Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict


This is a no-fuss, easy recipe. The sauce is simply put together in a blender - no double boiling necessary. Assemble eggs with sauce over hot buttered English muffins with Canadian bacon, or if you prefer, Serrano ham.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 slices Canadian bacon

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup butter

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

  • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry the Canadian bacon on each side until evenly browned.

  2. Fill a large saucepan with about 3 inches water, and bring to a simmer. Pour in the vinegar. Carefully break the 4 eggs into the water, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until whites are set but yolks are still soft. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon.

  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter until bubbly in a small pan or in the microwave. Remove from heat before butter browns.

  4. In a blender or large food processor, blend the egg yolks, heavy cream, cayenne pepper, and salt until smooth. Add half of the hot butter in a thin steady stream, slow enough so that it blends in at least as fast as you are pouring it in. Blend in the lemon juice using the same method, then the remaining butter.

  5. Place open English muffins onto serving plates. Top with 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 poached egg. Drizzle with the cream sauce, and serve at once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

690 Calories
58g Fat
27g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 690
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 33g 167%
Cholesterol 475mg 158%
Sodium 1120mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* 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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