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Buttery hollandaise sauce in a white ramekin dish

Microwave Hollandaise Sauce

Real, buttery hollandaise sauce... made in the microwave in just a few minutes! This rich sauce is so delicious and easy to make, it's almost too good to be true.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield:6 servings


  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice to taste


  • Cut butter into four pieces and place in 1-quart glass bowl. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on high until almost melted, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until completely melted.
  • Separate eggs. Beat yolks well with whisk or fork, then stir into melted butter. Add cream and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to egg mixture. Stir well.
  • Microwave uncovered mixture on high until just slightly thick, 1-2 minutes, stopping every 20 seconds to stir with whisk or fork. Remove from microwave and stir in extra lemon juice if desired.


  • This process heats the egg yolks, meaning they're not raw and are safe to consume during pregnancy.


Serving Size: 1serving | Calories: 243kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 35mg | Total Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 937IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe By:Cheryl Malik