This rich and creamy keto hollandaise sauce recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes. It’s the perfect addition to any meal, whether you’re looking to add a bit of luxury to your breakfast eggs, or want to dress up your dinner fish or steak. And because it’s low in carbs and full of healthy fats, it’s a great option for those on the keto diet.
Keto Hollandaise sauce Recipe
Keto Hollandaise Sauce is a delicious, healthy sauce that you’re going to love. It’s perfect for keto diets and anyone looking for a healthier option. You won’t believe how easy it is to make this sauce – and how good it tastes. Serve it over eggs, chicken, fish, or steak for a meal that will impress your friends and family.
While this traditional french sauce is made by hand with a whisk using a double boiler that way of making it is not for me. I am sure my friend who lives in France will roll his eyes when he reads this blog post. When he sees that I am using a blender to make it but I have found that when using a blender I don’t mess it up.
Many times when I have tried the hand whisk way it has been a disaster so in my house we skip the traditional way and use this easy foolproof method. It also takes much less time using a blender than it does to whisk the sauce over a double boiler and I am all about saving as much time as I can.
I enjoy having restaurant quality food at home and it doesn’t take much to enjoy fancy food at home if you have the right recipes. This hollandaise recipe is one that I have been making for years. It is easy to make and tastes just like it was served at a restaurant.
Keto Breakfast Recipes
- Keto sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches
- Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast casserole
- Keto sausage gravy
- Keto eggs benedict
- Keto Biscuits and gravy
- Gingerbread keto waffles
- Chaffle breakfast sandwich
What is Hollandaise sauce?
Hollandaise sauce is a rich, creamy sauce that is often used as a topping for eggs. It is made with egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice. The flavors come together to taste rich and luxurious – without being too heavy. The sauce should be thick and creamy.
Is Hollandaise Sauce the Same as Béarnaise Sauce
Béarnaise sauce is very similar to hollandaise sauce. Both are made with egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice. The main difference between the two is that béarnaise also includes fresh herbs such as tarragon or chervil and shallots.
Is hollandaise sauce keto?
Yes, typically hollandaise sauce is keto. It is made with egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice – all keto-friendly ingredients. Each serving provides a good amount of healthy fats so it is a perfect addition to your low carb meal plan.
This sauce is not only a rich and flavorful sauce that has many uses. It is the perfect sauce to make and use for dishes when you want to add extra flavors while you are eating a low-carb diet. This sauce is low in carbs, as the main ingredient is raw eggs and butter with just lemon juice,
How to Fix a Broken Sauce
If your hollandaise sauce breaks, don’t worry – it’s easy to fix. Simply whisk in a bit of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce comes back together. Adding water slowly is the key because you do not need to use a lot of water.
Can you use an immersion blender or a Stick Blender?
Yes! While in this recipe we are using a blender, that is mainly because that is an appliance most people have. Not everyone has a stick blender or an immersion blender, however if you do that will be the easiest way to make this sauce.
How to Use Hollandaise Sauce?
While the most well-known way to use a keto hollandaise sauce is with eggs benedict (which is traditionally made with an English muffin, poached egg, and Canadian bacon, but we have a delicious keto eggs benedict that is made with cauliflower hashbrowns that you for sure need to try), there are many other ways to use it as well.
- Use as a sauce with salmon. If you are grilling salmon or baking salmon add an extra flavor touch by topping it with hollandaise sauce.
- Use with steak. We love steak in our housed – grilled steaks, baked steak and air fried steaks and adding this easy hollandaise sauce recipe on top gives it an extra special touch.
- On top of veggies. Just about any roasted or sauteed veggies will work with this sauce. Most preferred in our house is on top of broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower.
- On top of omelets. Omelets are tasty on their own but add some of this delicious buttery sauce and you can take a regular omelet to the top! Be sure to check out some of our favorite omelet recipes include ham and cheese omelet and tomato basil omelet.
- Use with seafood. Scallops, lobster, and clams all taste even more amazing when they are topped with this delicious velvety sauce.
- On top of eggs. Scrambled or sunny side up are great options. You can also pour this sauce on top of ham and egg muffins.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftover hollandaise sauce will last in the fridge for up to 2 days. Simply store it in a jar or container with a lid. When you’re ready to use it, give it a good stir. You may need to add a bit of water to thin it out as it will thicken up when stored.
