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19 Eggs Benedict Variations Perfect for Brunch

This brunch staple is typically composed of an English muffin, breakfast meat, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce. But these eggs Benedict variations take that combination and get creative, giving the decadent breakfast a new but equally delicious form.

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Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

Legend has it that poached eggs on an English muffin started at Delmonico’s in New York. Here’s my take on this brunch classic, and don’t spare the hollandaise. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

Learn the secret to making easy eggs Benedict.

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Eggs Benedict Baked Potatoes

This is a new way to do breakfast potatoes! This baked potato dish would be eggs-cellent for brunch or a breakfast-for-dinner evening! The options are endless, but one thing’s for sure: Once you get a taste, you’ll want more! —Becky Carver, North Royalton, Ohio
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Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for our Christmas breakfast. But now that I’m cooking, a fussy breakfast isn’t my style. I wanted to come up with a dish I could make ahead that would mimic the flavors of traditional eggs Benedict and would also freeze well. Friends, all I can say is, this one fits the bill! —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, British Columbia
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Twisted Eggs Benedict Salad

Salad for breakfast? Absolutely. You can prep everything except the dressing and chill it overnight. In the morning, dress the salad and poach the eggs. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Be careful you don’t make these egg mistakes!

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Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise Sauce

I've made this recipe for my family every Christmas morning for 10 years—it's a food tradition that we look forward to every year. Part of what makes this dish special is the croissants that make the egg bake extra light and fluffy. —Susan Triplett, Citrus Heights, California
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Creamy Pesto 'n Bacon Eggs Benedict

One of my favorite brunch dishes is eggs Benedict. While I adore the traditional version, I also have fun using other flavors. This is my Italian take using a semi-homemade creamy pesto sauce.—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Egg Baskets Benedict

A little puff pastry turns Canadian bacon and eggs into a tasty update on eggs Benedict. We use a packaged hollandaise or cheese sauce for the finish. —Sally Jackson, Fort Worth, Texas
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Crab Quiche with Hollandaise

I discovered this quiche at a diner during a motorcycle road trip with my husband. It was so amazing, I worked to duplicate it back home. Our family loves the results. —Amy Knight, Lake Linden, Michigan
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Mushroom & Spinach Eggs Benedict

There are so many ways to experiment with eggs Benedict, and this is my favorite version. The earthy flavors of mushroom and spinach blend beautifully in this new twist on an old classic. —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi
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Turkey & Stuffing Eggs Benedict

This is a fun way to enjoy holiday leftovers as if presenting them for the first time. Serve for brunch, with champagne and cranberry juice. —Brittany Allyn, Mesa, Arizona
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Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

My husband and I have a standing breakfast date on Saturday mornings. When we want something fancy, we make Italian-inspired eggs Benedict with pesto and prosciutto. —Jackie Dodd, Los Angeles, California

Have you mastered Hollandaise sauce? Learn exactly how to make it here.

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Crescent Egg Bake with Hollandaise Sauce

What’s better than eggs mixed with bacon and cheese over a fluffy crust and topped with hollandaise sauce? You also can use egg whites instead of yolks if you like. —Gidget Gorgone, Mableton, Georgia
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Poached Eggs & Polenta

We have a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg where I serve creative dishes like these poached eggs with polenta, our twist on eggs Benedict.—Paulette Lee, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

If you don’t love ’em poached, learn how to cook eggs every different way.

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Eggs Benedict Burgers

To feed my daughter’s hungry cowboy friends after a rodeo, I created these with leftover burgers, hollandaise and bacon. They were a huge hit! —Bonnie Geavaras-Bootz, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reuben Eggs Benedict

When it comes to food, two of my all-time favorites are Reuben sandwiches and eggs Benedict. So naturally I combined them into this incredible breakfast dish. I serve mine with bacon on the side, but hash browns and fresh fruit go great, too! —Jessica Rehs, Akron, Ohio
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Eggs Florentine

I wanted to impress my family with a holiday brunch, but keep it healthy, too. So I lightened up the hollandaise sauce in a classic egg recipe. No one could believe this tasty dish was good for them!
—Bobbi Trautman of Burns, Oregon
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Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat from the jalapenos and also that the avocado sauce is a healthier substitute for the usual hollandaise sauce. —Kara Scow, McKinney, Texas
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Eggs Benedict Casserole

Here's a casserole as tasty as eggs Benedict, but without the hassle. Simply assemble the ingredients ahead, and bake it the next morning for an elegant breakfast or brunch. —Sandie Heindel, Liberty, Missouri
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Eggs Benedict with Dill Sauce

Here's an extra special way to make Eggs Benedict— this recipe has all the richness but the sauce is much easier to make than a traditional Hollandaise.—Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.

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