You can bake this Brussels Sprouts Gratin in individual ramekins as pictured, or in a single dish that is about 15 inches.
- 1 lb. medium-sized brussels sprouts
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, tightly packed
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Trim the bottom stem nub off of the Brussels sprouts and cut them all in half. Put the sprouts in a gratin dish or casserole dish that is wide enough that the sprouts are only one or two deep, being sure to include any little leaves that fell off in the trimming process since these will get nice and crispy and extra delicious when roasted.
- Toss the sprouts with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper.
- Roast in the oven until they are starting to get nice and brown but are still a bit al dente when pricked with a fork, 25-30 minutes.
- Meanwhile combine the panko, cheddar, garlic powder, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Use your fingers to crumble it together so that the cheese breaks up into smaller bits and really mixes into the crumbs. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and mix up the crumbs again.
- Measure the heavy cream into a measuring cup and then stir in the nutmeg. Drizzle the cream over the roasted sprouts and then stir them up a bit to get them all evenly coated.
- Spread the breadcrumb mixture evenly on top and then return the dish to the oven. Bake until the crumbs are crispy and golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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