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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Easy Recipe That You’ll Love

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts were perhaps one of the most surprising discoveries I have had in the kitchen in recent times.

One day, I told myself that it was time to try making Brussels sprouts in the air fryer.

And I did just fine!

They are outstanding; in fact, they become super crispy and very tasty.

A very simple but delicious way to serve brussels sprouts.

Brussels sprouts, are a particular type of cabbage, no larger than a walnut, are grown mainly in northern European areas due to their incredible resistance to cold climates.

Cooking sprouts in the air fryer is quick and easy and ensures that they can be cooked to their best while leaving their taste intact. 

Ingredients Needed

These are the main ingredients you need for this recipe.

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down to our printable recipe card. 

  • Brussel Sprout
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese 

How To Choose The Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts should have a compact shape, be firm and well hooded, have firm, fleshy leaves, and a nice, vibrant color.

Open ones have very little flavor.

Brussel Sprouts

How Do You Prepare Sprouts?

Stripped the brussel sprouts of the tough outer leaves and cut off the tough base with a knife.

I then divided the larger ones into two parts and left the smaller ones intact

Should you cut brussel sprouts in half before cooking?

It depends on the size of the Brussel Sprouts, if they are quite large I recommend cutting them in half for more even baking

How To Cook Brussel Sprouts In Air Fryer

After cleaning them, transfer them to a bowl and season them with oil and the spices, and a tip I give you to make them even more delicious is to add some grated parmesan cheese.

Mix them well and place them of the basket of the air fryer without letting them overlap.

What Temperature To Cook Brussel Sprouts In Air Fryer

I always recommend preheating the air fryer for more even cooking.

For a crispy result cook Brussels sprouts 375° F degrees in your air fryer for about 12minutes.

Last three minutes cook at 400° F for super crispness.

Remembering to shake them while cooking.

brussel sprouts in the air fryer

 Can You Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts In The Air Fryer?

Yes, even with frozen ones they come out very well.

I recommend only a few more minutes of cooking to make them crispier.

How Do I Cook Brussel Sprouts Without An Air Fryer?

Baking: Bake Brussels sprouts at 180°C (350°F) for about 15-20 minutes on a baking sheet covered with baking paper

Recipe variations:

Air fryer brussel sprouts balsamic: In a small bowl combine the olive oil, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

Beat the mixture with a whisk until it appears thickened and creamy. 

When the sprouts are ready, take them out and collect them in a bowl.

Season the sprouts with the sauce kept aside giving them a good stir before serving them at the table sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Air fryer brussel sprouts with quinoa: Brussels sprouts are one of the perfect toppings of quinoa dishes, which you can prepare with your favorite seasonal vegetables, perhaps adding a dash of originality.

Air fryer brussel sprouts with almonds: Pour them into a bowl along with 100 g almonds, 3 cloves of minced garlic (optional), 1 or 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Mix and place on the air fryer, cook for about 15 minutes.

How to serve Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

These sprouts are perfect to accompany these chicken cutlets or this delicious smoked duck, but also perfect to serve as an appetizer with these homemade cocktails.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftovers:

Will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Do you need to soak Brussels sprouts before cooking?

This is not necessary, but it may be helpful to soak them first. If you have time, do this for 20 minutes before cooking them. 

Are Brussels Sprouts Healthy?

Brussels sprouts are low-calorie vegetables.

They are rich in fiber and antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin C, for collagen synthesis, vitamin A and vitamin E, which are important for skin health.

They also contain potassium, phosphorus, selenium, calcium and magnesium.

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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish to have with dinner, and are ready in less than fifteen minutes!


  • 300g Brussel Sprouts ( 11 oz)
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Wash the sprouts and remove the outer leaves if damaged.
  2. Cut the larger ones in half.
  3. Season them in a bowl with the oil, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.
  4. Transfer them to the basket of the air fryer being careful not to let them overlap cook for 12 minutes at 375°F, shaking the basket occasionally,
  5. Cook for an additional 3 minutes at 400°F for extra crispness.
  6. Serve immediately hot. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Saturday 23rd of July 2022

Could we cook frozen Brussel sprout the same using the recipe’s shown here?


Sunday 24th of July 2022

Hi Lida, yes sure :)

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