Insanely delicious crispy air fryer brussels sprouts, with the most amazing maple syrup and vegetarian parmesan cheese toppings. These are our new favorite obsessions. They are good SERIOUSLY good!
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No need to turn on your oven and ready in minutes, cooking with an air fryer is the way forward!
Why you’ll love parmesan brussels sprouts in the air fryer
There’s nothing better than a bowl of deliciously cooked Brussels sprouts and when you couple them with the ease of cooking in an air fryer, you’ve got a winning recipe!
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients that are shown in the photograph below.
How to make air fryer parmesan crispy Brussels sprouts with step-by-step instructions
Making our air fryer crispy brussels sprouts is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Trim your Brussels sprouts and remove the outer leaves.
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F/190°C (see your air fryer manufacturer instructions).
Tip: For really tender inside Brussels sprouts, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain the water and pat them dry.
Place your Brussels sprouts in a large mixing bowl, add extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, vegetarian parmesan cheese, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and, using your hands, toss to coat the Brussels sprouts.
Now, add the Brussels sprouts to your air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes, removing the basket halfway to shake it to ensure they cook evenly.
Remove the basket, shake, and then cook for a further 1 – 3 minutes, so that the Brussels sprouts are nice and crispy.
Serve immediately in a bowl adding a sprinkling of vegetarian parmesan cheese.
Enjoy your delicious air fryer brussels sprouts!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer Brussel sprouts recipe and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have!
Recipe notes and expert tips
Do you need to soak Brussels sprouts before cooking?
No, you don’t need to soak Brussel sprouts before cooking them.
BUT if you like really tender centers, then soaking them will help.
We suggest that you soak them for 10 minutes.
We like our brussels sprouts firm but tender, so we don’t soak.
Not just for dinner
We love making a batch of these to snack on, they make the perfect healthy snack and are delicious when washed down with a whiskey sour cocktail.
Is it Brussels sprouts or Brussel sprouts?
It’s Brussels sprouts, this sweet tasty green ball of deliciousness was named after the Belgium city of Brussels.
So, despite many people referring to them as Brussel sprouts, the correct name is Brussels sprouts and should be spelled with a capital B.
But we don’t judge, and you’ll often hear us in the kitchen referring to them as air fryer Brussel sprouts!
Should I blanch my Brussels sprouts before roasting?
You don’t have to, not for this recipe.
Generally speaking, people blanch Brussels sprouts to ensure tender and crispy brussels sprouts, but with our air fryer recipe, you don’t need to.
Can you air fry frozen Brussels sprouts?
Sure, you can.
You’d cook them in a different way, but you can cook them.
We’ll post an air fryer frozen brussels sprouts recipe soon.
Make them vegan
The only ingredient in our crispy air fryer Brussels recipe that isn’t suitable for vegans is the vegetarian parmesan cheese, so simply replace this with a vegan alternative and you are all set.
Everyone can then enjoy these crispy sprouts.
Can you eat Brussels sprouts cold?
Oh yes, you certainly can!
We love eating them straight from the fridge and judging by how quickly any leftovers disappear from the fridge, we’re not the only ones!
They would also make a delicious addition to a salad.
If like us, you love Brussel sprouts cold, then you should try them dipped in your favorite dipping sauce.
Now we’re officially hungry and can hear the air fryer calling!
How do I store them?
We’re not exactly sure what leftovers are because all of Brussel sprouts are eaten in record time!
BUT if you do find yourself with leftovers then keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You can reheat your Brussels sprouts in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 350°F/190°C, and air fry until hot.
You can freeze Brussels sprouts but be warned that they can turn a little mushy.
We think you’re better off eating them all fresh.
More air fryer recipes for you to try
If you like our air fried Brussels sprouts recipe, then why not try these easy recipes? air fryer asparagus, air fryer buffalo cauliflower, air fryer zucchini, air fryer cheesy carrots, or air fryer frozen onion rings.
Air fryer Brussels sprouts
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts trimmed with the outer leaves removed
- 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp Maple syrup
- ¼ cup Vegetarian Parmesan cheese finely grated
- ¼ tsp Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F/190°C (see your air fryer manufacturer instructions).
- Tip: For really tender inside Brussels sprouts, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain the water and pat them dry
- Place your Brussels sprouts in a large mixing bowl, add extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, vegetarian parmesan cheese, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and, using your hands, toss to coat the Brussels sprouts1 lb Brussels sprouts, 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp Maple syrup, ¼ cup Vegetarian Parmesan cheese, ¼ tsp Kosher salt, ¼ tsp Black pepper
- Now, add the Brussels sprouts to your air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes, removing the basket halfway to shake it to ensure they cook evenly. Remove the basket, shake, and then cook for a further 1 – 3 minutes, so that the Brussels sprouts are nice and crispy. Serve immediately in a bowl adding a sprinkling of vegetarian parmesan cheese. Enjoy your delicious air fryer brussels sprouts!
- Size matters
If your Brussels sprouts are smaller, they may cook more quickly, if they are larger, they may need longer, keep an eye on them and adjust the timings accordingly.
- Want them bite-sized?
Cut your Brussels sprouts in half before air frying them.
- Play with the flavors!
Try a little fresh garlic or garlic powder, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to give a little heat, or add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or a balsamic vinegar glaze
- Eat them cold
Any leftovers get eaten straight from the fridge!
- Store them
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, we don’t recommend freezing them as they turn a little mushy
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
Learn how to make air fryer Brussels sprouts with step-by-step photos!
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