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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Sprouts air fryed

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe


How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Ah, brussel sprouts. It seems you either love them or grow to love them! Actually, it turns out that there’s a scientific reason behind this phenomenon, so don’t feel bad if you’re one of the people who doesn’t like them – besides you are about to love em’. I used to be one of those people. But now air fryer brussel sprouts are one of my favorite quick and easy side dishes to make any day of the week.

When I was younger, both my brother and I hated brussel sprouts. My mom didn’t make them often, but it was always the same routine when she did. “Can’t we eat something else?” Well, as much as I would’ve rather had air fryer pizza rolls instead, brussel sprouts were what we had.

They say your taste buds change as you grow older. At least for me, that’s what happened. Nowadays, I can appreciate well-prepared brussel sprouts! Still, they have to be cooked right, like pretty much any food. Otherwise, I might end up reliving my childhood experience with brussel sprouts! Fortunately, there are plenty of great air fryer brussels sprouts recipes that can turn plain old sprouts into a delicious meal. 

The Benefits of Cook Brussel Sprouts in Air Fryer

Sprouts air fryed
Photo credit: Paula at Bellalimento

We’ll go over the recipes in a bit, but they all center around using a specific kitchen appliance: the air fryer! I know it’s not the “traditional” way to fry your favorite foods, but trust me. Using an air fryer, your food will turn out just as good but much healthier due to the minimal amount of oil needed. 

Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that air fryers cook food extremely fast. Some recipes don’t even require preheating (unlike pretty much every recipe out there that uses a conventional oven!). That said, there is a downside. Unfortunately, you can’t cook as much food in an air fryer as you can in an oven. There are two reasons for this. 

  • Firstly, air fryers are much smaller than conventional ovens. That’s part of what makes them so convenient, but it also works against them if you’re trying to feed a family of four (or more!). Thankfully, you can usually fit a fair amount of brussel sprouts in air fryer baskets.
  • Secondly, air fryers rely on proper airflow to cook quickly and efficiently. It’s not like baking. If you cram the basket full of food, your meal or air fryer frozen brussel sprouts won’t cook properly. Undercooked or partially raw food certainly isn’t worth waiting for! Therefore, you should always make sure there’s some space between your food to ensure it will cook properly.

Fortunately, you can get around these space restrictions by using air fryer racks. Having your food placed on different levels enables it to cook properly while allowing you to cook more at once. These racks are often made for specific models, which means you may feel unlucky if the manufacturer doesn’t offer them for your model. Don’t miss our and grab my air fryer. However, with proper research, you should be able to find ones that fit your air fryer (even if your particular model doesn’t offer racks). Just pay close attention to the measurements!

Air Fryers for Any Budget

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The Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipes

Now that we’ve gone over the appliance you’ll need, let’s get to the good stuff: the air fryer brussels sprouts recipes! I’ve gathered three recipes that I think anyone can enjoy, even if you don’t have a lot of time (or space) to prepare. With that in mind, we’ll begin our compact kitchen journey as simply as possible: by using frozen brussel sprouts! Or if you want something fresh. Try my air fryer zucchini recipe too.

Frozen Brussel Sprouts

Brussell Sprouts air fryer recipe
Photo Credit Step and Mike at i am a food blog

There’s nothing fancy going on here. These are just simple air fryer frozen brussel sprouts, cooked to perfection in a matter of minutes! I personally recommend (and use) this air fryer brussel sprouts recipe as a side due to its simplicity.

Ingredients

  1. Place your frozen brussel sprouts into the air fryer before turning it on.
  2. Turn the air fryer to 390° F, and set the timer to 14 minutes.
  3. After 9 minutes, remove the brussel sprouts from the air fryer. Quickly spray them with olive oil—avocado oil also works wonders—and then sprinkle the sprouts with salt. Shake the basket before placing it back inside the air fryer to ensure an even salt and pepper lace using my favorite shakers.
  4. When the air fryer turns off, remove the brussel sprouts. Apply more salt as desired, and serve while they’re still hot. Easy!

Sweet Soy Glazed Brussels

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Soy Sauce and Honey
Photo credit via Joyful healthy Eats

This is another air fryer brussel sprouts recipe I love. It’s a bit more complex than the first option but easy to do nonetheless. If you prefer using fresh instead of frozen, this is a quick way to make an amazing side dish!

Ingredients

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Sriracha (or chili-garlic) sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  1. First, set your air fryer to 380°.
  2. Next, you’ll need a pound of non-frozen brussel sprouts. Cut off the ends, but make sure the roots stay intact. Then, slice each brussel sprout in half.
  3. Place the sprouts in a large bowl. Mix them around with by applying some olive oil in these cute dispensers(1 tbsp.), salt (1/2 tsp.), and pepper (1/4 tsp.) until they’re completely coated.
  4. Once this is done, you can place the brussel sprouts in the air fryer. Leave them for eight minutes.
  5. After eight minutes, remove the sprouts and give them a good shake before returning them to the fryer for an additional eight to ten minutes. Ideally, you want the sprouts to be tender on the inside but crisp on the outside!
  6. While the sprouts are finishing cooking, whisk sriracha (1/2 tsp.), soy sauce (1 tbsp.), and honey (2 tsp.) in the bowl you were just using.
  7. When the sprouts are done cooking, place them in the bowl and toss them around until fully coated.
  8. If desired, add an extra coating of salt and pepper. Serve these air fryer brussels sprouts while they’re still hot and sprinkle with sesame seeds or edible flowers for a wow!

