Air Fryer Broccoli is a delicious and easy to make air fryer recipe. You will fall in love all over again with this air fried broccoli!
Air Fryer Broccoli
We all know that I absolutely love my air fryer and all the delicious air fryer recipes that we have been creating. If you want to learn more about air fryers be sure to visit our air fryer category page, there you will learn how to clean your air fryer and the most common air fryer mistakes!
Since then, we’ve had so much fun creating and testing recipes and are amazed at how easily you can cook up recipes!
Just like many people we really didn’t want to add “one more appliance” to our kitchen, especially since we got an instant pot (affiliate ad link) around the same time frame. But honestly, this is a kitchen gadget you will not regret getting!
Broccoli is a huge comfort food for me. I love pairing it with Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese! The ultimate comfort combo!
WHAT CAN YOU ACTUALLY COOK IN AN AIR FRYER?
Besides Air Fryer Broccoli, the options of what you can cook in this amazing appliance are truly endless! You know I’m crazy over this fried green beans recipe, but we’ve also cooked tofu, potatoes, french fries, Brussel sprouts and more!
Anything that your taste buds want to try straight out of the air fryer, give it a go!
While we don’t eat meat in our family, that doesn’t mean that you can’t cook up some fried chicken, chicken tenders, or anything else beer battered or deep fried to that perfect golden brown that you love and that you want with ease in the air fryer basket.
The great part about cooking with an air fryer? The cook time is a breeze. Like literally no time…at all.
For us, we love to use our Power AirFryer XL We like the digital controls on this fryer. Be sure, of course, to check price points to make sure you are getting a fair deal. The prices can vary!
HOW EASY IS IT TO USE THE AIR FRYER?
When I say it’s super simple, it’s simple. You literally set the temp, figure out the time, and wait for that food to be done. No waiting to preheat your oven, you can use this to easily fry foods. You are going to love this cooking method!
Is there any other appliance out there that is as simple as that? And clean-up? A total breeze.
If appliances were made to help you out in the kitchen and save you time, this power air fryer xl does just that. You’ll be working in the kitchen so much less with the use of this appliance!
How to air fry broccoli
To make your air fryer broccoli, gently toss the cut broccoli florets with the oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place broccoli into air fryer basket.
Turn the air fryer to 300 degrees F for 10 minutes. Shake air fryer basket after 5 minutes.
AIR FRYER SUCCESS EACH AND EVERY TIME
I’ve owned my air fryer now for a while, and I have to be honest…I’ve yet to find a recipe that I don’t love. And did I mention how simple it is?
To say I’m a creature of habit is an understatement. I love being able to cook a meal and know with confidence that it’s going to taste amazing each and every time.
With the Air Fryer, I absolutely have no doubts. I know that from the moment I press start, to the moment that I remove the food from the machine, it will be cooked to perfection each and every time.
WHY Air Fryer BROCCOLI?
That’s a great question, we eat a lot of broccoli in our house. Sometimes we get a little tired of your basic boiled broccoli, so I wanted to “mix” it up.
Broccoli or mini trees as they are often called in our house are loved by each family member. The kids love broccoli raw or cooked. I know, I know, I am a lucky mom!
One cool fact about broccoli is that it has a great amount of vitamin C in it as well as iron. When you pair those two together, its a great match.
You see the vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron, so this is a WIN! Especially, if you have somebody in your family with low iron! So with our love for broccoli, I thought why not try some broccoli in an air fryer! Right?!
Call me crazy but this air fried broccoli recipe is addicting. I literally ate the entire test batch in one sitting. 🙂
There are many recipes for how to roast broccoli in an air fryer. The recipes come in a wide range of cooking temperatures and times. For this oil less fryer recipe, we choose to cook the broccoli on a lower temperature and for a longer time period than most recipes.
This gave us the perfect combination of tender and crispy broccoli!
Can I use frozen broccoli in air fryer?
Yes, you can use frozen broccoli. Some people prefer using frozen broccoli, especially if you like a more tender broccoli verses a crisper broccoli.
Frozen broccoli gives you a much different texture than fresh broccoli. It’s all about what you want! Test each and pick your favorite!
I don’t have an air fryer! But I want one!
That’s okay, we know you are dying to make some air fryer broccoli! You can check out all the air fryers we recommend on our air fryer review post
I don’t have the same air fryer as you!
That’s okay! Each air fryer seems to run a touch differently. If you don’t have a power airfryer xl, you might need to adjust your cooking times a bit. Just watch carefully in the last 2-3 minutes.
Can I use broccolini?
Yes you can! For this vegan broccoli recipe, you can use broccoli OR broccolini.
Can you cook other vegetables?
But wait, you use oil?
Yes, we do use oil in this recipe though this is an oil less fryer. I prefer to add a little oil into this recipe to help the broccoli crisp up!
My favorite air fryer recipes:
Still don’t have an air fryer of your own? Be sure to check out our air fryer reviews from several of the top models out there.
(And while I’m crazy over my Air Fryer, I’m also just as crazy about my Instant Pot as well. I love gadgets, what can I say? If you are looking for a few instant recipes or easy instant pot recipes, you can check out our instant pot stuffed peppers, instant pot taco soup, instant pot cheesy potato leek soup, instant pot black beans and instant pot leek soup.)
If you love broccoli, I would suggest these easy broccoli recipes:
- Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
- Broccoli and Cheese Risotto
- Cranberry Broccoli Salad
- Broccoli and Cheese Soup
PIN this fried broccoli in air fryer for later:
Vegetarian Air Fryer Resources – We have a vegetarian air fryer newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. We also have a specific vegetarian air fryer recipes group on facebook. You can find that Veg Air Fryer FB Group here.
If you are looking for vegetarian recipes beyond air fryer ones, we have a Vegetarian Newsletter as well as a Vegetarian Recipes facebook group. This newsletter and FB group offers up recipes that on the stove, in the oven, on the grill, in the instant pot and more!
- Air Fryer Calculator (convert oven recipes to air fryer)
- Common Air Fryer Mistakes
- Air Fryer Cooking Times Cheat Sheet
- Can You Put Foil in the Air Fryer
- How to Clean Your Air Fryer
- Tips for Your Air Fryer
- Cosori Air Fryer Reviews
More Air Fryer Goodies:
- Meat + Veg Newsletter
- Air Fryer Recipes – Facebook Group (large + fast paced – meat/veg)
- Air Fryer Recipes for Seniors – Facebook Group
- Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes – Facebook Group
- Air Fryer Eats – Facebook Group (slower paced)
Air Fryer Broccoli
- To make your air fryer broccoli, gently toss the cut broccoli florets with the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place broccoli into air fryer basket.
- Turn the air fryer to 300 degrees F for 10 minutes. Shake air fryer basket after 5 minutes.
- ENJOY your air fryer broccoli!
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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