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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 10.4mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 1230.9IU 25% DV; vitamin c 77mg 128% DV; folate 77.9mcg 20% DV; calcium 164.5mg 16% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 30.8mg 11% DV; potassium 478.7mg 13% DV; sodium 297.2mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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I'm not usually a brussels sprouts fan but this was tasty. Anonymous Portland OR Read More
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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