Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole


October 25, 2021 By: Comments
Tagged: Cheese Cheese. Dinner Dinner. Bacon Bacon. Thanksgiving Sides Thanksgiving Sides. Recipes Easy Recipes Easy. Sides Sides. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving. Casseroles Casseroles. Brussel Sprouts Brussel Sprouts. Comfort Foods Comfort Foods. Sides Sides.
Prep:
10 Minutes
Cook:
40 Minutes
Serves:
6
Savory, creamy and cheesy, this Brussels Sprouts Casserole recipe is the perfect comfort food to serve with your holiday menu. It’s also easy to prep the night before and finish on Thanksgiving Day. Just complete steps one through four, pour the sauce over the Brussels sprouts, mix and save the breadcrumb and cheese topping until you’re ready to pop it in the oven. Want to make this side vegetarian? Simply skip the bacon!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined dish to drain. Chop into 1/4-inch pieces.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts, garlic and onion powder to the pan. Season with the salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Mix in the bacon and remove from the heat.
  4. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and mix for 1 minute. Season with the salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream until smooth and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and whisk in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until smooth.
  5. Pour the cheese sauce over the Brussels sprouts and mix to combine. Transfer to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and breadcrumbs.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.

Recipe Tip: Instead of Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower or any combination of these vegetables would be delicious as well!