How to Reheat Hollandaise sauce
While I do not recommend having leftovers as this recipe is best served freshly made if you have leftovers no one wants to waste them. There are a few different ways to reheat this sauce. It is important that when you are reheating the sauce that you do not cook the eggs that are in it, so you must watch the sauce carefully when you are reheating it.
- Reheat on the stove. Using a heavy bottom pan and the stove heat on as low heat as you can put it pour the sauce into the pan. While the sauce is heating up stir constantly while it is on the stove and remove the sauce from the heat as soon as it is warm.
- Reheat in the microwave. This is not a method i recommend but if you have to use this method use the microwave at 50% and heat in 15 second intervals mixing each time until it is heated. You can add a little bit of hot water before heating it in the microwave to help with the egg yolks from cooking while heating the sauce in the microwave.
- Reheat with a bowl of warm water. The best way I have found to reheat the sauce is to use a warm water bath and put the container with the lid on it in a warm water bath and leave it for 10 minutes, shake the container or stir the container and then change the water for more warm water and put it in the water again until it is room temperature.
The best way to reheat hollandaise sauce is in a double boiler. Simply place the sauce in the top part of the double boiler and heat it over simmering water until it’s warm. I do not recommend heating it the in microwave because you do not want to cook the eggs that are in it.
How Long Does Hollandaise Last?
Hollandaise sauce will last in the fridge for up to 2 days. Store it in a jar or container with a lid.
Tips for making this recipe
Make sure the butter is hot. It is VERY important that the butter is hot.
Separate the eggs while they are cold. When you are separating the egg yolk from the egg it is easier to do when the eggs are cold. Once they are separated store the egg yolks in a bowl on the counter until they are room temperature.
Room temperature egg yolks. Room temperature egg yolks are best to use because they are closer in temperature to the hot butter, it will make combining the 2 easier.
Use a blender or an immersion blender. You can use a blender or an immersion blender, if you are using an immersion blender be sure that the jar or container you are using to mix it has a flat bottom so the blades of the hand mixer can blend the ingredients properly from the bottom of the container. I personally like to use a large mason jar when making the sauce and using the hand mixer.
When adding the butter to the egg mixture keep it on high speed. It is important that the speed of the blender or immersion blender is at high speed when you are mixing the egg mixture with the hot butter or your mixture will not incorporate and the sauce will be separated and chunky which is not what you want.
Pour the butter in slowly. If you pour the butter in too fast it will cause the sauce to separate.
Thin sauce with hot water. If the sauce is to thick add a little bit of hot water to thin the sauce if needed, be careful not to make the sauce to thin, you want it to be on the thicker side.
Low Carb Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients
- raw egg yolks from large eggs. You can use jumbo eggs as well, but if you are using small or medium sized eggs there may not be enough yolk to make the sauce.
- lemon juice.
- salt. Sometimes I only add a pinch of salt depending on what I am serving this sauce with, but if you are wanting a bit of a saltier taste you can add a tiny bit more salt.
- cayenne pepper. You can omit this, but I think it adds the perfect amount of kick, but you only need just a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- butter melted and hot. It is important that the butter is hot and fully melted. You can also use ghee, store bought or homemade ghee will work in this recipe. I prefer to melt the butter in the microwave in a pyrex measuring glass but you can heat it over medium heat on the stove until it is fully melted and hot.
How to Make Keto Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
In a blender add the raw eggs yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper. Blend on medium for 5 to 10 seconds, just until the ingredients are combined.
Melt the butter in the microwave and make sure it is hot.
Turn your blender to high speed and slowly stream in the hot melted butter into the egg yolk mixture. If you add the butter in too fast or if it’s not hot you will end up with a separated sauce.
Easy Keto Recipes
Keto Hollandaise Sauce
Low Carb Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup butter melted and hot
- Melt the butter in the microwave.
- In a blender add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne. Blend on high for 5 to 10 seconds until combined.
- Turn your blender down to medium speed and slowly stream in the hot butter.
- If you add the butter in too fast or if it’s not hot you will end up with a separated sauce.
- Serve low-carb Hollandaise sauce warm.