Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese is a wonderfully creamy, cheesy, and savory makeover for ordinary Brussels Sprouts; made with a deliciously flavorful and creamy Parmesan sauce that makes them an utterly irresistible side dish to serve all year long
I admit it, my husband, and I am one of the few that enjoy Brussels Sprouts with vigor; with one exception, please do not attempt to serve me frozen Brussells Sprouts of any kind. I want them fresh as can be. The taste of fresh compared to frozen is immensely different for me and my better half.
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese Sauce is one of the easiest side dishes to make too! It’s as simple as cleaning up fresh Brussels Sprouts, halving them, adding a bit of olive oil, placing them in the metal pan, seasoning them, and pan-roasting them on the stovetop until they are lightly caramelized on the outer edges, then adding the Parmesan Cheese Sauce and cook the Brussels Sprouts a few more moments. How simple is that?
These Brussels Sprouts are so flavorful tasting. Even if you aren’t fond of plain Brussels Sprouts, you might find yourself loving this recipe. Trust me; I have turned a few Brussels Sprout enemies into fans with this recipe. That’s an excellent feeling, too, just knowing they didn’t like them at all until they tasted my recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese Sauce. That’s a total win in my book.
Let us talk a little about shopping and cleaning these wonderful fresh Brussels Sprouts. This will be important to prepare this dish, as I do not recommend using frozen Brussels Sprouts for this recipe due to them not tasting anywhere close, in my opinion, after being processed. If you use them, I want you to clearly understand there is a massive difference in taste and quality. They also do not pan roast or oven roast very well at all.
Purchasing Brussels Sprouts
Look for the Brussels sprouts that have tighter heads; avoid any that have several loose leaves.
Fresh Brussels Sprouts should be very firm without any soft spots or dark marks.
Avoid purchasing any Brussels Sprouts with spots, blemishes, gashes, or damaged leaves.
Smaller Brussels Sprouts are sweeter, and the larger ones tend to taste more in line with green cabbage.
Cleaning the Brussels sprouts for Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese Sauce
To clean Brussels sprouts, rinse them off in cold tap water to remove any dirt or undesired impurities on the produce.
Using a paring knife, cut off the tip of the Brussels Sprout stem and discard.
Remove any of the outer leaves that have blemishes, brown spots, or gashes; don’t be concerned if a few more leaves fall off during the process.
Place the Brussels Sprouts on a clean cutting board and slice the Brussel sprout in half from the top to the bottom of the Brussels Sprout.
Shopping List Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Brussels Sprouts
Organic Olive Oil
Bertolli Organic Sauce, Creamy Alfredo – 15 ounce
Hint: Feel free to make your own Homemade Alfredo Cheese sauce if desired. I usually do it during the holidays, but I wanted a recipe so that moms and dads could get out of the kitchen a little faster to spend time with their children.
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese
- 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil Organic
- 1½ pounds Fresh Brussels Sprouts Trimmed, cleaned, halved
- 4 cloves Fresh Garlic Sliced
- Kosher salt To own taste
- Freshly ground pepper To own taste
- 1-15- ounce Jar of Bertolli Organic Sauce, Creamy Alfredo or your own homemade Alfredo sauce
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
- Prepare the Brussels Sprouts by cleaning in cold tap water, then removing excess leaves, and trimming the stems.
- Place the Brussels Sprouts on a clean cutting board and slice the Brussel sprout in half from the top to the bottom of the Brussels Sprout.
- Meanwhile, place a large metal skillet on a burner and adjust the heat setting to medium heat. once heated add the olive oil, let it become warm but do not let it become not to a smoking point before adding the Brussels Sprouts. Do not overcrowd the metal skillet. Season the Brussels Sprouts with kosher salt, and black pepper to own taste. Stir occasionally, cook for 10-12 minutes or just until slightly caramelized looking. Add the chopped garlic to metal skillet, cook for about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the Alfredo sauce and Parmesan cheese to the metal skillet containing the roasted Brussels Sprouts, toss them in the metal skillet to evenly coat and combine with the sauce with the Brussels Sprouts.
- Taste and reseason with Kosher salt and ground pepper if desired,
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