Healthy Hollandaise Sauce

Healthy Hollandaise Sauce

No eggs Benedict is complete without creamy hollandaise sauce; the sauce may even be the best part.

But nothing beats making classic hollandaise sauce from scratch.

This healthy hollandaise sauce recipe is more forgiving than the traditional version and has about half the calories.

Protein-packed Greek yogurt is the base for a creamy, indulgent-tasting sauce.

(If you’re skeptical about yogurt in your hollandaise, trust us – it tastes just like the real deal!)

Hollandaise sauce isn’t just for eggs Benedict — drizzle it over an omelet or frittata, serve as a dipping sauce for artichoke leaves or broccoli tots, or spoon the sauce over fish or chicken.

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Healthy Hollandaise Sauce

No eggs Benedict is complete without hollandaise sauce. This healthy hollandaise sauce recipe has about half the calories than the traditional version.

Course Condiment
Keyword Hollandaise
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each
Calories 76 kcal
Author Beacbhbody


  • Hot water
  • cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard (optional)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper (optional)
  • Ground cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. organic grass-fed butter, melted


  1. Fill large saucepan ¼ full of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; gently boil.
  2. Place a heat-resistant bowl over the saucepan so that it rests snugly like a lid.

  3. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks, and mustard (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
  4. Add yogurt mixture to bowl over saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
  5. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce has cooled.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Hollandaise Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 174mg8%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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