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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

This Brussels Sprouts Gratin recipe is simplified to make it a possibility any night of the week.

Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this tasty side dish, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb. medium-sized brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, tightly packed
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  2. 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. Oh, and be 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.
  3. Toss the sprouts with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. 
  4. 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.
  5. Meanwhile combine the panko, cheddar, garlic powder, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Use your fingers to get in there and mix it, crumbling as you go 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.
  6. 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 until the crumbs are crispy and golden brown, 15-20 minutes. 
  7. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.