If you love Eggs Benedict but dislike the fuss, this easy eggs Benedict casserole is the answer. It can be prepared the night before and is popular at any brunch gathering.
Eggs Benedict Casserole
Eggs Benedict is my weak-in-the-knees obsession whenever I go out for brunch at a restaurant. The crisp English muffin, smoky Canadian bacon, syrupy yolk, and creamy Hollandaise sauce is worth waking up for.
However, eggs Benedict is not famous for being the quickest thing to whip up at home (unless you’ve nailed down these perfect poached eggs that can be made in advance, which we make happen on the regular.)
We won’t raise a brow if you jump and shout in excitement over the discovery of this Eggs Benedict Casserole that can be prepared the night before. Nobody gets mad about delicious breakfast casseroles that can be pre-assembled.
Eggs Benedict Casserole is about to become one of your favorite plan-ahead dishes for brunch gatherings….even if the guest list is simply your hungry family. Bonus: never forget breakfast for dinner.
Breakfast Casserole with Eggs Benedict flavors
This Eggs Benedict casserole is loaded with all the classic Benedict flavors. Of course, you’ll note that the eggs here are fully cooked and therefore won’t be identical to the runny-egged original (for your eaters who crave gooey yolks, we highly recommend placing a poached egg on top of their portions – they can also be made in advance.)
Think of this breakfast casserole like a savory egg bake that includes the players of Eggs Benedict: Canadian bacon, English muffins, eggs, and homemade Hollandaise sauce.
About Canadian Bacon
Canadian bacon isn’t bacon as most of us know it. Rather, it’s a cut of bacon that includes lean pork loin and has very little fat. It’s typically cured, smoked, and sliced into thick medallions.
Canadian bacon gives this dish plenty of savory, smoky flavor without the fat. If you can’t source it from your grocery store, you can substitute with ham. Just slice it into thin, bite-size pieces to use in this recipe.
Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise sauce is a rich, creamy sauce with gravy-like consistency. It’s a popular choice for drizzling over eggs Benedict, poached eggs, or any breakfast bake that’s similar to this Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole.
The flavor profile:
- Buttery, thanks to melted butter – nothing but real butter should be used.
- Mildly tangy, from the juice of fresh lemons
- Hint of kick, courtesy of Dijon mustard and fresh black pepper
Not all sauces include heavy cream, but it’s included in this recipe to help thin out the sauce while still keeping it creamy.
Tip: readers have suggested doubling the sauce, so you’ll have extra sauce to drizzle on top of individual slices when serving. We love this idea.
More Eggs to bake and to eat:
- Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole
- Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole