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Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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These Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are perfectly cooked in your Air Fryer. Toss them in a Korean Gochujang sauce for the perfect vegetable side dish.

air fryer brussels sprouts roasted in the air fryer basket

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I’m a sucker for a good roasted veggie, especially brussels sprouts. My mother in law always prepares a pan of roasted brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving and I’m always the first in line to grab a bunch. Inspired by her recipe, I decided to make my brussels sprouts in the air fryer and add my own little Korean inspired sauce to them.

I love making Asian foods in my Air Fryer, like this Healthier General Tso’s Chicken in the Air fryer and this Crispy Korean Air Fried Chicken Wings. It was just natural that I would follow the same path when it came to these brussels.

How to buy and prepare brussels sprouts?

I like to use fresh brussels sprouts for roasting, not frozen. If I can find brussels sprouts on the vine, I buy those. But usually I can’t, so I just pick up the fresh brussels sprouts in my supermarket.

You’ll also want to make sure you thoroughly wash and dry your sprouts before air frying. Here’s a great guide on how to pick and prepare brussels sprouts.

air fryer brussels sprouts in a towel with hands drying them

How do you cook brussels sprouts in the Air Fryer?

When cooking brussels sprouts in the Air fryer, you want to cook it a lower temperature of 360 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. I find that this is the best temperature to allow your brussels sprouts to get tender on the inside and develop a nice crisp on the outside. If you want your brussels sprouts even crispier, bump the heat up to 390 degrees Fahrenheit at the end for an additional 5 minutes.

This recipe for brussels sprouts can be modified if you choose to have brussels sprouts without the korean gochujang sauce. I would advice still using oil. 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.

I hope you enjoy this Air Brussels Sprouts recipe as much as we do. Until next time…

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Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts are roasted in your Air Fryer and topped with a sweet and spicy Korean sauce. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer brussel sprouts, air fryer brussels sprouts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 128kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon gochujang
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine honey, vegetable oil, gochujang, and salt in a bowl and stir. Set aside about 1 Tbsp of the sauce. Add brussels spouts to bowl and stir until all sprouts are fully covered. 
  • Place your brussels sprouts in your Air Fryer, ensuring that they are not overlapping, and cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Set aside the bowl.
  • Once 15 minutes is up, increase temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 5 more minutes. When sprouts are done, place in bowl and cover with reserved sauce and stir. Enjoy. 

Notes

Notes on Sweets and Spicy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  • This recipe was prepared in a Phillips Air Fryer. Cook time and temperature may have to be slighly modified for different air fryer brands.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 97.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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Step by Step Photos of Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

sauce for brussels sprouts in bowl with gochujang container to side
Combine honey, Vegetable Oil, Gochujang, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. 
raw brussels sprouts in glass bowl covered in sauce
Add your brussels sprouts the bowl, stirring to combine. 
brussels sprouts covered in sauce in air fryer basket
Add brussels sprouts to Air Fryer, spreading them out. Cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, shaking halfway through. Then cook at 390 degrees for 5 minutes. 
cooked brussels in glass bowl
Once roasted, add brussels sprouts back to bowl and toss any remaing sauce on brussels. Enjoy 🙂

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Laura

Friday 28th of January 2022

You hit it out of the park with this one, Tanya! This was an amazing way to make Brussels sprouts-thank you!

Tanya

Monday 31st of January 2022

Thanks so much Laura!

Eric Sims Jr.

Saturday 4th of December 2021

Delicious!!! Thank you!!

Alphonse J Rotter Jr

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

what in the world is gochujang? how do I make it or bye it?

Tanya

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

Hi Alphonse, it's a spicy Korean chili paste. I get mine from my local Asian market but they sell it online too.

Megan

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Just got my first air fryer and had Brussels sprouts to use. So glad I found this recipe! The sprouts were perfectly crispy on the outside while tender in the center. And the sauce...wow! Perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Can’t wait to try more of your air fryer recipes. Thanks!

Tanya

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Thank you Megan :) So glad you liked the recipe.

Julie Larson

Thursday 6th of February 2020

I NEVER have left a food review before, but these were amazing and so simple. Definitely on our dinner rotation now!! Thank you so much!