Delectable cheese sauce tops tender sprouts in Baked Brussel Sprouts au Gratin, a wonderful side dish, perfect for entertaining. The topping is lovely.
Baked Brussel Sprouts au Gratin

Baked Brussel Sprouts au Gratin
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Quart brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 slice bacon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 Cup water, reserved from cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 325 F.
  2. Wash and "x" bottom of brussel sprouts. Place in boiling water, enough to cover.
  3. Boil and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve 1 Cup hot liquid.
  4. Melt butter in small skillet. Add green onions and saute 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in flour and cook until flour is dissolved, 3 minutes. Add bacon, garlic and parsley. Cook 3 minutes more. Pour in reserved water. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened to consistency of heavy cream
  7. Remove bacon from sauce. Place sprouts base down in a buttered casserole. Pour sauce over. Top with grated cheese then breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until top is browned.

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