Eggs Benedict Casserole Recipe
- 12 ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
- 6 English muffins, split and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 8 large eggs
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1. Place half of the Canadian bacon in a greased 3-qt. or 13x9-in. baking dish; top with English muffins and remaining bacon. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and onion powder; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- 2. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Sprinkle top with paprika. Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
- 3. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard until blended; cook until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and temperature reaches 160°, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Serve immediately with casserole. Yield: 12 servings (1-2/3 cups sauce).
1 piece: 286 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 256mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein
Reviews for Eggs Benedict Casserole
"Morning after Christmas dish. I used ham in place of Can. bacon. Used sour dough bread in place of English Muffins, baked 1 hr., then uncovered & added 30 min. The center came out clean although texture was too soft for me. Made my own Mock Hollandaise which includes Monterey Jack cheese for the texture.Nummy nummy..........a do-over for sure."
"I also made this for Christmas morning last year and will be making it again this year. It was a hit with my whole family. I do think I'm going to add some things this year though...I'm thinking asparagus and tomatoes...maybe spinach instead of asparagus. A breakfast place we like has benedicts with those items, so I know they will go and, for me, I really like veggies and color in my breakfast bake. I used instant hollandaise...I'll do that again. I'm sure homemade is better but I've made hollandaise before and thought it was a pain in the rump."
"This was very good. However I think I've had other egg casseroles I like just as much. If I want eggs benedict taste, I think I'd prefer real eggs benedict."
"This was very quick to assemble and I always appreciate brunch recipes that you can make the night before. However, I didn't care for the taste or texture of this dish. The texture was quite mushy - like bread pudding. Maybe toasting the muffins first would have helped like others have suggested. The flavour was quite bland, I would definitely suggest adding something other than just onion powder to the eggs - salt and pepper for sure.. I made my own recipe for hollandaise so can't comment on the one for this recipe. Unfortunately I won't be keeping the leftovers."
"Very easy and quick to prepare. Nice flavor. I also used the packaged hollandaise sauce. Next time, I'll try making my own."
"In Canada we call Canadian bacon "ham". LOL"
"Just delicious. And the hollandaise is so yummy!"
"This is a great recipe and so simple!! I halved it since I was only making it for two. Instead of Canadian bacon I used deli ham and regular bacon. After reading reviews, I decided to toast the english muffins to help them keep their form. Lots of flavor and elegant for a special brunch."
"Our family loves this recipe. We have it for Christmas brunch. I buy the Hollandaise sauce in a package as it's much easier ."
"This recipe is a total keeper! I've served it both to family and friends and everyone loves it, I even made a vegetarian version leaving out the Canadian Bacon and serving sliced avocado and tomato on the side to "bulk" it up a little. I admit, I usually cheat and use a packaged Hollandaise though!"
"Super yummy and so much easier than traditional eggs benedict!"
"My Family thought this dish was super for a Sunday Brunch or anytime. Instead of using the hollandaise sauce I used a Béarnaise sauce which worked out really well for my family."
"My family of four all enjoyed the recipe. One child loved the sauce, and one thought it too mustardy, so to each his own on that one. The amount of sauce called for is OK (and good for those watching calories), but if that doesn't bother you, more sauce would give it a bit more zip in my opinion. I made a half recipe in a 7 x 11 dish and used skim instead of 2% milk, and it worked fine."
"Delicious. I skipped making the Hollandaise sauce from scratch and used a packet that I already had on hand. This one's a keeper!"
"Following the recipe exactly, I found this recipe to be a typical souffle type breakfast dish. My wife decribed it as bread pudding with ham. If I were to make this again, I would use a shallow pan and bake uncovered the entire time to crisp up the muffins. Flavors were good, but the texture was just to mushy."
"This was excellent! Loved being able to put it together the night before and just have to make the sauce in the morning. I made 1/2 recipe of the casserole, but a full recipe of the sauce. I recommend doubling the sauce if making a full casserole."
"I made this for our brunch today; however, since it's just my husband and me, I cut the recipe in half. We both enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again!"
"This recipe is very simple and easy to put together. However we found the flavor to be basic and expected due to the nature of the ingredients. Would suggest adding fresh herb of your choice to give it flavor interest beyond the base ingredients of eng muffins, canadian bacon and eggs."
"Love at first taste! This casserole is so easy to make and can be modified with whatever you have on hand. I have made it with Canadian bacon, luncheon ham, baked ham, and even country ham. I have made the hollandaise sauce that came with the recipe, which is awesome, or you can save on the eggs by buying a packaged sauce. It is a very versatile recipe and is always a winner!"
"Delicious, my family loved it and my mom was quite impressed I made the Hollandaise sauce from scratch! I might make some asparagus for a side next time, but I will definitely make this dish again!"
"It was ok."
"Great! Made for Christmas brunchI toasted the bagels before chopping up. More toasty flavor!Also added some extra salt and pepper to the eggs."
"I made this for our weekly coffee club and it was a big hit! For convenience sake I used a packaged mix for the sauce and it worked wonderfully....One thing - I used the refrigerated (Bay's) English Muffins, which really added a lot to the flavor!"
