Perfectly tender crisp and a hint of caramelized crispness at the edges, Air Fryer Brussel sprouts make any meal seem fancy.

This oh-so-simple recipe produces sweet, nutty, and tender bites of veggie goodness. Made with just 3 ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes it is the perfect last-minute side dish!

AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS on a plate with fancy spoon

What are Brussel Sprouts?

These tasty vegetables are so much fun because they look exactly like baby cabbage heads! In fact, they are in the same family as other crucifers, along with broccoli and cauliflower. They are found in grocery stores year-round but usually are at their peak of flavor in fall. Cooking releases their sweetness while retaining their cabbage-like flavor.

We love all brussels sprouts recipes, and especially this one made nice and crispy in the air fryer! Serve them as a side dish or an appetizer with a homemade aioli for dipping.

AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a bowl with seasoning

To Prepare

Brussel sprouts should be kept refrigerated and intact until you are ready to prep and cook.

  1. Simply trim the blunt stem ends.
  2. Rinse in cold water and drain until dry.

They can be cut in half if you want bite-sized pieces, but be aware the more they are cut into, the more leaves that will drop off.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts in an air fryer with seasoning before and after being cooked

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts in Air Fryer

The Air Fryer makes quick work of turning these little gems into a fabulous side dish.

  1. Toss prepped Brussels sprouts with oil and season.
  2. Cook in Air Fryer until tender-crisp.

Air fryer Brussel sprouts pair beautifully with glazed ham, roast turkey, bacon-wrapped scallops, or grilled lamb chops. With a generous dollop of creamy garlic potatoes on the plate alongside, the ensemble is complete.

Delicious Toppings

Air Fryer Brussel sprouts are terrific with a sprinkling of your favorite toppings. Some of the best ways to dress up your sprouts include:

  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Diced red onion
  • Slivered almonds
  • Dried cranberries

Leftovers

Don’t throw those leftovers away! Brussel sprouts will keep in a tightly covered container or freezer bag for up to four days in the fridge or the freezer for up to four months.

To reheat:

  • They can go straight into the microwave without advance thawing.
  • Or, wrap in foil and reheat in the oven.
  • You can also reheat on the stovetop in a covered pot on low heat. They may get a little mushy from boiling, but will still taste fabulous!

Air Fryer Brussel sprouts are simply the best way to get those healthy greens in your family’s diet!

Yummy Ways to Prepare Brussel Sprouts

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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

With a pleasantly chewy texture and a hint of crispness at the edges!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts halved, or quartered if extra large
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook in the Air Fryer at 375°F for 4 minutes.
  • Shake and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or just until tender.

Notes

Select Brussels sprouts that are similar in size. If you have some smaller and some larger, cut the larger ones in half.
Add any kind of seasonings you like. We love cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
A sprinkle of parmesan or a drizzle of balsamic glaze is great on these sprouts after they come out of the air fryer.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 80 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. Holly, can frozen Brussels sprouts be used? I am just looking at air frying techniques and know almost nothing about it.

    1. This recipe is intended for fresh Brussels sprouts. I’m not sure how frozen would work as I haven’t tried it, however, I do find they are softer and get less browned when roasting. You can find more Air Fryer recipes here Jackie! Hope that helps.