Hollandaise Butter Made from Leftover Hollandaise Sauce

Don’t throw out your leftover Hollandaise Sauce. Put it in the fridge and let it set into a spreadable butter.

I’ve been on a hollandaise sauce kick lately. I discovered that you can make delicious Homemade Hollandaise Sauce in just a few minutes if you use a blender. It was so brilliant that I started making it all the time.

Hollandaise butter - Leftover hollandaise sauce that sets up like a spreadable butter

And so I’ve had some leftover hollandaise sauce on more than one occasion. What to do with it?

Well next week, I’ll share an Eggs Benedict Spaghetti recipe that is insanely good. You can also put the sauce on cooked asparagus. Or any vegetable really.

But my favorite way to use it is a new discovery I’ve made. I put my leftovers in the fridge one day and the sauce set up like spreadable butter. Spreadable butter that tastes like hollandaise sauce. So if you have leftover hollandaise sauce, especially if it’s if it’s a thick consistency like mine, put it in the fridge. You’re going to love it!

Hollandaise butter - Leftover hollandaise sauce that sets up like a spreadable butter

What do you do with this butter?

My favorite thing is to toast an English muffin, spread on hollandaise butter and eat it alongside scrambled eggs. It’s amazing. You really have to try it. Let me know what you think!

By the way, if you need more sauces to play with check out the classic cookbook Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making by James Peterson. It’s a great one to have on hand.

Hollandaise butter - Leftover hollandaise sauce that sets up like a spreadable butter

Here are the instructions for making Hollandaise Butter:



Hollandaise Butter

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings


This isn’t really a recipe so much as it is a single instruction for transforming rich hollandaise sauce into a spreadable butter. If you have a thick hollandaise sauce, which is made out of mostly eggs and butter, then when you put it in the fridge it will solidify into the perfect consistency for spreading onto toast. Put a bowl of the butter on the table for brunch along side toasted English muffins and scrambled eggs. So easy but just as delicious as Eggs Benedict!


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter


  1. Make the Hollandaise Sauce according to these instructions. Make sure to blend it for the length of time indicated, or even longer, because you need a really thick sauce.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until it has set into the consistency of spreadable butter (like margarine).


Hollandaise butter - Leftover hollandaise sauce that sets up like a spreadable butter

An easy Hollandaise Sauce that sets up like spreadable butter, but with delicious hollandaise flavor. It's insanely good on a toasted English muffin. The perfect thing to put on the table for brunch!

9 responses to “Hollandaise Butter Made from Leftover Hollandaise Sauce”

  1. Dave Cross says:

    Krystie, your comment reminds me of a song; “If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right…”

  2. How long does this last?

  3. Echo says:

    I made so much hollandaise sauce, from a separate recipe, and it became more of a thin sauce than thick. Would it still make a good butter, you think? Also, how long does this keep in the fridge?

  4. Arty says:

    Classic hollandaise is pretty lemony, so In not sure how I’d like it on an english muffin. It makes a nice pasta sauce with marinated artichokes. You might have to add some lemon juice to yours if it’s just eggs and butter.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Arty, the lemony taste of the hollandaise is actually really good on an English muffin. It’s kind of like lemon curd and butter mixed together, in terms of flavor. And yes, there is lemon juice in my hollandaise sauce recipe. Your pasta sauce sounds delicious!

  5. Krystle says:

    What a creative idea! I can’t wait to try it! Is it wrong to want to eat this alongside regular hollandaise! #gluttonforpunishment

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