By Leslie Kelly

Tasty twists on eggs Benedict!

Of course, we adore the classic hollandaise smothered perfectly poached egg on Canadian bacon and an English muffin, but it's also a whole lot of fun to explore some tasty updates. Here are 7 incredible variations of that elegant favorite sure to impress the guests at your next brunch bash.

1.Eggs Benedict with Salmon

This light, bright version gets a citrus-y lift from a yogurt based sauce that's swapped for the traditional hollandaise. Pro tip: Take it in an extra deli-style direction by using a toasted pumpernickel bagel instead of the English muffin.

Poached Eggs Benedict | Photo by Meredith

2. Savory Bacon and Crab Bread Pudding Eggs Benedict

Two rich dishes come together in an over-the-top winner that's sure to bring on a food coma. Pro tip: While the bread pudding bakes, keep the prepared hollandaise warm in a thermos.

Bacon and Crab Bread Pudding Eggs Benedict. Photo by Ricky

3. Eggs BenaBabs

This low-carb, veggie Bennie is built on an artichoke heart and garnished with chopped scallions and olives. Recipe author Babs Hanna promises "everyone loves this" and suggests serving bacon or sausage on the side for those devoted breakfast meat lovers.

Vegetarian version of Eggs Benedict. Photo by mauigirl

4. Chef John's Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict

This brilliant rendition skips the hollandaise sauce, with the runny yolks providing the velvety quality Benedict fans crave. Pro tip: Slice a loaf of French bread the night before to add sturdy texture to this ham and cheesy breakfast sandwich.

Chef John's Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict. Photo by Baking Nana

5. Cajun-Style Eggs Benedict

Ain't no party like an andouille sausage party! Bring on the heat with this Louisiana-inspired creation that calls for a dash of pepper sauce. Pro tip: Crystal Hot Sauce delivers the right amount of fire and vinegar-y tartness to this fine dish.

6. Poached Eggs Caprese

The tomato and mozzarella salad topped with a runny egg is genius, the sweet slices of tomato offering a counterpoint to the rich elements in this one. Pro tip: Poach eggs like a boss with this guide.

Poached Eggs Caprese. Photo by Cynthia Ross

7. Eggs Benedict Breakfast Pizza

If you're looking for a quick fix, this beloved recipe takes some shortcuts by using refrigerated biscuit dough and packaged hollandaise. The results are crowd pleasing, judging by the glowing reviews. Pro tip: If you want to go for an upgrade, try this quick and easy pizza crust recipe.

Check out our collection of Breakfast Egg Recipes.