Air Fried Balsamic-Pancetta Brussels Sprouts

Air fryer brussels sprouts
Photo via Eating Well

This air fryer brussel sprouts recipe is my go-to option when I’m preparing brussel sprouts! Combining fresh brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese, pancetta, and a balsamic reduction: it simply doesn’t get better than this.

Ingredients

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper with this grinder
  • Thick-sliced pancetta (diced)
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  1. Like before, you’ll need to prepare the brussel sprouts by trimming the ends and slicing them in half. This is also a great time to dice your pancetta! Begin preheating your air fryer to 350° F.
  2. Next, place the brussel sprouts in a large bowl. Add salt (1/2 tsp.), pepper (1/4 tsp), balsamic vinegar (1 tbsp.), and olive oil (1 tbsp.).
  3. Mix the ingredients together, then toss the bowl a few times to ensure the sprouts are sufficiently coated.
  4. Once coated, place the sprouts in the air fryer and cook for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, check to make sure the pancetta is fully cooked and the brussel sprouts are brown. If not, put them back in for a minute. If they’re ready, you can plate them on gorgeous white plates.
  5. Garnish these air fryer brussels sprouts using grated parmesan cheese, and serve hot!

Commonly Asked Questions

Do you need to soak brussel sprouts before cooking?

Some people prefer to soak their brussel sprouts before roasting them. However, you should not soak air fryer brussels sprouts. Air fryer baskets don’t like water, and all the extra steam will inhibit the air fryer’s ability to properly brown them.

How do I preheat my air fryer?

Although preheating isn’t always necessary, it’s still important to know how to do it. I’ve found that adding an extra five minutes gives it plenty of time to warm up! However, you can always double-check your owner’s manual if you want to play things safe. 

Can you put tin foil in an air fryer with your air fryer Brussel sprouts?

Unlike a microwave,  you can safely use tin foil with your brussel sprouts in air fryer baskets! However, you’ll want to make sure that the foil doesn’t completely disrupt the airflow, which will negatively impact the cooking process.

Conclusion

If you love brussel sprouts, then you’re sure to love these air fryer brussel sprouts recipes! While I know I wasn’t a fan growing up, perhaps I could’ve been convinced with one of these lovely takes on the classic side. We all know veggies are an important part of a balanced diet, but it can be hard to find ones that you actually look forward to eating. Hopefully—with these recipes—you’ll have finally found the perfect, healthy side to your next well-rounded meal!


Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Soy Sauce and Honey

Sweet Soy Glazed Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Sweet honey and soy brussel sprouts served with a crispy skin and warm tender center
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine air fryer

Equipment

  • 1 Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pd brussel sprouts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, set your air fryer to 380°.
  • Next, you’ll need a pound of non-frozen brussel sprouts. Cut off the ends, but make sure the roots stay intact. Then, slice each brussel sprout in half.
  • Place the sprouts in a large bowl. Mix them around by applying some olive oil in these cute dispensers(1 tbsp.), salt (1/2 tsp.), and pepper (1/4 tsp.) until they’re completely coated.
  • Once this is done, you can place the brussel sprouts in the air fryer. Leave them for eight minutes.
  • After eight minutes, remove the sprouts and give them a good shake before returning them to the fryer for an additional eight to ten minutes. Ideally, you want the sprouts to be tender on the inside but crisp on the outside!
  • While the sprouts are finishing cooking, whisk sriracha (1/2 tsp.), soy sauce (1 tbsp.), and honey (2 tsp.) in the bowl you were just using.
  • When the sprouts are done cooking, place them in the bowl and toss them around until fully coated.
  • If desired, add an extra coating of salt and pepper. Serve these air fryer brussels sprouts while they’re still hot and sprinkle with sesame seeds or edible flowers for a wow!
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Air fryer brussels sprouts

Pancetta and Balsamic Glazed Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

This air fryer brussel sprouts recipe is my all time favorite go-to option. Combining fresh brussel sprouts with sharp parmesan cheese, crispy pancetta, and a tantilizing balsamic reduction: it simply doesn’t get any better than this quick and easy side dish
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish

Equipment

  • 1 Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pd brussel sprouts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 slices pancetta or bacon
  • 2 tbsp shaved parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the brussel sprouts by trimming the ends and slicing them in half. This is also a great time to dice your pancetta! Begin preheating your air fryer to 350° F.
  • Mix the ingredients together, then toss the bowl a few times to ensure the sprouts are sufficiently coated. Option: skip vinegar and drizzle with balsamic reduction at the end.
  • Once coated, place the sprouts in the air fryer and cook for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, check to make sure the pancetta is fully cooked and the brussel sprouts are brown. If not, put them back in for a minute. If they’re ready, you can plate them on gorgeous white plates.
  • Garnish these air fryer brussels sprouts using grated parmesan cheese, and serve hot! If you want to use the balsamic reduction drizzle add it here and skip the balsamic vinegar in step 2.
Keyword air fryer brussel sprouts, brussel sprouts with pancetta

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