Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Blue Cheese Recipe

Blake Royer

When cooking brussels sprouts, my go-to method is caramelizing them as much as possible. Often, I just start them cut-side down in a cast iron skillet until golden, then finish them in a blazing hot oven with a splash of balsamic vinegar. But that's not the only way to dress them up.

Who can argue with Nigel Slater's brussels sprouts technique, especially when he suggests a recipe as decadent as this one? Robed in a sauce of cream, blue cheese, and whole grain mustard, they're cooked down gratin-style under a blanket of Parmesan. It's the richest thing I've eaten in ages, and it took all my will to not slurp it up with a straw.

To make this into a main dish, toss it with cooked pasta.

Adapted from Tender by Nigel Slater.

Recipe Details

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Blue Cheese Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 6 ounces blue cheese

  • 3/4 cup cream

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Heat an oven to 350°F and bring a medium pot of salted water to boil.

  2. Butter a shallow baking dish and set aside.

  3. Add the Brussels sprouts to the water, bring back to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain, dry well, and arrange the sprouts in the buttered baking dish. Crumble the blue cheese over the sprouts.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, milk and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Pour the cream mixture over the spouts, top with Parmesan, and transfer to the oven. Bake until the cream is bubbling and the top has begun to brown, 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
413 Calories
32g Fat
17g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 413
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 20g 101%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1147mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 106mg 529%
Calcium 410mg 32%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 754mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)