This Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe uses English Muffins and packaged Hollandaise Sauce. Eggs Benedict is a favorite special breakfast in many homes. You don't have to go to a restaurant to eat this amazing delight!
Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe with Hollandaise Sauce
April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day. What a good reason to repost one of my favorite breakfast meals, Eggs Benedict. It's simply a toasted English Muffin, topped by Canadian bacon, a Poached Egg and a bit of Hollandaise Sauce.
You just can't beat the delicious combination of flavors and proteins. This dish looks beautiful on a plate and is not hard to make, especially if you cheat and use a high-quality packaged Hollandaise Sauce, such as Knorr's Hollandaise Sauce (affiliate link). It's as simple as making poached eggs and toast.
You start with Poached Eggs and a good English Muffin, like Bay's English Muffins (affiliate link) or Homemade English Muffins (Don's English Muffins), add thin-sliced Canadian bacon and some Hollandaise sauce. For a change of pace (and one I much prefer!), try substituting Smoked Salmon (affiliate link) for the Canadian bacon (affiliate link).
What You Need
For this recipe, you need some good pots and pans, measuring cups and spoons, a wire whisk, and a slotted spoon. Whatever you buy, buy the best you can afford. But what you really want is a fabulous espresso machine, am I right?
Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe
Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe
- 1 English muffin toasted
- 4 slices Canadian Bacon warmed (or 1 ounce smoked salmon)
- 2 poached eggs
- 2-4 teaspoons Hollandaise Sauce
- 1 dash Paprika for garnish
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
Make Hollandaise Sauce
- Make the Hollandaise Sauce according to the directions on the package. Knorr's Hollandaise Sauce calls for a cup of milk and ¼ cup of butter or margarine. It makes enough for 4-6 servings, and takes about 15 minutes to make.
- Heat a deep skillet or pot of water.
- Break the eggs into the boiling water.
- To prevent sticking in the pan, add about 1 tablespoon white vinegar to the water.
- Turn the temperature down to medium.
- If the eggs are not entirely submerged in the water, ladle or splash the hot water over top of them until they are done to your standards. I like mine runny, so it doesn't take long, maybe 1 minute. If you prefer them a bit harder, just cook them longer until they look to be about the doneness you prefer.
Toast Muffins & Heat Bacon
- While the eggs are cooking, toast the muffins and heat the Canadian bacon for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
Put It Together
- Put 2 slices of Canadian bacon on top of each muffin half.
- Scoop the eggs out of the water with a slotted spoon and let them drain over the pan for a bit.
- Add them to the top of the bacon.
- Spoon a little sauce over top and sprinkle with paprika to make it pretty.
- Serve immediately.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop June 1, 2018 and updated April 11 2022.