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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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If you are a fan of Brussels sprouts you have got to try this air fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe. They are super quick and easy to make and really delicious. Crispy and healthy, these Brussels sprouts are ready to eat in under 20 minutes.

More and more I have been using my air fryer for recipes, things that I would normally cook in a skillet or in the oven. And I must say, air fryers are awesome and easier and quicker than deep frying! The food gets crispy and you don’t have to worry about using all that oil. Or you don’t have to turn on that oven to cook a small amount of food.

But if air fryers aren’t your thing, I will briefly mention how to use this same preparation and just cook them in the oven.

Pile of air fryer Brussels sprouts in a white bowl.

I will admit growing up I did not like Brussels sprouts. Not at all! But it was all in the preparation and of course, my tastes have changed since I was little.

Now I absolutely love them, especially when the Brussels sprouts are cooked in the air fryer or these roasted bacon balsamic vinegar Brussels sprouts.

Let’s get started!

Gather the ingredients

Pile of fresh raw Brussels sprouts on a white cutting board.

To make air fryer Brussels sprouts you need just a handful of ingredients and tools:

  • Brussels sprouts – I try and get the medium to small ones, but the large ones are fine too.
  • Garlic powder – This is one of my favorite spices to use and it makes these taste amazing.
  • Salt – Table salt, kosher salt, etc.
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil – You can use other oil like avocado oil, vegetable oil, etc.
  • Paprika, chili powder, and red pepper flakes are other spices you may want to try. You could try parmesan cheese as well.


  • Air fryer – I love this particular air fryer which I have had for about 3 years now.
  • Bowl with a lid or use a bag
  • Knife

How to prepare crispy air fryer brussel sprouts

Hand with knife trimming the ends off Brussels sprouts.

Begin by rinsing and drying the fresh Brussels Sprouts.

Next cut about 1/4 inch or so off the bottom of each one. While not necessary those ends are just not very appetizing. But if you need to save time, this is where you can save it, by not cutting the ends off.

Then take any really large Brussels sprouts and cut them in half or even into quarters. Place them all in a medium bowl, large bowl, or in a plastic bag. You want them all to be relatively the same size so they cook more evenly in the air fryer.

TIP: Make sure to add any bits of outer leaves that fall to the bowl as well and later to the air fryer. These crisp up really nicely and create Brussels sprouts chips which are so amazing!

Rinsed, seasoned, and cut Brussels sprouts in a medium glass bowl.

Now drizzle on a bit of olive oil or other cooking oil like avocado oil. The oil is not necessary but it adds flavor as well as helps the Brussels sprouts crisp up in the air fryer. It also helps keep the seasonings on the Brussels sprouts.

Sprinkle on the garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. You can add paprika as well if you like or any other spices.

Cover the bowl with a lid or if doing it in a bag close the bag. Then shake so the Brussels sprouts get evenly coated.

How to Cook Brussels sprouts in the air fryer

Cooked air fryer Brussels sprouts.

Add all the seasoned Brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket and spread them out in a single layer. In mine, I can do a full pound of Brussels sprouts without any of them overlapping.

Set the temperature to 350F/176C (it doesn’t have to be exact), then set the time for about 12 minutes.

Cook for 6 minutes then remove the basket and give them a shake to promote even cooking. Then replace the basket and cook another 6 minutes or so until nice and golden brown in spots. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the Brussels sprouts and how many you put in the basket at once.

Fork poking an air fryer brussel sprout in a bowl.

And just like that, the crispy Brussels sprouts are ready!

Allow the cooked Brussels sprouts to cool for a few minutes and then serve them. These are the perfect side dish for dinner or lunch to do with steak, burgers, chicken, etc.


How long do Brussels sprouts, cooked in an air fryer, last?

After being cooked the crispy air fryer brussels sprouts will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. They will be the most crispy a few minutes after cooking. You can warm them back up in the air fryer, microwave, or oven.

If I don’t have an air fryer can I cook these in the oven?

Yes, you sure can. Follow this roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic and bacon recipe to cook them in the skillet and in the oven. These also have a balsamic glaze which is amazing.

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Here are other air fryer recipes that you may like:

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Bacon and Egg Toast in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Green Beans

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These air fryer Brussels sprouts are crispy and super delicious. From start to finish they are ready in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time6 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Cooling Time2 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Belgian
Keyword: crispy, crunchy, deep fried, savory
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Matt Taylor
Cost: $4



  • 1 lb of Brussels sprouts rinsed and dried (454g)
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder 2g
  • 1/4 tsp of salt 1g
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper 1g
  • 2 tsp of olive oil 10ml
  • Other seasonings include paprika, chili powder, red pepper, etc.


  • Rinse and dry the Brussels sprouts
  • Trim off the ends of each one, about 1/4th of an inch.
  • Cut any really large ones in half or even into quarters.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts in a medium bowl or bag and then drizzle on the oil and sprinkle on all of the spices.
  • Put the lid on or close the bag and shake to evenly coat them.
  • Add the seasoned Brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 350F/176C (doesn't have to be exact) and cook for 6 minutes. Pull out the basket and shake, then replace and cook another 6 minutes.
  • Let cool a few minutes then serve. Enjoy!


How to Cook Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer


TIP: Make sure to add any bits or leaves that fall to the bowl as well and later to the air fryer. These crisp up really nicely and create Brussels sprouts chips which are so amazing!
List of nutritional facts for air fryer Brussels sprouts
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Calories: 70kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    So glad I came across this recipe! I loved cooking these in the the air fryer. So easy and delicious.

  2. Jessica Bailey

    5 stars
    These were incredible. I can’t wait to make them again!

  3. 5 stars
    thank you so much for sharing how to make these in the air fryer! I have been looking for this for a while, and I am so glad to have found your recipe!

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