Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Brussels sprouts are divine. They are crispy on the outside, seasoned to perfection and with the addition of bacon and cheese, they will become your new favorite addition.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with cheese.

This Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts method is the perfect way to roast your sprouts. They are never mushy or tasteless. If you are not a fan of this cruciferous vegetable, then you have to try making them in the air fryer.

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What We Love About This Brussel Sprouts in Air Fryer Recipe

It is so simple to toss the raw brussel sprouts in the air fryer and cook for only a few minutes and you have an incredible side dish. These are the benefits of brussels sprouts?

  • 15 Minute Side: While your meat is resting, these can be cooking and you will have the perfect side dish in no time flat.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Well it does have cheese and bacon…..so definitely family friendly.
  • Adaptable: Can make it meat, dairy and gluten free!
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Perfect to add to a salad the next day or transform to a Brussel sprouts salad!
  • Low Carb: Great for Keto diet!
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts top shot.

Ingredient Notes

  • Brussel sprouts: The star of the show. The outer leaves removed.
  • Bacon crumbles: Adds that extra something for the side, you can use whatever kind you like.
  • Parmesan cheese: This is that salty finish to the sprouts.
  • Olive Oil: To roast the vegetables, it is a must.
  • Lemon Zest: A bright note to finish the dish.
Sprouts before cooking.

Equipment Needed for Crispy Brussels Sprouts

How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These are the basic steps for making air fryer brussels sprouts recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the sprouts, cooking in the air fryer.

STEP 1: COAT

First, in a medium or large bowl, drizzle oil on Brussel sprouts and sprinkle the seasoning.Second, place the veggies in the air fryer basket and top with bacon. Finally, cook at 370 degrees for 13 minutes or until sprouts are tender.

STEP 2: FINISH

Lastly, top with the lemon zest and cheese.

Prep and Storage Tips for Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can trim your brussels sprouts and cut to the appropriate size and place in an airtight container. The size of the sprouts will depend on the cooking time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftover brussels sprouts in an airtight container. They will stay well for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

While you may read that it is ok to freeze brussel sprouts in the freezer, it will change the texture of the sprouts. However, if you wish to do so, allow them to cool and then put in a freezer bag or airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Rewarm in your air fryer or bake in an oven until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions for Roasted Brussel Sprouts

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

It is easy to make this recipe vegan by using a bacon and cheese alternative.

HOW TO PREP BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

Begin by removing any brown or damaged leaves, then cut the sprouts to the size you desire. Make sure that they are uniform in size so that they cook evenly.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can make it batches for a large crowd or you can half the recipe below.

CAN DOGS EAT BRUSSEL SPROUTS?

Yes, it is safe for them to eat brussels sprouts, however, this recipe might be too much for their belly to handle. Find out more information here.

Close up on the Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts.

Expert Tips for Making This Brussel Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe

  • Double it: Great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the recipe card ingredients proportionately and Air Fry in batches.
  • Add Pancetta: Crisp bacon is great but pancetta works great too.
  • Short cut tip: If the Brussel sprouts are small leave whole, however if they are large you can half or quarter them.
  • Variation tip: Add more cheese and lemon juice at the end as sprouts love a kick of acid. Try using a balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze to finish this dish. It is sone of my new favorite ways to make sprouts.
  • Substitutions: Cauliflower or other vegetables are fun to cook this way too.

What to Serve with Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 3 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Brussel Sprouts Air Fryer edition are the perfect way to do these delectable little cruciferous vegetable. Crispy, salty, bacony, cheesy goodness.
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Ingredients

  • 15 Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon House Season Blend
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions

  • In a bowl, coat the Brussel sprouts with the oil and seasoning.
  • Place the sprout in the air fryer basket and top with bacon
  • Cook at 370 degrees for 13 minutes. Top the cooked brussels sprouts with lemon zest.

Expert Tips

 
  • Double it: Great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the recipe card ingredients proportionately and Air Fry in batches.
  • Add Pancetta: Crisp bacon is great but pancetta works great too.
  • Short cut tip: If the Brussel sprouts are small leave whole, however if they are large you can half or quarter them.
  • Variation tip: Add more cheese and lemon juice at the end as sprouts love a kick of acid. Try using a balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze to finish this dish. It is sone of my new favorite ways to make sprouts.
  • Substitutions: Cauliflower or other vegetables are fun to cook this way too.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 848IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute, air fryer, Brussel Sprouts

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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing brussels sprouts recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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