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Simple Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have a bit of a bad rep, but we’re here to show you they can be downright delicious—especially when made in the air fryer. Picture this: crispy, salty, and slightly caramelized sprouts that you just can’t get enough of. Yeah, it’s time to give these little green gems another chance.

Pamper your taste buds with these air fryer Brussels sprouts for a side dish that’s quick, easy, and packed with flavor. Trust us, they’ll have you going back for seconds (or even thirds).

Ingredients for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Ready to make Brussels sprouts your new favorite veggie? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brussels sprouts: About a pound, trimmed and halved
  • Olive oil: Just a couple of tablespoons to help them get crispy
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder for that classic taste.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  • Trim and halve: Keep them consistent in size by trimming the bottoms and cutting them in half. This ensures even cooking and crispy edges.
  • Preheat the air fryer: Trust us on this one. A hot air fryer will give you that perfect crispiness.
  • Don’t overcrowd: Give those sprouts some room to breathe! If they’re too close together, they’ll steam instead of roast.

Variations and Substitutions

Not into garlic? Swap it out for onion powder or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a new twist.

Want some zing? Try a splash of balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of lemon juice after cooking to boost the flavor.

Up for something different? Add some crispy bacon bits or drizzle with honey to wow your taste buds.

air fryer brussels sprouts

Simple Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

A quick and easy recipe for crispy yet tender Brussels sprouts made in the air fryer. Perfect for a healthy side dish or a snack with a bit of flair.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until well-coated.
  • Spread the Brussels sprouts out in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Once they’re crispy and golden brown, take them out and let them cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Dive in and enjoy your new favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 610mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 856IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, brussels sprouts
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

My new favorite way to cook!