These air fryer brussels sprouts are crispy, flavorful and absolutely addicting! They’re the perfect healthy side dish for any occasion and can be whipped up in under 15 minutes.
I recently purchased a new air fryer.
I know, I know… I’m late to the trend, but when air fryers first came out I wasn’t sold on needing one. We have a small kitchen so buying another large kitchen appliance wasn’t appealing and I honestly assumed that an air fryer was just a small convention oven, something I already own.
While that’s essentially what it is, there is something about an actual air fryer that is different. Not sure if it’s the fact that it warms up quickly or the little grate that you cook the food on, but it definitely makes things more crisp (almost as if they were fried!) and it’s so fast!
Now that I’ve had my Ninja air fryer for a few months I can say that Isaac and I obsessed. We use it almost daily and love how things turn out, especially veggies. Air fryer vegetables taste similar to roasted veggies (my fave!) but they cook up faster and tend to get crispier. It’s pretty awesome.
And one of my favorite veggies to make in the air fryer is brussels sprouts!
Start by rinsing and trimming your brussels sprouts and then cutting them into halves. Add the halved sprouts to a bowl and toss with oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Preheat your air fryer, if required for your model. Add the brussels sprouts to the air fryer and cook at 390ºF for about 10-12 minutes. Give them a toss halfway through and watch closely near the end of the cook time, just to make sure they don’t overcook and burn. Serve the brussels sprouts immediately and enjoy!
I love these brussels sprouts just as they are, but here are a few ideas to switch up the flavors:
That depends on your air fryer! Some recommend preheating and others do not require it. Check your owners’ manual to see what they recommend. If you don’t have a preheat setting, just set your air fryer to the required temperature about 3 minutes before adding your food.
It depends on the size of your basket.You’ll want to make sure you don’t overcrowd the basket or your food will not get crispy. You may need to cook in batches if your air fryer is on the small side. I was able to do this full recipe at one time in my 4 quart air fryer.
I do not recommend spraying aerosol spray directly on your air fryer! Like most non-stick items, it’s best to avoid sprays like Pam as it can mess with the finish. You can however use an oil mister or non aerosol sprays. I really like the Chosen Foods avocado oil spray.
I do not recommend making these in advance because they will lose their crispiness, but you can put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, warm them in the oven or air fryer at 350ºF for a few minutes until warm throughout.
These air fryer brussels sprouts make an excellent side dish! Here are some serving suggestions:
Chances are you won’t have any leftovers to store! But if you do, you can put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Be aware that they will lose their crispiness. To reheat, warm them in the oven or air fryer at 350ºF for a few minutes until warm throughout.
I do not recommend freezing them as they will get mushy and loose their texture once thawed.