5 Minute Hollandaise Sauce

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Cold, creamy, nutritious and delicious. Perfect smoothie to drink every morning for breakfast this summer.
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Hollandaise sauce is a classic French sauce that’s rich, buttery, and tangy. It’s most commonly used as a topping for the brunch favorite, Eggs Benedict, but it’s also delicious on vegetables, seafood, and other breakfast dishes. Making hollandaise sauce from scratch may seem intimidating, but this easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through the process to make a perfect hollandaise sauce every time.

This quick and easy recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, including egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice, to create a velvety and flavorful sauce that’s sure to impress. The key to making hollandaise sauce is to whisk the ingredients together over gentle heat to create a thick and creamy emulsion. With a little practice, you’ll be able to make this sauce in no time, and it will elevate any meal to the next level.


5 Minute Hollandaise Sauce

The best part about this hollandaise sauce recipe is that it's versatile and can be adjusted to your taste preferences. You can add different herbs or spices, such as tarragon or cayenne pepper, to customize the flavor. It's a perfect topping for any meal, whether it's a leisurely weekend brunch or a special occasion breakfast. So, grab your whisk and get ready to impress your guests with this delicious and easy hollandaise sauce recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter substitute butter for ghee if you are on Whole30
  • 3 egg yolks separate the egg yolks from the egg whites
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  • Melt the unsalted butter (or ghee) in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds.
  • Add the separated eggs yolks along with the lemon juice, cayenne, dijon mustard, and salt into a food processor (or into a bowl for an immersion blender) and blend for 10 seconds until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • With the processor (or immersion blender) running on low/medium speed, slowly pour the melted butter (or ghee) into the mixture until the sauce is emulsified.
  • Pour the hollandaise into a small bowl or container and serve while warm over eggs benedict or your favorite dish of choice.
Keyword Hollandaise, Sauce

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