The best way to showcase your sprouts this Christmas has got to be with this epic shallot, white wine and Gorgonzola cheese sauce – I’m drooling just at the words
Christmas dinner is probably one of the most thought about meals in the history of all meals. This is the food that has to be the best it can be and woe betide if anything is forgotten. Cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, good old roast potatoes – its all got to be in there. And of course our lovely little green friend – the sprout.
The poor old sprout hardly gets any kind of say in many households – dismissed, disregarded and left out in the cold. Known as a bitter kind of veg that will more than likely ruin your palate or be entirely wasted. Not that I agree with that at all – I am a huge sprout fan! Lover of sprouts until the end of my days – truly.
Christmas Sprouts in Cheese Sauce
However, its not to everyone’s taste and so this recipe is all about taking those lovely little Christmas sprouts and pouring over a sauce that is so decadent, so deliciously creamy, and so packed full of lovely Gorgonzola that no one will want to say no – ever. This year guys, if you decide to give this recipe a go, the show stopper will be the sprouts!
So forget about leeks in cheese sauce and lets get Christmas sprouts all dressed up and ready strut their stuff. (Unless you really would prefer leeks in cheese sauce , in which case check out my recipe here) 🙂
Making Christmas Sprouts in Cheese Sauce
So how easy is it to make? How long will it take? Can this be done on Christmas day?! Well – never fear – its a prep in advance and store in the fridge kind of recipe. So you can lovingly make the silky, creamy gorgonzola sauce a couple of days before – with no need to rush, no panic and no stress. You can make it perfect and then pour into a container and keep in the fridge until Christmas day arrives! Likewise for the sprouts – get them peeled and prepped and leave in the fridge ready to cook on the big day.
When you’re ready to cook just spread out the prepared sprouts in a shallow baking dish, pour over the sauce and then pop in the oven and leave to simmer and bubble for at least 30 minutes. The result: just perfection.
For another easy side dish you can prep in advance check out my honey roast root vegetables with garlic and thyme. Or for a make ahead Christmas day starter have a look at my sticky king prawns. 🙂 For more cheese sauce ideas have a look at my indulgent fish pie.
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