Light Eggs Benedict Recipe
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Light Eggs Benedict Recipe

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This mock hollandaise sauce is smooth and creamy and much healthier than the regular version. Rebecca Baird — Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter-flavored sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 216 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 252mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown bacon on both sides; remove and keep warm.
  2. Place 2-3 in. of water in a large skillet with high sides. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer; holding the cup close to the surface of the water, slip each egg into water. Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the flour, salt, mustard and cayenne. Gradually stir in milk and evaporated milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of sauce into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter-flavored sprinkles and lemon juice.
  5. With a slotted spoon, lift each egg out of the water. Top each muffin half with a slice of bacon, an egg and 2 tablespoons sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Molly McButter. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Originally published as Eggs Benedict in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p28

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rfloydrn User ID: 6144626 128729
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"not bad, but the picture shows 2 slices of meat - deceptive"

wiscook User ID: 1143528 110098
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"good tasty, easy, especially if you cook eggs in a microwave egg cooker."

Terri Ann User ID: 2722976 186921
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"We love eggs benedict for breakfast, but

not spicey food; so I took a short cut and
used Knorr Hollandaise Sauce Mix. Yummy
every time I make this dish!!"

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 190890
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Overall very good. The sauce seemed quite spicy and might have been missing something else. Next time I'll chop up the canadian bacon too, it made it kind of hard to eat. But still very good and impressive dish."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3913704 176447
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"We weren't huge fans of the sauce, and I do normally like Hollandaise..."

swinny User ID: 1858482 171395
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"I just finished eating this for breakfast and it is delicious. I did not have any canadian bacon so I just used a slice of turkey bacon and a sandwhich thin. Also no butter sprinkles but I sprayed butter on top and it was very tasty :)"

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