Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air fryer Brussel Sprouts are so easy to make. Your Brussel sprouts have never been so crispy until they have been air fried.

a plate of Brussel sprouts with a balsamic vinegar glaze

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Are you looking for more ways to use your air fryer? This air fryer Brussel Sprouts recipe is perfect for you!

The air fryer is a great kitchen appliance to prepare hot dogs, reheating frozen food, and roasting fresh corn on the cob.

You can make delicious crispy browned Brussel Sprouts in no time at all in your air fryer. If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry, I’ll tell you how to make these in the oven!

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt or seasoned salt

How to Air Fry Brussel Sprouts

The real key to delicious vegetables is in preparation.

Wash the Brussels Sprouts and peel off any loose leaves. Loose leaves will just burn, so pull those off.

Cut off the side that was attached to the stalk. The stalks can dry out, and they can be a little tough if you do not cut that bit off.

For cooking food in the air fryer, it’s a good idea to chop the Brussel Sprouts into small pieces. I generally cut mine in quarters.

This gives this favorite green vegetable lots of surface area for the hot air to circulate. They will cook more quickly this way too.

Brussel Sprouts being cut into quarters

After the Brussels Sprouts are cut lengthwise, check again for loose leaves, and remove them.

Drizzle enough vegetable oil on the Brussel Sprouts so they are fully coated with oil.

pouring vegetable oil on cut brussel sprouts

At this point, you will want to season them with salt. I have recently fallen in love with Vegetable Magic Seasoning. It’s perfect for vegetables, lots of flavor with a couple of shakes of this seasoned salt.

After you drizzle these with oil and sprinkle on some seasoning, you will put them into a pre-heated air fryer. I like to preheat mine to 350 degrees.

Cook the Brussel Sprouts for about 12 minutes at 350, turn up the air fryer to 400 degrees so they brown perfectly.

Once these easy to prepare Brussel Sprouts are cooked in your air fryer, you may want to top them with one of these ideas.

Delicious Brussels Sprouts Toppings

Brussel Sprouts are delicious on their own, but they are even better with toppings. Try some of these tasty toppings on your Brussel Sprouts:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crispy, cooked pancetta
  • Bacon
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
Cooked brussel sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

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Favorite Green Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Be sure to check out more of my easy vegetable side dish recipes and the best air fryer recipes here on CopyKat.com!

Before you go, let me know what is your favorite green vegetable. Do you love cruciferous vegetables? Do you prepare vegetables in your air fryer?

a plate of brussel sprouts with a balsamic vinegar glaze

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

You can make crispy Brussel Sprouts with this easy recipe.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fryer Brussel Sprouts, Air Fryer Recipes, Brussel Sprouts
Servings: 4
Calories: 109kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or seasoned salt

Equipment Needed

  • air fryer

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Wash Brussel sprouts and pat dry.
  • Remove loose leaves and cut the stem end off.
  • Quarter the Brussel sprouts.
  • Place Brussel sprouts in a bowl, drizzle oil over them. Stir to coat the Brussel Sprouts.
  • Season with either salt or seasoned salt.
  • Place cut vegetables into the air fryer basket. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes check to see the Brussel Sprouts are tender. If they are tender (if not cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes at 350 degrees), raise the temperature to 400 degrees, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes longer.

Conventional Oven

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Wash Brussel sprouts, and pat dry.
  • Remove loose leaves, and cut the stem end off.
  • Cut Brussel Sprouts in half.
  • Place Brussel sprouts in a bowl, drizzle oil over them. Stir to coat the Brussel Sprouts.
  • Season with either salt or seasoned salt.
  • Add just enough oil to a baking sheet to make a very thin layer in the pan.
  • Place Brussel Sprouts cut side down.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the Brussel Sprouts are tender and brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    • Stephanie

      I have the Phillips model Air Fryer – 2.75 qt – Black. It is fairly small. There are larger ones out there. I would consider how many people you are needing to cook for at once.

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