The best crispy from the outside and tender inside air fryer Brussels sprouts. You only need 15 minutes and a handful of readily available ingredients to create a delicious, easy side dish or snack.
These crispy and tender air-fried Brussels sprouts are perfect for everyday meals and equally delicious for a holiday feast! It makes a delicious side dish in an Indian-inspired Thanksgiving menu.
Why you will love this recipe?
- This recipe only has four simple steps, making it great for beginners or anyone who wants a quick and easy meal.
- Brussels sprouts are perfectly cooked in an
air fryer, which cooks them evenly, resulting in a crispy exterior and tender interior.
- Whether preparing a weeknight dinner or hosting a special gathering, roasted Brussels sprouts make an excellent side dish.
Brussels Sprouts: Choose firm Brussels sprouts with a bright green color.
Seasoning: I am using garlic powder and onion powder.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Bacon: Add chopped 2-3 slices of bacon to the
Parmesan Cheese: Sprinkle ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese before cooking. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Balsamic vinegar: Toss them with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar before cooking. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are tender and the balsamic vinegar has reduced slightly.
Step 1: Trim the crown of the fresh Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. If they are large, cut them into quarters. Place them in a large bowl (image 1).
Step 2: Combine olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Mix everything well (image 2).
Step 3: Drizzle the seasoning over the prepared tender Brussels sprouts and toss everything well, making sure all the sprouts are well coated (images 3 and 4).
Step 4: Place them in the
Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Pat the Brussels sprouts dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Trim the Brussels sprouts by removing the tough outer leaves and the stem. Depending on their size, halve or quarter the sprouts.
When tossing the olive oil and seasonings, make sure they are well-coated. This helps in achieving consistent flavor and texture.
Cook the Brussels sprouts in a single layer in the
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Grilled chicken or pork: The savory and crispy sprouts pair well with grilled chicken legs or pork's flavorful profile. Try them with these Indian-style grilled chicken drumsticks.
Holiday table: The classic pairing - serve roasted Brussels sprouts as a side dish in holiday feasts. It is perfect for an Indian-inspired Thanksgiving menu and pairs with dishes like tandoori turkey, curried green bean casserole, masala mashed potatoes, and Indian-style stuffing.
To store leftover Brussels sprouts, allow them to cool to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, use the oven or an
Yes, you can use frozen Brussels sprouts for
Blanching them before air frying is optional but not necessary. While blanching can help soften them slightly and reduce cooking time, it's not essential for achieving delicious
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Trim the crown of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine together olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Drizzle the seasoning over the prepared Brussels sprouts. Toss everything well.
- Place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Air fry for 12-15 minutes at 375 F (190 C). Shake the air fryer basket after the first 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle lemon juice. Serve hot.