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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts feature golden crispy edges, perfect seasoning, and tender sprouts topped with parmesan cheese. What’s not to love?

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If you’re still on the fence about brussels sprouts, I know, it’s a love-hate relationship for some people. I promise this recipe is going to change your mind. Vegetables like brussels sprouts lend themselves to being seasoned and prepared in so many different ways. No more boring boiled or steamed veggies for dinner.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts are an amazing side dish for almost any protein or pasta. Try them alongside Juicy Oven Roasted Chicken Pieces, Southern Meatloaf Recipe or one of my favorites, Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy. Some tasty pasta options to serve with air fryer brussels sprouts would be my White Cheddar Pressure Cooker Pasta or Rasta Pasta.

close up of a bowl of air fried brussels sprouts

Ingredients for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  • Brussels sprouts – When choosing your Brussels Sprouts, select ones of similar size if you’re able. They’ll cook more evenly this way. Use fresh brussels sprouts over frozen if you’re able.
  • Olive oil – Oil in the air fryer? Yepp, just a little goes a long way in helping these brussels sprouts crisp up. I use a little bit of oil on all of my air-fried vegetables to give them that nice crisp. I’ve got this info and more in my 10 Air Fryer tips every owner should know post.
  • Spices – Salt, ground black pepper, and tasty garlic powder will elevate the flavor of the sprouts.
  • Parmesan cheese – Use any grated, shredded, or sliced parmesan cheese you love.
brussels sprouts ingredients

Tools you’ll need

  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowls and measuring spoons
  • Fork, to check for tenderness

How to make Crispy Air Fryer Brussels sprouts

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until all the brussels sprouts are covered in the oil and seasoning.

halved brussels sprouts in a bowl tossed in seasonings

Place the brussels sprouts in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until roasted, shaking halfway through.

seasoned brussels sprouts in an air fryer basket

Remove brussels sprouts from the air fryer and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

cooked brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket

How to store leftover brussels sprouts

Store leftover brussels sprouts in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Air-fried brussels sprouts are best if eaten right away, they will likely lose some of the crispness if eaten the next day.

Do I have to soak my brussels sprouts?

Soaking brussels sprouts before air frying is not necessary, but it can be helpful to make larger sprouts tender without burning the outer leaves.

To soak your brussels sprouts: Cut them in half or quarters and soak them in a bowl full of cold, lightly salted water for 10-20 minutes. Drain them thoroughly and pat dry then continue to season and air fry as directed.

testing brussels sprouts with a fork while in the air fryer basket

Tasty recipe variations

  • Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts – Toss brussels sprouts in a balsamic glaze and a drizzle of honey.
  • Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon – Everything is better with bacon. Check out my Million Dollar Bacon, so delicious! Crumble bacon on top of your brussels sprouts to make this a meat side dish.
  • Sweet & Savory Brussels Sprouts – One of my favorite options for brussels sprouts is my Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts. The addition of Korean Gochujang gives these sprouts a nice kick.
  • Air Fryer Vegetables – Combine carrots and cauliflower with your brussels sprouts for an air fryer assorted vegetable side dish.

Notes

  • The size of your brussels sprouts may vary your cook time. Check on your brussels sprouts at the halfway mark.
  • While checking halfway through, give them a shake so they’ll crisp evenly on all sides.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer. To achieve a crispy outside it’s important to maintain a single layer of brussels sprouts. Thankfully air fryers are quick, so you can make multiple batches in no time!

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts feature golden crispy edges, perfect seasoning, and tender sprouts topped with parmesan cheese. What's not to love?
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer brussels sprouts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 153kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts ends cut off and cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until all the brussels sprouts are covered in the oil and seasoning.
  • Place the brussels sprouts in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until roasted, shaking halfway through.
  • Remove brussels sprouts from air fryer and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Notes

  • The size of your brussels sprouts may vary your cook time. Check on your brussels sprouts at the halfway mark.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg
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Bobbie Butler

Saturday 29th of October 2022

Add 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar