• Ingredients:
    For the Brussels Sprouts:
    1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    For the Queso Sauce:
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup almond milk
    1/4 cup cream cheese
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Instructions:
  • For the Smashed Brussels Sprouts:
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are slightly tender. Drain and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • On a baking sheet, toss the cooked Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  • Use a flat-bottomed glass or a potato masher to gently smash each Brussels sprout. You want them to flatten but still hold together.
  • Roast the smashed Brussels sprouts in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown.
  • For the Queso Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cheddar cheese, milk, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Stir continuously until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and  creamy. If the sauce is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  • Assembling the Dish:
  • Place the roasted smashed Brussels sprouts on a serving platter.
  • Drizzle the warm queso sauce over the Brussels sprouts.
  • Serve immediately while the Brussels sprouts are still hot and the cheese sauce is gooey and delicious.
  • Enjoy your Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Queso as a savory and cheesy side dish!
  • This dish combines the earthy flavor of roasted Brussels sprouts with the  creamy richness of queso sauce for a delightful and satisfying combination. It’s perfect for a side dish or even a tasty appetizer.