Brussels Sprouts and Spinach Gratin with Mustard-Horseradish Crumb Topping

Brussels Sprouts and Spinach GratinBrussels Sprouts and Spinach Gratin


  • lots of fresh spinach leaves
  • Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise (can be frozen)
  • margarine
  • coarsely grated onion
  • 1
    large clove garlic, minced
  • 2
    Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1
    cup soy milk or similar
  • bottled white horseradish
  • Dijon mustard
  • 4
    slices country-style bread, crusts removed and cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat oval baking dish with margarine. Coarsely chop and then cook washed spinach in no water over a low heat until spinach is wilted., transfer to bowl, and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Steam Brussels sprouts in steamer 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to shallow bowl, and cool.

  3. Melt a little margarine in frying pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes. Add to spinach in bowl (do not stir).

  4. Melt some more margarine in same frying pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour, and cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium, and cook 2 minutes, or until sauce thickens and boils, whisking often. Whisk in 2 1/2 tsp. horseradish, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  5. Mix 1/4 cup sauce and 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard into Brussels sprouts in bowl. Stir remaining sauce into spinach mixture

  6. Grind bread cubes in food processor until reduced to rice-size crumbs. Heat a little oil over medium heat. Whisk in remaining 1 1/4 tsp. horseradish and 1 1/4 tsp. mustard. Add breadcrumbs, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes, or until coated with butter mixture and beginning to brown.

  7. Spread spinach over bottom of prepared baking dish. Arrange Brussels sprout halves cut sides down in concentric circles over spinach. Top with breadcrumbs, leaving some Brussels sprouts visible. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling around edge. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


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