Make a brussels sprout gratin this Thanksgiving instead! Fortunately, my mom fed us brussels sprouts growing up so I love these little mini cabbages! If you’ve never had them, I’d highly recommend you give them a try! This is a super easy side dish you can make in no time this Thanksgiving
Brussels Sprouts Gratin (recipe from cookinglight.com)
- 2 hickory-smoked bacon slices
- 4 large shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 1 (2-ounce) slice French bread baguette
- 3 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; crumble. Increase heat to medium-high. Add shallots to drippings in pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add Brussels sprouts and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil; cook 6 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are almost tender. Uncover and remove from heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; toss to combine. Spoon Brussels sprouts mixture into a 2-quart broiler-safe glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.
3. Place bread in a food processor, and process until finely ground. Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over Brussels sprouts mixture. Broil 3 minutes or until golden and thoroughly heated.