Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

12.21.2016

Eggs Benedict Casserole is the perfect holiday breakfast! It’s brimming with salty Canadian bacon, rich eggs, hearty English muffins and it’s finished off with a creamy, flavorful hollandaise sauce. It’s the perfect indulgent, comforting breakfast to serve your loved ones and friends and you’ll love that you do half the prep the night before!

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

The casserole itself is really easy to make (the sauce just requires a little more patience with all the constant whisking). For the casserole you just mix up a quick seasoned custard pour it over the English muffin and Canadian bacon base then just let it rest in the fridge overnight and so it has plenty of time to soak.

Then the following morning take it out of the fridge and warm up the oven and bake it. Who doesn’t love a good make-ahead recipe. Especially on an early morning.

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If you haven’t had eggs Benedict before this is the perfect place to start, and then you might just always go this route anyway since you can cook so many servings together at once – and of course because it’s perfectly delicious!

There aren’t many casseroles that I love and want to make again and again but this one makes the cut.

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole after baking in a white baking dish.

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Canadian bacon
  • English muffins
  • Eggs
  • Seasoning – onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, S&P
  • Milk
  • Chives or parsley

Ingredients for the Hollandaise Sauce

  • Egg yolks
  • Heavy cream
  • Lemon
  • Dijon mustard
  • Unsalted butter
  • Salt, sugar and cayenne pepper

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How to Make Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • Grease baking dish then sprinkle in half of the Canadian bacon, top with English muffin cubes, then remaining Canadian bacon.
  • Whisk together eggs, onion powder garlic powder and paprika, S&P then mix in milk.
  • Pour mixture over casserole, then cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator overnight.
  • The following morning remove it from fridge and let rest while oven preheats to 375.
  • Bake covered with foil 30 minutes, uncover bake until set, about 15 – 20 minutes longer.
  • Serve with hollandaise sauce.

Pouring hollandaise sauce over eggs benedict casserole.

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Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

5 from 2 votes

Eggs Benedict Casserole is the perfect holiday breakfast! It's brimming with salty Canadian bacon, rich eggs, hearty English muffins and it's finished off with a creamy, flavorful hollandaise sauce. It's the perfect indulgent, comforting breakfast to serve your loved ones and friends and you'll love that you do half the prep the night before!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggs Benedict, Hollandaise Sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 oz) pkgs. Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 1 (13 oz) pkg English muffins (6 total), each split and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk (anything but skim)
  • Minced fresh chives or parsley

Hollandaise sauce:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the casserole: Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle half of the Canadian bacon into an even layer in baking dish, top with English muffins, then sprinkle top evenly with remaining half of Canadian bacon.
  2. In a large mixing bowl (preferably one with a pouring spout) whisk together eggs, onion powder garlic powder and paprika vigorously until blended. Mix in a few pinches of salt and pepper and the milk until well blended. 

  3. Slowly and evenly pour egg mixture over casserole working to coat English muffins evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator overnight.
  4. The following morning preheat oven to 375 and remove casserole from refrigerator and let rest while oven is preheating, or for at least 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove plastic wrap then cover casserole dish with foil and bake 30 minutes then uncover and continue to bake until a knife inserted into center of casserole comes out clean, about 15 - 20 minutes longer. 
  6. For the hollandaise sauce: Bring a few inches of water to a light boil in a medium saucepan, reduce to low heat, or a light simmer. 

  7. In glass bowl that's large enough to fit over that same medium saucepan (or double boiler) whisk together egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard. 
  8. Set bowl over simmering water in saucepan (bowl shouldn't touch water) and whisk mixture constantly until it reaches 160 degrees, or coats the back of a spoon. 
  9. Reduce to very low heat and while whisking very slowly pour in melted butter. 
  10. Remove from bowl from saucepan. Add in salt, sugar and cayenne pepper and mix well. Serve casserole warm topped with warm hollandaise sauce and minced herbs.

Recipe Notes

  1. Prepare hollandaise sauce near the end of casserole baking so you can serve them both warm.
  2. Recipe source: adapted from Taste of Home
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 623mg 26%
Potassium 296mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

17 comments

  • Courtney: Do your have let soak over night? Is that really important? Or can it soak for a coupl hours? February 18, 2018 at 5:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: A couple of hours should be okay. February 18, 2018 at 6:52pm Reply

  • Kathy: It is only me & Hubby this year so I will halve the recipe. I’m not a fan of English muffins. Do you think it would work in a crescent toll crust or should I use something denser like French Bread? Sounds delicious! December 18, 2017 at 5:10pm Reply

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