Learn how to freeze eggs perfectly every time. It is super easy and you can enjoy them for lots of different recipes. We are going to show you the best way to freeze eggs.
How to freeze eggs
Yes, you ready that correctly! We are talking about freezing eggs today. 🙂 It is very simple and you will be so glad you started doing this!
Did you know that you can freeze eggs? In fact, it is much easier than you may think.
Today we are going to talk about how to freeze eggs… without ruining them. 😉 Because if you just place them in the freezer, you will not get delicious eggs like you had hoped.
How long do eggs freeze?
Believe it or not, eggs can be stored in the freezer perfectly well under certain conditions for up to 9 months – yes, you read that right – up to 9 months.
Never freeze eggs in their shells!
I accidentally froze some eggs whole in their shells (long story from sleepless nights of newborn twins ;)) and it didn’t go well. In fact, they cracked and the eggs were ruined. Talk about throwing money away!
What all do you need?
Just eggs and salt!
- 12 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
How to freeze eggs?
It is so simple. You have a couple of options so just keep reading….
How to freeze scrambled eggs:
1. Crack your eggs and scramble the yolks and the egg whites together. Then you can freeze them into freezer bags.
Some people even freeze one scrambled eggs into ice cube treys. Then once frozen you can place them in a freezer bag, so you can pull out only the amount you need.
My Personal favorite way is to freeze one egg in the an ice cube tray. Once frozen, just place them in a freezer bag. Then if you are making cupcakes and need three eggs, you know exactly how many you have. 🙂
It is that easy!
From scrambled eggs to baking, you will love having eggs in the freezer to use.
We love to use a muffin tin to make this easy. It really is so handy having chicken eggs ready to be used for baked goods and more. Once you try it, you see what a great idea it is.
Can you freeze eggs that are cooked?
Yes, you can definitely do this after they are cooked. You can scramble them and freeze.
We like to freeze them in a prepared breakfast casserole, or freeze them in egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos.
Can you freeze egg whites?
Yes and it is so simple. I prefer to freeze them in ice trays and just pull them out when I am cooking a recipe that calls for egg white.
How to freeze hard boiled eggs:
Hard boiled eggs can be placed in a ziploc bag. I will say that this is my least favorite method. This is because the white portion can because a bit rubbery tasting from being frozen.
How do you used frozen uncooked eggs?
If you decide to use uncooked eggs, you can later cook them very easily. You just thaw in the refrigerator and use like your normally would – make scrambled eggs, an egg casserole or use in your favorite baking recipe. It really is that easy!
So… next time you see an awesome price – stock up!
Try some of our favorite recipes with egg:
- Healthy Egg Muffin Recipe
- Easy Scrambled Egg Muffins
- Easy Quiche Recipe
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
We have another easy freezer tip: you can freeze tortillas!
Stock up and freeze eggs!
The next time you spot a great deal but don’t know if you can use them all, freeze them! I love to do this especially around Easter when prices are so low at the grocery store.
Stock up when they are on sale and put them in the freezer.
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
It is so easy to freeze them and does not take much time at all. Little things like this add up to big savings in your budget.
Every little bit helps. Plus, it saves time too.
Try it today and let us know how it turns out for you. I think you will love having them to use for all your recipes or just for breakfast. 🙂
We are all about doing things that save us time and money! If you have any tips for us, please share!
Find more freezer tips here.
Print the instructions on how to freeze eggs below:
How to Freeze Eggs
- 12 Eggs
- 1 tsp Salt
- Please each egg in a muffin tin of a silicon muffin tin.
- Lightly scramble the eggs and top a small amount of salt in each muffin tin.
- Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet and place this in the freezer for 4-6 hours until the eggs are frozen.
- Then remove the eggs from the silicon muffin tin. Place in a freezer safe bag, remove as much air as possible and store in the freezer for up to 1 year.
- Defrost the eggs out completely in the refrigerator before use.
I had no clue this was possible! Awesome tip:) stopping by from your SITS tribe to say hi!
Thanks so much. It is great to freeze eggs when you can get them for cheap.
Great tip. So once the eggs are frozen, if you use them in a recipe, is it safe to freeze what you have cooked? Would there be a difference in cooked versus uncooked recipes? (Like baked muffins or baked oatmeal versus raw meatloaf or uncooked batter or dough that you plan on cooking at a later time). I guess the same question would apply to frozen milk. I really like the tip about using cupcake pans for freezing milk. When I’ve frozen it in qt containers, it takes so long to thaw that it goes bad before it’s used up.
Yes, you can definitely cook and then freeze like normal.That won’t be a problem at all.
Just a little confused! You said I shouldn’t freeze eggs whole in the shell, but you also said that they can freeze raw? How would I go about freezing them uncooked? Thanks in advance?
You crack them, and then you can freeze them. I normally scramble them a bit, and then place them in a freezer bag or container to freeze.
That’s an awesome trick. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Can you freeze just the egg whites?
Yes you can! 🙂
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My second try is in the oven now. I have never been a “good baker”. If this one turns out like the first one did I will be amazed and finally feel like a “good baker” and will move on to another one of your recipes. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Could you freeze hard boiled eggs?
I haven’t tried to freeze hard boiled eggs before. I don’t think that the freeze well.
If you don’t have silicone cupcake pan, can you just use a meta cupcake pan?
Yes, they’re just a little hard to pop out of the pan once you flash freeze them.
I believe that adding a bit of salt to each “scrambled” egg in it’s silicone muffin tin is very important and needs to be stressed. Otherwise, when frozen, the yolk tends to become gelatinous and a little rubbery or chunky. Also I’d like to know what size muffin cup you use.
I used a muffin tin with 2″ diameter muffin cups.
Do you notice the salt in the frozen egg when baking something sweet?
No, I never notice it