Healthy Holiday Recipes: Eggs Benedict Casserole with Hollandaise Sauce

This week, we’re continuing  the quest for healthy holiday recipes. With all the sweets and fattening treats around this time of year, it can’t hurt to have a few healthy recipes on hand.

Today we have a decadent, yet easy to prepare breakfast: EGGS BENEDICT CASSEROLE WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

Eggs Benedict Casserole with Hollandaise Sauce

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: medium
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This delicious dish is easy to put together on Christmas morning, or even prepare it the night before, then pop it in the oven in the morning. It's fancy enough to please even the toughest crowd

Ingredients

    THE CASSEROLE

  • 6 English muffins, toasted and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1 large leek, dark green part removed, cut into 1/4-inch half moons
  • 12 ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  •  

    HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

  • 8 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 stick melted butter

Directions

    ** FOR CASSEROLE
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with olive oil and evenly spread toasted English muffins on the bottom.
  3. 3.Heat oil 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and cook until tender. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the bacon, continue to cook until the leeks and bacon begin to brown.
  4. Spread mixture over the English muffins, set aside.
  5. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, dry mustard, cream, chives and cayenne, season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the leeks and bake until the casserole is puffed, golden brown and just set, 40-45 minutes. Garnish with chives.
  6. ** FOR HOLLANDAISE SAUCE Start to make the Hollandaise sauce 10 minutes before the casserole is finished baking. Over a double boiler whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, cream, salt and cayenne. Whisk constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Gradually whisk in the melted butter until emulsified. If the sauce begins to break, whisk in 1 tablespoon of water at a time. Serve sauce over Eggs Benedict Casserole.

Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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