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This air fryer vegetable recipe combines sweet red bell peppers, buttery yellow squash, vibrant Brussel sprouts, and caramelized onions with an aromatic and flavorful spice blend. Perfect on its own or as a side dish, this easy veggie recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.
Anytime I’m craving a simple vegetable dish that requires minimal effort, these air fry veggies are my go-to. Not only do they fuel my body with healthy nutrients and flavors, but they all taste fantastic when cooked in the air fryer! And the best part? In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have perfectly roasted veggies that even your pickiest eater will love! Let’s get started.
why you’ll love these air fryer roasted vegetables
- There’s minimal prep work involved. Simply cut up the vegetables and toss them in a bit of oil!
- You can easily customize this dish to your liking. If you’re not a fan of one of the vegetables listed, simply swap it out for another that you do enjoy!
- This dish is versatile and can be served as a side or light plant-based main course.
- The air fryer makes for easy cooking and even easier clean up.
Ingredients to make Air Fryer Vegetables
- Red bell pepper: Red bell peppers add such a great pop of color and a nice and subtle sweetness.
- Red onion: Adds a depth of flavor and another layer of sweetness all it’s own.
- Brussel sprouts: Fresh Brussel sprouts add a great texture and mild flavor. They might not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but I promise you that when cooked in the air fryer, they turn out crispy and delicious!
- Yellow squash: Yellow squash is also one of my favorite vegetables to include in this dish due to its mild flavor and how tender it gets when air fried.
- Olive oil: The olive oil helps add delicious flavor and also helps the vegetables crisp up while cooking.
- Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper add a nice flavor profile to these air fryer vegetables.
How to air fry vegetables
- Cut up all the vegetables and add them to a bowl.
- Next, add in the olive oil and seasonings and mix until well coated.
- Add the vegeteables to the air fryer basket.
- Roast until they’re cooked all the way.
Tips for air frying vegGies
- Leave space in the air fryer basket. Overcrowding the vegetables is a big no-no. They need to be in a single layer and not crowding one another to cook evenly.
- Keep an eye on your vegetables. Every air fryer is different, cook times may vary. To avoid overcooking keep an eye on your vegetables and adjust cook time as necessary
- Stir halfway through cooking. This will help ensure that your veggies cook evenly.
- Cut your veggies as close to the same size as possible. This will help them cook evenly and keep one piece from being overcooked while another may be raw.
popular substitutions & additions
- Add Mushrooms. Portabella mushrooms would be a great vegetable to add to the mix.
- Add Eggplant. Eggplant is another great addition if you’re looking for something heartier.
- Swap Green or orange bell peppers. Red peppers are great but feel free to use green or orange peppers instead!
- Swap Zucchini. Swap out the yellow squash for zucchini, it’s delicious!
- Mix up the seasonings. If you’re looking for something a little different, try using some different seasonings like smoked paprika or cumin.
what to serve with these air fryer vegetables
- Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
- One Pot Chicken and Rice
- Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
- Cast Iron Skillet Steak
- Grilled Harissa Chicken
how to reheat & store air fried vegetables
Air fryer vegetables are easy to store! Simply add them to a container and store in the fridge. You can reheat these fried veggies in the air fryer or low and slow in the oven. The fastest method is in the microwave, but the vegetables aren’t going to crisp back up this way.
how long will leftover vegetables last in the fridge?
As long as you keep them in an airtight container, these veggies will last up to 4 days before going bad.
can i freeze air fryer roasted vegetables?
This air fryer vegetable medley is best eaten the day of or shortly after cooking. I’d avoid the freezer in this case.
Frequently asked questions
No, it’s unnecessary to add water to the air fryer when cooking vegetables. The vegetables will release their own moisture as they cook.
If your vegetables are coming out soggy, it’s likely because they’re overcrowding in the air fryer basket or you’re not stirring them halfway through cooking. Try adjusting those things and see if that helps!
If you find that some of your vegetables look burnt, it’s likely because they varied in size too much and didn’t cook evenly. Try cutting your vegetables as close to the same size as possible for even cooking next time.
It’s not advised to put aluminum foil in the air fryer. It can block the airflow and cause your food not to cook evenly. It can also damage your air fryer when not used properly. Parchment paper is a better option.
When it comes to making a light and healthy recipe, air fryer vegetables don’t disappoint! Fast, simple, and full of flavor, this easy vegetable dish is one that everyone will be asking for again very soon!
More Vegetable recipes:
- Green Beans with Almonds
- Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin
- Broccoli Mac and Cheese
- Air Fryer Cauliflower Tater Tots
- Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice
- Cheesy Oven Roasted Asparagus
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Air Fryer Vegetables
- Place all the vegetables, olive oil and seasoning together in a large bowl and toss well to combine.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Arrange a single layer of the vegetables in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10-15 minutes, shaking the air fryer basket once or twice during cooking to ensure even cooking.
- Serve immediately with protein of choice.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.