Sugar CookiesTaste of Home

2 Eggs: Amish Sugar Cookies

These easy-to-make, old-fashioned sugar cookies simply melt in your mouth! This is one of the best Amish cookie recipes I've ever had. I've passed this one around to many friends, and after I gave it to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the best of show prize! —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

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2 Eggs: Country White BreadTaste of Home

2 Eggs: Country White Bread

Anytime is the right time for a comforting slice of homemade bread. These loaves are especially nice since the crust stays so tender. This white bread recipe is my husband Nick's favorite. He makes most of the bread at our house. —Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan

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2 Eggs: Bacon, Egg & Avocado SandwichesTaste of Home

2 Eggs: Bacon, Egg & Avocado Sandwiches

My husband wanted bacon and eggs; I wanted a BLT. We settled our standoff with an irresistible sandwich we've had many times since. —Patti Darwin, Lubbock, Texas

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3 Eggs: Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast PizzaTaste of Home

3 Eggs: Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen hash browns. It's even great for camping! —Rae Truax, Mattawa, Washington

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3 Eggs: Overnight Fruit SaladTaste of Home

3 Eggs: Overnight Fruit Salad

I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception many years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, Lena, Wisconsin

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3 Eggs: Shortcut Tres Leches CakeTaste of Home

3 Eggs: Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

My mom's favorite cake is tres leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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3 Eggs: Old-World Puff PancakeTaste of Home

3 Eggs: Old-World Puff Pancake

My mom told me her mother-in-law showed her how to make this dish, which became popular during the Depression, on their "get acquainted" visit in 1927. At that time, cooks measured ingredients in pinches, dashes and dibs. But through the years, accurate amounts were noted. My wife and I continue to enjoy this dish today, particularly for brunch. —Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee

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3 Eggs: Potluck Macaroni and CheeseTaste of Home

3 Eggs: Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

You'll always have a winner at the potluck when you bring macaroni and cheese. Here's an extra-rich, creamy version for the slow cooker. —Jennifer Babcock, Chicopee, Massachusetts

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4 Eggs: ShakshukaTaste of Home

4 Eggs: Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs with tomatoes, onion and cumin. I learned about it while traveling through Southeast Asia, and it's been my favorite way to eat eggs since. —Ezra Weeks, Calgary, Alberta

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4 Eggs: Vegetable, Steak and EggsTaste of Home

4 Eggs: Vegetable, Steak and Eggs

Low-carb doesn't have to be skimpy with this lighter take on steak and eggs. I love cooking with squash, but feel free to toss in any vegetable combination you like. —Robert Deskin, Plantation, Florida

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4 Eggs: Creamy, Cheesy Grits with Curried Poached EggsTaste of Home

4 Eggs: Creamy, Cheesy Grits with Curried Poached Eggs

I first tried curried poached eggs when I lived in Germany. It was delicious with that rich, runny yolk, and serving it over cheesy grits seemed to be the next best move. I'm happy to say my inkling was right. —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio

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4 Eggs: Spaghetti with Eggs and BaconTaste of Home

4 Eggs: Spaghetti with Eggs and Bacon

Most folks are surprised to see this combination of ingredients. But I usually make a big batch because it always disappears in a hurry.

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4 Eggs: Sandy’s Chocolate CakeTaste of Home

4 Eggs: Sandy’s Chocolate Cake

Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you'll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania

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5 Eggs: 7UP Pound CakeTaste of Home

5 Eggs: 7UP Pound Cake

My grandmother gave me this 7UP pound cake recipe. On top of being delicious, this 7UP cake represents family tradition, connection and love. —Marsha Davis, Desert Hot Springs, California

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5 Eggs: Hot Cocoa SouffleTaste of Home

5 Eggs: Hot Cocoa Souffle

A friend invited me to go to a cooking demo at her church years ago, and one of the recipes prepared was this luscious souffle. It was so easy—and absolutely delicious. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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5 Eggs: Ham & Cheese Breakfast StrudelsTaste of Home

5 Eggs: Ham & Cheese Breakfast Strudels

These get the morning off to a great start! Sometimes I assemble the strudels ahead and freeze them individually before baking. —Jo Groth, Plainfield, Iowa

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5 Eggs: Crustless Spinach QuicheTaste of Home

5 Eggs: Crustless Spinach Quiche

I served this quiche recipe at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled crustless quiche—and he was one of them! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

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5 Eggs: Honey ChallahTaste of Home

5 Eggs: Honey Challah

I use these shiny beautiful loaves as the centerpiece of my spread. I love the taste of honey, but you can also add chocolate chips, cinnamon, orange zest or almonds. Leftover slices work well in bread pudding or for French toast. —Jennifer Newfield, Los Angeles, California

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6 Eggs: Zucchini & Sweet Corn SouffleTaste of Home

