Monday, March 25, 2013

Eggs Benedict Casserole

When we have house guest for the weekend or when we are just having a special brunch for any occasion I just love to serve this great Eggs Benedict Casserole. When we think of Eggs Benedict, usually it means very formal and labor intensive, this recipe can be casual or formal and it not labor intensive.  It is a great casserole that makes a great presentation with a Hollandaise Sauce that has fabulous flavor.  This is a dish that can be made a head of time and even frozen for latter use. I am very happy to share it with you today.

Eggs Benedict Casserole


Eggs Benedict Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From The Casserole Queens
Serves 8
Ingredients
1 tablespoon Olive Oil, plus more for the pan
6 English Muffins, split and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large leek, white and light green part only, cut into 1/4 inch thick half moons
12 oz Canadian Bacon, chopped
6 large eggs plus 8 large egg yolks, room temperature
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus  more for serving
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Directions
On a cookie sheet toast the English Muffin pieces in a 425 degree oven until lightly toasted about 12 minutes
Remove the toasted English Muffin pieces to a oil coated 9X13 baking dish
In a medium skillet heat the oil and add the leek, cook on medium heat until leek is clear
Add the chopped Canadian Bacon to the leeks and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the whole eggs, milk, dry mustard, chives, 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/2 teaspoon each cayenne, salt and pepper.  
Pour the egg mixture over the leek and bacon mixture
Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 50 minutes until casserole is puffed and a sliver knife comes out clean
For The Hollandaise
Melt the butter
In a glass or metal mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon Mustard, remaining 1/2 cup of cream, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 
Place the mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and cook the egg mixture,whisking constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a sliver spoon.  This will take 3 to 4 minutes
Reduce heat to low, and still whisking constantly, gradually add the melted butter
Pour into serving container
Recipe Tips
When freezing individual servings we packaged the serving with a small packet of the Hollandaise inside the bag with the serving.  When the serving is thawed  a serving of sauce is ready to be served on top to complete a very flavorful serving of Eggs Benedict.  These individual servings are just great for a lunch or a really quick breakfast.


This Is A Great Casserole For a Buffet Table


Can Be Served Without The Sauce
or


With The Sauce

It Is Great Either Way
Enjoy!

I am so excited that you could come over today and enjoy this lovely brunch with us.  We always look forward to your visits, they are always special.  Have a fabulous week and come back to see us really soon!
Peace and Joy

21 comments:

  1. I looks GREAT
    Just looking at the casserole and I'm hungry
    I've never had such a casserole and I should try it, although without the bacon (it's forbidden for us).

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    1. Thanks Winnie, I think it would be just as good without the bacon. Thanks for stopping by.
      Miz Helen

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  2. Mmm...perfect for weekend brunches!

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    1. Thanks Belinda, hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  3. This would be a great hit a the Easter brunch, and so much easier than individual ones. Great pictures too - really pretty for the table. Thanks for sharing this. We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if your brought this over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-8/

    Have a wonderful week,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda, hope to see you later. Have a great week!
      Miz Helen

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  4. Hello!
    Just wanted to share that I have a recipe party going on over at Man Approved Diet. I'd love for you to stop by and bring a dish to share!
    Sarah
    http://manapproveddiet.com/2013/03/25/the-return-of-man-approved-monday/

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  5. My husband LOVES eggs benedict, and my last attempt was less than stellar. This looks like something I can manage. Thank you for sharing. So creative!

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  6. Yum! I have heard of egg benedict casserole and have been anxiously awaiting a recipe! yours sounds wonderful, thanks Miz Helen!
    Jenna

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  7. This was an eye catcher. This looks absolutely delicious. Pinned. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-strawberry-cream-omelet/

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  8. This is stunning! I am especially excited to make the Hollandaise sauce though!

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  9. This looks so good! Anything with eggs...I love it! Swinging through with the Inspire me Monday Hop!
    Nicky
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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  10. I would like this wonderful Eggs Benedict casserole either with or without the hollandaise, Miz Helen. It sounds delicious! What a great breakfast idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  11. One word...FANTASTIC! Thanks for linking this to the Weekend Potluck Miz Helen, I cannot wait to try it. Ho!
    ~Kim

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  12. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #10!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this week that just went LIVE for the weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  13. Congrats! You are one of our featured dishes today at Weekend Potluck!
    Come on over and grab an I was Featured button from my sidebar.
    Happy Friday!
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  14. Oops, a link might be helpful! :) http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/cheesy-bbq-casserole-weekend-potluck-61/

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  15. Brunch looks delicious! My family loves anything I do using eggs, so I know they will love this too! Thank you for sharing your recipes at the Shady Porch! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, D

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  16. I make a casserole for our ladies brunch once a month -- this would be a welcome addition. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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  17. This looks so good, what a great idea to turn this favorite into a casserole, yummy!
    Pinning to try, thanks!
    Jenna

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Miz Helen

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