Quick and easy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are the perfect vegetable side dish. Easy to prepare and barely any clean-up, plus they taste amazing.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe
This recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish to make crispy Brussels sprouts in less than 12 minutes. They are quick and easy, with epic flavor from the olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
It is a great vegetable side dish that takes minutes to prepare and tastes fantastic.
I must admit something; I didn't realize that Brussels sprouts grew on stalks until I walked into Trader Joe's one day and wondered what the green globes on a stem were. I had to walk over to their display outside the store and investigate what they were.
Thank goodness for store signs explaining what they were. Who knew going grocery shopping could be such an educational moment? LOL!
We used to cook Brussels sprouts in the oven, but it felt like it took a long time to heat the oven and wait for them to cook. Now, we love using our air fryer for all the vegetable side dishes, along with a few appetizers and French fries.
I reach for the air fryer almost every day to whip something up during the day. I love not heating the house with the oven and how easy it is to clean. It is my go-to extra kitchen appliance right now.
We hope you love these crispy air fryer brussels sprouts!
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Raw, Whole Brussels Sprouts
- Olive Oil/Avocado Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
Optional Seasonings: Lemon Juice, Sprinkle a bit of Parmesan Cheese, Drizzle with Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar, Kosher Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Sriracha sauce
- Air Fryer: We suggest getting an air fryer that is bigger than you think you will need. We found once we started using the air fryer, we ended up using it for more meals and larger meals.
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Large Bowl
- Kitchen Tongs: We highly suggest getting a good pair of kitchen tongs to remove items from the air fryer and save your hands from getting burned.
How to make Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - Clean and cut Brussel sprouts in half. Add to a large bowl.
Step 2 - Spray or toss with olive or avocado oil and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, ensuring that each has an even coating.
Step 3 - Spread Brussels sprouts evenly in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry at 400°F, shaking the basket or tray halfway through cooking.
The outer leaves crisp and the insides are tender.
Step 4 - Serve hot
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: If you have time and want extra flavorful veggies, marinate your Brussels sprouts for two hours before roasting them in the air fryer.
Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container and enjoy them within four days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Freeze leftover Brussels sprouts in an airtight, freezer-safe container and enjoy them within three months.
How to Reheat: You can reheat your Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness using the air fryer.
We season our Brussels sprouts with avocado or olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, but you can use any cooking oil or seasoning blend that makes them pair with your meal.
If you use frozen Brussels sprouts, ensure they have space in the air fryer. You should add a few minutes to the cooking time.
Vegetarian + Vegan Option: This recipe is naturally vegetarian and vegan, as the core ingredients are Brussels sprouts, cooking oil, and seasonings.
Gluten-Free: This recipe is also naturally gluten-free.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: We use three cups of Brussels sprouts to make four servings. Scale the written recipe up or down according to your desired yield, working in batches if your air fryer capacity is smaller and you’re making a big batch.
Make It Spicy: Spice up your roasted Brussels sprout halves by adding your favorite spice or spicy seasoning blend before cooking or dressing it with your go-to spicy sauce after cooking.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 1 gram of sugar per serving, but the final sugar content will depend on your seasonings and add-ins.
Tips for the Best Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- We do not preheat the air fryer to 400°F. We start with a cold air fryer.
- If you make multiple batches of food, you should lower the cooking time for each subsequent batch.
- Take advantage of all of our easy vegetarian air fryer recipes.
- Find this featured recipe in our best rib sides collection
- Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
With this guide to making roasted Brussels sprouts in your air fryer, you can quickly turn a few cups of this sturdy, globe-shaped veggie into a side dish that bulks up any meal with extra nutrition and plant-powered goodness. Here are some pairing suggestions to inspire your menu planning.
Sides: Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Apple Stuffing, Carrot Soufflé, BLT Pasta Salad, Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Hasselback Potatoes, Jiffy Cornbread with Sour Cream, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Southern Style Green Beans, Caprese Pasta Salad
Main Dishes: Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken, Stovetop Meatloaf, Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers, CrockPot Rosemary Pork, Cracker Barrel Chicken & Dumplings, CrockPot Macaroni & Cheese with Ham, CrockPot Salisbury Steak, CrockPot Ham & Cheese Grits
Desserts: Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake, Lemon Bars, Lemon Icebox Pie, Best Rice Krispie Treats, Bisquick Blueberry Cobbler, Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding, Bisquick Apple Cobbler, Bisquick Peach Cobbler, Molasses Cookies, Banana Bread, Classic Chocolate Brownies
When to Serve
- Family and Friend Gatherings
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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Cut brussel sprouts in half, add to a bowl.
- Top brussel sprouts with oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
- Add in a single layer to the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes, shake basket a couple of times while cooking.
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