Brussels sprouts are a vegetable loved by some and not so much by others. I suspect that those who are not its big fans must have tried it inappropriately prepared at some point and hence their aversion to this very healthy vegetable. There are several ways to prepare brussels sprouts, the most popular of which are cooking and baking them in the oven. In both cases, the form of preparation is very simple and the amount of additives used is generally minimal. However, you can diversify roasted brussels sprouts with additions that, in my opinion, completely change their taste. Such additions include chestnuts and bacon, both very popular ingredients, especially in the Christmas version of brussels sprouts.
Another interesting way to prepare brussels sprouts is to prepare them with bacon, herbs, pistachios and cheese sauce. First, I fry the brussels sprouts in a pan with bacon, butter and herbs, and then finish baking them in the oven. Before putting them in the oven, I add cream, grated parmesan cheese and pistachio nuts to the baked brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts prepared in such a way are a great addition to grilled meats, although I usually serve them as a stand-alone dish with bread. I encourage you to try the recipe for brussels sprouts in cheese sauce with bacon and pistachios and I please enjoy.
Ingredients for brussels sprouts in cheese sauce with bacon and pistachios.
- 250 g brussels sprouts
- 60 g raw bacon
- 2 big cloves of garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 springs of thyme
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 100 ml water
- 50 g parmesan cheese
- 200 ml cream 30%
- 2 tablespoons of pistachios
How to make brussels sprouts in cheese sauce with bacon and pistachios.
Put the diced bacon into a frying pan and fry it over a low heat for 5 minutes. Next, add butter, thyme, mushed garlic and continue frying for a few seconds. After that, add the brussels sprouts cut in half, fry them over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, then add water, salt, pepper and continue cooking for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat, add grated parmesan, cream and pistachios, then put the pan in the oven preheated to 190 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes. Do the last two minutes of baking under the grill. Serve the brussels sprouts immediately after baking as an addition to meat or serve them by themselves, for example with a baguette.
Good to know when making brussels sprouts in cheese sauce with bacon and pistachios.
The weight of brussels sprouts given in the ingredient list is the weight of peeled, cleaned, ready-to-use brussels sprouts. I make this dish with fresh brussels sprouts.
If the pan in which you fry the brussels sprouts does not have a metal handle, you should first transfer the ingredients from the pan to the baking dish and only then put the whole thing in the oven.
Do you like dishes with brussels sprouts? If so, try our recipe for Brussels sprouts with chestnuts.