Crispy Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin
Yield: 6-8 servings
  • 4 cups of brussel sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Toss your brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread evenly over two cookie sheets, (you don't want them over crowded, as they don't get crispy when they touch on the pan.)
  3. Roast for 15 minutes, or until slightly charred and crisp. Transfer to a 9 inch baking dish and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until melted. Add the flour and whisk until smooth and golden brown. Slowly add the cup of milk and whisk until smooth and thickened slightly. Stir in the cheese and season with salt & pepper.
  5. Drizzle the sauce over the brussel sprouts and gently toss or shake the dish to distribute.
  6. In a small pan melt the last tablespoon of butter. Add the breadcrumbs and stir until golden and toasted. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the brussel sprouts.
  7. Broil for 5-7 minutes or until the topping golden and the sauce bubbly.
Recipe by The Baker Chick at