Ok, be prepared to be eating more brussels sprouts because this air fried brussels sprouts are so easy! These crispy brussels sprouts come out of the air fryer in minutes and best of all, very little clean up. You’ll be so happy at how quick and easy these healthy brussels sprouts are to make.
Video: Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Crispy Brussels Sprouts Using Little Oil
We love brussels sprouts and our collection of brussels sprouts recipes is quite extensive. But these simple and quick air fried brupsles sprouts are so easy, it’s hard to not eat them more often! They use such little oil compared to oven roasted brussels sprouts. Best of all, they cook so much quicker than in the traditional oven. Cooking times will definitely vary depending on the size of brussels sprouts. We like our brussels sprouts brown, crispy and tender. For small to medium brussels sprouts, cut them in half. If they’re larger, then cut them into thirds. Most importantly, try to buy them in all the same size for consistent cooking. We used a 3.4 qt air fryer.
Before and after! Crispy, delicious and so healthy!
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There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is great for cleaning up.
This NuWave model has a lower temperature capability, which can give you more cooking options for foods that need lower temperatures. The lower temperature feature might be great for proofing breads!
We like that this Tiluxury 5.8qt has the non-stick basket (non-wire base). Makes for less sticking for delicate meals (ie baked fish fillets). And we like the digital interface (easier cleaning).
Plus, if you’re familiar with the Oster brand, they’re reliable and not too expensive.
Cooking times will vary depending on the size of brussels sprouts. We like our brussels sprouts brown, crispy and tender. For small to medium brussels sprouts, cut them in half. If they’re larger, then cut them into thirds. Most importantly, try to buy them in all the same size for consistent cooking. We used a 3.4 qt air fryer.
- Put brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Evenly drizzle oil and balsamic vinegar over brussels sprouts. Add salt & pepper to taste. Toss the brussels sprouts well to completely coat with the oil and balsamic vinegar. Make sure to toss well to coat all the brussels sprouts. There shouldn't be any liquid left pooling at the bottom of the bowl.
- Add brussels to the air fryer basket. Air fry at 360°F for about 15 minutes. Shake and gently stir half way through, about 8 minutes into cooking. Make sure you shake at the halfway mark! You don’t wan to end up with uneven cooking. Continue to air fry the brussels for the remainder of the time, or until the brussels are golden brown and cooked through. Check earlier if needed to make sure brussels sprouts don't burn. Or cook a little longer if needed to get everything crispy.
- Add additional salt and pepper if needed on the brussels sprouts and enjoy!
Don’t crowd the basket. It’s better to cook in multiple smaller batches for even cooking, than it is to cook in one large batch.
Doubling the recipe will work great but make sure your air fryer is large enough. We used a 3.4 qt for 1 pound of brussels sprouts. You might need add an additional 1-2 minutes of cooking time and give an extra shake or two while cooking.