Vegetables au Gratin

recipe
Assemble this early on the day of your dinner to save last-minute hurrying.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 160
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 23.3 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 249 mg
Calcium 179 mg

Ingredients

2 large leeks (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
Vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) sliced carrot
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon margarine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper herb and spice blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornflake crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks, leaving 6 inches of each leek. Cut each leek in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Rinse under cold water; drain. Set aside.

Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly under cold running water, and remove discolored leaves. Cut off stem ends, and cut large sprouts in half; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Add leeks and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add sprouts, carrot, and water; cover and cook 15 minutes. Spoon vegetable mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray; set aside.

Melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a wire whisk until well blended. Increase heat to medium; cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon-pepper blend and salt. Pour sauce over vegetable mixture. (Cover and chill mixture now, if desired.)

Combine cornflake crumbs and cheese; stir well. Sprinkle over vegetable mixture. Cover and bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Mary Holloway, C.H.E., and Joyce Lofstrom, C.H.E.,

Cooking Light

November 1993