Ever wonder what to do with leftover egg yolks from a recipe? Here are our favorite egg yolk recipes. We’ve even listed how many egg yolks each recipe calls for so you’re sure to find a recipe that works for you.
There are many recipes out there that call for egg whites, like Angel Food Cake, but you may not want your yolks to go to waste. We’ve made a roundup of some of the best ways to use leftover egg yolks so that you can use up those egg yolks and turn them into something delicious. We have both sweet and savory options and we’ll even include how many servings the recipe yields. The recipes are listed in order from the highest number of egg yolks to the lowest. When you visit the individual pages for each of these recipes you’ll find that there’s a built-in calculator that allows you to scale the recipe larger or smaller.
1. Homemade Lemon Curd (9 egg yolks)
This tart and creamy lemon curd is a lemon lover’s dream! It’s tangy and sweet and comes together in minutes. Get ready to top all your favorite foods in luscious, lemony goodness. This recipe uses 9 egg yolks and yields 1 pint of lemon curd.
2. Classic Crème Brrûlée (8 egg yolks)
Easy classic crème brûlée hits the spot with a rich, thick vanilla custard and caramelized sugar topping. This is so exquisite, your guests won’t believe you made this at home. This recipe uses 8 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
3. Homemade Eggnog (7 egg yolks)
Decadent, thick Old Fashioned Homemade Eggnog is quite easy to make. Whisk up a batch of this favorite Christmas drink in no time. Way better than store-bought! This recipe uses 7 egg yolks and yields about 8 servings.
4. Butterscotch Pudding (6 egg yolks)
Butterscotch pudding is smooth and silky and oh so easy to make and it only takes about 10 minutes to make. This recipe uses 6 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
5. Traditional King Cake (5 egg yolks)
King Cake is a soft and delicious Mardi Gras tradition that takes minimal ingredients and time to put together. We’ve included 3 different shape options as well as instructions for adding in a plastic baby. This recipe uses 5 egg yolks and yields 1 large cake.
6. Chicken Carbonara (4 egg yolks + 2 whole eggs)
Chicken Carbonara is full of indulgent bacon flavor and smothered in a cheesy egg sauce with juicy tender chicken added in. This easy pasta is ready in 30 minutes. This recipe uses 4 egg yolks plus 2 additional whole eggs and yields approximately 6 servings.
7. Chocolate Mousse (4 egg yolks)
5 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is a no-fuss version of your favorite French dessert! It is light, fluffy, and decadently delicious. This recipe uses 4 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
8. Key Lime Pie (4 egg yolks)
The Best Key Lime Pie has the most amazing homemade graham cracker shortbread crust, with a perfectly creamy and tart filling, and homemade whipped cream on top. It is simple to prepare and so good, you will want to eat the whole pie in one sitting! This recipe uses 4 egg yolks and yields one 9-inch pie.
9. Italian Tiramisu (4 egg yolks)
Tiramisu is a surprisingly easy, classic Italian, no-bake dessert. It contains layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone custard, whipped cream, and cocoa powder. This recipe uses 4 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
10. Dutchess Potatoes (3 egg yolks)
Dutchess Potatoes are a fancy way to serve mashed potatoes in the most beautiful presentation. They can even be made ahead! This recipe uses 3 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
11. Hollandaise Sauce (3 egg yolks)
This easy Hollandaise sauce is made in the blender for a no-fuss method that’s sure to please. This recipe uses 3 egg yolks and yields enough hollandaise sauce to serve four eggs benedict, or serve over roasted asparagus.
12. Jam Thumbprint Cookies (3 egg yolks)
Small butter cookies are filled with your favorite jam in a small imprint in the center. These simple cookies come together easily and are great for a party. This recipe uses 3 egg yolks and yields 32 cookies.
13. Chocolate Cream Pie (3 egg yolks)
When it comes to chocolate cream pie nothing beats a decadent homemade custard topped with freshly whipped cream. This is the ultimate chocolate pie for chocolate lovers! This recipe uses 3 egg yolks and yields one 9-inch pie.
14. Homemade Egg Noodles (3 egg yolks)
15 minutes is all it takes to make your own homemade egg noodles for use in chicken noodle soup, stroganoff, casseroles and more. This recipes uses 3 egg yolks and yields about 6 servings.
15. Lemon Cream Pie (3 egg yolks)
This Old Fashioned Creamy Lemon Pie is the perfect lemon lovers dessert. Fresh, light taste meets rich, creamy texture in the pie of pies! This recipe uses 3 egg yolks and yields one 9-inch pie.
16. Caesar Salad Dressing (2 egg yolks)
Caesar Salad Dressing is a rich and creamy savory sauce used for classic Caesar Salads. This recipe uses 2 egg yolks and yields about 2 cups of salad dressing.