Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Gruyere and Bacon
Calories: 308 kcal
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Gruyere and Bacon are divine. First, they're roasted to perfection with bacon bits, then smothered in a creamy béchamel sauce with Gruyere cheese (Mornay sauce), and finally broiled until bubbly and golden brown.
2 cups Brussels Sprouts cut in half 5 slices Bacon chopped Pinch of Salt and Pepper Fresh Parsley chopped, for garnish Mornay Sauce 2 tbsp Butter unsalted 2 tbsp Flour all-purpose 2 cups Milk whole or 2% 1.5 cups Gruyere Cheese shredded 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400F; Place your Brussels Sprouts cut side down on a baking sheet; add chopped bacon around the Brussels Sprouts; Sprinkle with salt and pepper; Place baking sheet in the oven and roast Brussels Sprouts for about 20 minutes. Halfway through, mix it all up to evenly distribute bacon fat; In a skillet melt a butter, add flour and mix well using the whisk; gradually start adding milk and mix the sauce until smooth and thick; Turn off the heat under the sauce and add 1 1/4 cup of Gruyere Cheese, mix well; Add nutmeg, pepper, and as much or as little salt as you wish; Remove the sheet pan from the oven and transfer Brussels Sprouts with bacon into an oval baking dish; Pour the sauce over the Brussels Sprouts, add the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top and broil for 5 minutes until bubbly and golden brown; Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish and serve. Calories: 308 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Cholesterol: 64 mg | Sodium: 310 mg | Potassium: 287 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 735 IU | Vitamin C: 25.1 mg | Calcium: 440 mg | Iron: 0.7 mg