Pretender Eggs Benedict with Asparagus, Bacon, Ham, and Swiss Cheese

Jane Whittaker


If you want to make your own Hollandise sauce, go ahead, but I was feeling frisky this AM and used a packet of Knorr Holandaise sauce mix instead.

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30 Min
15 Min


  • 2 medium
    english muffins, split in 2, and buttered
  • 4 slice
    swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 slice
    bacon, fried crisp, and put on paper towels to drain
  • 4 oz
    ham, sliced thin, deli ham is good for this
  • 4 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 12 medium
    spears cooked asparagus. you will want the spear ends here, cut into 2 inches long
  • 1 pkg
    knorr hollandaise sauce
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Pretender Eggs Benedict with Asparagus, Bacon, Ham, and Swiss Cheese


  1. You will need to have something to cook the eggs in the microwave in that make them a perfect size for the muffins. I bought mine at Wally World. They are plastic, and open up on a hinge.
  2. Split muffins and toast to your liking, butter them.
  3. Put one slice of Swiss on each muffin, break the bacon in 3 pieces, put on Swiss, put one slice of ham on top of the bacon.
  4. Spray the container you are going to cook your eggs in with non stick spray.
  5. Put one egg in each container, and whip, add 1 teaspoon cream to each egg and whip. Put 3 cut spears of asparagus on top, salt and pepper
  6. Put each egg in microwave and cook 1 minute.
  7. Meanwhile make Hollandaise to package directions using the 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup butter.
  8. Place each egg on each muffin, and cover with Hollandaise.

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About Pretender Eggs Benedict with Asparagus, Bacon, Ham, and Swiss Cheese

Course/Dish: Eggs Meat Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Collection: More Favorite Recipes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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