Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

A new classic to introduce at Thanksgiving this year- Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin is as comforting as the traditional casseroles with a fun new spin! They’re sprOUT of this world!

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Thanksgiving is next week and, unlike previous years, I don’t have a plan yet. Ah! I have an idea of what I’ll be making to bring to my parent’s big feast but the one thing I know for sure is this Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin.

Now, traditionally we don’t eff with the Thanksgiving meal. My family can be adventurous when the time is right but Thanksgiving is not that time. Our kitchen island spread always includes classic creamy mashed potatoes, traditional green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and of course a big bird. Leave it to me to inject some novelty into the classic table…

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When I transitioned from vegetarian to vegan, I started veganizing some of the classics so that I could enjoy the meal with my family. I also started to slide a few new recipes in here and there… And they’ve been a hit! Some of my additions have been Creamed Kale, Apple Quinoa Fall Salad, Mushroom Gravy, and Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts. Not exactly traditional but I didn’t hear any complaints.

So I’m back with another NEW Thanksgiving recipe! The good news is, this dish feels like the creamy, comforting, ooey-gooey recipes we’re all used to at the holidays. No wisecracks about “rabbit food” around here!

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I picked up all of the ingredients for this recipe at my favorite grocery store, Lucky’s Market! Every Saturday after hitting up the Clintonville Farmer’s Market (which has its last market this weekend- *sobs*), we stop into Lucky’s for the things we couldn’t get from the farmers. Their slogan “Organic for the 99%” speaks to all the things I love about this brand. They are committed to healthy, organic food but at prices you can afford without a trust fund.

Lucky’s also happens to have the juiciest, plumpest, most perfect Brussels sprouts this time of year. Seriously, I skip over the dinky sprouts at the market every time to hold out for these. I also hold out for Lucky’s brand products- ALL with a high-quality standard and great pricing. For this recipe, I grabbed their crispy Panko Breadcrumbs to add a little crunch and texture atop the creamy base. Oh, and I use their app to earn rewards and save seriously good money!

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Do you cook traditional dishes for Thanksgiving? Try switching it up with creamy, dreamy, and deliciously healthy Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin this year and let me know what you think!!

Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

A new classic to introduce at Thanksgiving this year- Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin is as comforting as the traditional casseroles with a fun new spin! They’re sprOUT of this world!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed + halved (3 lbs. before trimming)
  • 1 Russet potato, peeled + chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, lightly smashed (mostly whole)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbs. miso paste
  • 2 Tbs. refined coconut oil (optional)
  • Vegan Parmesan (store bought or from this recipe)
  • Lucky’s Panko Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Add chopped potatoes, garlic, cashews, and salt to a pot and cover with 1½ cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425F and lightly grease an 8x8 or round baking dish.
  3. Add contents of pot (including the cooking water) to a blender with nutritional yeast, miso, and coconut oil. Blend until completely smooth, scraping the sides as needed. If the mixture is too thick to blend, add a few tablespoons of water and try again- you want it very thick though, as the sprouts release liquid when cooked.
  4. Add the Brussels sprouts and the blended mixture to prepared pan and toss to completely combine. (You could do this in a separate bowl and then transfer to the pan if you don’t mind dirtying another dish.) Top generously with breadcrumbs and vegan parmesan.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes, until top it beginning to brown.
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