Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin is a delicious vegetable side dish that will get the non-Brussels-eaters digging in at your Christmas holiday table. Creamy and cheesy with a hint of smokiness from the bacon.
If you’re looking for a healthy holiday side dish, this Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin is not the one for you. I do have a healthy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Glaze recipe that might be right up your alley.
This is an old recipe that I just updated images and video from 2015 that is always a hit. I usually simply roast Brussels sprouts, but for the naysayers, this method will convince them. Who doesn’t love bacon and cheese?
We all know everything is better with bacon, and this truly is the best example of that. This recipe is keto and low carb. To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free flour. All the dietary bases are covered (meat-free option below) so there’s no excuse not to make it.
What is ‘au gratin’?
Au gratin is a French term that simply means to gratiné (plural) top a dish with cheese (sometimes along with breadcrumbs) and browning in the oven. I also have a very tasty Butternut Squash and Sage Gratin that you need to check out.
You can omit the bacon and served with my new recipe for Vegetarian Mushroom Wellington with Gravy (pic above) and your veggie holiday meal is done!
If you’ve made this Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin or any other recipe, leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers!
13 Comments on “Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin”
Can the Brussel sprouts and cheese be made ahead time and then do the baking just before the meal?
The Brussels sprouts will be fine if you boil ahead of time. The cheese sauce you can also make ahead but it will get thick when refrigerated. What I suggest is reheating it in a pan over low heat until it, you can whisk in more milk if needed until is back to a saucy consistency, then pour over the Brussels before baking. Enjoy!
Can you substitute whole milk for 1% milk or whipping cream.? I don’t have whole milk.
If you mix equal amounts of 1% and cream that would be similar to whole milk. You can also use all 1% milk or all cream, the choice is yours 🙂
Cheese, bacon and Brussels…a winning combination.
This is the best brussels sprouts recipe yet, everyone will enjoy it.
Oh my goodness look at all that fantastic ooey gooey cheese! Nyum!!!!!
Thank you Elizabeth, it’s a pretty cheesy dish 🙂
Omg! Can I just do a face-plant in this dish?! Bacon, cheese, yes please! And the Brussels sprouts means I can ear more, right? 😉 Seriously though, this looks amazing! I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and my father in-law is a big fan of Brussel sprouts and I know he’ll love this!
OOH! Cheese and brussels sprouts! What could be better! I love Kraft cheeses.
Love brussels sprouts! Such a great idea! Pinned!
Oh this looks so good! All that yummy gooey cheese! Oh, yes please!
Brussels, bacon and Cheese, can’t go wrong with that combo. Rockin’ recipe, Janette!