Can a rich cream sauce be healthy? Yes, when it's made with a little full-flavored cheese like Asiago, low-fat milk and sherry. Look for dry-to-medium sherry sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006

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  • Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket and steam in a large saucepan over 1 inch of boiling water until tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring once or twice until just starting to brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; stir until combined. Whisk in milk and sherry; bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over the sprouts.


Look for dry-to-medium sherry sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 297 mg sodium. 479 mg potassium; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 6.8 g protein; 1231 IU vitamin a iu; 77 mg vitamin c; 78 mcg folate; 164 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 31 mg magnesium;

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Creamy Tasty and Delicious I wanted a different way to eat warm brussels sprouts other than roasting them. This is one of the best ones I have tried yet. It is ready in about 20 minutes ten if you don't include prepping the veggies. Pros: This was so good! Read More
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I'm not usually a brussels sprouts fan but this was tasty. Anonymous Portland OR Read More