Brussels Sprouts in the air fryer are incredibly simple to prepare and so delicious. With just four simple ingredients, you will have a side dish that will pair perfectly with just about any main course.

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Brussels Sprouts on a plate

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts come out more crispy and delicious than they do from a traditional oven. The kicker? They’re ready in under 15 minutes.

For this recipe, I season the brussels sprouts with parsley salt, parmesan cheese and avocado oil. This simple seasoning is flavorful enough to stand on it’s own, but mild enough to pair with just about any main course.

If you prefer a different seasoning combo, feel free to use it! This recipe is incredible versatile. Here are a couple other great flavor profiles:

  • Salt, pepper, olive oil
  • Salt, smoked paprika, pepper, olive oil
  • Salt, garlic powder, pepper, avocado oil
  • Your favorite seasoning salt and olive oil
Ingredients for Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

How to Air Fry Brussel Sprouts

Air fried brussels sprouts truly couldn’t be any easier. With just a couple minutes of prep time, you’ll have the perfect side dish. Follow these simple steps to nail this recipe each and every time:

  • Trim and cut brussels sprouts. Place in a bowl.
  • Toss brussels sprouts with oil and garlic parsley salt.
  • Place seasoned brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Air fry at 380°F for 6 minutes, remove the basket and toss. Air fry for 6 more minutes, or until they are golden brown. Serve right away.

How to Store Cooked Brussels Sprouts

  • Refrigerator: Store leftover brussels sprouts in an airtight container. When stored properly, they should keep for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: I wouldn’t recommend freezing your brussels sprouts. They don’t tend to reheat well and turn to mush.


How do you reheat brussel sprouts in the air fryer?

To reheat, preheat your air fryer to 380°F. Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, toss and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Your brussels should return to their perfect, crispy state!

What toppings can you add to air fryer brussels sprouts?

Once your brussels sprouts come out of the air fryer, you can up level them by tossing them with some shaved manchengo, fried shallots or bacon bits.

How do you keep brussel sprouts from getting soggy?

The big mistake many people make is boiling their brussels sprouts. For a long time, many chefs thought you needed to parboil your brussels before roasting them. This will almost always lead to soggy and mushy sprouts. For the best results, simply air fry or roast them to get that soft center and crunchy exterior.

Should you wash brussels sprouts before cooking?

After slicing your brussels sprouts, toss any dirty, dry or browning outer leaves. Then, give your sprouts a rinse under cold water in a colander. Pat your brussels sprouts dry with a paper towel to remove any excess water that could prevent them from crisping up in the oven.

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Air Fryer Recommendations

  • Gourmia 5 Qt Air Fryer: This air fryer has ton of presets for common foods (chicken, fries, steak, bacon, shrimp, etc.), which helps take the guesswork out of how long to cook certain things. Bonus: It’s also super easy to clean!
  • Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer: This is an all-in-one toaster oven, convection oven and air fryer. I haven’t used it yet, but it comes highly rated!

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Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.