Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

This simple method for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are a perfect way to get a healthy dose of greens on the table fast.  Simply toss Brussels sprouts with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and air fry in your Ninja Foodi or air fryer until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. 

air fryer brussels sprouts with bacon in a white bowl

When I get home from cooking for others, the name of my game is SIMPLE HEALTHY FOOD.  This is why I love my air fryer so damn much.  I am able to get healthy vegetable sides on the table in under 20 minutes and that includes potatoes.

I’ve always loved a crispy Brussels sprout but having to heat up the entire oven and cook for a long time, then broil them always made me shy away from it’s nutritional deliciousness. 

This simple ecipe for air fryer brussels sprouts gives you some time back AND it saves you money by not having to fire up your oven, especially in the summer months. 

With this method they become the best brussels sprouts that are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

📖 How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

1️⃣ Using one pound of whole raw Brussels sprouts, cut off the rough stem edge on each and half each sprout. 

2️⃣ Add stemmed and halved Brussels sprouts to a bowl and drizzle with avocado oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  

3️⃣ Toss everything together so that oil and seasonings are evenly coated. 

4️⃣ Add to air fryer basket and cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes making sure to toss every 5-8 minutes. 

🧊Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Can you cook frozen brussels sprouts in the air fryer? Yes! However, it takes a little bit more time and they certainly do not come out as crispy as using raw Brussels sprouts. See recipe instructions below:

1️⃣ Thaw whole frozen brussels sprouts for 2-3 minutes in the microwave. Chop each whole brussels sprout in half.

2️⃣ Cook frozen brussels sprouts at 375 in air fryer for about 10 minutes as the moisture begins to evaporate.

3️⃣ After they have cooked for 10 minutes, spray with avocado, coconut or olive oil and toss together in the basket. 

4️⃣ Continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes at 375 until the edges start to become crispy.

5️⃣ Cook a few minutes longer depending on desired crispy level.

6️⃣ Add cooked Brussels sprouts to a bowl and toss with desired seasonings before serving.

👩🏻‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

You do not put oil in the air fryer to cook Brussels sprouts.  Coating the actual vegetable with oil will cook them well. 

There is no need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.

I tend to like my brussels sprouts tender on the inside and extra crispy on the outside.  This requires about 5 more minutes of cooking at  400 degrees depending on your air fryer.

Do not over-crowd air fryer basket as the Brussels sprouts will begin to steam rather than crisp! One pound of halved Brussels sprouts is a good amount for most Air Fryer basket sizes. 

My favorite air fryer to use is the Ninja Foodi which is an air fryer AND electric pressure cooker all in one. 

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🍽 How To Serve Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

Toss or top your air fryer brussels sprouts with these fun topping and sauce ideas.

  • Bacon
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Lemon & Garlic
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sesame Soy Glaze
  • Cajun Seasoning

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These air fryer Brussels sprouts are a perfect way to get a healthy dose of greens on the table fast.  Simply toss Brussels sprouts with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and air fry until crispy. 
4.89 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 105kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Whole Raw Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 tbsp [Avocado] Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, cut off the stems of each Brussels sprout and cut each in half lengthwise.
  • Add halved Brussels sprouts to a bowl and drizzle on avocado oil.
  • Sprinkle on salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss together completely to make sure each Brussels sprout is evenly coated.
  • Add to air fryer basket making sure not to over-crowd.
  • Cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes making sure to toss Brussels sprouts every 5-8 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • Serve hot.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 105kcal

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this. I really appreciate you doing the recipe with frozen sprouts as I live in a food desert and that’s about all I can get. I made this tonight in my Instant Pot with a Mealthy CrispLid and it came out great. I topped it with some homemade lemon garlic sauce and a sprinkle of mustard seeds and hemp hearts. Fantastic!

  2. I have loved this recipe for a few tries, and am branching out to use bacon and onion! Would you recommend including those with the veggies or waiting 5 minutes?

    1. I would add chopped bacon and sliced onion to the air fryer with the sprouts and cook everything together. Just be sure to toss everything a few times while they’re cooking. -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)

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