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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!
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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.
- Garlic – minced
- 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:
- Green Beans
- Bell peppers
- 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.
- 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
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. This is good with chicken or on top of pasta. High in protein and fiber, you can’t go wrong with a meal like this. Brussels sprouts are winners!
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More Yummy Veggie Side Dishes
Vegetables don’t have to taste bland or boring. Here are a few recipes to try. Kids will love these!
- Roasted Vegetable Medley
- Easy Garden Vegetable Rice
- How to Cook Frozen Corn the Right Way
- How to Cook Frozen Peas
- Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers
- Lightly Fried Green Beans with Lemon Dill Dip
- Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
How to Make Brussels Sprout Sauce
Brussels Sprout Sauce
- 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!
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This sauce will make veggie eaters out of anyone! It’s flavorful, creamy and just delish!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Just the touch I was looking for
So good! Smooth and white with a bite. The cheese sauce covered the Brussels sprouts perfectly!
Roasting is definitely our favorite way to eat sprouts. Can’t wait to try this sauce with them.
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.
Never thought to make a sauce for Brussels sprouts but now I feel like I’ve been missing out!
Oh goodness, I’ll just be dipping sprouts in this sauce for dinner! 🙂
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.
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.
Thanks for pointing this out, Matt 🙂 We have fixed the misspelling.
Omg so petty lol. Great sauce!
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!
Awesome! Can’t wait to see if this will work on getting my boys (and husband 😉 to eat (or even just try) brussel sprouts.