Free up stovetop and oven space by making this Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe! Brussels sprouts are tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and air fried until crispy. Serve with parmesan cheese and chopped fresh oregano. Serves 6 in under 20 minutes.
Move over roasted Brussels sprouts there’s a new recipe in town and it’s made in the air fryer!
I’ve said it once and will say it again… I love using my air fryer. Pat gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago and I’m still loving it. My girls like it for reheating frozen foods and I love it for things like crispy chicken tenders, taquitos and now brussels sprouts.
This past fall I roasted a lot of Brussels sprouts until it dawned on me to make them in my air fryer. Not only is it faster but it’s also healthier and frees up space in my already teeny-tiny oven.
To Make This Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts You Will Need:
- brussels sprouts
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- grated fresh parmesan cheese
- fresh herbs like oregano or parsley
Trim and halve 1-1/2 pounds of fresh Brussels sprouts. Toss them into a bowl with 1-1/2 teaspoons extra light olive oil.
Season with a kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Toss well to coat the Brussels sprouts evenly with the oil and seasoning.
Preheat your air fryer to 400℉ (or 200℃).
What Is Air Frying?
- An air fryer is a counter top appliance that requires less oil (anything from a few spritz to 1 tablespoon) yet produces crispy food that rivals most deep fried foods. By using circulating hot air, it moves at a high speed so the food tends to cook in a fraction of the time.
- There are a bunch of different makes and models of air fryers. My husband did the research (as he’s known to do) and found this air fryer [affiliate] to be one of the best. But do your research and purchase one that fits your lifestyle.
How is Air Frying Healthier?
- Air frying is healthier because only a thin layer of oil coats the food and when the hot air comes in contact it will crisp. Saving you a ton of fat and calories (without sacrificing any flavor!) because food is not being submerged in a vat of hot oil.
- Keep in mind, not all air fryers are equal. Some preheat and some do not. Some are smaller than others therefore you may need to work in smaller batches to air fry.
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Once preheated, add the Brussels sprouts and air-fry for 4 minutes.
Open the air-fryer, shake and continue frying for 4 more minutes.
Repeat this 1 to 2 more times or until the Brussels sprouts are crispy and golden in spots.
Serve immediately with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and chopped fresh herbs.
Serve with anything, from chicken to beef. I recently made them to go with beef tenderloin and short ribs.
Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 1½ pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 1½ teaspoons olive oil, extra light
- kosher salt, to taste
- black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
- 1 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- oregano, or parsley, chopped for garnish
- Preheat your air fryer to 400℉ (or 200℃).
- In a medium bowl, toss together the brussels sprouts, oil, a couple pinches of kosher salt and afew turns of black pepper.
- Once your air fryer is preheated, toss in the brussels and air-fry for 4 minutes. Shake and fry for another 4 minutes. Repeat one more time for 2 to 4 minutes or until the sprouts are crispy and golden brown.
- Tip out the crispy brussels sprouts into a serving dish and top with parmesan cheese and minced fresh oregano or parsley.
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