Simple Microwave Hollandaise Sauce


This is my dad's no-fail hollandaise sauce he makes in the microwave.

hollandaise on top of green asparagus
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup half-and-half

  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper


  1. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on medium power until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  2. Add half-and-half, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper to melted butter; stir to combine. Microwave, uncovered, on medium power for 2 1/2 minutes. Stir, and microwave on medium power for 1 more minute.

  3. Remove from the microwave and whisk until fluffy; sauce may look curdled at first, but it will become nice and smooth as you whisk it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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