Classic Eggs Benedict

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 20 m
Broil 3 m
Microwave 30 seconds


Hollandaise Sauce:

Egg poaching and assembly:


Hollandaise Sauce:

  1. 1 of 2 In a small saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, water and lemon juice. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. The mixture will just begin to bubble around the edges, about 12 to 15 minutes total.
  2. 2 of 2 Increase heat to medium and whisk in butter, one piece at a time, until melted and thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in salt and pepper. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.

Egg poaching:

  1. 1 of 1 Heat broiler. Bring water to a simmer in a medium-size saucepan. Break one of the eggs into a custard cup or small bowl. Slip into water; repeat with 3 more eggs. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, until whites are firm. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat with a second batch of 4 eggs.


  1. 1 of 2 Meanwhile, spread split English muffins onto a sheet pan and toast in broiler for about 3 minutes.
  2. 2 of 2 Microwave Canadian bacon (on safe plate) on high power for 30 seconds.

To assemble:

  1. 1 of 1 Place 2 toasted muffin halves on each plate. Drizzle with a little Hollandaise sauce. Top each with a slice of bacon and a poached egg. Spoon about 2 tablespoons hollandaise sauce over each egg and sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
Nutrition Information for Classic Eggs Benedict
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Per Serving: 13 g sat. fat, 29 g Fat, total, 610 mg chol., 27 g pro., 29 g carb., 485 kcal cal., 863 mg sodium, 2 g fiber