Brussels Sprout Sauce

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This delicious Brussels Sprout Sauce will have you craving Brussels sprouts all the time. Easy and cheesy, this simple dip dresses up any vegetable!

Brussel Sprout being dipped into Cheese Sauce
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  1. Sauce for Brussels Sprouts
  2. Ingredients for Brussels Sprout Sauce
  3. More Veggies to Dip
  4. Suggestions for Cooking Brussels Sprouts
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. More Yummy Veggie Side Dishes
  7. How to Make Brussels Sprout Sauce
  8. Brussels Sprout Sauce Recipe

Sauce for Brussels Sprouts

Why is it that Brussels sprouts always get a bad rap? I must admit, growing up I was a little wary of them, I’m not sure why. Maybe because in all the kids books they are always knocking them, or maybe it was just playground rumors? Either way, once I gave them a fair chance I actually found that I LIKED them! But it still takes a little convincing and some creativity to get my family to eat them. This cheesy Brussels sprout sauce is ticket to getting my kids (and husband!) to clear their plates.

This cheese sauce is full of cheesy tangy flavor and just the right consistency for dipping. We love eating with with Brussels sprouts but it is great for other vegetables, tortilla chips, and crackers as well.

Ingredients for Brussels Sprout Sauce

  • Butter
  • Garlic – minced
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt and black pepper – to taste
  • Cheese – shredded, we used sharp cheddar
  • Lemon – we used ½ a lemon, but you can do to your tastes

More Veggies to Dip

Of course, this sauce isn’t JUST for Brussels sprouts. Try it as a dip or sauce for any of these veggies to give them a cheesy upgrade:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Bell peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Baby potatoes
  • Pearl onions

Suggestions for Cooking Brussels Sprouts

There are several ways to cook up these little green veggies, but some methods are definitely better than others. Boiling them is a good way to use with this Brussels sprout sauce recipe. Or you can try some of these options:

  • Sauté the sprouts right on the stove top. Melt some butter in a pan, then add halved sprouts and sauté until the outer part is caramelized and the insides are tender.
  • You can roast these babies too! The roasting process cuts the bitterness of the vegetables and you’ll get a crisp, crunchy side dish that doesn’t taste like a veggie at all. For easy clean up line your prepared baking sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, then drizzle on a little olive oil and sprinkle on some kosher salt.
  • Grill them outside on the grill, or use a grill pan on the stove top.
  • You can steam the sprouts in the microwave by covering several in a microwave safe dish with a little water and microwave until they’re tender. Season with salt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What flavors go well with Brussels sprouts?

Making this cheese sauce is one delicious way to eat your Brussels, but another great way are to toss your sprouts with honey and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake until golden brown, leaving you with a sweet and scrumptious roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. Other sauces that are good with Brussels are soy sauce or tamari, sesame oil, dijon mustard, and maple syrup.

What should I serve with Brussels Sprouts?

Brussels Sprouts are good with chicken or on top of pasta or on salads. High in protein and fiber, you can’t go wrong with a meal like this. Brussels sprouts are winners!

Can this be made gluten-free?

Yes, instead of flour dissolve one Tablespoon of cornstarch in to the milk before it is added to the pan as a thickener. This would also make it more Keto friendly.

Should I remove the outer leaves?

You only need to if they look bruised or dirty.

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How to Make Brussels Sprout Sauce

Brussel Sprout being dipped into Cheese Sauce

Brussels Sprout Sauce

4.96 from 23 votes
This delicious Brussels Sprout Sauce will have you craving Brussels sprouts all the time. Easy and cheesy, this simple dip dresses up any vegetable!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan with the garlic over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in flour bringing the mixture to a light simmer.
  • While continuing to whisk, slowly add milk.
  • When the sauce becomes a gravy-like consistency, add salt, pepper, and cheese.
  • Stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
  • Serve with steamed (or roasted) Brussels sprouts or any other vegetable. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 189mgIron: 1mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Haven’t even looked at the recipe yet but loving that you can jump directly to the ingredients so I can see if I’m even interested 😄

  2. 5 stars
    We usually only eat our Brussels sprouts with butter, but I am absolutely going to try them with this cheese sauce! I bought frozen sprouts, so it’ll be even easier! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 4 stars
    Easy to make and the consistency is perfect, BUT the garlic is overwhelming! I only used 2 small cloves and doubled the cheese (a strong cheddar) and all I could taste was garlic. I will make this sauce again without the garlic which will elevate it to 5 stars.

    1. 5 stars
      Odd, I used 10 cloves and it was awesome. You obviously do not love garlic. Never use recipes without adjusting to your taste. I added more and love it. But I am a garlic lover. Adjust everything to your tastes! you will waste a lot less food trying to cook with spices you do not like.

    2. 5 stars
      I have to agree. I hesitated on the garlic thinking it seemed too much but ended up adding one clove, and it overwhelmed the sauce for me. Next time no garlic and it will be perfect.

  4. 5 stars
    I love roasted Brussel sprouts, but this is such an easy and delicious way to elevate them! I can’t wait to make this sauce again.

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This was so delicious… and my family actually ate all of their Brussels sprouts too!! Thanks so much for an awesome recipe.

  6. I’m guessing the folks in Belgium, the beer capital of the world, are amazed that their capital city is thought of as Brussel and not Brussels.

  7. 5 stars
    My husband and I really enjoyed this easy-to-make and delicious sauce, but he didn’t like the Brussel sprouts, despite the health advantages they provide. However, he used the sauce with the rest of the meal, then told me that I should make it again in the future. So, thank you for a new recipe that we both enjoyed!

  8. 5 stars
    Awesome! Can’t wait to see if this will work on getting my boys (and husband 😉 to eat (or even just try) brussel sprouts.