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Air fryer broccoli gets crispy and caramelized. It is perfect for a quick, easy and healthy side dish. 

air fryer broccoli

I am such a huge fan of air fryer broccoli. It’s actually the thing I probably make the most in my air fryer. The broccoli gets crispy and caramelized and you can basically top it with any flavorings or seasonings you like. The kids even love it!

If you need some help deciding which air fryer to get or need help with how to use it check out this post.

Before my air fryer, my go to method for cooking broccoli was in the oven. I loved perfectly roasted broccoli for a side dish. It’s a simple, healthy and delicious side dish. 

Now it’s definitely air fried broccoli. The broccoli florets get tossed in some olive oil and placed in the air fryer basket with the crisper plate. It only takes around 10 minutes to make from start to finish and you got yourself a delicious, healthy side dish.

If you love the air fryer as much as I do, check out these other recipes:

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Honey and Sriracha

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Frozen Chicken Wings In Air Fryer (Korean Style)

Air Fryer Egg Rolls


Flavor Varieties:

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that hold up to strong flavors. You can make this air fryer broccoli recipe in a variety of ways.

Just follow the basic directions and then toss them with these options after they are finished cooking.

  • parmesan cheese
  • lemon zest
  • garlic
  • garlic olive oil
  • capers
  • parsley
  • Sriracha
  • Italian seasoning
  • Herbs de Provence
  • chopped hazelnuts
  • pine nuts
  • raisins

Ingredients For Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli:

You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe. Keep in mind you can always add your flavor boosts at the end of the cooking process (listed above).

The basic ingredients you will need are as follows:

  • Broccoli florets
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Can I Use Frozen Broccoli?

You can use frozen broccoli. I just recommend trying to get as much moisture out as possible to get a nice crispy broccoli.

To ensure they crisp up nicely, run the frozen broccoli under some warm water. Then place in a clean kitchen towel. Press the broccoli in between another kitchen towel and press down to remove excess liquid.

Then follow the directions below. 

How to Make Air Fryer Broccoli:

air fryer broccoli
Yield: Serves 4

Air Fryer Broccoli

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Crispy roasted broccoli in the air fryer is the perfect healthy side dish!


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional toppings


  1. Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes. Cut the broccoli into small florets.
  2. Toss with avocado oil, salt and pepper. Place in the air fryer.
  3. Cook on air fry at 390 F for 10 minutes.
  4. Shake halfway through.
  5. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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