6 Eggs: Zucchini & Sweet Corn Souffle

As novice gardeners, my husband and I sowed zucchini seeds—15 hills' worth! Happily, my family requests this side dish often, so it's a keeper. —Carol Ellerbroek, Gladstone, Illinois

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6 Eggs: Italian Sprinkle CookiesTaste of Home

6 Eggs: Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Of all the Italian cookie recipes I make, this is my favorite. These sprinkle cookies take some time, but, believe me, they are well worth it! My husband and I used to operate an Italian American restaurant, and this recipe goes back generations. —Gloria Cracchiolo, Newburgh, New York

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6 Eggs: Mexican Rice with Poached EggsTaste of Home

6 Eggs: Mexican Rice with Poached Eggs

This Mexican rice recipe topped with soft fried eggs works for breakfast or dinner. I like to serve the dish with hot tortillas and a side of refried beans for a complete meal. —Jeanne Lewis, Brooklyn, Michigan

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6 Eggs: Eggs & Chorizo WrapsTaste of Home

6 Eggs: Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

My husband grew up in Southern California and loves chorizo. We use the spicy sausage in these wraps that our children call Daddy's Eggs.—April Nissen, Yankton, South Dakota

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6 Eggs: Sour Cream Pound CakeTaste of Home

6 Eggs: Sour Cream Pound Cake

Because I'm our town's postmaster, I can bake only in my spare time. When I do, I especially like this sour cream pound cake recipe. This one tastes great as is, or tucked under ice cream and chocolate syrup like a hot fudge sundae! —Karen Conrad, East Troy, Wisconsin

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7 Eggs: Cheesecake with Berry SauceTaste of Home

7 Eggs: Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

This creamy cheesecake is a family tradition; I've even shipped it to my daughter as a special treat. Using frozen seasonal berries, it's an excellent dessert any time of year. —Jeanette Volker, Walton, Nebraska

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7 Eggs: Southern Brunch Pastry PuffTaste of Home

7 Eggs: Southern Brunch Pastry Puff

My family just about jumps out of bed when the smell of eggs, sausage and buttery pastry hits their noses. This recipe is morning magic. —Misty Michelle Leddick, Chester, South Carolina

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7 Eggs: Chocolate Chiffon CakeTaste of Home

7 Eggs: Chocolate Chiffon Cake

If you want to offer family and friends a dessert that really stands out from the rest, this is the cake to make. Beautiful high layers of rich sponge cake are drizzled with a succulent chocolate glaze. —Erma Fox, Memphis, Missouri

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7 Eggs: Hash Brown Nests with Portobellos and EggsTaste of Home

7 Eggs: Hash Brown Nests with Portobellos and Eggs

Hash browns make a fabulous crust for these individual egg quiches. They look fancy yet they're easy to make. They've been a hit at holiday brunches and other special occasions.—Kate Meyer, Brentwood, Tennessee

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7 Eggs: Four-Cheese Baked EggsTaste of Home

7 Eggs: Four-Cheese Baked Eggs

When I created this dish I was thrilled that my husband enjoyed it so much. He normally prefers omelets for brunch, but devoured his first helping of these eggs, then asked for more. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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8 Eggs: Fiesta Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

8 Eggs: Fiesta Scrambled Eggs

I love to fix this spicy scrambled egg dish for friends and family. It’s almost a meal in itself, but I serve it with muffins or biscuits, fresh fruit juice and coffee. —Kay Kropff, Canyon, Texas

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8 Eggs: Gruyere and Egg BurgersTaste of Home

8 Eggs: Gruyere and Egg Burgers

These burgers were a huge hit with our friends during football season. Regular mayo can easily be substituted for the garlic aioli if desired. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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8 Eggs: Pumpkin Creme BruleeTaste of Home

8 Eggs: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

I've never met a creme brulee that I didn't love! I'm not a big pumpkin fan, but this is fantastic. —Tamara Leonard Merritt, Raleigh, North Carolina

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8 Eggs: Brunch Hash & Egg BakeTaste of Home

8 Eggs: Brunch Hash & Egg Bake

When my kids were growing up, I was cooking for eight. I couldn't conveniently fry eggs for that many people, so I devised this recipe that became a family favorite. Mild and salty feta cheese is my favorite for the dish, but shredded cheddar or Parmesan work, too. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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8 Eggs: Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata StackTaste of Home

8 Eggs: Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata Stack

When I bring this delicious egg dish to the table, I always get oohs and aahs! It looks impressive but is quite easy to prepare.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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9 Eggs: Spicy Sausage & Apple Overnight CasseroleTaste of Home

9 Eggs: Spicy Sausage & Apple Overnight Casserole

For many years I’ve hosted Mother’s Day brunch. One year I didn’t make this delightfully spicy casserole and thought the family would toss me from my own house! —Dawn Vance, Geneva, Illinois

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9 Eggs: Overnight Baked Eggs BruschettaTaste of Home

