Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

5 from 15 votes

It's so quick and easy to cook Brussel Sprouts in the air fryer! Ready to serve in 15 minutes, they have perfectly crispy edges and they are perfect to serve with so many meals.

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These Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are a fantastic side dish that’s super easy to prep and full of flavor and texture. This healthy veggie side dish is so effortless to make in the air fryer, and they have the most crispiest outsides and tender middles.

Air fryer brussel sprouts in a white bowl with lemon wedges

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Brussels sprouts: To prep the sprouts, trim the ends and remove any tough outer leaves. Cut larger ones in half so that they cook evenly in the air fryer.
  • Oil: Toss the sprouts in a little oil before cooking so that they get nice and crispy all over. I like to use olive oil, but any high heat oil like vegetable or canola will work well.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper and garlic powder.

How To make Brussels sprouts in the air fryer?

Start by washing and trimming the Brussel sprouts, then transfer them to a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. You can use whatever seasoning you’d like. I love this simple seasoning combination when air cooking Brussel sprouts.

Brussels sprouts in a bowl with oil and seasonings

Place the prepared sprouts into the basket of the air fryer. You an spray the basket with cooking spray, but usually that’s not necessary since the Brussel sprouts are tossed in oil.

The brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket before cooking

Air fry until they are golden brown and crisp, shaking the basket halfway through.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and serve immediately.

The air fried sprouts in the basket

Tips for making this recipe

  1. Halve any Brussel sprouts that are larger than an inch wide. This will help them get extra crispy so there are more edges all around the sprout. It will also help them cook more evenly with the smaller Brussel sprouts.
  2. Don’t add more oil than needed. The great thing about cooking in an air fryer is that you don’t need a load of oil to get food wonderfully crispy. Just 1 tablespoon for a pound of Brussel sprouts, and you are good to go!
  3. Preheat the air fryer. I always prefer to preheat my air fryer even if its’ not in the directions, so that everything cooks evenly and the food immediately hits high heat to get crisp edges.
  4. Avoid overload the air fryer basket. If you overload the basket, the Brussels can steam rather than fry, and they won’t come out as crispy.

Frequently asked questions

When are Brussels spouts in season?

Brussels sprouts can be found in stores all year round, but their peak is September through to mid-February. No Thanksgiving or holiday table is complete without them, but they are so good that they deserve to be enjoyed outside of the big celebrations!

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer Brussels sprouts are super versatile and can easily be served alongside meat, chicken, fish and veggie mains. Try them with:
Hummus Crusted Chicken
Honey Lemon Salmon
Thanksgiving Turkey
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Can you make them ahead of time?

This sprouts are best served as soon as they are cooked so that they are perfectly crispy. If you have leftovers, they will keep covered in the fridge for about 4 or 5 days. It’s best to reheat them in the air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes to get them nice and crispy again.

Air fryer sprouts served with lemon slices in a bowl

Even if you think you don’t like Brussel Sprouts, you have to try this air fryer version! They come out so perfectly cooked, and even my kids devoured them! They are so effortless to make and ready to serve in minutes!

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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

It's so quick and easy to cook Brussel Sprouts in the air fryer! Ready to serve in 15 minutes, they have perfectly crispy edges and they are perfect to serve with so many meals.
5 from 15 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 87
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  • Heat an air fryer to 380ºF and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Brussel sprouts by trimming their stems and cutting larger ones in half so they are relatively equal in size.
  • Place the cleaned trimmed Brussel sprouts in a large bowl along with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to combine.
  • Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the air fryer and shake the basket to make sure they're in a single layer. You may need to cook in two batches. Then cook until golden brown and crisp, shaking the basket halfway through, for 10-12 minutes total.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and serve immediately.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 4-5 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can easily prepare the Brussel sprouts in advance since trimming the ends and halving them is the most time consuming part of the recipe. 


Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 320mg, Potassium: 478mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 855IU, Vitamin C: 111mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American

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  1. HELLO – I haven’t tried your recipe, but I can’t wait to. My question is: I read an article that said to not trim the stem because that will help keep the leaves on. Cut the stem after they are cooked? If it can be done that way, will it change the taste? Or even, is it a good idea to do? I hope to hear from you soon. Thank You for your time. PATTY

    1. That’s not a bad idea so you can definitely do that. I find it harder to cut them though after they are cooked and oily and slippery. Also, it’s hard to wait to cut them after and resist eating them right away. I also think that any leaves that fall off get ultra crispy and I enjoy those that fall off. I personally would recommend cutting them before air frying, but you can try both ways and see what you prefer.

    1. I haven’t, but I’m sure it would work! I would add it to the air fryer while it’s frozen and cook it for slightly longer (maybe 14 minutes?).