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Need a super easy, go-to, special breakfast? These Mock Eggs Benedict are amazingly simple and surprisingly delicious! Perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any brunch!

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I love quick and easy egg dishes…I don’t know about you, but I never have much time to make a fancy breakfast dish, hence (I love that word!) this is the perfect recipe! Try it for a family brunch, a potluck or a special weekend breakfast.

Mock Eggs Benedict

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I’ve made this recipe for years and once people try it, it’s always a requested recipe! Sometimes people are a bit afraid of it, since the creamy, cheesy mixture can make the eggs appear gooey and unbaked, but, I assure you once your yolks are cooked, the whites are also done and you’ve got a cheesy, eggy, hammy square of deliciousness to serve alone or on top of a toasted english muffin.

Creamy, Cheesy, Egg-y, and so Canadian Bacon-y!

You can easily customize this recipe for the number of servings needed; I typically make 6 servings, but often double for a potluck or a large crowd using a 13×9 inch pan. 

6 simple ingredients!

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Start by spraying your pan with spray oil. Use a 9×9 square baking dish for 6 servings or a 9×13 pan for 12 (remember to double the ingredients if you are making for 12).

Layer Canadian bacon to pan, roughly spacing so you can put one egg on top of each slice. They will overlap some.

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Add your shredded cheese and then make a small “nest” for each egg in the cheese.

PREP THIS AHEAD OF TIME

At this point, the dish may be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight  for faster morning prep, if desired. 

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Crack your eggs into the center of each little “nest”.  I need age spot cream, or a filter! HA!cracking eggs for Mock Eggs Benedict | www.thefreshcooky.com #mockeggsbenedict #eggdish #eggsbenedict

Evenly pour your heavy cream over the eggs and cheese, aren’t these measuring cups so cute? 

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Sprinkle on a little sea salt and pepper.

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Dash on a few sprinkles of smoked paprika (or regular) just before baking.

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Bake at 425ºF for 10 minutes, remove from oven and grate on a little fresh parmesan cheese.

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Return to oven and continue baking for 8-12 more minutes, until egg yolks are set. Center will still be jiggly, don’t worry it’s just the cream and cheese mixture, as long as your yolks are firm the whites will be as well.

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Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Toast several english muffins and butter if desired.

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Serve eggs by scooping under each piece of Canadian Bacon and serving over the top of toasted english muffin.

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Enjoy!

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Yield: 6 servings

Mock Eggs Benedict

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple egg dish, perfect for a special weekend, potluck or special brunch. Melting with creamy cheesy goodness, a low carb, high taste easy dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 thin Canadian bacon slices
  • 6 oz shredded Swiss, Gruyere or Italian cheese (Any strong cheese is good)
  • 6 large eggs (adjust to number of people)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons cup grated Parmesan cheese (not necessary but a nice touch)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (smoked is really nice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place Canadian bacon in a single layer in a lightly greased 9x9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, making little nests for the eggs to rest.
  3. At this point, may be covered and refrigerated and finished in the morning.
  4. Break eggs over cheese, into little nest spaces, spacing evenly. Pour whipping cream over eggs, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika.
  6. Bake additional 8-10 minutes or until set. Sauce will be loose, but make sure eggs are firm. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Divide into portions and serve over toasted english muffins. Easily doubles, just use a 13x9 inch pan.

Notes

© 2018 | This recipe for Mock Eggs Benedict was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 316mgSodium: 1422mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 40g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate.

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