Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts! These bite-sized delights are perfectly crisp on the outside, with a tender, caramelized interior that unlocks their natural sweetness.

Forget the soggy, boiled Brussels sprouts of the past. This air-fried preparation delivers a healthy and flavorful side dish that’s sure to become a crowd-pleaser.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are:

  • Crispy & Flavorful: The air fryer’s hot air circulation delivers a perfectly crispy texture without the need for deep-frying.
  • Nutrient-Packed: Brussels sprouts are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Quick & Easy: This simple recipe requires minimal prep and cooks in minutes, making it a perfect addition to any weeknight meal.
  • Versatile: Enjoy them plain, seasoned with your favorite spices, or drizzled with a delicious sauce.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are a game-changer for anyone who wants to experience the delicious potential of this often-overlooked vegetable.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Additional seasonings of your choice (optional): garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper


1. Prep the Brussels Sprouts:

  • Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Trim off the brown ends and cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise (or quarters if they are large).

2. Season the Brussels Sprouts:

  • In a large bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • You can add other seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or cayenne pepper for an extra flavor kick.

3. Air Fry the Brussels Sprouts:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Arrange the seasoned Brussels sprouts in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Avoid overcrowding the basket, as this will prevent even cooking.

4. Cook the Brussels Sprouts:

  • Air fry the Brussels sprouts for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally to ensure even browning.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your Brussels sprouts and your desired level of crispiness.

5. Check for Doneness:

  • After 10-12 minutes, check the Brussels sprouts with a fork. They should be tender-crisp.
  • If they are not done to your liking, cook for an additional few minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
  • Once cooked through and crispy, remove the Brussels sprouts from the air fryer and serve immediately.
  • You can enjoy them as is, or drizzle them with your favorite sauce (like balsamic glaze or sriracha mayo).

Here are some additional tips:

  • For extra crispy Brussels sprouts, soak them in cold water for 10 minutes before drying them and tossing with seasonings.
  • If your air fryer basket is small, you may need to cook the Brussels sprouts in batches.
  • Experiment with different seasonings to find your favorite flavor combination.

Enjoy your delicious air-fried Brussels sprouts! sharemore_vert

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