Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce in a black bowl on a wooden board with spoon

You will love these Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a light Creamy Parmesan Sauce even if you’re not a brussels sprouts lover. This unique combination of the bacon, garlic and sherry with the parmesan cream sauce makes these brussels sprouts so decadent!

My husband and I first had a version of these (of course way more calories than my recipe I’m sure) at Roy’s Ko Olina in Hawaii. They were absolutely amazing! I didn’t even realize brussels sprouts could taste so good! This recipe is a great healthy Thanksgiving side idea!

pan of roasted brussels sprouts in parmesan sauce with sherry and Polish pottery in the background
Such an easy dish to put together, yet so unique!

How did I lighten this recipe?

Luckily brussels sprouts are great for you and have very little calories to begin with. Because of this, you can add a few rich ingredients and the brussels sprout recipe won’t be too bad in calories/points. Although I do love frying bacon, then sauteing the onions in the bacon grease, you can cut out a lot of calories by just buying bacon crumbles. I like the Costco Kirkland Brand. They are moist and not dried out.

Other lightened up ingredients include half and half instead of full fat cream and I used only a small amount of butter. I’m sure the original recipe includes cream and lots of butter. I tried to go easy on both of them and I also used olive oil spray (paid link) instead of olive oil when roasting the brussels sprouts. The version I had at the restaurant was definitely “saucier,” and “creamier,” but this version is definitely healthier and yet still tastes fantastic!

How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

raw brussels sprouts in a metal colander on a wooden board with cut brussels sprouts and a knife

Preheat oven to 425°.
Cut brussels sprouts in halves or quarters depending on how large they are.

Polish pottery bowl with raw brussels sprouts, olive oil spray, pepper grinder and salt on a wooden board

Place them in a bowl or bag. Spray with olive oil spray (paid link), sprinkle with kosher salt (paid link) and pepper and stir or shake the bag well.

roasted brussels sprouts on a baking sheet

Place them on a baking sheet (paid link) lined with foil or parchment paper (paid link). Bake for about 20 minutes or until tender.

chopped red onions in a non stick pan with wooden spoon

While sprouts are roasting, heat a large non stick pan on high. Add butter.
Add onions, stir for about 2 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Add garlic and continue cooking until onions are softened and starting to brown.

pan with onions and half and half, glass measuring cup pouring sherry into pan, sherry bottle on side

Add half and half and sherry to the onion mixture. Heat on medium stirring occasionally.

roasted brussels sprouts in a pan with onions and cream sauce

When sauce starts to thicken, add parmesan cheese, bacon crumbles and roasted brussels sprouts. Serve immediately. They are also good as leftovers.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce in a black bowl on a wooden board with spoon
Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a light Creamy Parmesan Sauce

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Amy Lawrence
You will love these Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Light Creamy Parmesan Sauce even if you're not a brussels sprouts lover. This unique combination of the bacon, garlic and sherry with the parmesan cream sauce makes these brussels sprouts so decadent!
Weight Watchers Points: 2 Smart Points per serving for all plans
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts
  • olive oil spray or 1 t. olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 T. unsalted butter.
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 T. crumbled bacon I use the Costco Kirkland brand
  • 1/2 c. half and half
  • 1/4 c. sherry
  • 4 T. parmesan cheese
  • lemon zest optional
  • parmesan cheese garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Cut brussels sprouts in halves or quarters depending on how large they are.
  • Place them in a bowl or bag. Spray with oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper and stir or shake the bag well.
  • Place them on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until tender.
  • While sprouts are roasting, heat a large nonstick pan on high. Add butter.
  • Add onions, stir for about 2 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Add garlic and continue cooking until onions are softened and starting to brown. I just let them cook for about 10-15 more minutes, stirring occasionally while the brussels sprouts are roasting but if you have an electric stove, you may want to move them off the burner when tender otherwise the heat will be too much and they may burn.
  • When sprouts are almost done, finish the sauce.  Add half and half and sherry to the onion mixture. Heat on medium stirring occasionally.
  • When sauce starts to thicken, add parmesan cheese, bacon crumbles and roasted brussels sprouts. Serve immediately, although these are great reheated as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 13.4gProtein: 5.6gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7.2mgSodium: 391mgPotassium: 489.2mgSugar: 3.6gVitamin A: 63.9IUVitamin C: 98.5mgCalcium: 73.7mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword parmesan cream sauce, roasted brussels sprouts
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Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food, losing and maintaining weight. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

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