Duck Fat-Roasted Brussels Sprouts


A few tablespoons of duck fat and a very hot oven are all you need to turn some sleepy Brussels sprouts into something much more special.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons duck fat, or more as needed

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Heat duck fat in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Set aside.

  3. Combine Brussels sprouts, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Pour melted duck fat over Brussels sprouts and stir to coat evenly. Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender, but still slightly firm, 15 to 20 minutes, flipping sprouts halfway through. Top with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

    close up view of seasoned Duck Fat-Roasted Brussels Sprouts on a white surface
    Allrecipes Magazine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
3g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 215mg 1,073%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 925mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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