Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Salt and pepper—plus a touch of olive oil—are the only ingredients you'll need to serve up this classic dish.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts—you may have hated them as a kid (don’t worry, so did we), but now that you’re a grown-ass man you can’t get enough of them.

This classic method of preparation—simply roasted in the oven and seasoned with salt and pepper—is the best way to get your fill. Serve up these Brussels as a side dish, toss them into a salad, or chomp on for a healthy mid-day snack.

Nutrition (per serving)

103 calories; 7g fat; 3g protein; 9g carbohydrate; 4g dietary fiber; 5g net carbs.

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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

50 min.

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp bacon grease (or olive oil)
  • Salt and black pepper

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Trim bottoms of stems and any wilted leaves off Brussels sprouts and halve each one.

Put fat in a roasting pan, and, if you’re using bacon grease or lard, put it in the oven for a few minutes to melt.

Add Brussels sprouts to the pan and toss till they’re coated with fat. Salt and pepper, and stir again, then put them in oven.

Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring now and then. When they’re evenly browned, they’re done. Add a little more salt if they need it, and serve.