"My family loved this!! I can't wait to make it again! I did the hollandaise sauce in the microwave, melt the butter first then add all ingredients and microwave 15 seconds intervals, whisking after each time, 4 to 6 times just until thickened. you don't want to over cook it because it will curdle."
"This was good! I'm always looking for breakfast recipes I can make the night before. I used leftover Thanksgiving ham instead of the Canadian bacon and it was very tasty. My husband likes my regular hollandaise sauce better than this hollandaise recipe so I'll use the old one when I make this casserole again."
"I had to cut this recipe down and only make a 1/3 of it. I used an 8 by 8 dish and baked the casserole the same as the directions read. I did make some modifications to make it lighter and added some fiber. You can find out more details on my blog http://www.apinchofluv.com/wordpress/?s=Eggs+Benedict+&submit=Search!"
"My husband participates in a weekly "men's breakfast bible study" where we spouses often prepare breakfast casseroles for them to take along. Last week was our turn, so I thought this recipe would be something different to try. They (we) loved it! I did make a couple of changes, in that I used Land O'Lakes ham lunch meat in lieu of the Canadian bacon, and then used the prepackaged Hollandaise sauce. We will definitely add this recipe to our favorites list and it is sure to make a repeat performance. Quick and easy, and a nice change from the traditional hashbrown egg casserole."
"I like eggs Benedict, but this just seemed to lack flavor. Maybe because I made it a full 24 hours before I baked it and the muffins were really fluffy. I won't be making this one again."
"This was so easy and delicious. I think I will try this for Christmas morning. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Fabulous and simple. It made for a lovely brunchu"
"Not so good."
"I ran across a trick for the hollaindaise sauce - when you are pouring in the melted butter in the last step of the recipe, leave the milk solids behind and do not add them to the sauce. That helps it stay nice and smooth. The sauce was so amazing. This recipe was a huge hit - my mother in law took my print out of the recipe with her when she left our Mother's Day brunch!"
"Could not have been easier to make. I saw several people say they used a packaged sauce, but I've used those before and this sauce was just as easy to make from scratch and tastes way better!"
"Easy and amazing taste! I made for Easter brunch and the leftovers were even better."
"I made this for my family and it was an instant hit. It's definitely a keeper!"
"This was sooo good! Made if for breakfast for some house guests and it was gone! I would make 1 1/2 times the hollandaise next time."
"To avoid other readers issues, I broiled the muffins before cutting and added salt and pepper to eggs and the sauce. Lots of requests! Very good!"
"This was so good. My kids loved it and asked for it again for lunch. The sauce is a little more tangy than I would like, but maybe it is just the types of mustard I used."
"Any idea's on how to make this a little lower in fat content? Has anyone tried making this with egg substitute? And could anything else be used other than the heavy whipping cream? I'd love to try this, but 19 grams of fat is simply too much. And sorry for the rating, but couldn't post a comment without doing something LOL!!!!"
"I loved this casserole. I made it for Easter breakfast at church and everyone else loved it too. I added some garlic powder, salt, and more smoked paprika to the egg mixture, but other than that, didn't change anything. Since it was being served at a buffet, I just poured the Hollandaise sauce over the top of the entire casserole. I will definitely be making this again."
"Took this to a brunch with fussy people and they all loved it. The only changes I made were that I used a good quality ham, and made my own whole wheat english muffins.I already plan to take it to my next brunch and definitely will serve it Christmas morning instead of my usual "wife saver" casserole"
"I made this on Christmas morning. It was a huge hit! My kids loved it, and I loved not having to slave in the kitchen that morning! I used packaged hollendaise, and it was just fine. I will definately be making this again."
"This casserole is fantastic! Everyone I serveit to loves it, and asks for the recipe. Thank you!!"
"I found this too much trouble for the end result. I was surprised how pale the dish was considering all the eggs used. The sauce was good, but the casserole itself a little tasteless. It would be just as easy to make real eggs benedict with this same sauce."
"This casserole has been a hit every time I make it. It is easy to prepare...I make it even easier by using a packaged Hollandaise sauce to serve with the casserole. It is tasty and easy to serve as well."
"This was fantastic! I will HAVE to make this every Mother's Day from now on..."
"I really liked this. Hubby still prefers traditional Eggs Benedict. I did cheat and made a mock Hollandaise because it was easier."
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"I served this today at a Welcome Coffee I attended. Wonderful recipe. I think I might add a little more onion powder and some white pepper when I make it next (and I will be making it again and again). Thank you Sadie for a wonderful addition to my collection of overnight breakfast casserole recipes."
"I will definitely try this but I wonder if it could be halved so just my husband & I could enjoy it too."
"Very good with rave reviews. Everyone wanted the recipe."
"Our adult children were home for Easter and said we should have this again."
"It was great! We served this for Good Friday brunch to a group of twelve. Good thing we made 2!"
"My family enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have canadian bacon on hand so I ended up using regular bacon- which worked out just fine. The sauce on top was perfect- so, so yummy!"