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25 Recipes with Heavy Cream to Use It Up

When you imagine recipes with heavy cream, you probably picture incredibly decadent desserts, right?

Or maybe a few over-the-top, frothy coffee recipes that you’d find at your local Starbucks. 

And you certainly can use heavy cream in those kinds of recipes. In fact, it makes those things quite delicious. 

Sweet Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberries and Cream
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However, they aren’t the only things you can make with heavy cream. There are plenty of savory recipe options out there that use it, too. 

Basically, if you want to make something soft, fluffy, or spongy, there’s a good chance you’ll use heavy cream.

For example, scrambled eggs, creamy grits, and frittatas all use it! 

So check out these 25 recipes with heavy cream if you’re looking for something that feels as good as it tastes — and if you have a container of it in the fridge that you need to use up!

25 Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

1. Easy Maple Whipped Cream

If you’re someone who likes maple syrup and whipped cream on your waffles, then you’ll love this simple, three-ingredient recipe. 

Use a hand mixer to combine heavy cream, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until it has that delightful whipped cream texture.

Then, serve it immediately or let it chill. Dealer’s choice!

2. Spinach Frittata

This light and fluffy spinach frittata is cheesy and full of the robust flavors of spinach and shallots.

It’s also low in carbs and high in protein, so it’s great for those on low-carb/keto diets. 

Whether you’re looking for something tasty for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, the spinach frittata is an incredibly healthy and delicious option. 

3. Quiche

This recipe claims to be “the perfect quiche,” but what exactly makes a quiche perfect?

In my opinion, it’s a buttery, flaky crust, plenty of cheese and herbs, and enough heavy cream to make it fluffy.

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By that definition, I’d have to agree that this quiche is pretty near perfect. Give it a try, and I’m sure you’ll think so, too. 

4. Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Let’s be honest — you can’t make a decent creamy sauce without heavy cream. It just won’t happen. It’s either too thin, not creamy enough, or lacking flavor. 

This roasted garlic cream sauce is none of those things. Instead, it’s the opposite of all those things.

It’s creamy, buttery, cheesy, and garlicky, and it tastes incredible on pasta. 

5. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

There are three layers to this yummy no-bake cheesecake:

  • The crust (sugar, butter, and graham cracker crumbs)
  • The filling (heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, cream cheese)
  • The topping

For this particular cheesecake’s topping, you’ll use cherry pie filling, but you could easily substitute blueberry pie filling or something else to better suit the cheesecake to your tastes. 

6. Pumpkin Cheesecake

On the other hand, this pumpkin cheesecake only has two layers – the crust and the filling.

Even so, it takes a bit more time and effort to make than the no-bake version above.

Still, if you’re looking for a velvety smooth cheesecake with plenty of fantastic fall flavor, you can’t really beat pumpkin cheesecake. 

It’s like you took all the best parts of fall – Halloween, jack-o-lanterns, cool weather, boots, and pumpkin spice – and rolled them into one exceptionally delicious dessert. 

7. Seriously Good French Toast

Believe it or not, heavy cream even makes French toast taste better.

It gives it a richer, sweeter flavor and makes it even softer and more flavorful than French toast made without it. 

8. Lemon Cream Biscuits

At first, I was skeptical of these lemon cream biscuits. I love biscuits, and they’re a sacred breakfast food around my house.

You just don’t play around with the classics. 

For the sake of experimentation, I decided to give them a try, and I have to say, I’m glad I did. 

With nothing more than flour, lemons, heavy cream, eggs, water, milk, and coarse sparkling sugar, you can whip up these sweet and tangy, soft, and fluffy treats in a little over 30 minutes. 

They’re well worth it. 

9. Scrambled Eggs

I’m not usually so judgemental in the kitchen, but if you aren’t making your scrambled eggs with heavy cream, then you’re doing it wrong.

Period. That’s the only way to make scrambled eggs.

They’re moist, fluffy, and so insanely good, whether you add cheese, chives, or nothing at all. 

10. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Heavy cream is also an excellent option if you want to make your soups thicker, creamier, and downright heartier.

This chicken and wild rice soup is the perfect example. 

The broth is thick and delicious enough to almost enjoy on its own, but you won’t have to because there’s also rice, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, chicken, and more. 

Serve it with a side salad or thick, crusty bread for a complete meal the whole family will love. 

11. Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

I’d like to say this blueberry cheesecake French toast casserole is as healthy as it is delicious, but as you can probably guess by the name, it’s not.

It’s total decadence.

It has berries, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cream cheese, brown sugar, and more.

It’s everything that makes a breakfast casserole sweet, fatty, and delectable. 

But maybe save it for special occasions only. 

