Easy Eggs Benedict with Asparagus

Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day! Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

One of my favorite food philosophies is simple: Add a Veggie. The idea is this: If there is a reasonable way to add a vegetable to a dish, do it! 

So if I’m making spaghetti, I may chop up a red pepper and toss that into the sauce. Cabbage Roll Soup?  Why not include carrot slices!Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

It all derives from a nutrition rule I raised my kids with—count your veggies. When you get to the end of the day, you’d better be able to recite the three veggies and two fruits that you’d eaten. Otherwise, you’ll be having carrot sticks (or apple slices) as a bedtime snack!

Now Eggs Benedict is a classic breakfast or brunch recipe. But wouldn’t it be lovely with asparagus? The answer is yes–even if you’ve already eaten all your veggies!

Step by Step Directions

Snap off the tough asparagus ends and discard, then steam spears until al dente.  Keep warm.

While asparagus is cooking, prepare your favorite hollandaise sauce (or try this easy Immersion Blender Hollandaise).

Toast the English muffins, fry or poach 4 eggs and warm the bacon crumbles if needed. 

Assemble eggs benedict as follows.  Set a muffin half on a plate. Place asparagus next to the muffin and cut in half crosswise.  Leave the tip halves on the plate and place the bottom halves on the muffin.

Top with egg, them hollandaise, then bacon crumbles. You can sauce the asparagus too if you’d like!

Serve immediately.  

Notes and Tips

Eggs Benedict is traditionally made with Canadian bacon (or sometimes ham). But I think the bacon crumbles look so elegant with the asparagus—and are super easy per my tip below!  Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

I buy bags of pre-cooked crumbled bacon which makes any dish with bacon quick and easy. The package is shelf stable until opened, then I store in the freezer and take out whatever amount I need. A few seconds in the microwave and it’s ready to go.

For a vegetarian option, just leave off the bacon. Still rich and delicious! Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

Check out this post for a super easy immersion blender hollandaise. It will make dishes like this (or other recipes like Seafood Oscar) super easy and practical any time! And keep reading for more great brunch recipes below!

Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

Easy Eggs Benedict with Asparagus

Easy Eggs Benedict with Asparagus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Making Eggs Benedict with Asparagus is easy, especially with these tips. Plus, it has a serving of veggies for a special breakfast or brunch any day!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces asparagus
  • 2 English Muffins
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 Tablespoons Hollandaise sauce
  • ¼ cup cooked chopped bacon (omit for vegetarian version)

Instructions

Snap off the tough asparagus ends and discard, then steam spears until al dente.  Keep warm

While asparagus is cooking, prepare your favorite hollandaise sauce (or try this one)

Fry or poach 4 eggs, toast the English Muffins, and warm the bacon crumbles if needed

Assemble eggs benedict as follows.  Set a muffin half on a plate. Place asparagus next to the muffin and cut in half crosswise. Leave the tip halves on the plate and place the bottom halves on the muffin.  Top with egg, them hollandaise, then bacon crumbles.

Serve immediately.  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 324mgSodium: 818mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

 

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22 thoughts on “Easy Eggs Benedict with Asparagus

  1. Raymund

    I agree with your philosophy, adding vegetables makes sure you get the complete food pyramid in one plate. I do this as well, and its not just that added nutrition, it adds colours and texture as well, making it even more special like your eggs benedict.

    1. Inger Post author

      I just did a ton of Steak Oscar and Seafood Oscar with the hollandaise, asparagus and my CSF crab. We’ve been living well this spring!

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Karen. You know we’re going out for Mother’s Day but with all of my kids being here for the occasion, maybe I’ll make this for breakfast Saturday!

    1. Inger Post author

      If I can get a vegetable at breakfast, it make the rest of the day’s meal planning so much easier!

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