Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts is the best and quickest way to get crispy yet tender Brussel Sprouts. This delicious recipe is an easy way to cook fresh Brussels Sprouts for a perfect side or healthy snack. This air fryer recipe can be adapted to make many different styles including balsamic, maple, honey, garlic, or even adding bacon.
We love making this easy air fryer recipe as a side for any meal. It adds a delicious green and healthy vitamins that's low carb and low calorie.
This recipe makes a crispy yet tender Brussels Sprouts, never soggy and mushy. The perfect texture! The perfect side with Bacon Wrapped Chicken.
Check out our other oven baked Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts for a great way to serve Brussel Sprouts for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even Easter.
- Brussels Sprouts - halved, this helps them to cook all the way through and not burn.
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder- can also use minced garlic
- Sea Salt
See recipe card for quantities.
- Wash the Brussel Sprouts. Cut the tails off as necessary and then cut them in half. Cutting the Brussel Sprouts in half will allow them to cook evenly without burning.
2. Place halved Brussel Sprouts in a medium mixing bowl. Toss with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt until evenly coated.
3. Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the halved brussel sprouts at the bottom of the air fry basket. Make sure they aren't on top of each other to ensure even cooking. Some overlapping is ok.
4. Air fry for 5 minutes. Take the basket out and shake the basket. This helps them cook evenly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and shake the basket. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until they are crispy yet tender.
Be sure to keep an eye on them during the remaining minutes as every air fryer cooks differently.
5. Serve Brussel sprouts as is or drizzle 1-2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar over the top. This is our favorite way to eat them!
Hint: All air fryers are not created equal! Be sure to keep an eye on your Brussel sprouts while cooking to not overcook them. Some air fryers cook quicker or slower than the air fryer used for this recipe.
- Everything But the Bagel Seasoning-instead of garlic and salt, seasoned uncooked Brussels sprouts with everything but the bagel seasoning as found at Trader Joes, and Aldi.
- Maple Syrup- for an oil free side dish, substitute the olive oil for maple syrup at a 1:1 ratio.
- Balsamic - add 1-2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to every 3 cups of Brussel sprouts. Add more according to taste.
- Bacon - chop 2-3 strips of raw bacon into bite sized pieces and cook in the air fryer with the Brussel sprouts.
- Honey- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey over the cooked Brussel sprouts for a sweet taste. Do not season with garlic powder.
- Honey Sriracha- Want a sweet and spicy side dish? Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey over cooked sprouts and 1 teaspoon of sriracha. Add more sriracha, as desired, for a spicier kick!
- Parmesan - Once cooked, top this air fryer side dish with fresh parmesan or grated parmesan for a cheesy dish.
- Spicy - Before cooking, toss 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper with the salt and garlic powder.
- Maple - drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the top of cooked Brussel sprouts. Do not add garlic powder at the beginning.
Check out our Maple Bacon and cranberry oven roasted Brussel sprouts here.
Store cooked Brussel sprouts in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. These do not freeze well and it is not recommended. They will become mushy if frozen and thawed
Reheat leftover Brussel sprouts in the air fryer to maintain similar texture.
You can also reheat them in the microwave. They may have a softer texture than the original air fryer product.
All air fryers cook differently. You may need to adjust the cook time to avoid undercooking or overcooking the Brussel sprouts. It's important to remember to shake the basket periodically during cooking to make sure the Brussel sprouts cook evenly.Print
Yes! Follow this recipe to make perfectly crispy yet tender brussel sprouts in the air fryer.
Yes! Cutting the Brussel Sprouts in half, or quartering them, will allow them to fully cook without burning.
Yes! Substitute olive oil at a 1:1 ratio with maple syrup. The liquid will add a sweet and delicious flavor and help them to not dry out.
Yes! Just like your oven, and air fryer needs to preheat to cook evenly and at the appropriate amount of time.
Often times when Brussel sprouts are overcooked using various methods they will become mushy. Using this air fryer method allows you to have crispy yet tender Brussel Sprouts without the mush!
Cook at a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit and shake the basket periodically to ensure even cooking.
Brussel sprouts cook much faster in an air fryer than they do roasted in the oven. Using this recipe, you will have a delicious side ready in less than 15 minutes.
Yes! Just like an oven, you can put parchment paper and tin foil in an air fryer. Most parchment paper can withstand heats above 400 degrees.