10 Recipes You Can Make with Just One Egg

updated Sep 29, 2023
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Graham cracker cookies over parchment paper on baking tray
Credit: Lauren Volo

All too often, I open the carton of eggs in my fridge only to find just one left. One egg! What can you do with just one egg? Well, while you might not be able to make an omelet, there’s actually a whole lot you can make with a solo egg. From breakfast for one and deep-dish chocolate chip cookies, to easy muffins and spaghetti with meatballs, here are 10 ways to use that remaining egg up.

One Egg Recipes

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Learn how to make classic meatballs with this step-by-step cooking lesson that makes tender and rich meatballs every time.
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Whenever the craving for muffins hits, reach for this recipe: It requires just one egg to make a dozen, and it’s infinitely adaptable. Add anything from chocolate chips to chopped fruit to grated cheese to make them your own.

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One Deviled Egg

One egg can make one satisfying snack when you transform it into a rich and creamy deviled egg.

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Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just like a Pizookie, but better.
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Almond Croissants

Whisk an egg with sugar, almond meal, vanilla, and butter; spread the mixture inside day-old croissants; and bake them and you’ve got an almond croissant that rivals the ones at your most favorite bakery.

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Chicken Guacamole Burgers

If you think chicken burgers are boring, then you haven’t had one with guacamole tucked inside. This fun recipe is extra moist and flavorful and is sure to be a new crowd favorite.

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Brownie for One

You don’t need any excuse to bake up a brownie just for you — especially if you have one egg lingering in your fridge.

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Ricotta Gnocchi
A recipe for homemade Italian gnocchi made with ricotta cheese, eggs, and flour, and served in a simple herb brown butter sauce.
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Graham Cracker Cookies

You just need one egg to bake a batch of these homey cookies that are made with graham cracker crumbs instead of flour.

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Soft Pretzels

Don’t leave them for the occasional treat at a mall and baseball — making pretzels at home is a whole lot easier than you might think. Just don’t forget the mustard on the side!

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