12. Pumpkin Oatmeal

This spiced and creamy oatmeal has a lovely orange color and every spice you could possibly want in a bowl of oatmeal. 

It’s wonderfully smooth and flavorful, but you can always add some pecans or walnuts for a bit of crunch if you prefer.

Either way, it takes less than 10 minutes to pull together. 

13. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

You can also make your own homemade cream of mushroom soup that has so much more flavor than the condensed stuff you buy in a can.

It’s not even hard to make. 

It uses several ingredients, which is why it’s so flavorful, but it takes only 10 minutes of prep and another 30 to let the soup cook and simmer.

So remember this recipe the next time you need cream of mushroom soup. 

14. Creamiest Grits Ever

These six-ingredient grits are some of the best you’ll ever try, especially if you like them smooth, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth buttery. 

I’m more of an oatmeal person than a grits person, but even I enjoy them made this way. 

15. Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

This homemade coffee ice cream has the robust, dark flavors of coffee combined with the cool, creamy consistency of ice cream.

It’s a nearly unbeatable combination. 

Best of all, it requires only seven ingredients and shouldn’t take you longer than 35 minutes to make. 

16. One-Pot Creamy Parmesan Pasta

If you’re looking for a quick dinner you can make in less than 30 minutes in just one pot, check out this recipe for creamy parmesan pasta. 

The pasta is tender and mild, and the sauce is creamy, garlicky, and unbelievably scrumptious.

Plus, you can make it with fewer than 10 ingredients. 

17. Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels sprouts gratin is a unique and comforting way to add more veggies into your everyday diet.

It takes about an hour to make, but most of that is idle bake time. 

All you’ll need to make it are Brussels sprouts, butter, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, Gruyere, and heavy cream.

The bread crumb topping is crunchy, but the inside stays warm and creamy. 

18. One-Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

If you prefer tomato-based soups to broth-based ones, you’ll enjoy this one-pot creamy tomato tortellini.

It has a distinctly Italian flair and is thick and cheesy.

It takes less than 40 minutes to make, and even with the tortellini, it has fewer than 20 net carbs per serving.

It’s also just delicious and pairs flawlessly with salads and zesty dressings.

19. Creamy Garlic Chicken

If you’re in the mood for something a bit meatier, try creamy garlic chicken instead. You can have it ready in 30 minutes, and it uses only eight ingredients. 

The chicken breasts are tender and succulent, and the sauce is buttery, garlicky, and so tasty that you’ll want to lick it off the plate.

The spinach is healthy and adds a splash of color. All in all, this is one incredible meal. 

20. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

This chicken-based dish is also outrageously good. If you prefer your protein less herb-flavored and with more zest, this one is probably the better option for you. 

It’s relatively low-carb, high-protein, and overflowing with flavor.

Plus, the thick creamy lemon parmesan sauce is so good, you’ll want to put it on everything. 

21. Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup – 5 Ingredients

I am crazy about broccoli cheese soup, but unfortunately, it usually has a pretty high carb count when you order it in a restaurant. 

That’s not the case with this simple, five-ingredient broccoli cheese soup.

Since all you’ll use to make it is broccoli, garlic, broth, heavy cream, and cheddar, it only has four net carbs per serving.

That means you can enjoy this naturally gluten-free meal even if you’re on the keto diet. You can even add a leafy green side salad to go with it! 

22. Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

This cake is simply gorgeous, and luckily, it tastes as good as it looks. It’s moist and buttery and features a ton of apple goodness. 

There are also plenty of your favorite fall flavors – cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, vanilla, and more – for a lovely cake that’s perfect for my favorite time of the year. 

23. Thick and Creamy New England Clam Chowder

Creamy and earthy, with chunks of potatoes and salty bacon, it’s hard not to enjoy this umami-packed clam chowder. 

This stuff is so good that you don’t even have to be a fan of seafood to enjoy it.

Anyone who likes a good stew or chowder will appreciate its rich heartiness and smooth flavor.  

24. Strawberry Shortcake

I don’t care how long I’m alive on this earth; strawberry shortcake will always be one of my all-time favorite desserts. They’re just so light, sweet, and fruity. 

This recipe for it is one of the best I’ve ever found. It takes time to prepare and cook them using this particular recipe, but the result is well worth the effort. 

There are layers of sweet cake, fluffy whipped cream, and sweetly tart strawberries; it just doesn’t get much better than that. 

25. French Onion Soup Recipe

If the complaint you have about French onion soup is that you’ll find the broth too thin, which is sometimes the case, try this recipe the next time you make it. 

Thanks to the butter, heavy cream, and cheese, this French onion soup has a much thicker broth than many of the other recipes for the soup that I’ve tried. 

It still boasts the same great taste, though. 

25 Best Ways to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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