Easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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Air Fryer Brussels sprouts are on the top of my list for a quick, healthy, and easy side dish. These Brussels are tossed in honey and Sriracha for a sweet and spicy twist. 

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts With Honey and Sriracha

This air fryer brussels sprouts recipe is quick, easy, and a delicious side dish. It’s slightly sweet and spicy and the Brussels sprouts get a great caramelized and crunchy texture with the air fryer. 

You may have been one of those kids that had to eat mushy, boiled, soggy Brussels sprouts that probably scarred you for life, let alone did not taste good at all! I promise, if you give these a try you will have a whole different experience with Brussels sprouts. 

Brussels sprouts are such a great vegetable and are full of healthy vitamins and minerals. They are considered a cruciferous vegetable from the gemmifera group of cabbages. 

Are Brussels sprouts good for you?

The answer is YES! Brussels sprouts are a fabulous vegetable for a healthy diet. They consist of 86% water, 9% carbohydrates, and 3% protein.

This vegetable is a great way to boost your immune system! Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and minerals and have 102% daily value of vitamin C and 169% daily value of vitamin K. They also have moderate amounts of healthy B vitamins. 

Which Brussels sprouts to use:

There are so many varieties of Brussels sprouts to choose from. Check out this amazing post to read about all the different varieties that are out there.

If you find the Brussels sprouts on the stalk — grab them! I love using these since they last a really long time. Just take them off the stalk and use as you like. 

Brussels sprouts on a stalk

Tips for cooking Brussels sprouts:

  1. Cut the bottom off of the sprout and cut in half to increase the surface area that can become crispy.
  2. You can even peel off some of the leaves, which will become almost chip-like when roasted or air fried. 
  3. Do not boil Brussels sprouts. Try other methods of cooking that include a high and direct heat like roasting or air frying.
  4. Brussels sprouts can be a little bitter, so add some sweetness, saltiness, or acidity to counterbalance that bitterness. Adding things such as honey, bacon, or balsamic vinegar work great.
  5. Season the sprouts! It may sound silly, but adequately seasoning the Brussels sprouts with kosher salt and pepper make a huge difference.
  6. Toss the sprouts in an oil before cooking, which will create caramelization during the cooking process. Be sure to not drench them in oil or they can become soggy.

How long to cook Brussels sprouts in air fryer:

Brussels sprouts only take about 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Make sure to shake the basket half-way through the cooking process to ensure even cooking.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Honey

You want to be careful to only fill the basket half-way so that the air can circulate and the sprouts can cook evenly.

I would recommend cooking in batches if you want to cook for a crowd. After you cook a batch, keep them warm in a 275°F oven on a cookie sheet. 

Frozen Brussels sprouts in the air fryer:

You can easily cook frozen Brussels sprouts in the air fryer by following these directions:

  1. Thaw the Brussels sprouts completely.
  2. Dry the Brussels sprouts with a towel.
  3. Toss the Brussels sprouts in oil and season with salt and pepper, or follow the directions below for the honey and Sriracha recipe.
  4. Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes at 400°F on air fry mode.
  5. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for 10 minutes at 400°F on air fry mode.
  6. Shake the basket half-way through.  
air fryer brussels sprouts

How to cook fresh Brussels sprouts in the air fryer:

  1. Add bagged halved Brussels sprouts to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add oil, flavorings, and seasonings of choice. Toss to combine.
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes at 400°F on air fry mode.
  4. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for 10 minutes at 400°F on air fry mode.
  5. Shake the basket half-way through. 

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipe:

air fryer brussels sprouts

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Brussels Sprouts are crispy, slightly sweet and spicy, and are a perfect side dish.

Ingredients

  • 9 Ounce Bag Halved Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Teaspoons Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Sriracha
  • Kosher Salt, to Taste

Instructions

  1. Place the Brussels Sprouts in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add avocado oil, honey, Sriracha, and salt to taste. Toss to combine.
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes on high.
  4. Add the Brussels Sprouts to the basket and cook for 10 minutes at 400°F on air fry mode.
  5. Shake the basket half-way through.
  6. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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