9 Eggs: Overnight Baked Eggs Bruschetta

I like to spend as much time as I can with my guests when they stay with me for the holidays, so I rely on make-ahead recipes to help make that happen. Because most overnight brunch casseroles are so similar, I came up with a breakfast bruschetta for a fun change of pace. —Judi Berman-Yamada, Portland, Oregon

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9 Eggs: Baked Banana French ToastTaste of Home

9 Eggs: Baked Banana French Toast

This easy overnight recipe makes a delightful breakfast or brunch entrée. The flavor is reminiscent of banana pudding, so I’ve also served it for dessert.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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9 Eggs: Spinach and Artichoke Bread PuddingTaste of Home

9 Eggs: Spinach and Artichoke Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is usually considered a dessert. But this rich and savory version packed with spinach, artichokes and cheese is a perfect side for both dinner or brunch. —Kathleen Fraher, Florissant, Missouri

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9 Eggs: Sausage-Vegetable Egg BakeTaste of Home

9 Eggs: Sausage-Vegetable Egg Bake

When we were kids, our mom tucked homegrown Swiss chard inside this comfy casserole. Now I grow the chard, make the dish and savor the memories. —Cathy Banks, Encinitas, California

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10 Eggs: Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise SauceTaste of Home

10 Eggs: Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise Sauce

I've made this recipe for my family every Christmas morning for 10 years—it's a food tradition that we look forward to every year. Part of what makes this dish special is the croissants that make the egg bake extra light and fluffy. —Susan Triplett, Citrus Heights, California

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10 Eggs: Chocolate Angel CakeTaste of Home

10 Eggs: Chocolate Angel Cake

When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest angel food cakes ever. This chocolate version is an easy, impressive treat. —Joyce Shiffler, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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10 Eggs: Cheesy Vegetable Egg DishTaste of Home

10 Eggs: Cheesy Vegetable Egg Dish

I'm a cook at a Bible camp, and this is one of my most popular recipes. Everyone who tries it raves about it. The one that touched me the most was when a 10-year-old boy asked me for the recipe so he could have his mom make it at home. —Elsie Campbell, Dulzura, California

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10 Eggs: Pesto Chicken StrataTaste of Home

10 Eggs: Pesto Chicken Strata

I like this rustic strata for its hearty flavor. It's also nice to have something savory along with sweeter brunch dishes like cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. —Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California

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10 Eggs: Cheesy Egg PuffsTaste of Home

10 Eggs: Cheesy Egg Puffs

My father loves to entertain, and these buttery egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch. The leftovers are perfect to reheat in the microwave on busy mornings, so Dad always stashes a few aside for me to take home once the party is over. —Amy Soto, Winfield, Kansas

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11 Eggs: Blueberry Angel CupcakesTaste of Home

11 Eggs: Blueberry Angel Cupcakes

Like angel food cake, these yummy cupcakes don't last long at my house. They're so light and airy that they melt in your mouth. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

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11 Eggs: Toffee Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

11 Eggs: Toffee Angel Food Cake

Chopped toffee bits and whipped cream make the sweet flavor and light, moist texture of angel food even more indulgent. For best results, refrigerate the cake for at least an hour before serving. —Collette Gaugler, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania

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12 Eggs: Egg Baskets BenedictTaste of Home

12 Eggs: Egg Baskets Benedict

A little puff pastry turns Canadian bacon and eggs into a tasty update on eggs Benedict. We use a packaged hollandaise or cheese sauce for the finish. —Sally Jackson, Fort Worth, Texas

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12 Eggs: Egg BurritosTaste of Home

12 Eggs: Egg Burritos

Zap one of these frozen burritos in the microwave and you'll stave off hunger all morning. This recipe is my family’s favorite combo, but I sometimes use breakfast sausage instead of bacon. —Audra Niederman, Aberdeen, South Dakota

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12 Eggs: Chicken Chiles Rellenos StrataTaste of Home

12 Eggs: Chicken Chiles Rellenos Strata

This versatile dish can be made as a entree, brunch or potluck dish. It's also one of the easiest meals to assemble on a busy weeknight. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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12 Eggs: Spiral Omelet SupremeTaste of Home

12 Eggs: Spiral Omelet Supreme

This roly-poly omelet is a new way to do eggs for brunch. Want different veggies? You can substitute 2 cups of any type you like. When I'm cooking for gluten-free friends, I leave out the flour and the spiral rolls up a-OK. —Debbie Morris, Hamilton, Ohio

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12 Eggs: Blueberry French ToastTaste of Home

12 Eggs: Blueberry French Toast

A local blueberry grower shared this recipe with me, and it's the best breakfast dish I've ever tasted. With the cream cheese and berry combination, this blueberry french toast casserole reminds me of dessert. —Patricia Axelsen, Aurora, Minnesota

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.