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A quicker and easier way to make brussels sprouts…in the air fryer! Delicious crispy exterior with a tender center. So delicious, these Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish. Based off of my Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe, these are a delicious version made in about half the time.
Crispy Air Fried Veggies
Air Frying vegetables is my new favorite way to get a delicious, crispy skin that everyone goes crazy for. While you can get similar results in the oven, it typically takes double the time. The air fryer speeds the process up and gives you an amazing finished product, especially for these Brussels Sprouts! I love the extra dark loose leaves and edges and think you will too. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Potatoes and potatoes all are delicious roasted and toasted in the air fryer! Be sure to check out my archive of Vegetable Side Dishes here.
A Note About Air Fryers
Here’s the scoop on everyone’s favorite appliance the air fryer. In my opinion, NO they are not all considered equal. I’ve tried three separate machines from the cheapest possible air fryer on Amazon to my favorite, pricier Cuisinart Air Fryer (which is basically a toaster oven with air frying capabilities.) I LOVE IT and think it is worth every penny. Here’s why: It works extremely well, it is really even in its air frying capabilities and it’s large enough to make enough food for my family of six. If you are on the fence, I would highly recommend this one.
Prepping Brussels Sprouts
Whether you are using pre-washed and trimmed Brussels Sprouts or buying them in bulk, I like to wash them myself and remove the outer leaves and any parts that look brown. Then I will trim the stalk at the bottom and slice in half. Toss in a little oil, add some salt & pepper and you are good to go.
How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Prep Brussels Sprouts
Prepare brussels sprouts by washing, removing any exterior leaves that look dirty or old and trimming the ends. Cut in half and set aside.
Toss prepared Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to the air fryer basket and air fry 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees F, tossing half way through. Brussels sprouts are done when edges and leaves are dark and crispy and centers are soft.
Serve warm with balsamic glaze or any desired toppings.
Favorite Toppings for Brussels Sprouts
While my favorite topping for a roasted or air fryer brussels sprouts is a sweeter balsamic glaze (pictured above), the options don’t have to stop there. Here are some other favorites:
- parmesan cheese & garlic
- garlic & lemon juice
- blue cheese & toasted almonds
- sesame oil & sesame seeds
- french fried onions
Main Courses that Go With Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts on their own does not a dinner make. Here are some fabulous meat options that would be a perfect dinner to go along with these Air Fried Brussels Spouts:
So, there you have it! A really simple and delicious side dish everyone is sure to love! Be sure to bookmark/print/save/share/pin this recipe because it’s a good one, especially if you have an air fryer!
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 1/2 pound brussels sprouts halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze optional
- 1 air fryer
- Prepare brussels sprouts by washing, removing any exterior leaves that look dirty or old and trimming the ends. Cut in half and set aside.
- Toss prepared Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to the air fryer basket and air fry 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees F, tossing half way through. Brussels sprouts are done when edges and leaves are dark and crispy and centers are soft.
- Serve warm with balsamic glaze or any desired toppings.