• Cheesy Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Leeks

    December 2, 2012

    Holy crap, this is a delicious recipe. Shaved Brussels sprouts and cheese? Two of my favorite foods baked together in one dish? Heaven. It’s also the simplest recipe ever. Please make it!



    • 10 ounces shaved Brussels sprouts
    • 2 leeks (or half a small onion), sliced
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp minced garlic
    • 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Breadcrumbs



    Sautee Brussels sprouts and leeks with garlic and olive oil until bright green, but not soggy. Transfer to a large bowl.


    In a separate pot, combine Gruyere, cheddar, milk, butter, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium heat and stir until cheese is completely melted.

    Then, pour cheese sauce onto Brussels sprouts + leeks and mix well. Pour cheesy Brussels sprouts + leeks into a small baking pan. Top with breadcrumbs.

    Bake on 400 degrees F for 20 minutes until top starts to lightly brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.


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    Sarah (shh..Fit Happens) December 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t usually like Brussels sprouts but that actually looks really good!


    Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin December 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Oh wow this looks absolutely perfect. I LOVE brussels sprouts and leeks so you can’t go wrong with this one. I actually just bought that exact bag of brussels at TJ’s so this recipe is in my near future. Thanks! 🙂


    Monica December 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Ooh that sounds and looks so good!! Have you tried adding slivered almonds to it?


    Joanna @ Running Places December 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This looks great! Love using seasonal veggies.


    Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Looks delicious, I love brussels sprouts! Thanks for sharing!


    Lauren December 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Oh goodness, this looks awesome! I just saw the shaved sprouts at TJ’s yesterday but passed because I still have a large bag of whole ones to consume. I hate shaving my own so I’m definitely appreciative of the pre-shredded ones that are out now.


    Gianna December 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I officially know what I am doing with the giant bag of brussel sprouts I just picked up! Thank you, this looks delicious!


    Trace December 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    How do you shave Brussel sprouts? I buy them at TJs on the stalk.


    Tina December 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I bought shaved Brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s. I guess you could throw them in a food processor?


    Sam December 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

    @Tina: I shred mine in the food processor and let me warn you – it may smell like someone just mowed the lawn! Haha, I try not to inhale it because its pretty bad! My favorite way to cook the sprouts is with bacon & balsamic, the flavors are so good together!


    Sarah Lynn December 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    @Trace: it’s not as quick, but you can slice them thin with a knife too and it does the same thing!


    Michelle (Peachy Palate) December 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Yum! – as I dig in to some roasted Brussels 🙂 You should try mixing in some ground up pecans to the breadcrumbs, makes it even more delicious!


    Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Anything that lets me dump cheese on vegetables is good with me! 😀


    sara @ fitcupcaker December 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    That looks delicious! I Just recently started liking brussels sprouts so i will def try this recipe!


    kim@hungryhealthygirl December 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This looks delish! I love the shaved Brussels sprouts from TJ’s….I will definitely be giving this a try.


    Jenny December 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    That looks so yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe!


    Michelle December 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Looks so tasty!


    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    YUM! I heart Brussels – this would be a great holiday meal side dish.


    Laura December 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Brussels sprout are amazing. I have started to get more organized with my weekly meal planning thanks to you fine example Ms. Tina! Thank you – your blog ROCKS! 🙂


    Andrea @ Vegvacious December 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Yummm…..this is in the oven right now! I can’t wait to try 🙂


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance December 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I love Brussels sprouts and love how they are popping up all over the blog world. These look amazing, I love that you added leeks!


    Sue December 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

    This would be amazing with BACON in it!!


    Tina December 3, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Yessssss! 🙂


    Kristen @ Happy Running Mama December 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I LOVE brussel sprouts and will definitely be making this in the very near future (like tonight!) Looks amazing.

    Just the other day, my dad made me a pizza with those Trader Joe’s brussel sprouts. They were sauteed and then put on a pizza with toasted hazelnuts, fontina cheese and a Chardonnay butter base. DELICIOUS!


    Tina December 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Yum! That pizza sounds awesome!


    Katy December 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

    We made this last night to accompany our Salmon with Coconut/mango/pineapple tequilla Sauce. Delish! I kinda took liberty with it and improvised with the cheese, I also hate wasting so I threw in what we had! I used chedder and pepper-jack and a wedge of Laughing cow cheese. It was amazing! My girls (7 and 5) loved it too. It sort of tastes like Mac N Cheese without the Mac!


    Katy December 5, 2012 at 8:09 am


    Oh, and I meant to add that I “shaved” my own brussel sprouts in the food processor and they came out great. I used the slicing blade rather than the grating one. Perfect!


    Lauren January 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I just tried this recipe yesterday, and I absolutely loved it! I could not find the shaved Brussel Sprouts at TJ’s so I just shopped up some Brusell Sprouts and it came out just fine. I Brought some for my lunch today…and can’t wait to enjoy it again.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes! I will be trying the Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad & French Toast Breakfast Scramble next!


    Tina January 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    @Lauren: So glad you liked them! 🙂 The Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad is awesome. We’re actually having it for dinner this week!


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