Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Elegant steamed asparagus served with a buttery hollandaise sauce. Perfect for Mother’s Day or a special breakfast or side dish for a special dinner!

The best part about knowing how to make an easy blender hollandaise sauce is that once you get the hang of it, you can turn the simplest of vegetables into something pretty elegant.

I love asparagus any way, but drizzle a little (or more than a little) hollandaise on top? Oh my.

Steamed asparagus with hollandaise sauce

preparation time
5 minutes

cooking time
15 minutes

total time
20 minutes

4 servings


  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)

  • 10 tablespoon unsalted butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)

  • 3 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (skip if using salted butter)

  • 1 prize cayenne


  1. Prepare asparagus:

    Break off the hard ends with your fingers. Bend the asparagus spears towards the end and they will break naturally where the spear is no longer tough.

    For an elegant presentation of the asparagus spears, peel off a wafer-thin layer of the outer skin of the lower 5 to 8 cm of the asparagus spears with a peeler.

    Prepare a large, shallow pan (with a lid) with half an inch of water and a steamer rack.

  2. Prepare Sauce Hollandaise:

    Melt butter in a small saucepan. Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender.

    Beat the eggs on medium-medium speed until lightened, 20-30 seconds.

    Turn the mixer to the lowest setting and slowly drizzle in the hot melted butter while the mixer is running. After all the butter is incorporated, continue blending for a few seconds.

    Taste the sauce and add more salt or lemon juice if needed. Keep warm while you steam the asparagus.

  3. Steam asparagus:

    Bring the water in your steamer to a boil. Place the asparagus on the steamer. Cover.

    Steam for 3 to 5 minutes until tender but still a little crispy and definitely not mushy. The timing depends on how thick the asparagus spears are.

  4. Surcharge:

    Arrange the asparagus to serve. Pour the hollandaise sauce over it.


Easy Blender Hollandaise here on Simply Recipes

Asparagus Mimosa – Asparagus with grated hard boiled eggs and capers here on Simply Recipes

Classic Hollandaise Sauce – by Michael Ruhlman if you’re interested in the traditional way of making hollandaise.

nutritional information (per serving)
347 calories
34g Fat
5g carbohydrates
8g protein
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