Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are the best Brussels sprouts you will ever make! They are easy, flavorful, and cook up in minutes.

Cooked Brussels Sprouts on a plate with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Before I got an air fryer, I didn’t love making Brussels Sprouts. Sometimes I would cook Brussels Sprouts in the oven, or sometimes I would boil them, but they just never wowed me. Now that I know how to air fry them, I make them all the time! This air fryer recipe produces crispy Brussels Sprouts with tender insides. They make a great veggie side dish with chicken or beef.

Ingredients

  • Brussels Sprouts – Make sure to peel off any papery or brown outer leaves before preparing.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil helps the Brussels sprouts crisp up in the air fryer.
  • Balsamic Vinegar – Brussels Sprouts are naturally bitter and vinegar helps to balance the bitterness.
  • Salt and Pepper – Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese and Lemon Wedges – I like to serve the Brussels Sprouts with freshly grated parmesan cheese and lemon wedges, just to round out the flavors.
  • Other Toppings – Sometimes I like to switch it up and add some other flavors to this dish. I have added Sriracha or red pepper flakes for a little spice. I have added a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Sometimes I add lemon juice to the olive oil and vinegar mixture. On occasion I add garlic powder or onion powder. If I am making these for my kids, I will add a little maple syrup to sweeten things up. Really, there are so many ways you can make these Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts your own.
A half Brussels sprout on a wooden spoon after being cooked in an air fryer

Method

  1. Start by washing and drying the Brussels Sprouts.
  2. Then, cut the end of the stem off, and cut the sprouts in half.
  3. Place the sprouts in a bowl and toss them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the Brussels Sprouts in the air fryer and cook at 370 for 10 minutes.
  5. Halfway through the cooking time, remove the basket and shake it to make sure the sprouts don’t burn.
  6. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges.
  7. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Tip for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts in an air fryer

When placing the sprouts in the air fryer, make sure they are in a single layer with the flat side facing down. If there are too many sprouts to make a single layer, then you may have to cook them in multiple batches. If they are layered on top of each other, then you won’t get the crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts you want.

FAQ

Is it Brussels Sprouts or Brussel Sprouts?

Brussels Sprouts! Brussels Sprouts are from Brussels, Belgium so the correct way is with the proper name of the city. If these sprouts were from Indianapolis, we would still call them Indianapolis Sprouts, even with the S on the end.

Can I use frozen Brussels Sprouts?

Yes! Start by just cooking the sprouts with no seasonings. Increase the cooking temp to 390, and cook for 14 minutes. About halfway through, take the sprouts out and toss them with the seasonings. Then, continue the cooking time.

More Brussels Sprouts Recipes

  • Lemon Garlic Brussels SproutsSautéed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts are a beautiful side dish for spring suppers. Light and buttery with a hint of fresh lemon, they’re so delicious!
  • Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with BaconRoasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is perfect for any table. With tender potatoes, crisp Brussels sprouts and savory bacon, this dish has something for everyone!
  • Brussels Sprout SauceThis delicious Brussels Sprout Sauce will have you craving Brussels sprouts all the time. Easy and cheesy, this simple dip dresses up any vegetable!
  • Cheddar Cheese FondueThis Cheddar Cheese Fondue is so versatile—it’s perfect for dipping vegetables, meat, bread, or crackers. It is smooth and creamy, with a deliciously rich sharp flavor. Plus, it’s alcohol-free so the entire family can enjoy!

How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Cooked Brussels Sprouts on a plate with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

5 from 3 votes
These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are the best Brussels sprouts you will ever make! They are easy, flavorful, and cook up in minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the Brussels sprouts with cold water. Cut off the tails and cut the sprouts in half.
    Brussels sprouts cut in half on a cutting board
  • Toss the sprouts in the oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again.
    Halved Brussels sprouts in a bowl covered with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Place the sprouts in the air fryer basket, flat side down. Cook at 370 for 10 minutes. Shake half way through.
    Brussels sprouts in an air fryer
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and lemon wedges.
    Cooked Brussels Sprouts on a plate with parmesan cheese and lemon wedges

Nutrition Information

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 606mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1140IUVitamin C: 129mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!