Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

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Daniel is not a morning person. Honestly, I’m not sure he speaks before noon. So it’s not surprising that even though we’ve had thousands of meals together, we’ve only gone out to breakfast a handful of times. But whenever we sit down at a breakfast spot, he opens the menu, quickly scans it, and I see the relief on his face when he spots the eggs benedict. It’s his favorite breakfast food, and since he has it so rarely, it’s always a treat.

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

When I experimented with my own take on eggs benedict a few weekends ago, Daniel was in heaven. He ate every one of my failed attempts at an easy hollandaise sauce, and hovered over the finished product while I photographed it. And I can see why. Eggs benedict is so rich, filling, and delicious–and this one is a little bit lighter and more wholesome since I slashed the calories in the hollandaise and added a superfood like broccoli rabe.

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

On top of serving as nutritional powerhouse, the broccoli rabe adds the right punch of bold flavor to complement smoky bacon and balance the richness of creamy hollandaise sauce. And to make that hollandaise lighter and easier–with a lemony, garlicky finish–all you need is a blender. Enjoy!

Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe

Eggs benedict is so rich, filling, and delicious--and this one is a little bit lighter and more wholesome since I slashed the calories in the hollandaise and added a superfood like broccoli rabe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli rabe recipe, easy hollandaise sauce, eggs benedict recipe, poached egg recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 401kcal


Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • Generous pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons ½ stick unsalted butter


  • ½ bunch broccoli rabe tough ends trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon chopped into ½-inch pieces (¼ of a pound)
  • Small handful fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 4 English muffins
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar


  • In a blender, combine the egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Place the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and cover the bowl with a damp paper towel to prevent the butter from splattering. Microwave on high until completely melted and beginning to bubble, 1 minute. With the blender running on its lowest speed, slowly add the hot melted butter, processing until smooth. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Pour into a serving dish and whisk well before serving.
  • Blanch the broccoli rabe: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until bright green and just tender, 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the broccoli rabe from the water and place in a colander. Cover the pot of water and reduce the heat to medium-low to keep at a gentle simmer so that you can poach the eggs before serving.
  • Make the bacon: In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add the bacon pieces in a single layer and cook until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain all but 1 teaspoon of the bacon drippings from the skillet. Add the blanched broccoli rabe, tossing the pieces in the bacon drippings, and cook until the broccoli rabe begins to lightly brown and is fully tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and return the bacon to the skillet. Stir in the basil.
  • Split the English muffins in half and toast them.
  • Poach the eggs: Remove the lid from the pot of water and adjust the heat so that the water is only gently bubbling. Add the vinegar. Crack one egg into a small bowl, lower the bowl in the pot so that it’s close to the water, and carefully let the egg slip into the water. Cook until the egg white is fully opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the egg from the water and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  • Assemble: Place 2 English muffin halves on each of 4 plates (allowing for 1 full muffin per person). Divide the bacon and broccoli rabe among the muffins and top with a poached egg. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the hollandaise sauce over the top of each muffin. *Note that you will have slightly more Hollandaise than you need. Cover and store the remainder in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information for 1 Tablespoon Hollandaise Sauce:
Calories 97, Total Fat 10g, Sat Fat 1g, Carb 1g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g
Hollandaise sauce recipe adapted from "Blender Hollandaise Sauce" on All Recipes
Nutrition Information for Eggs Benedict WITHOUT Hollandaise Sauce:
Calories 304, Total Fat 13g, Sat Fat 4g, Carb 26g, Fiber 8g, Sugars 2g, Protein 22g


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g


5 thoughts on “Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce and Broccoli Rabe

  1. Ana L

    That looks delicious!!!!! I am eating whatever I want for dinner and using herbalife shakes for breakfast and lunch. I lost 6 kg within 6 weeks and I am sooooo happhy. I can have normal dinner !!!!! My energy also is upppp !!!!
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  2. Judy

    I’m with Daniel. Eggs Benedict is a fav of mine too. Looks like a great recipe. I have not been able to find the broccoli rabe though.

  3. sarah

    These look delicious!! But your blog is so so hard to read with all the pop-up ads. I hate to be negative, and I really want to like your blog (because I loved your book) but could you look at it as someone reading it, maybe you don’t see them on the admin side? It’s really hard to read. I think your story is amazing and I know you need to make money to fund the blog, but sites like, I don’t have this problem. Even if you can’t do anything, thanks for listening and thanks for writing an amazing book.

    1. Chelsea

      I agree! The ads are a bit excessive. I’ve been following this blog since it was called “can you stay for dinner” and the ads didn’t used to be this bad. Hopefully she can find a way to balance the ads with her readers so that we can still access the site with ease and she can make an income. I would also like to extend thanks for the consideration of suggestions!


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