Creamy Brussels Sprouts


The secret to delectable Brussels sprouts is to avoid overcooking them. Pull this side dish from the oven as soon as the vegetables are tender.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
47 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, or green beans, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed

  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¾ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat a 1-1/2-quart oval gratin baking dish or baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a 12-inch skillet cook onion and garlic in butter over medium heat for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in Brussels sprouts and thyme. Cook for 4 minutes or until onions begin to brown. Add broth. Bring to boiling. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until broth is nearly evaporated. Add whipping cream and nutmeg. Cook for 4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Stir in half of the cheese, all of the salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  3. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 96.2mg 481%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 484mg 10%
Folate, total 72.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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