Easy Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables Recipe! This quick and easy air fryer side dish is great for family dinner. It is so easy to cook frozen vegetables in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
We have been using our air fryer almost daily and now have a couple of them in rotation. It is so quick and easy to make air-fried frozen vegetables for dinner.
I love that they can cook while I make our main dish, and everything tastes great.
Using the air fryer to make roasted veggies has increased the variety we enjoy. Taking frozen food and making great meals is a treat as the weather gets colder.
We made air fryer frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced carrots from a California-style vegetable mix for this recipe. You can adapt this recipe to any frozen veggies, including green beans, asparagus, mushrooms, and zucchini or bell peppers.
While I love making oven-roasted vegetables, using the air fryer is happening more often. I love that the veggies come out crispy and delicious. No more mushy veggies!
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Frozen Mixed Vegetables
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil/Avocado Spray
- Air Fryer: We suggest getting an air fryer that is bigger than you think you will need. We found that once we started using the air fryer, we used it for more and larger meals.
- Serving Bowl
How to cook frozen vegetables in Air Fryer
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - Add FROZEN vegetables directly to the air fryer in a single layer.
Spray the air fry frozen vegetables with avocado/olive oil lightly. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper and shake the basket to spread seasoning.
Air fry, shake/toss the vegetables in the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to evenly cook.
Step 2 - Enjoy easy frozen mixed vegetables in air fryer!
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: This easy vegetable side dish cooks quickly! We don’t recommend preheating or thawing your vegetables before adding them to the air fryer.
Storage: Refrigerate leftover veggies in an airtight container and enjoy them within three days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: While air-fried frozen vegetables are generally safe to refreeze, it’s best to enjoy them when cooked fresh for the best texture and taste.
How to Reheat: You can reheat your leftovers in your air fryer to get them as crispy as they were when cooked fresh! They’ll only take a few minutes to crisp up, so keep an eye on them as they reheat.
Substitutions: You can adapt this recipe to any frozen veggies you like, including green beans. We used a California-style mix containing broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced carrots.
Add onion powder or nutritional yeast for additional flavor.
Vegetarian + Vegan Option: This recipe is vegetarian and vegan, as the only ingredient is frozen vegetables.
Gluten-Free: This veggie side dish is also gluten-free.
Smaller Serving Size: You can cook the frozen vegetables in batches with a small air fryer.
Make It Spicy: Feel free to season your air-fried vegetables with any spices you enjoy that complement your meal.
Larger Group/More Servings: Check the time for each additional air-fried batch, as they will cook faster as the air fryer heats up.
Sugar-Free: The sugar content will depend on the frozen veggies you use, so check the nutrition label if this is a dietary concern for you or anyone you’re cooking for.
Tips for the Best Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
- We do not preheat the air fryer before making frozen veggies in the air fryer.
- DO NOT thaw the vegetables before adding them to the air fryer! Just pull them straight from the freezer to the air fryer.
- For extra flavor, sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese over the veggies.
- Check out all of our vegetarian air fryer recipes.
- We love serving this as a side dish for ham.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Vegetables
With this how-to guide, there are infinite ways to quickly dress up a bag of frozen vegetables and add the goodness of air-fried vegetables to any meal! Here are some menu planning suggestions.
Sides: BLT Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Southern Style Green Beans, CrockPot Bourbon Baked Beans, CrockPot Tater Tot Chicken Casserole, CrockPot Corn Pudding, 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups, Easy Homemade Banana Bread
Check out all of our vegetable side dishes great for any meal.
Main Dishes: Bacon Pot Pie, Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs, Crock Pot Steak Stroganoff, Crockpot Mushroom Pasta Casserole, Easy German Apple Pancake, French Toast Casserole, Apple & Raisin French Toast, Cracker Barrel Pecan Pancakes, Crock Pot Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Desserts: 2 Ingredient Lemon Bars, Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Pie Filling, Orange Dreamsicle Salad, Bisquick Peach Cobbler, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies, Air Fryer Donuts, Cinnamon & Sugar Crescents, Raspberry Coffee Cake, Biscuit Donuts
When to Serve
- Holidays - great for Christmas dinner, Easter Brunch, or Thanksgiving!
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Air Fryer frozen vegetables
- Spray air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Add frozen vegetables to air fryer.
- Sprtiz the top of the frozen vegetables with olive oil spray. Sprinkle on garlic powder, salt and pepper. Shake basket to spread seasoning.
- Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, shake basket and then air fry for an additional 5-8 minutes. Check to make sure the vegetables are not burning.
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