Brussels Sprout and Bacon Gratin with Gruyere Cheese
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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin with Gruyère Cheese

Brussels sprouts and bacon are browned in the pan, then covered in cream sauce, topped with Gruyere cheese, breadcrumbs and butter and baked in the oven for a crispy finish. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brussels sprout and bacon gratin, gruyere cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 595kcal
Author Olga

Ingredients

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large shallot sliced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning or oregano, or thyme
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 pounds Brussels Sprouts rinsed and halved
  • Salt to taste

Creamy sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Gruyere Cheese or white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter cut into pieces

Instructions

Bacon

  • Heat 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, over medium-high heat in a large cast iron pan or Dutch oven. Cook, stirring frequently, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Remove from pan.

Shallots

  • Add shallots and 1 tsp Italian seasoning and cook, stirring, until shallots are softened and fragrant, about 1 minute.

Brussels Sprouts

  • Move shallots all the way to the side (to avoid overlooking them when browning the sprouts) and add 2 tbsp butter. Once melted, fill the pan with Brussels sprouts and cook on medium high heat until nicely browned, about 4 minutes. Now you can mix those shallots with the sprouts.

Heavy cream

  • Add heavy cream and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer.

Final Assembly

  • Add cooked bacon to the pan. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Top with 1 cup Gruyere cheese, then 1 cup bread crumbs and dot with 2 tbsp butter pieces.
  • Bake at 425 F until bubbly and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 49.2% | Vitamin C: 156.6% | Calcium: 36.2% | Iron: 18.2%