Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts is a simple and easy to make side dish. You will be amazed at the delicious air fryer vegetable recipes!
If you are wondering how to cook Brussel sprouts in the air fryer, we will teach you! Making and eating your Brussels has never been easier!
AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS RECIPE
Growing up, I don't ever remember eating brussel sprouts. I am not sure if we ever had them. It wasn't until I got married and we started eating more vegetables and fruits that I discovered that I loved them!
I mean I REALLY love them! I love these air fryer brussel sprouts a lot better than making them in the oven!
So why not, Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts?! 🙂 I have tried to make them in the oven but honestly it is a lot of work! I am not a super fan of heating up my entire kitchen, so using the air fryer is perfect!
Now, they do come with a funky smell when you cook them. Have you ever noticed this? I especially notice after I walk out of the house and back in! Kinda like broccoli!
Pro Tip: You can easily move your air fryer to your porch if you have a plug outside. You can cook your yummy (but stinky) vegetables outside!
INGREDIENTS IN AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Brussel Sprouts - Clean and trim your sprouts before air frying.
Olive Oil - this helps brown up the sprouts so they get nice and crispy.
Salt and Pepper - for a basic seasoning.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS
- Toss brussel sprouts with olive oil.
- Add salt/pepper.
- Stir to combine.
- Cook in the air fryer as directed in the recipe below.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
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BRUSSEL SPROUTS FACTS
Brussel sprouts are actually part of the cabbage family. If you really look closely they do resemble the head of cabbage, don't they? These little air fryer Brussel sprouts are so cute, aren't they?
Brussel sprouts, in general, have a bad reputation. Society tells us that not too many kids like their brussel sprouts. I know that when I cook them, they do stink up my kitchen!
Brussel sprouts can have a very strong taste, but that is mostly if they are over cooked.
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HOW LONG DO YOU AIR FRY BRUSSEL SPROUTS?
You can cook these little guys anywhere between 8 and 12 minutes. I prefer mine with a little crunch in them.
So I cook mine to 8 minutes. I'll let you decide how long and just how crispy you'd like your Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts. Need more specific information on how to cook brussel sprouts in air fryer? Check out our simple steps:
To make your air fryer brussel sprouts, toss the brussel sprouts with olive and salt/pepper.
Place into air fryer basket.
Set air fryer for 400 degrees F and cook the air fryer brussel sprouts for 8-12 minutes.
How to eat your Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts:
There are so many ways that you can enjoy your air fryer brussel sprouts. One of my new favorite ways is to toss them with homemade sweet and sour sauce. You can use the sauce recipe from this sweet and sour tofu recipe.
You will not need to use all the sauce, just spoon it on in small amounts of a time until you reach your desired level. It is SO good!
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CAN I USE FROZEN BRUSSEL SPROUTS IN THE AIR FRYER
You can use frozen brussels and they will completely cook, however you will lose some of the crunch factor! Have you tried making this air fryer brussel sprouts recipe with frozen brussels? Drop me a note in the comments!
BRUSSELS ARE SOFT OUTSIDE BUT CHEWY INSIDE?
If you like a softer brussel throughout, you can microwave the brussels for a few minutes before air frying. This will help the overall texture to be consistent. These brussels come out soft on the outside and a little chewier on the inside (as the recipe is written). 🙂
BRUSSEL SPROUTS ARE BURNING?
Be sure that you are slicing the sprouts in thirds or halves depending on the size of the sprouts. The smaller the pieces the easier they will burn, however the bigger pieces won’t cook all the way.
It’s a little bit of a game. You can always do a few as a test batch. Sprouts sizes can really vary!
HOW DO I COOK BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITHOUT AN AIR FRYER?
You can roast your brussels at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes! Stir once in the middle of the time frame!
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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Toss brussel sprouts with olive and salt/pepper.
- Place into air fryer basket.
- Set air fryer for 400 degrees F and cook 8-12 minutes.
How to eat your Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts:There are so many ways that you can enjoy your air fryer brussel sprouts. One of my new favorite ways is to toss them with homemade sweet and sour sauce. You can use the sauce recipe here. (Click here if online) You will not need to use all the sauce, just spoon it on in small amounts of a time until you reach your desired level. It is SO good!
CAN I USE FROZEN BRUSSEL SPROUTS?You can use frozen brussels and they will completely cook, however you will lose some of the crunch factor! Have you tried this? Drop me a note in the comments!
SOFT OUTSIDE, BUT CHEWY INSIDE?If you like a softer brussel throughout, you can microwave the brussels for a few minutes before air frying. This will help the overall texture to be consistent. These brussels come out soft on the outside and a little chewier on the inside (as the recipe is written). 🙂
SPROUTS BURNING?Be sure that you are slicing the sprouts in thirds or halves depending on the size of the sprouts. The smaller the pieces the easier they will burn, however the bigger pieces won’t cook all the way. It’s a little bit of a game. You can always do a few as a test batch. Sprouts sizes can really vary!
HOW DO I COOK WITHOUT AN AIR FRYER?You can roast your brussels at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes! Stir once in the middle of the time frame!
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