Crispy on the outside, and perfectly tender on the inside, these air fryer Brussels sprouts are going to be a hit! Here’s how to make Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts!
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Let me introduce to you my current favourite way to make Brussels sprouts. I know, who am I? If you went back three years ago and told past-me that I would have a favourite way to make Brussels sprouts (or let alone, enjoy making Brussels sprouts) I’d probably laugh.
As a Brussels sprouts hater growing up, it took me a while to find my footing with this little cabbage like vegetable. Who would have guess that eating it steamed would have turned me off for so long!
Now that I have full control of what I eat and how I cook, I’ve really come to love making Brussels sprouts. At first, it was in the oven, I made some delicious roasted Brussels sprouts – but one day, I decided to give it a go in the air fryer. I discovered that you can get such a satisfying crispy exterior without drying out the sprout!
Since then, the air fryer has been one of my favourite methods of making Brussel sprouts. Bonus: if you’ve got a family dinner like Thanksgiving coming up, making Brussels sprouts in the air fryer means one less thing you’re trying to fit into a full oven!
Why Use An Air Fryer to Make Brussels Sprouts?
Other than the the Brussels sprouts coming out super crispy, here’s more benefits to using the air fryer to make Brussels sprouts:
- there’s less clean up and set up (my oven doubles as storage for my cast irons and sheet pans so it’s a lot of effort to move everything out just for some roasted Brussels sprouts)
- you can get crisper Brussels sprouts with less oil
- the smaller size of the air fryer means it takes less time to cook
- no pre-heating necessary (and not heating up the kitchen!)
What You Need To Make Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels sprouts
- olive oil
- garlic powder
You’ll also need an air fryer. I use the Philips XXL air fryer.
How To Make Super Crispy Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer
Trim and half your Brussels sprouts and lightly coat it with olive oil.
Coat with a mixture of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place the Brussels sprouts in the air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. Shaking the basket once or twice during the cook time.
Serve immediately or warm.
Tips and Notes on Making Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Can you air fry frozen Brussel sprouts? For this recipe, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Do Brussel sprouts need to be washed? To clean Brussels sprouts, trim the ends and rinse in a large bowl of cold water. However, you can also purchase washed and ready to eat ones.
How do you trim Brussel sprouts? In the instructions, I state to trim and half your Brussels sprouts. To do so, cut off 1/4″ off the bottom of the core of the Brussels sprouts. Remove loose outer leaves if there are any, and then cut the Brussels sprout in half. (Or cut it in half first then cut off the bottom. It’s up to you!)
Should Brussel sprouts be refrigerated? I store uncooked Brussels sprouts in the vegetable crisper drawer in my fridge.
How to store cooked Brussels Sprouts? Cooked Brussels sprouts will keep well for three days, four max for myself personally, in the fridge.
Make sure the Brussels sprouts are crispy – Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket when air frying Brussels sprouts. Cook in batches if you need to.
How to make this Brussels sprout recipe oil free? Sub the olive oil with some maple syrup! It won’t be as crispy as the oil helps with that.
USING BRUSSELS SPROUTS IN A MEAL PREP
Since Brussels sprouts will last around 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container, they are great for meal prepping.
Pair them with any of my delicious meal preps here on the blog!
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 340 grams Brussels sprouts
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- Trim and half your Brussels sprouts and lightly coat it with olive oil.
- Coat with a mixture of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Place the Brussels sprouts in the air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. Shaking the basket once or twice during the cook time.
- Serve immediately or warm.
More Brussels Sprouts Recipes To Try
- Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Peanut Thai Chili Brussels Sprouts
- Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Almonds
- Easy Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad