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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

These air fryer brussel sprouts are absolutely delicious. Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these roasted and crispy brussels sprouts are ready in under 10 minutes. 
crispy brussels sprouts on a grey plate with a fork

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These Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are absolutely delicious. Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these roasted and crispy brussels sprouts are ready in under 10 minutes. 

crispy brussels sprouts on a grey plate with a fork

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My friends, these brussel sprouts in the air fryer are heavenly and caramelized and have an almost sweet taste thanks to roasting. They will become your go-to easy veggie side dish.

Looking for more delicious brussel sprout recipes? Check out these Honey Sriracha Brussel SproutsRoasted Frozen Brussel Sprouts, How to Freeze Brussel Sprouts, and Miso Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

In the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, I list two options for how to roast these brussel sprouts in the air fryer. One method involves putting raw sprouts in the basket, and the second method has you soak the sliced sprouts for 10-15 minutes.

The soaking method works best if you like your brussel sprouts with a softer texture, and/or you are working with large brussel sprouts. Prefer your roasted brussel sprouts al dente with some “bite” to them? Skip the soaking option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Without Oil?

Yes, you can. But, even just 1 tsp of olive oil will give you amazing results compared to not using any oil.

If you choose to not use oil, I highly recommend soaking the prepped sprouts in cool water for 10 minutes. This will help the sprouts cook evenly without burning.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Brussels Sprouts?

Yes! One of the benefits of using an air fryer (I have and love this one) is you can get easy and crispy food with less oil than traditional roasting.

We roast so many vegetables in the Cook household that I even created The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Frozen Vegetables. We love the convenience and how affordable cooking with frozen vegetables is! Check out Roasted Frozen Brussel Sprouts for more info.

How Do You Make Brussel Sprouts Taste Better?

If you’ve only tried boiled or steamed brussel sprouts, you’ve been missing out on so much flavor! Roasting brussel sprouts brings out a natural sweetness.

You can also add extra flavor by using olive oil, sea salt, bacon (yum!), shredded Parmesan cheese, and garlic.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these brussel sprouts in the air fryer is by tossing them with a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil right before serving.

How to Meal Prep Brussel Sprouts

You can cut and prep the sprouts days ahead of time. Slice, wash, and store uncooked sprouts in an air-tight container for up to three days.

How to Reheat Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Allow the cooked sprouts to fully cool and then store them in an air-tight container for up to three days and reheat at 350F for 2-3 minutes. They’re a great make-ahead Thanksgiving dish!

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Every person prefers their veggies roasted to a specific level. Use common sense and check on your brussels during the cooking process to see what works best for you.
air fryer brussels sprouts with parsley and salt

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

crispy brussels sprouts on a grey plate with a fork
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5 from 10 ratings

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
These air fryer brussel sprouts are absolutely delicious. Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these roasted and crispy brussels sprouts are ready in under 10 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts {cut in half, quartered for large sprouts}
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Trim the bottom of the brussel sprouts, and cut them in half for medium or quarters for larger sprouts.
    2 cups brussels sprouts
  • If you prefer softer brussel sprouts, soak trimmed sprouts in room temperature water for 10-15 minutes. Drain, and then follow the steps below.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370F degrees F for 2 minutes.
  • Toss the sprouts in a bowl with olive oil and add to the air fryer.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cook at 370F for 9 minutes (or to your desired level of crispy), shaking the basket at 5 minutes.
  • Salt finished sprouts to taste.
    1/4 tsp sea salt

Notes

  1. Every person prefers their veggies roasted to a specific level. Use common sense and check on your brussels during the cooking process to see what works best for you.
  2. You can cut and prep the sprouts days ahead of time. Slice, wash, and store uncooked sprouts in an air-tight container for up to three days.
Oven-Roasting Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F degrees and place a rack on the lowest setting.
  2. Combine brussels and olive oil in a bowl. Toss to coat.
  3. Dump the bowl onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread the veggies around to give them space. Now, be annoyingly anal-retentive and make sure they are all cut side down on the pan. Annoying, but this is going to give you the best sear possible!
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. Stir, and bake for another 3-8 minutes depending on your desired level of crisp (I do 6 minutes).
Make sure the oven is fully preheated before you add the sprouts. The high heat helps to crisp them up without making them soggy. Cook on the bottom rack.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cups)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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34 comments on “Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts”

  1. All I can say is that I could eat these every single day. Sooooo good!5 stars

  2. So first things first I just learned that these are Brussels Sprouts, not brussel (see there’s no ‘s’), duh how have I never know this before?!!!

    Now second, I tried what I believe were brussel sprouts once before, I gagged and spit it out never to be eaten again. THEN I gave it another try when I read that you could make these with bacon and make them crispy. NOW I can’t get enough of these! They are sooooooooo delicious. I can’t say thank you enough for opening my eyes to these little balls of yummy goodness (that one’s for you I know how you like 13 year old boy jokes)!!!5 stars

    • I totally had to google the spelling before I published this post JP!

      Making funky veggies tasty is my jam and I’m glad you found something that showed you how yummy these can be!

      PS, LOVED the joke!!!

  3. I have a pack of brussels sprouts in the freezer waiting to be oven roasted on your instruction but now I’m going to have to try them in the air fryer too!! Thanks for the tips!5 stars

  4. When I started making these both of my children (one who is 43) turned their noses up and made snarky comments and gagging noises. Once they got over themselves they finished the entire bowl.  I won’t mention that one used a mixture of ketchup (barf), sweet and sour sauce, chili sauce and god knows what else as a dipping sauce. 

  5. Will definitely be making these this week! Also, how did you not include the everyday I’m Brusselin’ bottle in the background of one the pictures?!? ???? Just ordered mine today!! 

  6. These air fryer brussels sprouts are so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx, Sarah for sharing!5 stars

  7. OMG!!! I made these last night and they were AMAZING!!! My husband is an incredibly picky eater who usually only eats canned veggies and canned fruits, but he actually ENJOYED eating these!! This recipe has definitely been placed in my tried & true recipe book!! Thank you for this amazing recipe!! Happy New Year to everyone!! May it be blessed!!5 stars