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Vegetables, Vegetarian

Creamed Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnut Crumbs

Creamed Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnut Crumbs
Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times

So many vegetable dishes involve rich sauces. Keep at least one thing from weighing down your Thanksgiving feast by serving Brussels sprouts in a light "cream" sauce made with chicken broth and 2% milk. Check your supermarket's produce section for ... Read more

Total time: 55 minutes | Serves 6
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • White pepper
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 1 cup lightly toasted fresh bread crum 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Step 1Steam Brussels sprouts in a covered steamer basket over boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes.

Step 2Coat large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and saute shallots over medium-low heat until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in milk and 1 cup broth. Bring to a simmer. Blend remaining 1/2 cup broth into flour until smooth, then whisk into milk mixture. Return to a simmer, stirring until smooth. Boil 1 minute. Stir in salt and white pepper to taste.

Step 3Add Brussels sprouts to sauce, stirring to coat, then spoon into lightly buttered 8-inch square baking dish. Combine bread crumbs, hazelnuts and thyme. Stir in melted butter. Sprinkle over top of vegetables. Bake at 400 degrees until hot and bubbly and crumbs are golden brown, 15 minutes.


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