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Secret Brussels Sprouts

My husband and I have always loved brussels sprouts, but our kids wouldn't touch them until I made this recipe. Tomato juice and cheese give this vegetable a place on the family table.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen brussels sprouts or 1-1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove onion and set aside. Blend flour into the drippings. Add tomato juice; cook and stir over low heat until thickened and smooth. Stir in the sugar, salt, pepper and onion. Arrange the Brussels sprouts into a greased 1-qt. baking dish; top with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes.

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