Air fryers are all the rage and for good reason. They make crispy, delicious food with minimal effort. This air fryer frozen Brussels sprouts recipe is a great way to get started with air frying. Frozen Brussels sprouts can be tricky to cook, but in an air fryer they come out perfectly crisp and flavorful every time.
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Using your air fryer to cook frozen vegetables is so easy to do. We’ve made our recipe as simple to follow as we can because we all know we have to start somewhere with a new appliance – right?
Why you’ll love frozen Brussel sprouts made in the air fryer
- There’s no need to turn on your oven, making them cost efficient.
- Frozen air fryer Brussels sprouts cook perfectly every time.
- They are the perfect Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, our Christmas side dish.
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian and vegan.
Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Cooking frozen Brussels sprouts in the air fryer couldn’t’ be easier! We cook this way when we don’t want to turn the oven on or if the oven is full and we need extra space for cooking. You’ll be delighted with how easy it is!
How to cook frozen Brussels sprouts in the air fryer with step by step instructions
It’s easy to cook frozen Brussels sprouts in the air fryer 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.
Preheat your air fryer to 390°F/200°C.
In a large bowl, toss your frozen sprouts in olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper until they are fully coated.
Place your sprouts in a single layer in your air fryer basket and air fry until they are slightly charred and the outside leaves are crispy, tossing halfway through, approximately 18 – 20 minutes.
When cooked, remove the sprouts from the air fryer basket and serve immediately with an optional garnish of fresh lemon juice, balsamic glaze, or finely shredded vegetarian Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy your perfectly air fried frozen Brussels sprouts!
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Don’t overcrowd
Always lay your frozen Brussels sprouts in a single layer and don’t place them too close together or they’ll burn.
- Parchment paper
Use air fryer parchment paper for an easy clean up.
- Watch closely
Every air fryer cooks differently, different brands and capacities can mean that your cookies, will need either a longer or shorter cooking time, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.
How to store leftover Brussels sprouts
Leftover air fryer Brussels sprouts can be stored covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Why did my Brussels sprouts burn in the air fryer?
If your Brussels sprouts burnt, then it’s likely that there were too many in the air fryer basket.
When you overcrowd the basket, the air fryer becomes too hot and then your Brussels sprouts will burn.
Try spacing the sprouts out with more space in between them.
Why won’t my air fryer Brussels sprouts get crispy?
If your Brussels sprouts Aren’t crisping up, then the likelihood is that your air fryer is not getting hot enough.
You need it to be a minimum of 390F, so if yours is set at that, then you may want to crank it up to 400F.
All air fryers cook in different ways, so yours may just need extra heat.
Air fryer frozen Brussels sprouts
- 16 oz Frozen Brussels sprouts
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp Black pepper freshly cracked
- Preheat your air fryer to 390°F/200°C.
- In a mixing bowl, toss your Brussels sprouts in olive oil salt and pepper.16 oz Frozen Brussels sprouts, 1 tbsp Olive oil, ¼ tsp Black pepper
- Place your sprouts in a single layer in your air fryer basket and cook until they are slightly charred and the outside leaves are crispy, approximately 18-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
- When cooked, serve immediately with an optional garnish of fresh lemon juice, balsamic glaze, or grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese. Enjoy your air fryer frozen Brussels sprouts!
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.
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