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Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish cream in a red baker on a wooden table.
Brussels Sprouts and Horseradish Cream with Crispy Shallots and Bacon
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare Brussels sprouts. The horseradish has a nice bite that can stand up to the strong pungency of Brussels sprouts and who can resist a crunchy bacon shallot topping?
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Gluten Free, Holiday Favorites
Servings: 10
Calories: 488 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 3 pounds Brussels sprouts halved
  • olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon diced
  • 4 shallots sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  1. Pre-heat air fryer and/or oven to 400ºF.
  2. Toss the Brussels sprouts with a little olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Shake or stir the Brussels sprouts halfway through the cooking time.
  3. Place the diced bacon into the air-fryer basket and add a little water to the drawer below to catch the grease. Air-fry for 10 minutes, tossing or stirring a few times during the cooking process. Add the shallots and air-fry for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the bacon just starts to brown and the shallots are soft. Season with freshly ground black pepper and drain on paper towels.
  4. While the Brussels sprouts are roasting and the bacon is air-frying, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Slowly pour in the heavy cream and milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth and the sauce starts to thicken, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the horseradish, salt, and nutmeg, and stir in the fresh thyme.
  6. Transfer the Brussels sprouts from the oven into a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Pour the horseradish cream sauce evenly over Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle the bacon and shallots over the top.
  7. Bake at 350ºF oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts and Horseradish Cream with Crispy Shallots and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 656mg27%
Potassium 736mg21%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1955IU39%
Vitamin C 119mg144%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.