5 Egg-cellent Ways to Use Leftover Scrambled Eggs

Are you like me and always scrambling to make something with leftover eggs?

I sometimes feel like I’m stuck in a cooking rut and that nothing new ever comes out of my kitchen.

Well, today I’m here to share with you some of my favorite recipes for using up those last few eggs.

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ideas, I’ve got you covered.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

What to do with leftover scrambled eggs?

They are an easy dish to make and a versatile ingredient, but sometimes it can be difficult to use up all of the leftovers.

Rather than throwing them out or letting them go cold, there are several other dishes that you can make with leftovers.

Fried rice

The first is fried rice.

This Chinese dish makes a tasty lunch and only requires a few ingredients.

To make this yourself, simply fry some leftover vegetables and add leftover rice.

Add soy sauce for flavor and you’ll have an easy lunch in just five minutes.

Make a sandwich

Another option is sandwich filling.

Just mix up the eggs with cheese and some vegetables such as grated carrot or spring onion to create a tasty sandwich filling that can be served hot or cold on bread or toast.

Make an omelet

If you’re in need of a quick snack, the leftover can easily be turned into an omelet.

Simply roll up the eggs with some vegetables and cheese inside for an easy meal that’s ready in just five minutes.

Quiches, anyone?

Another filling meal is to turn your leftovers into quiches – simply add milk or cream, any vegetables that are leftover, and some cheese, then place it in a pastry case to serve.

Make it a pasta side dish

These leftovers also go well with pasta dishes.

Add them to tomato-based sauces such as carbonara or bolognese for a tasty dish that can be made in minutes.


Another option is to turn it into a casserole – simply mix up the eggs with vegetables and some cheese for an easy, tasty meal that can be had hot or cold.

Make desserts with it

For those of you who are still looking for something new to do with scrambled eggs, there are also several ways you can use them to make simple desserts.

You can create a classic French dish of ‘Eggs In A Frame’ by baking your leftover egg mixture in individual ramekins.

Another option is simply to pile up your leftovers on top of waffles or pancakes for a wonderfully sweet treat.

Are leftover scrambled eggs good?

Yes, they are good and can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

However, after four days they may start to spoil.

It’s best to store them in the main part of the fridge, not in the door, so they stay fresh for as long as possible.

What can I make with day-old scrambled eggs?

You can make them into fried rice.

You can put them on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and crabmeat.

Also, try mixing them with peppers and sautéed onions and put them on a crusty roll.

Is it bad to reheat scrambled eggs?

Yes, reheating them is safe as long as you follow some food safety guidelines.

Make sure the eggs are cooked all the way through when you cook them the first time, and then make sure they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit when you reheat them.

What’s the best way to reheat scrambled eggs?

The best way to reheat is by cooking them in the microwave.

Cook for 25-30 seconds and then stir.

This will warm up the eggs evenly.

For best results, you should also cook scrambled egg dishes in the oven by putting them at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes.

Can you refrigerate and reheat scrambled eggs?

Yes, you can refrigerate and reheat them safely.

But if you do this, remember that eggs are safe to eat for up to four days after being cooked.

Can I eat cold scrambled eggs?

Yes, you can eat cold scrambled eggs.

Put them in a container and put them in the refrigerator.

For fried eggs, cook the egg until it is hard and then you can eat it cold or reheat it.

Can you pack scrambled eggs for lunch?

Yes, eggs are a good food to have for lunch.

You can cook them scrambled or in other ways.

You can also put them in a container with some bacon.

Then you can eat the eggs with a piece of bread or muffin.

How can you tell if scrambled eggs have gone bad?

You can tell if an egg has gone bad by smelling it.

If it smells bad, don’t eat the egg.

How do you fix overcooked scrambled eggs?

If yours turn out looking overcooked, it might be because they were cooked for too long.

You can fix this by turning off the heat source when the eggs are still a bit underdone.

They will continue cooking for a bit longer.

Can I keep uncooked scrambled eggs in the fridge?

Yes, it should be still safe to consume or refrigerate after 2 hours at room temperature.

If the eggs are still not cooled to less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit after 6 hours, then they should be discarded.

Once cooled, they will be fresh for up to 4 days.

Are scrambled eggs good for meal prep?

Yes, you can use them for meal prep.

You can bake scrambled eggs all on one sheet pan.

Just add eggs, spices, and your favorite milk in a bowl and put them in the oven.

Is it bad to microwave scrambled eggs?

No, you can safely microwave your eggs.

You can poach, fry, or scramble eggs in the microwave easily without any big issues.

Sometimes, stovetop eggs are worse than microwaved ones.

Why are restaurant scrambled eggs so good?

Restaurant scrambled eggs taste better than homemade because restaurants use methods that make them fluffy.

And the secret is the cream they used to add air to the eggs and makes the dish lighter in texture.


Scrambled eggs are versatile ingredients that can be used in many different types of dishes – they aren’t difficult to make and are versatile because they can be served hot or cold.

If you’re left with any eggs, try out one of the above recipes for a quick meal that can be made in five minutes.

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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