Air frying Brussels sprouts is the easy way to cook them. They are quick, but they come out perfectly crispy and golden brown. Here’s how to easily make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts.
Have you gotten to know your air fryer? You can make some pretty awesome food in your air fryer!
Including these Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts!
But you know what else your air fryer is good for? Side dishes, main dishes, even some desserts!
It makes quick work of getting a delicious side dish on the table.
And if you made this the traditional way, roasting veggies would have taken awhile in the oven to get this level of perfection.
But your air fryer makes quick work of crisping them to perfection, while getting them on the table quickly. I usually throw them in as the last thing I do…
A few minutes later, you have perfect Brussels Sprouts.
These incredibly easy air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are just exactly that.
Pure Perfection. Pure Bliss.
Crispy, flavorful and delicious. You will love them.
Still easy and quick, but taste like they took much longer making for the perfect weeknight side dish!
These are also fantastic for holidays, BBQ’s, dinner parties and more! I love how they compliment almost any meal and even kids like them this way.
Can I use Frozen Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?
YES! The beauty of the air fryer is that it works with either. I think that’s why we turn to our air fryer so often. It’s pure versatility.
Have a bag of frozen Brussels sprouts in the freezer? This recipe is the answer! Have a stalk of fresh from the garden or market Brussels Sprouts?
Again, this recipe is perfect. It works with both, it’s all about timing.
If you are using frozen Brussels sprouts, there is no need to thaw them first.
In fact, frozen brussels sprouts actually work better than fresh brussels sprouts since they seem to cook more uniformly and are way less likely to burn.
If you are using frozen Brussels Sprouts, you will need to add about 3-5 minutes to your cook time.
You will also want to give them some extra room and space them out a little more in the basket of the Air Fryer to allow the evaporation of the extra moisture.
Can I use Fresh Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?
If you would prefer to use fresh Brussels Sprouts, they work great as well.
You will not need to concern yourself with keeping them spaced apart. You can pretty much pile them in there together and just get started.
I also recommend shaking the basket once or twice during cook time to ensure even cooking all over. I do this with almost anything that I make in my air fryer and these are no exception. It really does help.
So yes, fresh Brussels Sprouts are amazing in the air fryer. They are so totally worth it.
Brussels Sprouts Seasoning Ideas
You can season Brussels Sprouts in almost any way you’d like. And these ideas are not just for the air fryer version. Season Brussels Sprouts any way you wish, and then cook them any way you wish.
But these are a few of our favorite ways.
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
Do I use oil in the Air Fryer?
The beauty of using an air fryer, is that there isn’t a huge need to use oil. You can, and I do, but you don’t have to.
For this recipe, I recommend spraying the brussels sprouts with a light coating of oil before putting them into the air fryer. You don’t have to use a lot.
There are a few reasons for this. Let me explain why so you can get a better handle on it.
One, it helps your seasoning to adhere better to the food; in this case, Brussels Sprouts. But honestly it’s going to work better with any air fryer recipe.
Two, it keeps your food from drying out too much. That is one thing you do have to be cautious about when using your air fryer to make recipes. Make sure you always keep an eye on it so you don’t allow food to dry out.
Three, it is great for some flavor! And these Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are actually full of lots of flavor.
But feel free to experiment and make them (or anything else you want to make) any way you please.
Check out these yummy side dishes too:
- Roasted Balsamic Acorn Squash and Shallots
- Air Fryer Butter & Herb Smashed Sunchokes
- Dill Roasted Radishes
Are you ready to make these easy Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?
These are a great side dish you can make for dinner tonight. You will love the flavor!
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pounds Brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Heat your air fryer to 375 degrees F.
- Prepare your Brussels sprouts. If using fresh, trim them and then cut them in half. If using frozen you don’t need to do anything to them. Move onto the next step.
- Place the fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts into a mixing bowl, add a tablespoon of olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly.
- Place the Brussels sprouts into your air fryer and shake the sprouts to get them spread out. Air fry them at 375 degrees F, for 5 minutes. Open air fryer, shake them well. Air fry again for 5 minutes at 375 degrees F.
- At this point, you could be done. NOTE: All Air Fryers cook differently, add 2-3 minutes as needed until done. It should not be longer than 15 minutes for fresh or frozen.
- Melt butter in the microwave. Toss the Brussels Sprouts in the butter and serve immediately.