In this recipe for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, I show you how to make them perfectly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. I also give instructions on cooking them with bacon!
If you think you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts...think again because you will be after you try this recipe.
These Air Fryer Brussels sprouts are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
The worst thing, in my opinion, is biting into a Brussels sprout that is still hard on the inside. I noticed that was a big complaint from people making these in the Air Fryer.
I think a lot of people want to crank that temperature up to 400F because "that's how you get anything crispy." Sound familiar?
But with the Air Fryer, you can get food pretty crispy if you stay around 375F or even 350F.
You want to give the food enough time to cook and if you turn the heat up to 400F, denser items like Brussels sprouts are going to still be raw on the inside and crispy on the outside.
HOW TO MAKE BRUSSELS SPROUTS IN THE AIR FRYER
I started with my fresh Brussels sprouts and I cut of the ends and then quartered them. If you have some that are really small, you can cut them in half.
Save any of the leaves (except the brown ones) that come apart from the sprout. When you fry them they get super crispy and delicious!
I then tossed the sprouts with avocado oil, salt and pepper. You really could use any flavors you want.
You could toss them with diced, uncooked bacon. Wouldn't that be amazing!
Now it's time to throw them into the Air Fryer. I laid them in a single layer and set the temperature for 350F and the time for 7 minutes.
Did you know that you can open the Air Fryer and check periodically without messing up your cook time?
I know with mine, I can just open the drawer and take a peek, then shut the drawer back and it resumes cooking.
After 7 minutes, check to make sure your Brussels sprouts are tender by piercing them with a fork.
If they are tender, but not crispy, put them back in the Air Fryer, set the temperature to 375F, and the time for 3 minutes.
The most important part is to check your food. If they aren't tender yet...cook them at 350F longer.
If they aren't crispy enough for you...cook them at 375F longer. You are the boss of your Air Fryer!
Now that your Air Fryer Brussels sprouts are done, check them to make sure they are seasoned enough, then try not to eat them all!
Some other Air Fryer recipes you should definitely check out:
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Crispy Air Fryer Bacon
- Salmon in the Air Fryer
- Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Air Fryer Mushrooms
Air Fryer Crispy Brussels Sprouts - Frozen or Fresh!
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, stems removed and quartered
- 2 Tablespoons Oil
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with the oil and salt and pepper. pour into the Air Fryer basket and lay in a single layer.
- Cook in the Air Fryer at 350F for 7 minutes. Check to see if the sprouts are tender by piercing with a fork. If not tender, cook at 350F for 3 minutes more.
- If the sprouts are tender, but not yet crunchy enough, turn the Air fryer up to 375F and cook for 3 minutes. Check for crunchiness and cook longer, if desired.
- Season to taste.
- You can season these however you like.
- If you want to add bacon to these, you are going to want to cut 4 pieces of raw bacon into pieces that are at least 2 inches wide and toss them with the Brussels sprouts. Bacon pieces any smaller will get over cooked.
- This recipe works with frozen Brussels as well! Let the thaw and cut them into quarters. Follow the directions above until he Brussel sprouts are nice and crispy.
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.