Ever since the first time I tried Eggs Benedict, I have been in LOVE with Hollandaise Sauce. Something about that ooey-gooey, creamy, buttery goodness that I just can’t get enough of.

But since the two main ingredients in traditional hollandaise sauce recipes are eggs and butter, it can end up being a pretty fattening sauce, loaded with Weight Watchers Points. By making a few small changes, I slimmed it down and made it a much more weight watchers friendly recipe.

This delicious and easy hollandaise sauce recipe works well over eggs, salmon, toast, or roasted veggies (like asparagus). Treat yourself to a gourmet and decadent dressing that the whole family will enjoy.

hollandaise sauce


A lighter and healthier hollandaise sauce, this creamy concoction will blow your mind. Delicious and buttery, this low calorie hollandaise sauce is mind blowing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 71 kcal


  • ¾ cup non-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Start by melting the butter in a small saucepan on low heat. Cook until butter is melted and turns golden in color. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together ¼ cup of the non-fat buttermilk, cornstarch, salt, and cayenne pepper until smooth and well combined.
  • Add in the rest of the buttermilk and liquid egg substitute.
  • Set the pan on medium-low heat, and whisk continuously until it begins to simmer and thicken.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the lemon juice and butter.


Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1/4 cup
Each serving = 2 Points*
*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value


Calories: 71 kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 4.8 g (2%)Protein: 3.5 g (7%)Fat: 4.2 g (6%)Saturated Fat: 2.2 g (14%)Cholesterol: 55 mg (18%)Sodium: 367 mg (16%)Potassium: 105 mg (3%)Fiber: 0 gSugar: 3 g (3%)Calcium: 50 mg (5%)Iron: 0.2 mg (1%)
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  1. mummaof2cuties Reply

    any thoughts on what to do if you don’t have egg substitute? 1 egg?

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      You can use egg, but it will raise the Points Plus value a bit.

      • Two egg whites is about a quarter cup and 30 calories. I never buy egg substitute. I always use egg whites. That’s what egg substitute is.

  2. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!! I just put this on baked cod. Definitely 2 thumbs up! I did use lemon pepper instead of salt. You are my favorite lo-cal website!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  3. Thank you for this recipe! Hollandaise sauce was killing my points and it is one of my favorite things. This is easier to make and tastes great (though I did add a lot more Lemon Juice than you called for).

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