Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Not into Brussels sprouts? This comforting side dish might just change your mind. First the sprouts are simmered in a savory, garlicky broth until just tender. Then they’re dressed with a rich and tangy cheese sauce. A hint of sweetness from sun-dried tomatoes rounds things out. This easy recipe comes together in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (4 cups)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leeks (white parts only)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ to ½ cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan cook Brussels sprouts, leeks, and garlic in vegetable broth over medium-low 10 minutes or until sprouts can be pierced with a fork, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook.
  2. In a bowl whisk together milk, flour, nutritional yeast, and mustard. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Add to Brussels sprouts. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until sprouts are coated and the sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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