These air fryer brussel sprouts will change the way you look at this healthy superfood. Not only do they turn out insanely crispy, and full of flavor - thanks to some fresh parm and flakey salt - but they're so easy to make too.
THE BEST AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS
If you've been looking for the best way to cook brussel sprouts, you found it with this recipe.
The air fryer makes them extra crispy - without burning them - and super tender too. And I use simple ingredients like salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese to elevate their flavor even more.
Plus, making air fried brussel sprouts is super quick and easy. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip these up, and the entire time is passive cooking, so you can make this chicken crust pizza or low carb pasta to go with them!
So, to make these brussel sprouts air fryer style, you pretty much just need one ingredient, and then a few optional ones to take them to the next level.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 pound of Brussel sprouts
- Olive oil
- 2 Cloves of garlic, minced
- Sprinkle of flakey salt (optional)
- Sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
You'll be surprised how just a few basic ingredients can totally change the flavor of this vegetable. Kind of like the simple seasonings I use to make this air fryer chicken breast and air fryer pork chops!
HOW TO COOK BRUSSEL SPROUTS IN AIR FRYER
So, if you've ever wondered how to cook brussel sprouts in the air fryer it's as easy as it gets. You barely have to do any work, and the air fryer will take care of the rest.
With that said, get out the ingredients, and let's get cooking!
STEP 1: PREP WORK
First, trim the stems off of all of the brussel sprouts, and cut them in halve.
After that, put them in a bowl of water and let them soak for about 10 minutes. Now, while the brussel sprouts are soaking, you can mince the garlic.
Then, you'll want to drain the brussel sprouts, dry them off with a paper towel, and then put them back in the bowl. Now, add a drizzle of olive oil, the minced garlic, some salt, and a pinch of pepper, and shake the brussel sprouts - or toss them with tongs - until they're evenly coated in the seasoning.
STEP 2: AIR FRYING
Ok, so at this point it's time to add the brussel sprouts to the air fryer basket, and cook at 380°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes. Then, give them a shake and cook for 5 more minutes.
Once the second 5-minute interval is up, give them another shake and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes - that is of course if you like your brussel sprouts on the more "well-done" side like I like them.
Lastly, you'll want to transfer the brussel sprouts to a bowl, and finish them off with some flakey salt and shredded parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
HOW TO STORE & REHEAT BRUSSEL SPROUTS
This recipe will make about 4 servings, so it's perfect for family dinner to serve on the side.
And if you have any leftovers, you can transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Then, if you want to warm them back up, put them in the air fryer and heat for a few minutes at 380°F (190°C) until warm and crispy.
FAQS ABOUT THIS AIR FRYER BRUSSEL SPROUTS RECIPE
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WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Well, that is how to make brussel sprouts in the air fryer!
I'll be the first to admit brussel sprouts aren't the most appetizing vegetable, but when you cook them this way, they're actually insanely delicious. Seriously, I can't stop making them with dinner, and I think you'll really like them too.
With that said, if you give this air fryer recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES
If you enjoyed these air fried brussel sprouts I have a few other air fryer recipes on the blog that you might like as well.
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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
These air fryer brussel sprouts will change the way you look at this healthy superfood. They turn out insanely crispy with one heck of a flavor, finished off with some flakey salt and parmesan cheese.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Side
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Keto Low carb
- Trim the brussel sprouts and cut them in half. Soak them in a bowl of salted water for 10 minutes.
- Drain and dry the brussel sprouts. Toss them in a bowl with oil, salt, and pepper
- Add the brussel sprouts to the air fryer basket. Cook at 375°F for 5 minutes, shake, cook 5 more minutes, shake…cook an additional 2-4 minutes.
- Finish with a sprinkle of flakey salt and shredded parmesan cheese.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 76
- Fat: 5
- Carbohydrates: 10
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 4
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