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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air frying Brussels sprouts not only cooks them quickly, but they become perfectly golden brown and crispy. Here’s how to cook Brussels sprouts in your air fryer!

Air fried brussels sprouts in a bowl with green background

In case you missed the memo, you can do some pretty awesome things with your air fryer. Like make “fried” “chicken”. Or ridiculously crispy tofu. Or even pizza.

But you know what else your air fryer is good for? The everyday kinds of things. The quick dinner side dish when you forget to make one. The roasted veggies that don’t take an hour in the oven.

These air fryer Brussels sprouts fall into the latter category. We’re not breaking any new amazing ground here. We’re just making ridiculously delicious, crispy Brussels sprouts (in 10 minutes). Easy enough for weeknight dinners yet tasty enough for Thanksgiving feasts. Let’s cook!

Air fried brussels sprouts in a bowl with green background

How to prep Brussels sprouts

Choose Brussels sprouts that are free from blemishes. To prepare them, trim off the tough bottom core, then peel off any damaged or dirty leaves. Brussels sprouts generally aren’t very dirty, but you can rinse them under cold water. If your Brussels sprouts are large (over 1.5 inches), cut them in half lengthwise.

How to trim brussels sprouts
Raw Brussels sprouts in a bowl

How to air fry crispy Brussels sprouts

To improve the flavor and crunch factor on these Brussels sprouts, drizzle them with a touch of oil (see recipe notes below for how to cook them with less oil).

Arrange Brussels sprouts in your air fryer basket or rack in as single of a layer as possible, cooking in batches if necessary. Keeping the sprouts in one layer will around the hot air to move around the Brussels sprouts, cooking them more evenly.

Raw Brussels sprouts in air fryer

Brussels Sprout Seasoning Ideas

You can season these roasted Brussels sprouts with your favorite seasonings and toppings! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Garlic: About halfway through cooking, toss the Brussels sprouts with a few cloves of minced garlic.
  • Balsamic: Drizzle balsamic reduction (a thickened balsamic vinegar) over the Brussels sprouts just before serving.
  • Parmesan: Grated parmesan cheese is also delicious sprinkled over the cooked Brussels sprouts!
  • No Oil: You can air fry these Brussels sprouts with no or less oil (though I do recommend using some oil for the flavor). To use less oil, spray the sprouts with oil to evenly coat while using less. To use no oil, simply omit it from the recipe.
Brussels sprouts in air fryer

Can you air fry frozen Brussels sprouts?

Yes! You can air fry virtually any frozen vegetable. To air fry frozen Brussels sprouts, simply space the sprouts out more in the air fryer to allow excess moisture to evaporate, and add 3 to 5 minutes to the cooking time.

Air fried brussels sprouts in a bowl with green background
Air fried brussels sprouts in a bowl with green background

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air frying Brussels sprouts not only cooks them quickly, but they become perfectly golden brown and crispy. Here’s how to cook Brussels sprouts in your air fryer!
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer Brussels sprouts, crispy Brussels sprouts, roasted Brussels sprouts
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Christmas, Thanksgiving
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 1 vote

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ lb Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 cups
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • Optional: garlic, balsamic reduction, parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prep: Remove the tough ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any damaged outer leaves. Rinse under cold water and pat dry. If your sprouts are on the large side, cut them in half. Toss in oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook: Arrange Brussels sprouts in a single layer in your air fryer, working in batches if they don't all fit. Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 12 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking to evenly brown them. They are down when lightly browned and crispy on the edges.
  • Serve: Serve sprouts warm, optionally topped with balsamic reduction and parmesan.

NOTES

Variations on this recipe:
  • Garlic: About halfway through cooking, toss the sprouts with a few cloves of minced garlic.
  • Balsamic: Drizzle on balsamic reduction just before serving.
  • Parmesan: Sprinkle over the cooked sprouts.
  • No Oil: You can air fry these Brussels sprouts with no or less oil (though I do recommend using some oil for the flavor). To use less oil, spray the sprouts with oil to evenly coat while using less. To use no oil, simply omit it from the recipe.
  • Frozen: To air fry frozen Brussels sprouts, space the sprouts out more in the air fryer to allow excess moisture to evaporate, then add 3 to 5 minutes to the cooking time.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.3g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 2.5g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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