15 Eggs Benedict Recipes To Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day With Plenty Of Hollandaise Sauce

When there is an excuse to brunch, you should always eat brunch. So, in honor of April 16, otherwise known as National Eggs Benedict Day, it is time to finally learn how to make hollandaise sauce so you can make the best Eggs Benedict recipes ever. It’s time to get whisking.

So, what exactly is Eggs Benedict? It’s a popular savory brunch dish that is enjoyed by many, typically consisting of at least two key ingredients: a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Add some spinach to the mix and you’ve got Eggs Florentine. But not all poached egg recipes can truly be considered a variation of Eggs Benedict — the sauce is quite crucial.

Hollandaise sauce is an emulsified mix of egg yolk and lots of butter, mixed with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. It’s known for its traditionally yellow color and its ability to take any amazing brunch recipe to the next level. Now you have no excuse not to serve some egg dishes for brunch.

These recipes combine poached eggs with creamy sauces to make some of the best Eggs Benedict dishes ever. So, celebrate this food holiday by serving a nice big morning meal — or by having breakfast for dinner. Happy eating!

1. Portobello Eggs Benedict

A super buttery hollandaise sauce makes portobello mushrooms even better in A Cozy Kitchen's recipe. Serve them atop some thick bread and you've got a perfect meal.

2. Grilled Cheese Eggs Benny

Grilled cheese for breakfast? Sounds like a dream. I Am A Food Blog uses gruyere and prosciutto in what may be the ultimate breakfast sandwich recipe.

3. Eggs Florentine In Hash Brown Nests

With some sautéed spinach, The Kitchn ensures that you get in some veggies. Hash brown nests are also the perfect vessel for runny yolks.

4. Latke Benny

You can enjoy crispy latkes any time of the year — and with Cara's Cravings' gooey, buttery latke benny recipe, they become all the more crave-worthy.

5. Eggs Benedict Strata

Make Taste and Tell's Eggs Benedict strata ahead of time for easy prep, and then whip up some hollandaise sauce in a blender right before serving. No need to wake up early just to make brunch!

6. Eggs Benedict With BBQ Hollandaise

Bring the BBQ sauce to the brunch table with A Farmgirl's Dabbles' hearty take on Eggs Benedict. Bacon and asparagus make a satisfyingly savory duo.

7. Cotija Guacamole Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Save the huevos rancheros for another day and get your Mexican-inspired brunch fix with the help of Half Baked Harvest. A honey-chipotle lime sauce tops it off with a slightly sweet, slightly spicy finish.

8. Butternut Squash And Leek Latke Benedict

Yes, you can have latkes without potatoes, and you can have Eggs Benedict without bread. The Crepes of Wrath proves that anything is possible with this veggie-centric recipe.

9. BLT Eggs Benedict With Avocado Hollandaise

Skip the breakfast sandwich and opt for Domestic Fits' BLT-inspired Eggs Benedict instead. Avocado hollandaise makes it creamier than ever.

10. Lighter Eggs Benedict With Mock Hollandaise Sauce

Intimidated by hollandaise sauce? The Kitchn uses mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice to make a healthier and easier version.

11. Eggs Benedict Over Savory Waffles

Waffles are not an exclusively sweet brunch item, as Against All Grain shows with this gluten-free recipe. Cooked ham makes this a heartier meal.

12. Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

Crab cakes make brunch feel extra fancy. Domestic Fits makes a bacon hollandaise sauce for a smokey touch.

13. Grilled Pineapple Caprese Eggs Benedict

This tropical-inspired brunch by Half Baked Harvest is totally refreshing. A coconut-almond hollandaise brings in a bit of unexpected sweetness.

14. Asparagus Benedict

Served atop boiled asparagus, Against All Grain's poached egg and hollandaise sauce taste simply perfect. You won't even miss the English muffin.

15. Eggs Benedict On Grilled Polenta

Serve up brunch Italian-style with golden grilled polenta. Apron and Sneakers makes polenta the night before so grilling it is even easier.

For more ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.

Images: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles (2); A Cozy Kitchen; I Am A Food Blog; The Kitchn (2); Cara’s Cravings; Taste and Tell; Half Baked Harvest (2); The Crepes of Wrath; Domestic Fits (2); Against All Grain (2); Apron and Sneakers