Our 12 Best Takes on Eggs Benedict
Update your brunch game with these 12 tasty twists on eggs Benedict. Of course, we adore the classic version with a perfectly poached egg atop Canadian bacon lounging on a toasted English muffin with rich hollandaise sauce spooned over the top. But it's also a whole lot of fun to explore some tasty twists. Here are a dozen variations of that elegant favorite, sure to impress the guests at your next brunch.
Savory Bacon and Crab Bread Pudding Eggs Benedict
Two rich dishes come together in an over-the-top twist on eggs Benedict, with custardy bread pudding standing in for the English muffin.While the bread pudding bakes, keep the prepared hollandaise warm in a thermos.
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.
Chef John's Monte Cristo Benedict
This brilliant rendition skips the hollandaise sauce, with the runny yolks providing the velvety quality Benedict fans crave, and French toast instead of the English muffin. Tip: Slice a loaf of French bread the night before to let it dry out a bit so it soaks in the custard and fries up to add sturdy texture to this ham and cheesy breakfast sandwich.
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict
This breakfast is a great way to use up leftover salmon from dinner the night before. "Amazing flavors and so simple to make," says Swiss22. "My husband couldn't get enough, had to make a second batch."
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. We prefer Crystal Hot Sauce for adding the right amount of fire and vinegar-y tartness to this fine dish.
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 recipe.
Portobello Spinach Eggs Benedict
If you're looking after your waistline, but still want to indulge in eggs Benedict, this is the recipe for you. The portobello mushroom base cuts down on carbs, and using Greek yogurt in the hollandaise sauce reduces calories.
Avocado Sauce Eggs Benedict
A rich avocado sauce takes the place of hollandaise for this fresh recipe. The addition of bacon provides smoky flavor, while the bright tomato slice cuts through the richness.
Eggs Benedict with Salmon
Hash Cake Eggs Benedict with Balsamic Glaze
Corned beef hash is formed into deliciously decadent patties that serve as the base for this eggs Benedict recipe. A handful of fresh arugula and a dash of balsamic vinegar gives the dish a beautiful presentation.
Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Grilled Potato Slabs and Avocado-Lime Hollandaise
Go south of the border for brunch with this spicy twist on eggs Benedict. Hearty potato slabs make up the base, which is then layered with roasted veggies, a poached egg, and avocado-lime hollandaise sauce.
Honeymoon Eggs Benedict
Isn't it romantic? Poached eggs over asparagus and ham on a buttery croissant and finished off with hollandaise. What a beautiful way to start the first morning of the rest of your life.