Recipe courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

Brussels Sprouts in Cheese Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk, warmed

1/4 cup shredded cheddar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Pinch cayenne


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts in saucepan with enough water to cover. Add juice. Simmer, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.
  4. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a 1-quart casserole. Pour sauce over top. Bake in for 20 minutes or until heated through.

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