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Creamy Brussels Sprouts Recipe with “Gin” Cocktail Pairing

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Brussel Sprout REcipe with cocktails

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

4 -6

This easy creamy brussel sprout recipe is the perfect dip for your next party. Pair it with my gin mocktail for a match made in heaven.

This delicious dip is a unique way to use brussels sprouts that you’re going to love for an easy snack or appetizer. This brussel sprout recipe is creamy, yummy, and pairs perfectly with my non-alcoholic gin cocktail pairing.

Creamy brussel sprouts recipe

Why you’ll love this brussel sprout recipe:

  • Quick: Make this brussel sprout recipe in only 30-minutes
  • Delicious: This is a unique creamy dip that everyone will love
  • Non-Alcoholic: I’ve paired this brussel sprout recipe with a non-alcoholic “gin” cocktail that goes so well with it
Non-alcoholic gin

Ingredient Notes:

Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative: This delicious gin alternative is great for when you’re in the mood for a tasty cocktail without the side effects of alcohol. It’s perfect for the mocktail I’ve created below but also classics like G&Ts or gimlets.

Brussels Sprouts: Eating cruciferous veggies like brussels sprouts can help protect against cancers. They’re also full of immunity-boosting vitamin C so they’re great for cold and flu season.

How to make this brussel sprout recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Heat your oven-proof skillet to medium heat. Once warm, add 1 tbsp OO along with the garlic and shallot. Saute just a few minutes until fragrant (be careful not to burn).
  3. Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet plus pepper, salt and dried thyme. Cook until just tender, about 5-7 mins.
  4. Add the cheese mixture to the pan and gently stir to combine everything, smoothing out the top. Season the breadcrumbs with a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder and then top the dip with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake uncovered for 15-17 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  6. Serve with your choice of crostini or crackers!

How to make a gin mocktail:

  1. First rim the glass with peppermint extract and sugar.
  2. Then, add cucumber, mint and jalapeno to the glass and muddle. Add crushed ice, Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative and stir. Then, top with soda water.
Brussel sprouts recipe with cocktails

Expert Tips & FAQ:

If you want to make crostini with this dip: Preheat the oven to 400F. Using a bread knife, slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil on one side and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Set aside and then make the dip.

Cheese: If you want mix things up, try substituting the cheddar cheese with gruyere cheese.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts Recipe with “Gin” Cocktail Pairing

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This easy creamy brussel sprout recipe is the perfect dip for your next party. Pair it with my gin mocktail for a match made in heaven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4 -6
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the creamy brussels sprouts dip

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups brussels sprouts, roughly sliced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125 g cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • crostini or crackers for serving

For the "gin" cocktail

  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • white sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative
  • 4 slices mini cucumber (or 2 slices from a large cucumber)
  • 1 slice jalapeno
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • soda water

Instructions
 

For the creamy brussels sprouts dip

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Heat your oven-proof skillet to medium heat. Once warm, add 1 tbsp OO along with the garlic and shallot. Saute just a few minutes until fragrant (be careful not to burn).
  • Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet plus pepper, salt and dried thyme. Cook until just tender, about 5-7 mins.
  • Add the cheese mixture to the pan and gently stir to combine everything, smoothing out the top. Season the breadcrumbs with a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder and then top the dip with the breadcrumbs.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-17 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve with your choice of crostini or crackers!

For the "gin" cocktail

  • First rim the glass with peppermint extract and sugar.
  • Then, add cucumber, mint and jalapeno to the glass and muddle. Add crushed ice, Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative and stir. Then, top with soda water.

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Notes

If you want to make crostini with this dip: Preheat the oven to 400F. Using a bread knife, slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil on one side and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Set aside and then make the dip.
If you want mix things up, try substituting the cheddar cheese with gruyere cheese.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 355g | Protein: 21.8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 72.2mg | Sodium: 721mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2.4g
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