Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin

Low Carb Recipes

Nov 22

I used to hate, hate, hate brussel sprouts! So much so that I went literally years without eating any. Recently I gave them another go and realized, hey, these guys taste pretty good!

Funny what going low carb can do for you.

I used a drum grater to shred these puppies in just a few minutes–super duper handy for sure! But use what you have always. Because what good does a recipe do for you if you cannot make it?

Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin

Simple side dish that you could dress up with whatever flavors you like.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cream cheese, sprouts
Servings: 4
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel


  • 1 pound brussels sprout fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pork rinds crushed
  • 1 dash salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Clean and cut stems from brussel sprouts, removing outer leaves as needed. Shred the sprouts. I used a grater drum, but you could use a food processor, mandoline, or whatever tool you have on hand.
  • Put sprouts into a baking dish.
  • Add red pepper flakes, and liberally salt and pepper your sprouts. Mix the shredded cheddar into shredded sprouts.
  • Put softened cream cheese, butter, and heavy cream into a bowl and microwave for a few seconds at a time until you can easily mix them together in a thick sauce. (If you don't use a microwave, you could do this over a low heat on the stove.)
  • Add the cream and cream cheese sauce to your shredded sprouts and mix well.
  • Add olive oil to parmesan and melt in the microwave, a few seconds at a time (or on your stove).
  • Dot the parmesan on top of your sprout mixture and spread it around a bit.
  • Sprinkle crushed pork rinds on top.
  • Bake until brown on top and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin
Amount Per Serving (0.25 total)
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 636mg27%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


If you like your au gratin creamier, up the heavy cream to 1/2 cup. I might do that next time myself. And I'm thinking this would be good with a little lemon juice added to offset the flavor, or maybe varied with different types of cheese or spices added in. Let me know what you try!
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I served this up with some jalapeño sausages for a little bit of kick. I also really liked the cheesy, au gratin texture and could see doing this same process with broccoli, cauliflower or the veggie of your choice for a simple side dish.

If you hate the pork rinds you can skip them. It’s still makes some good, low carb brussel sprouts anyway. But they really don’t taste all pork-rindy and make a perfect replacement for the bread crumbs usually added for a crunchy topping.

Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin

Beautiful, bubbly brown!

Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin

Great with this sausage, very filling.

Are you a sprouts fan? Always or post going low carb?

  • Rhonda Wood-Parker says:

    Serving size 1 g?

    • Dix says:

      The serving sizes went a little wonky when I changed recipe plugins a while back. Thanks for the catch! I had this set at 4 serving sizes, and with a pound of sprouts in there plus cheeses and whatnot, it’s gonna be a lot more than a gram! I’m not sure of the volume of it now, so I made it say 1/4 of the total…

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