Eggs Benedict is one of my all time favorite breakfast dishes and it’s so easy to make! A homemade hollandaise sauce smothers poached eggs and Canadian bacon, all atop an English muffin. Delicious!
Easy Eggs Benedict
There’s nothing quite like cutting through the lovely layers of an eggs benedict! The runny poached egg, the savory bacon and the fluffy English muffin provide the most satisfying breakfast bite! It’s such an easy breakfast, and of course it’s an awesome brunch treat too!
Looking for some more brunch ideas? Why not also try my Eggs Benedict Casserole and my Cheesy Sausage and Potatoes Recipe!
Why You’ll Love this Classic Eggs Benedict Recipe:
- QUICK & EASY: Packed with flavor, this breakfast comes together in a snap!
- A DELICIOUS SAUCE: The homemade hollandaise sauce is simple but packs a creamy and savory punch, perfect over eggs and bacon!
- SATISFYING: Protein packed eggs, savory bacon and an English muffin – it’s a hearty breakfast or brunch that’ll set you up for the day!
Make a restaurant favorite easily in your own kitchen! Only a few simple ingredients are needed.
How to Make Eggs Benedict
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Cook your sliced muffins and Canadian bacon under the broiler.
- Poach your eggs in a large saucepan.
- Blend your hollandaise sauce ingredients in a food processor.
- Layer your ingredients onto the English muffin and spoon on the sauce.
- Garnish, serve and enjoy!
What is eggs benedict?
Eggs Benedict is an American breakfast dish consisting of poached eggs and sliced ham on toasted English muffins, covered with Hollandaise sauce.
These yummy eggs benny are a meal in their own right, but you can certainly amp up your breakfast or brunch with some of these favorites:
- Coffee Smoothie
- Blueberry Muffins
- Maple Syrup Granola
- Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies
This hollandaise sauce is divine! Rich and buttery with a distinctively savory taste.
More Egg Recipes We Love
- Mini Quiches
- Egg McMuffins
- Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- BLT Skillet Frittata
All the flavors of eggs benedict sit perfectly with one another, it just works so well. A creamy hollandaise, runny eggs, salty bacon and a fluffy muffin to mop everything up with – super satisfying and so easy to make!
More Delicious Breakfast Recipes to Try:
- Breakfast Pizza
- Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Easy Monkey Bread
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins
- Blueberry Raspberry Coffee Cake
Eggs Benedict is one of my all time favorite breakfast dishes and it’s so easy to make! A homemade hollandaise sauce smothers poached eggs, Canadian bacon, atop an English muffin – perfect!
Servings 4 people
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter for spreading (½ stick)
- 4 English muffins halved
- 8 slices Canadian bacon
- 8 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
For the Hollandaise
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ stick
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice from ½ lemon
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 4 egg yolks
- Salt and pepper optional, to taste
- Chopped fresh chives optional
- Ground paprika optional
Butter the English muffin halves and place them on a baking sheet, cut side up.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 4 English muffins
Add the Canadian bacon to the same baking sheet.
8 slices Canadian bacon
Place the sheet under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until the English muffins are toasted and the Canadian bacon is crisped on the edges.
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Crack the eggs into small bowls or ramekins.
8 large eggs
Reduce the heat so the water is barely simmering with just a few tiny bubbles at the bottom of the pan.
Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the water.
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Bring the ramekins close to the water and gently drop in the eggs, 2-4 at a time.
Cover the pan, letting the eggs poach for about 4 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
For the Hollandaise Sauce
Melt the butter in the microwave.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Add the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and egg yolks to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 4 egg yolks
Keeping the blender running, slowly stream in the melted butter.
Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth and slightly thickened consistency.
Place one slice of Canadian bacon on each English muffin half. Then, top with a poached egg.
Spoon Hollandaise sauce over each egg.
Finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, chives, and paprika, if desired.
Salt and pepper, Chopped fresh chives, Ground paprika
- To reduce the white strings that form around eggs when poaching, first crack your eggs into a small mesh sieve and hold over a bowl to strain off the excess watery egg whites. Then, transfer to a ramekin.
- Use an egg poaching pan if you have one.
- Use the freshest eggs possible. Fresh egg whites will be thicker and spread less in the water.
- Don’t add salt to the water. This will cause the eggs to spread more.
- If you’re having trouble poaching more than 1 egg at a time, just cook them one at a time. Poaching eggs takes time to master.
- Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Storage: Store eggs Benedict in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 610mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1436IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg