Recipe Ideas

Great Recipe Ideas for Leftover Egg Whites

From Crème Brûlée to Hollandaise Sauce, you’ve been busy cooking with egg yolks! Now, what to do with all those egg whites? There are lots of great recipes that use egg whites, and if you don’t want to use them right away, we’ve got tips for how to freeze egg whites for later use. Here are some of our suggestions for using leftover egg whites, listed in order of number of whites, to get you inspired and to help make sure those whites don’t go to waste!

Basic Soufflé (2 egg whites) – Making a soufflé is actually really easy, despite its reputation for being difficult to make. You can add a myriad of fillings to this basic recipe, like cheese, crab meat, chicken and vegetables, or enjoy sweet soufflés with the addition of liquors (like Grand Marnier) or fruit.

Microwave Leek and Mushroom Flan (2 egg whites) – Egg whites are not just for desserts. The puffing property of egg whites give this flan recipe some great volume too. This leek and mushroom flan makes a delicious and healthy dinner, with leeks adding a mild onion flavor. Cooked in the microwave, it’s a quick and simple recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Meringue (3 egg whites) – From Italian Meringue to Lemon Meringue Pie, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this fluffy topping. Get a step-by-step guide for how to make the Basic Meringue in the video tutorial below and be inspired to try all sorts of variations!

Hazelnut Dacquoise with Chocolate Ganache Filling (4 egg whites) – A dacquoise is another variation of meringue, with the simple difference that ground nuts are folded into the meringue. Check out our video below for step-by-step instructions on how to make a delicious Hazelnut Dacquoise with Chocolate Ganache Filling.

Angel Food Cake (13-15 egg whites) – Angel food cake is that guilt-free, light-as-air dessert that pairs perfectly with whipped cream, fruit, ice cream, compote, or even chocolate sauce. You’ll be on cloud nine after a taste of this heavenly homemade cake. See how easy it is to make at home in the video tutorial below.

How to Freeze Egg Whites

Break and separate the eggs one at a time, making sure no yolk gets into the whites. Pour the egg whites into a freezer container and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Label with the number of egg whites and the date. Place in the freezer.

You can also keep leftover raw egg whites in the fridge in an airtight container for use within 2-4 days.

We’ve got more tips for freezing eggs and cooking with frozen eggs here.