Vegetarian Eggs Benedict


Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

Egg-citing Veggie Benedict

Vegetarian cuisine is all about using fresh and healthy ingredients to create delicious and nutritious meals. This vegetarian version of the classic Eggs Benedict dish is a perfect example of how you can adapt traditional recipes to suit your dietary preferences without compromising on taste.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Lacto-vegetarian, Ovo-vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian

Eggs, Dairy

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Keto


This vegetarian version of Eggs Benedict replaces the traditional ham or bacon with sautéed spinach and mushrooms. The hollandaise sauce is also made using vegetarian-friendly ingredients. We alse have the original recipe for Eggs Benedict, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 32g (18g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 26g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.2g


  1. 1.
    In a large skillet, sauté the spinach and mushrooms until tender.
  2. 2.
    In a double boiler, melt the butter.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  4. 4.
    Slowly pour the melted butter into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  5. 5.
    Place the bowl over the double boiler and continue whisking until the hollandaise sauce thickens.
  6. 6.
    Poach the eggs in a separate pot of boiling water.
  7. 7.
    To assemble, place the toasted English muffins on a plate, top with the sautéed spinach and mushrooms, followed by the poached eggs, and finally drizzle with the hollandaise sauce.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Spinach — Make sure to wash the spinach thoroughly before using it to remove any dirt or debris.
  • Hollandaise sauce — Be sure to whisk the hollandaise sauce constantly to prevent it from curdling.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the poached eggs perfectly, crack each egg into a small bowl or ramekin before adding it to the boiling water.
  • If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water instead.

Serving advice

Serve the Eggs Benedict hot and garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or chives.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Eggs Benedict on a large platter and drizzle the hollandaise sauce over the top for a beautiful presentation.