Crab Benedict on Lemon-Chive Biscuits
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Eggs Benedict are perfect for Mother’s Day brunch—and these eggs Benedict recipes are also easy, so you can whip them up and spend some quality time with mom (even if that is via Zoom this year).

Mother’s Day brunch is tricky. You want to honor Mom with something luxurious, but it can’t be so elaborate you’re stuck fussing in the kitchen while she nurses a mimosa out in the dining room. Eggs Benedict is the kind of celebration dish that seems intimidating, but doesn’t have to be. We came up with five variations on eggs Benedict that only look complicated (read: They’ll impress mom without stressing you out). You’ll enjoy the ease of biscuits and gravy with the elegance of a fancy brunch mainstay.

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

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Go with a classic version made easy with blender hollandaise, or step it up with smoked salmon, seared steak and béarnaise, fresh crab and lemon-chive biscuits, or asparagus and leeks with a French goat cheese sauce. Mom will love how they taste. Even better, she’ll love the way you put it all together just for her.

This year, of course, is different—most of us shouldn’t be making a visit to our moms this Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still connect if we’re not already sharing a space during quarantine. Share these recipes with her ahead of time and you can each make your favorite version before you hop on a video chat to have a virtual brunch.

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Poached Egg Primer

If you don’t think you can get the hang of poaching eggs, you can try this hack that has you gently bake the eggs in a muffin tin—or just compromise with our Egg-in-a-Nest Benedict Sandwiches recipe—but it’s really not as hard you might think.

Check out our how-to video for a walk-through if you need it:


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And remember, you can hold poached eggs in the fridge for a day or two, which gives you plenty of time to practice, and makes things even easier on the day of, so you can spend it as it should be: hanging out with your mom.

Eggs Benedict Recipes

Put your newfound knowledge to work in one of these recipes:

Classic Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict with easy blender hollandaise sauce

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Not only can all the component parts of this breakfast be made ahead, but the hollandaise comes together in a blender, no whisking required! Get our Classic Eggs Benedict recipe.

Steak and Eggs Benedict with Béarnaise Sauce

steak and eggs Benedict

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Similarly, the béarnaise sauce in this recipe is finished in the blender, and the ham is swapped out for steak for an even more substantial brunch. Get our Steak and Eggs Benedict with Béarnaise Sauce recipe.

Crab Benedict on Lemon-Chive Biscuits

Crab Benedict on Lemon-Chive Biscuits

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Toasting English muffins is easy, but making simple, free-form lemon-chive biscuits isn’t much more difficult. They make a particularly lovely partner for delicate, sweet crab meat and that buttery blender hollandaise. Get our Crab Benedict on Lemon-Chive Biscuits recipe.

Related Reading: Where to Buy the Best Seafood for Mother’s Day Brunch

Asparagus Benedict with Chèvre-Dijon Sauce

asparagus eggs Benedict

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If your mom doesn’t eat meat (or was always telling you to eat your veggies), make her this vegetarian Benedict with fresh spring asparagus and a rich goat cheese and mustard sauce that’s a snap to put together. Get our Asparagus Benedict with Chèvre-Dijon Sauce recipe.

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

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Smoked salmon goes beyond the bagel. Paired up with that easy blender hollandaise and a perfectly runny yolk, it’s a treat mom won’t soon forget. Get our Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict recipe.

Make Ahead Note

If you do poach your eggs ahead of time, here’s how to gently rewarm them just before you assemble your Benedict:


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