Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are not only nutritious, but incredibly flavorful! In less than 15 minutes your air fryer gives these sprouts the most delectable crispy crunch on the outside with a roasted, caramelized flavor that is out of this world!
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are the easiest brussel sprouts recipe!
These little cabbage like sprouts turn out so yummy, you'll forget just how good they are for your body!
Enjoy them as part of a German inspired dinner alongside tender air fryer porkchops, or alone as a healthy snack anytime!
With only a little oil, salt, and pepper, these air fried brussel sprouts are a mouthwatering, but low-calorie dish that is chock-full of essential vitamins and nutrients.
The best part?
Your air fryer cooks them to blissful perfection in less than 15 minutes!
How to Cook Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer
Believe me when I say that this is the EASIEST brussel sprouts recipe ever!
All it takes is these four simple steps:
- Toss your halved brussel sprouts with a little oil.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Place the sprouts in your air fryer basket.
- Cook for 8-12 minutes at 400 degrees F, then serve and enjoy!
How do I cook brussel sprouts without an air fryer?
If you don't have an air fryer, you can easily cook brussel sprouts in your oven.
Prepare the sprouts as usual, then spread them out on a baking sheet and cook at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
Toss the sprouts halfway through cooking, then serve!
How to Serve Brussel Sprouts:
There are so many different ways that you can enjoy your air fryer brussel sprouts!
One of my favorite ways is to toss them with homemade sweet and sour sauce and enjoy them as a side dish or entree.
I like to use the sauce from this sweet & sour tofu recipe. It's so tasty!
Whole 30 Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
We often get a lot of questions, if our recipes are Whole 30 compliant. Some of our recipes are Whole 30 Air Fryer Recipes and some do not fit that category.
This Whole 30 Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts is compliant with the typical recommendations.
The whole 30 way of eating emphasizes whole foods and the elimination of sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy.
SOFT OUTSIDE, BUT too CHEWY on the INSIDE?
If you like a softer texture throughout, you can microwave the sprouts for a few minutes to tenderize them before frying.
Your brussels will come out soft on the outside and a little chewier on the inside and the texture will be much more consistent.
Why are my brussel Sprouts Burning?
If your sprouts are burning, they may be cut too small or too thin.
Depending on the size of the sprouts, you may need to cut them in halves or thirds to ensure that they cook evenly.
Smaller, thinner pieces of brussel sprouts will burn more easily, while larger pieces may not cook thoroughly.
You may have to play around with the size of the cuts in order to get the right texture and consistency.
Try doing a small test batch before cooking the rest of your supply. Sprouts sizes can can vary quite a bit!
CAN I air fry FROZEN BRUSSEL SPROUTS?
You can absolutely air fry frozen sprouts.
They will cook thoroughly just like fresh sprouts, but beware that some of the crunch factor may be lost.
Have you tried this method? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know how it worked for you!
More healthy air fryer snacks to try!
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven.
If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Air fryer
- Toss brussel sprouts with olive oil and salt/pepper.
- Place seasoned sprouts into air fryer basket.
- Set air fryer for 400 degrees F and cook 8-12 minutes.
Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. 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.