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Quick Hollandaise Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


about 1 cup

Perfect over asparagus, eggs or even meats, poultry and seafood, this basic Hollandaise Sauce from our Test Kitchen is a cinch to prepare.
Quick Hollandaise Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  1. In a double boiler over simmering water, constantly whisk egg yolks, water and lemon juice until mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 174 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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