Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict Recipe | 15 Eggs Benedict Variations

Eggs Benedict Recipe

There's nothing more classic for breakfast or brunch than Eggs Benedict. This Eggs Benedict recipe includes the Hollondaise sauce which is so easy to make.

Our list of 15 exciting eggs bendict variations will have you trying all sorts of flavours.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Aussie Style, UK
Keyword Eggs Benedict Recipe, Eggs Benedict Variations
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 969 kcal
Author Fare Bite Catering

 ★ Ingredients ★ 

  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped Parsley
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp. cold Water
  • 2-3 tsp. Lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper

 ★ Instructions ★ 


  1. Separate eggs. Set yolks aside. 

  2. Mix egg whites with milk and parsley, then add salt and pepper. Beat with a fork until slightly bubbly. Set aside.
  3. Cook bacon on medium-high heat in a large, nonstick frypan and set on paper towels or napkins to drain.
  4. Pour off all but 1-2 tablespoons fat.
  5. Turn heat down to medium-low and add egg whites.

Hollandaise sauce

  1. As egg whites cook, mix egg yolks with water in double boiler on medium to medium-high heat. Water should simmer, not boil.
  2. Stir constantly with a fork until yolks increase in size and thickness and turn a pale, opaque yellow.
  3. Remove from heat and slowly stir in melted butter.
  4. Add lemon juice and salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

To Serve

  1. Place cooked egg whites on a plate, top with bacon, then cover with Hollandaise sauce.

 ★ Recipe Notes ★ 

Unsure How to Separate Eggs. Click here.

Egg whites usually cook in the same amount of time as the sauce, but keep an eye on them and remove them to a separate plate if they finish cooking before the sauce is done.

Eggs Benedict Serving Suggestions

  • Serve over toasted English muffin
  • Serve with warm crusty bread for dipping in the sauce.

Eggs Benedict Variations

The amount of butter in this recipe is less than in standard recipes for Hollandaise sauce.
This is the smallest amount that still produces an acceptable sauce.
If fat is not a concern, however, increase the amount to 1/3 or 1/2 cup.

Explore our eggs benedict vaiations list.

  • Use ham instead of bacon
  • Eggs Blackstone
    Uses streaky bacon and adds a tomato slice.
  • Eggs Blanchard
    Use Béchamel sauce instead of Hollandaise.
  • Eggs Florentine
    Substitute spinach for the bacon or add it underneath.
  • Eggs Mornay
    Use Mornay (cheese) sauce instead of the Hollandaise.
  • Eggs Trivette
    Add Creole mustard to the Hollandaise and a topping of crayfish.
  • Eggs Omar (also known as a steak benedict)
    Substitutes a small steak in place of the bacon.
  • Eggs Atlantic, Eggs Hemingway or Eggs Norvégienne.
    Also known as Eggs Royale and Eggs Montreal in New Zealand.

    Substitute salmon or smoked salmon for the bacon.

  • Huevos Benedictos
    Swap sliced avocado and/or Mexican chorizo for the bacon, and is topped with both a salsa (such as salsa roja or salsa brava) and hollandaise sauce.
  • Irish Benedict
    Replace the bacon with corned beef
  • Eggs Cochon
    Replaces the bacon with pulled pork and served over a plain scone.
  • Eggs McD
    Use hash browns in place of bacon.
  • California Benedict
    Use avocados pureed with lemon juice instead of the Hollandaise, and sliced tomato for the bacon.
  • Avocado Toast Benedict
    Exchange sliced avocado for the bacon and serve over toast.

Eggs Benedict Calories & Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 969
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 87.6g
Saturated Fat 42.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 535mg
Sodium 2380mg
Total Carbohydrates 4.8g
Dietary Fibre 0.7g
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 41.1g
Vitamin A 0mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin D 6mcg
Calcium 114mg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 650mg
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This nutritional label is a product of the online calculator at

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