Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe – Toasted English muffins topped with ham, bacon, or Canadian-style bacon, and poached eggs and then drizzled with hollandaise sauce make this a favorite brunch recipe.
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Eggs Benedict is absolutely without a doubt one of my most favorite breakfasts in the entire world. We love it so much that I have updated the classic recipe to a more simplified version that doesn’t require mass orchestration. I have declared it to be the best Eggs Benedict recipe ever since it is absolutely as easy as can be! It is ready in minutes without all the fuss!
How to Make Easy Eggs Benedict
My easy recipe simplifies how Eggs Benedict is made so that every home cook can enjoy making them anytime! I love to make these for my family at home rather than only having this brunch favorite at a restaurant!
Eggs Benedict Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll need Canadian Bacon, English Muffins, Eggs, and Hollandaise Sauce.
Bake your Bacon in the Oven
Place it onto a wire rack situation onto a baking sheet and bake until browned, about 15 minutes.
Cook Eggs in the Oven
Rather than poaching eggs over a low simmer on the stovetop, I use my oven. While your bacon is baking, simply add water to each cup of a muffin pan and then add your egg. Place your muffin pan filled with eggs into the oven during the last few minutes of the cooking time for your Canadian bacon.
Toast Your English Muffins
Pop your buttered English Muffins into the oven at the same time as your eggs. They do well on the bottom rack of the oven.
Make Blender Hollandaise Sauce
Use my easy blender hollandaise sauce recipe to make the hollandaise sauce while the bacon, eggs, and toast are cooking.
This updated method is perfect for serving Eggs Benedict to larger crowds. The recipe makes for six people, but can easily be adjusted to serve more. You’ll likely notice that I even doubled my recipe to serve a larger group easily!
Here’s the recipe for my Easy Eggs Benedict. It is so simple that I feel like I’m cheating when I serve it.
Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe
- 3 English Muffins cut in half
- 6 slices Canadian Bacon, bacon or ham
- 6 eggs
- easy blender hollandaise sauce
- Preheat oven to 400º F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place bacon on a fully rimmed baking sheet (edges on all four sides) that has been topped with a wire cooling rack. Bake until the meat has browned, about 15-20 minutes.
- Add 2 tablespoons of water to each cup of the muffin pan. Crack an egg into each individual indention, taking care not to break the yolk of the egg. Place in the oven along with the bacon the last 9-10 minutes of cooking.
- Place English muffins on another baking sheet. Spread with butter and place in oven at the same time as adding eggs.
- As your bacon, eggs, and muffins are baking, prepare your hollandaise sauce. Pour into a serving container.
- To assemble Eggs Benedict, place English Muffins on each plate, top with one slice of bacon. Using a silicon spatula, gently remove a poached egg from the muffin tin, draining on a thick kitchen towel before placing on top of the bacon.
- Drizzle with hollandaise sauce and serve warm.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Great meal and simple to make. It was so yummy everyone loved it!
Thank you, Albertina!
I have made eggs B for years, using a special pan w/ 4 ‘cups’ for the eggs that sit over water.
I always spray the cups w/ pam first. But i find it difficult to have everything ‘done’ at the same time .AND a tendency to overcook the eggs! I never make EB for family … fearing I surely wouldn’t time correctly!
This should be a perfect solution.
However, I found I need a little tweaking on time for eggs …
AND – MOST IMPORTANT – I need to spray the muffin tins w/ Pam or butter … the eggs stuck to the muffin pan!.
Deany, I hope this recipe will make it easier for you to now make eggs Benedict for your family. I always spray the muffin tins so the eggs come out easily. Thanks.
Wonderful recipe and the best for serving my big family. I add a slice of avocado and tomato under the egg to dress it up more, Bon appetite!
You sure about the calories? An English muffin is 150 calories. An egg is 78. Haven’t even gotten to the Hollandaise or ham yet.
Wade, the nutrition information on the recipe is for the eggs Benedict only. The nutrition information for the linked easy hollandaise sauce is included with that recipe. A serving is only one-half of the English muffin.
Yum!! Made today and so good and super easy-takes the intimidation of poaching away! Making in large quantities with this cooking method would be a breeze! Thanks Robyn!!
I’m so glad you liked this, Sarah. I love that it is so easy to make.
Love this recipe, the old way was time consuming
Thanks, Jenny. I love how easy this is to make.
Yummy, easy, everyone can help, even my 2 and 4 year old grandsons! Will make this again for sure!!!
Don’t you love recipes you can make with the little ones, Sue? I always loved cooking with my son when he was small.
What if I don’t want to have the whole muffin tin of eggs? Should I put water in the empty slots?
Chris, you can add the water to the empty slots if not using all of them. I hope you enjoy the eggs Benedict.