|This delicious Brussels Gruyere recipe would be a perfect addition to any special occasion meal. Makes 6 servings|
16 oz. fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed of outer leaves and cut in half
1/4 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
Olive oil spray
1/2 tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. of All Purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried Thyme
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 oz. grated Gruyere cheese divided
Preheat oven to 400*F. Spray a 8 x 8 casserole dish with olive oil. Add the Brussesl sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Spray more Olive oil over the Brussels sprouts and place in the lower rack of the oven. Bake 15 minutes, toss and bake another 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
While baking the Brussels sprouts, heat a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add butter and let melt and then add the onion powder and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and onion powder mixture to make a roux whisking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the milk and stir with a wooden spoon until the roux is incorporated into the milk. Cook over med. low heat for about 4 minutes, stirring until the sauce thickens. Add the dried thyme, Parmesan and half of the Gruyere cheese into the white sauce and stir until the cheese is melted and is incorporated into the sauce.
Pour the sauce over the Brussels sprouts and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.