Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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by Marsha - Budget Bytes
3.67 from 3 votes
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You know those foods you grew up thinking you didn’t like even though you never actually tried them? Yeah, well Brussels sprouts was one of those vegetables that I just assumed I didn’t like until I was in my 30’s. But once I finally tried Roasted Brussels Sprouts, there was no turning back. Now I absolutely love Brussels sprouts, especially these easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts! This no-fuss Brussels sprouts recipe creates a brown and slightly crispy outside white still remaining tender on the inside. The air fryer makes it super easy to whip up this vegetable side dish any day of the week! And since they are in season right now, they were also on sale at my local grocery store. #Winning!

Close up macro view of Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

I’m all for simple recipes and with simple ingredients! Here are the 6 items you need to make this easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe:

  • Brussels Sprouts: This cruciferous vegetable can often be found year-round in your local grocery store. However, sometimes they are on the pricier side, so take advantage of them while they are in season and usually on sale. They are usually in season during the late fall and winter months from October to February.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil helps keep the Brussels sprouts from getting too dry and too charred on the outside. It also helps the seasoning coat the Brussels sprouts perfectly.
  • Seasoning: A mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder adds just the right amount of flavor and keeps things simple, but still delicious!

Recipe Variations

Although we went with a simple mix of olive oil + seasoning for this Brussels sprouts recipe, you can easily try some of these other combinations:

  • Switch up the seasoning: Try some steak seasoning, curry powder, Cajun seasoning or a seasoning salt like Lawry’s, or a Creole seasoning like Tony Chachere’s.
  • Parmesan cheese: We also tested these air fryer Brussels sprouts tossed in a little parmesan cheese and they were absolutely delicious!
  • Dipping Sauces: My favorite way to enjoy these Brussels sprouts is with a simple mix of Dijon mustard and pure maple syrup. They would also taste really good dipped in our Comeback Sauce!
  • Homemade balsamic glaze: And if you’re a balsamic vinegar lover, once the Brussels sprouts are out of the air fryer, try drizzling a little bit of homemade balsamic glaze on top!

Tips For Making Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  1. Don’t skip the oil – It may be tempting to use less oil since you’re cooking in an “air fryer” but I wouldn’t recommend it. We tested this recipe using a little less oil and it resulted in the Brussels sprouts being too dry and very charred.
  2. Preheat the air fryer – It’s always good to preheat the air fryer before you add the Brussels sprouts to the basket. If your air fryer does not have a pre-heat function, simply let it run with an empty basket for about 3-4 minutes at 360ºF.
  3. Shake halfway through – Give the Brussels sprouts a good shake and flip some of them over halfway through the cook time so they can brown evenly on both sides.
Overhead view of air fryer brussels sprouts in a white serving dish.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

3.67 from 3 votes
These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are perfectly brown on the outside and tender on the inside. An easy recipe to whip up any day of the week!
Overhead view of air fryer brussels sprouts in a white serving dish.
Servings 4
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 9 minutes
Total 19 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Wash and dry the Brussels sprouts, then trim off the dry ends. Cut each Brussels sprout in half lengthwise.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to a large bowl along with the olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix all the ingredients together until the Brussels sprouts are well coated in the oil and seasoning.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F. Once preheated, add the Brussels sprouts and spread them evenly inside the air fryer basket. Air fry for 9 minutes, flipping and shaking the Brussels sprouts halfway through to help them brown evenly on both sides. Add an additional 1-2 minutes of cook time depending on the level of browning that you like.
  • Remove the Brussels sprouts from the air fryer and enjoy as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSodium: 320mgFiber: 4g
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Side front view of air fryer Brussels sprouts in a white serving dish.

How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts – Step by Step Photos

Brussel sprouts sliced in half on a white cutting board.

Wash and dry 1 lb. of Brussels sprouts, then trim off the dry ends. Cut each Brussels sprout in half lengthwise.

Halved Brussels sprouts in a bowl with olive oil and spices.

Add the Brussels sprouts to a large bowl along with 2 Tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder. Mix all the ingredients together until the Brussels sprouts are well coated in the oil and seasoning.

Seasoned and pre-cooked Brussels sprouts in the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 360°F. Once preheated, add the Brussels sprouts and spread them evenly inside the air fryer basket.

Cooked Brussels sprouts in the air fryer.

Air fry for 9 minutes, flipping and shaking the Brussels sprouts halfway through to help them brown evenly on both sides. Add an additional 1-2 minutes of cook time depending on the level of browning that you like.

Overhead view of air fryer brussels sprouts in a white serving dish.

Enjoy these super delicious Brussels sprouts with a little parmesan cheese or your favorite dipping sauce. And try not to eat them all before they make it to the dinner table ;)

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  1. This recipe left me with dried out, undercooked brussel sprouts!! I hate to have wasted the time and money on them!! I will NOT Be recommending this recipe to anyone I know!!

    1. As written it would work best with fresh, but you’re welcome to try it out! You may just need to check them and add a few extra minutes.

  2. Delicious! The spices were perfect in the middle with no extremes, and I tossed them in honey balsamic glaze after they came out! Also, I have a different type of air fryer that’s more like an oven, and it took 25 mins before I was able to get a little browning (the last 5 I turned it up to 400). Will for sure use this recipe again!