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34 Recipes That Use Up Extra Heavy Whipping Cream

Many recipes call for a few tablespoons of heavy cream but leave you stuck with a leftover carton. These recipes with heavy cream will help you use up the leftovers!

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Penne Alla Vodka

This easy and impressive pasta is always on the menu when my husband and I have new friends over for dinner. Years later, they’ve asked me to make this Penne alla Vodka recipe again. —Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas

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Hurry-Up Biscuits

When I was young, my mom would make these biscuits with fresh cream she got from a local farmer. I don’t go to those lengths, but the family recipe is still a real treat. —Beverly Sprague, Baltimore, Maryland
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Easy Chicken Alfredo

This dish’s classic sauce is almost as simple as opening up a jar but tastes so much better. The easy chicken Alfredo recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Lemon Cream Chicken

If you want an entree that’s quick, easy and elegant, you can’t beat this one. The lemon cream sauce is what makes it irresistible. It goes so nicely with the chicken and mushrooms. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
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Creamy White Chili

Years ago, as a time-starved college student, I got this wonderful recipe from my sister-in-law. She had made a big batch and served it to a crowd one night. It was a hit—and easy and quick. In all my years of cooking, I’ve never had another dish get so many compliments. —Laura Brewer, Lafayette, Indiana
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Spicy Sweet Potato Kale Cannellini Soup

This cross between a soup and a stew fits the meatless Monday bill quite nicely. It warms you right up, and satisfies without leaving you overstuffed. —Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas
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Salted Caramel Sauce

Rich and delicious, this salted caramel sauce is the perfect blend of sweet, salty and creamy all in one. I like to make a big batch and refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks. —Angie Stewart, Memphis, Tennessee
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Three-Cheese Quiche

Try eggs and cheese at their best. Guests often comment on how tall, light and fluffy this crustless entree is. You’ll love it! —Judy Reagan, Hannibal, Missouri
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Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

My husband found this recipe when I called and informed him we were going to have guests for dinner. This tasty variation on traditional scalloped potatoes is dressed up with garlic, Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese.
—Glenda Malan, Lake Forest, California
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Homemade Ragu Sauce

My family loves homemade spaghetti sauce and this one is a big hit. I always make sure to serve this ragu sauce recipe with plenty of garlic bread. —Kate Gaul, Dubuque, IA
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Squash au Gratin

This is a fabulous-tasting dish that has an awesome aroma while baking. Tart apples add a fruity flavor. —Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona
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Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I’ve found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy treat that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor
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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

What could be better than a brownie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache? These cheesecake bars will satisfy even the biggest chocolate lovers out there. —Andrea Price, Grafton, Wisconsin
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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes make a wonderful accompaniment to most any meal, so keep this recipe handy.
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Triple Sausage Breakfast Bake

This over-the-top breakfast has great flavors—smoky, sweet and spicy. It’s a really meaty meal. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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Slow-Cooker Doughnut Breakfast Bake

This extravagant dish will be the star of the brunch table. Try serving it with sausage, fresh berries and yogurt. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Spicy Chicken and Bacon Mac

I’ve been working to perfect a creamy, spicy mac and cheese for years. After adding smoky bacon, chicken, jalapenos and spicy cheese, this is the ultimate! I use rotisserie chicken and precooked bacon when I’m pressed for time. —Sarah Gilbert, Aloha, Oregon
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Chili Nachos

This creamy, chili-style dish is so warm and filling that we often prepare it when on skiing trips to Colorado. We keep it warm in a slow cooker to serve as a hearty dip at parties. It can be served over corn chips and eaten with a fork. —Laurie Withers, Wildomar, California
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Rich Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Had a full day of sledding, shopping or decorating? Settle in for a family-pleasing meal of homemade pizza. With a prebaked crust and simple Alfredo sauce, it’s easy and delicious. —Tammy Hanks, Gainsville, Florida
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The Best Ever Tomato Soup

Creamy, rich and bursting with brightness, this tomato soup recipe is the ultimate sidekick to a grilled cheese sandwich. You can’t beat this homemade version of the classic. — Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
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Creamy Salmon Linguine

Extra Pesto Grilled Salmon gives this creamy pasta toss a luxurious taste and texture. We love it as is, but you could easily sub in any veggies you have on hand for the broccoli. —Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington
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Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

This is comfort food at its finest. I cook it at least once a week and usually serve it with homemade mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh green beans. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
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Tenderloin Steak Diane

Sometimes, I add more mushrooms to this recipe when my son’s eating dinner—he loves them, and they are just fantastic with the steak. —Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada
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Ham & Swiss Bread Pudding

This rich and hearty brunch dish is loaded with ham, mushrooms and cheese, plus layers of sliced French bread. It’s a terrific choice when you have overnight guests.
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The Best Chicken & Dumplings

 Homemade chicken and dumplings from scratch harken back to my childhood and chilly days when we devoured those cute little balls of dough swimming in hot, rich broth. It’s one of those types of soup you’ll want to eat again and again. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Easy Meatball Stroganoff

This recipe has fed not only my own family, but many neighborhood kids! They come running when I make this supper. It’s one of those things you throw together after work on a busy day because you know it works. —Julie May, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Ravioli with Creamy Squash Sauce

Store-bought ravioli speeds assembly of this cozy, restaurant-quality dish that tastes so good, your family won’t notice it’s meatless. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Creamy Green Chile Chicken Cobbler

Biscuity crumbs take this family-friendly combo of rotisserie chicken and cheesy, creamy green enchilada sauce over the top. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Pork Chops with Gravy

This is an impressive and elegant dish that can be served to guests. You can use any fresh herbs you like, even the ones you have one hand. —Betty Slivon, Sun City, Arizona
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Scallops in Sage Cream

I wanted to show off the ocean freshness of the scallops I bought on the dock from a local fisherman, so I used basic ingredients to showcase them. With sage and shallots, this is the best cream sauce for scallops I’ve found. —Joan Churchill, Dover, New Hampshire
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Chicken Royale

Treat your dinner guests like kings and queens by serving them this chicken royale recipe. —Nancy Schubert, Lake Forest, Illinois
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Baked French Toast

Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version. —Jill Baughman, New York, New York
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Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls and coffee together! They are the perfect flavor combination, which is proven by these mocha cinnamon rolls. —Victoria Mitchel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Air-Fryer Spiced Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Who needs to grill? These impressive steaks, topped with a rich cherry sauce, will delight your guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hannah Pugh
Hannah Pugh is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home. She focuses on writing affiliate content product reviews, newsletters and recipe collections. In her free time, she can be found sipping coffee at cafes, reading or rock climbing with her husband.