Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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Soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside air fryer Brussels sprouts are bursting with flavor. You can throw this incredibly easy air fryer recipe together in under 20 minutes. This healthy side dish is just what you need to complete your dinner table.

I know there are people out there afraid to try Brussels Sprouts! I have been in your shoes and used to think they were something I could live without. Then I finally tasted them and ended up shocked by how much I liked them.

Even my children will eat this recipe for air fryer brussels sprouts. The spices, in combination with the parmesan cheese, make them irresistible even to my picky eaters.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  • Brussels sprouts: You can’t enjoy this meal without the star of the show!
  • Olive oil: Use olive oil for the best results, but you can also use coconut oil or vegetable oil as well.
  • Parmesan cheese: If you want to skip the parmesan, you certainly can, but we love the amazing flavor it gives the Brussels Sprouts.
  • Salt and black pepper: Just add as much or as little as you want so it fits your needs.
  • Spice blend of choice: I am pretty much in love with Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning spice blend. It’s amazing on the Brussels Sprouts, but you can use different seasonings if you want.

DO I NEED TO USE FRESH OR FROZEN BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

Due to the versatility of the Brussels sprouts, you can actually use either frozen or fresh. Take a look at how to work with both.

  • If using fresh: Boil in 3-5 cups boiling water for 4-5 minutes, remove from heat and drain.
  • If using frozen: Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, let rest for a minute after cooking, drain.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BRUSSELS SPROUTS

It’s incredible how easy these Brussels sprouts are to make. There are a few simple steps, and you can be sitting down to a lovely dinner. Let’s take a look at the easy directions:

First, you will need to blanch the Brussels sprouts. They just need to be in boiling water for around 4-5 minutes, then let them drain off and cool. Be sure to cut any large sprouts in half, so they cook evenly.

Place the Brussels sprouts to a medium-sized bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil, add parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and spices. Toss everything gently, so the sprouts are coated with seasoning and oil.

Heat the air fryer to 375 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes. Shake them halfway through. Once they are crispy and have a golden brown color, they are done. They should be tender on the inside. Serve warm and enjoy!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRIENTS ARE IN BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

It’s always a great idea to add Brussels sprouts to your diet because they are so incredibly healthy. They are filling and give you fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, iron, calcium, potassium, and more.

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

{Low-carb/Keto Friendly!} Soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside air fryer Brussels sprouts are bursting with flavor. You can throw this incredibly easy air fryer recipe together in under 20 minutes.

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: brussels sprouts, dinner, easy, side dish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Spice blend

Instructions

  • Blanch brussels sprouts in 3-4 cups of boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Drain well and cool. If Brussels sprouts are large cut in halves.

  • Transfer to a medium bowl, add olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and spices of choice, gently toss to combine.

  • Heat an air fryer to 375ºF. Transfer to the preheat air fryer and air fry for 12 minutes, shaking halfway through. The brussels sprouts should be crispy and golden on the outside and tender on the inside.

Notes

  • If using fresh: Boil in 3-5 cups boiling water for 4-5 minutes, remove from heat and drain.
  • If using frozen: Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, let rest for a minute after cooking, drain.

Equipment

Air Fryer

21 Seasoning Blend

Cutting board

Kitchen Knife

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg

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