Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Side Dishes

Brussel Sprout Gratin with Walnuts

This brussel sprouts gratin has the added crunch of walnuts making it a delicious low carb side dish.

The flourless cheese sauce of the gratin ensures that this dish is gluten free as well as low carb.

I was surprised how much we loved this brussel sprouts gratin dish.  We are not normally the biggest fans of brussel sprouts but this dish had us going in for a second helping.   The Chief Taster even took the leftovers in for lunch the next day.

The walnuts add a crunch and an additional flavour.  I like the flavour combination of nuts and cheese but add some brussel sprouts and you have yourself a tasty side dish.  You could add bacon or ham to this for a meatier taste.   Perhaps change the cheese too.  A strong Cheddar cheese would work just as well.


I love the simplicity of this dish and any vegetable slathered in a cheese sauce is always a winner in our kitchen!

Other Side Dishes You May Enjoy

Brussel Sprout & Cauliflower Gratin

Pumpkin & Goats Cheese Gratin

Zucchini & Tomato Gratin

Turnip Gratin Dauphinoise

5 from 1 vote
Brussel Sprout Gratin
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Baked in a cheese sauce with walnuts, this brussel sprouts recipe is a great side dish

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussel Sprouts, Healthy side dishes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 493 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 10 oz Brussel sprouts
  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 1.5 cups Cream heavy/whipping
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella grated (optional)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees

  2. Cut the brussel sprouts into half and place cut side down in a baking dish.

  3. Scatter the walnuts over the brussel sprouts.

Make the Sauce
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cream and stir constantly.

  2. Add the Parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Season with the garlic powder, nutmeg, salt & pepper. Stir until the cheese has melted.

  3. Pour the cheese sauce over the brussel sprouts

  4. Scatter Mozzarella over the top 

  5. Bake for 25 minutes

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Brussel Sprout Gratin
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 15g 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Bryan Martinez
    December 22, 2018 at 12:16 am

    This looks so tasty! It’s a recipe that my wife would definitely enjoy haha thank you!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      December 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Hope she enjoys it!

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