30 Second Hollandaise Sauce

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Lightly steamed asapragus with 30-second Hollandaise sauce

A 30 Second Hollandaise Sauce made quick and creamy with your immersion blender — no cutting corners, either, this is the authentic stuff!

I’m in love with my immersion blender, is there anything it can’t do?.  You better get steaming those skinny asparagus or poaching your runny eggs, —  this amazing sauce is ready!  And the next time somebody tells you that to make real Hollandaise you have to drizzle clarified butter while you whisk egg yolks until your hand cramps, send them this way, I’ll set ’em straight.  You can get the same unbelievably thick creamy result in a mason jar using your stick blender.  This is part four of a series of 30 second condiments that all started with my 30 SECOND MAYONNAISE  I know the French have their Mother Sauces, but I prefer my 30 second versions and I’ll tell you something, I think the immersion blender does a better job in most cases…this Hollandaise is super silky and stable.

To do this you simply put three large egg yolks into a wide mouthed mason jar, and add a touch of salt, some lemon juice, and a stick of melted butter.  Insert your immersion blender and blend.  That’s it, it takes just a few seconds.  It’s fun…and amazing.

It’s actually almost identical to making mayonnaise, except in this case you use butter, not oil.  The high speed of the blender blades creates an emulsion with the egg yolks serving as stabilizers.  It’s the same principle as salad dressing, where if you blend vigorously enough, you’ll create an emulsion with the oil and vinegar that won’t separate.

The sauce is actually quite thick right from the jar.  I thinned mine with more fresh lemon juice for spooning over my asparagus.

TIP: If you’re having trouble getting the sauce to thicken for any reason, try adding in one of the egg whites and blend again.  It’ll do the trick!

Once you’ve mastered this easy method, you have to try my EGGS BENEDICT QUICHE, a perfect showcase for hollandaise sauce!

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I use my IMMERSION BLENDER a lot in my kitchen.  I have always used it to blend soups etc. right in the pot, but I have to say that ever since I discovered how easy it is to make HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE and sauces like this hollandaise, it’s become one of my most beloved tools.  It’s not expensive, it’s very easy to clean because the top screws right off for rinsing, and it has a solid, heavy feel to it.

30 Second Hollandaise Sauce
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30 Second Hollandaise Sauce


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) butter


  1. Put the egg yolks, salt, and lemon juice in the bottom of a wide mouthed mason jar.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and let cool slightly.
  3. Add the melted butter to the mason jar and immediately insert your immersion blender and blend for several seconds until the sauce is thick and creamy. As you are blending gently lift the blender slightly so you get all the liquid emulsified.
  4. Taste to adjust the seasonings. You can add more lemon juice or even water to thin the sauce if it is too thick.


  • The wide mouthed mason jar is the perfect vessel for this.  If your immersion blender came with a jar, that will work too.  You need a small enough container so that everything emulsifies at once, and you need the wide mouth so the blender can maneuver properly.
  • You can add a bit of mustard to the jar before blending if you like, or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • If you are uncomfortable using raw eggs, use pasteurized eggs, they are available in most large supermarkets these days.  Pasteurized eggs have been heated briefly to a temperature that kills any dangerous bacteria but doesn’t ‘cook’ the egg.  You can use them just like you would regular eggs.
  • I found this sauce kept well in the fridge, but use within a few days.


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    October 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Just made this and it turn out great. It was very easy compared to old method which included a lot of whisking. Thank you.

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      October 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      You hit it on the head Dianne, this saves so much effort and gives the same result.

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    August 23, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Can you heat the hollondaise after to cook the eggs slightly?

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      August 24, 2018 at 5:41 am

      I would guess you could, but you’d have to do it VERY gently to avoid breaking the sauce.

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    June 25, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I tried the recipe this morning on my eggs. There was a little too much lemon for my taste, so I’ll cut that down next time. Do you have suggestions for add ins to change up the taste a little?

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      June 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      I’m thinking cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste, adobo sauce, mustard…

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    June 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I just made this in my nutribullet and it came out so creamy and delicious, it was even warm when I removed the lid. This recipe will definitely be my go-to!

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      June 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Good to know about the nutribullet ~ maybe I need to pick one up.

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    June 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I made this because I was intrigued about using my immersion blender. The taste was great, however, it didn’t get as thick as I would have liked. Maybe next time I’ll leave out the water? This is so much easier than using a blender. I’ll try it again to see if I made some mistake. Like I said, it tasted great on asparagus!

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      June 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      I would only add water if your sauce came out too thick, Jane, so definitely don’t add any to the recipe before you see how your sauce turns out, that could have been the issue.

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    Jennifer Jones
    April 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I made this recipe and put it on asparagus and it was fantastic. My family loves it and wants me to make it for breakfast. Thank you for posting it.

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      April 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, and if you’re thinking of using this for breakfast, check out my eggs Benedict quiche with hollandaise sauce, here. :)

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    February 23, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Hi! I was so excited to try this, as we love hollandaise sauce. Unfortunately, my sauce never thickened at all, even with an egg white added in. Do you know what could have been the problem? I followed the recipe to a T. Thank you in advance for any direction! :)

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      February 23, 2018 at 7:23 am

      I’ve made this many times, both with my immersion blender, and my Vitamix, Amanda, and the only thing I can think of, since you followed the recipe, is that maybe the size of your jar, or the power of your blender might be an issue. The jar should be small so the blending is concentrated, and the blender tool itself needs to be nice and fast.

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    Lynn A
    February 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I want to try this, but wondered if the eggs should be room temperature or straight out of the fridge? Just ‘found’ you and love your posts!

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      February 16, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      In this case it doesn’t matter too much, Lynn, but I prefer room temperature. I’m so glad you found me!

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    August 14, 2017 at 3:41 am

    I’ll admit. – I was a little nervous. I was in charge of breakfast for a girls trip and really wanted to make eggs Benedict. I knew we didn’t have a blender available and really didn’t want to pack one. I didn’t have time to test it before the trip, which is the reason for the nerves.

    It turned out perfect!!!! Thanks you for posting!

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    September 16, 2016 at 8:45 am

    How would You adjust for 3-4 people having two poach eggs each?
    Thanks for Yor time

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      February 11, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Double the recipe…? Haha.

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    August 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Just made this and it was very runny. I blended and blended but it was completely liquid. I added one of the egg whites I had separated and it became thick and delicious. What do you think happened?

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      May 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      i took your suggestion (mine was super runny) and added the white of an egg and it was perfect !

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    April 30, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Could anyone tell me the weight of butter needed please, gms if possible
    Thank you in advance from uk

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      April 30, 2016 at 8:31 am

      That would be 170 grams, Debra, I just updated the recipe.

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        April 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

        That’s great, thanks. Off now will be away …..30secs !

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