BRUSSELS SPROUTS GRATIN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 slices bacon or veggie bacon, diced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine (or butter)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup Silk® Unsweet Cashewmilk
  • 1/2 cup shredded gruyere, manchego or non-dairy cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. melted margarine (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or non-dairy parmesan
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 4-cup baking dish.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts in a pot of boiling, salted water. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sprouts are tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a saucepan, sauté bacon, shallot and margarine until bacon is cooked and shallot is soft.
  4. Add salt, pepper and flour. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add Silk® and simmer for 3-5 minutes, until mixture thickens.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in red pepper flakes, cheese and Brussels sprouts.
  7. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
  8. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs, melted margarine and Parmesan. Sprinkle over sprouts and bake for 20-25 minutes, until breadcrumbs are lightly browned, and gratin is bubbling.