Air Fryer Vegetables

5 from 346 votes

This air fryer vegetable recipe is full of brussel sprouts, bell peppers, squash & onions - an easy veggie side dish to pair with any protein!

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This air fryer vegetable recipe combines sweet red bell peppers, buttery yellow squash, vibrant Brussels sprouts, and caramelized onions with an aromatic and flavorful spice blend. Perfect on its own or as a side dish, this easy air fryer vegetable recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

Large bowl of air fryer vegetables
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Anytime I’m craving a simple roasted 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.

Recipe at a glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Air frying
Dietary Info: Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly
Key Flavor: Savory & Mildly Sweet
Skill Level: Easy


  • Easy Prep!: There’s minimal prep work involved. Simply cut up the vegetables, toss them in a bit of oil, and air fry! Prep extra vegetables for use later on.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize this dish. If you’re not a fan of one of the vegetables listed, simply swap it out for another that you do enjoy!
  • Versatile: Air fryer vegetables can be served as a quick side dish, easy lunch, or light plant-based main course.
  • Quick & Clean: The air fryer makes for easy cooking and even easier clean up. However, you can easily roast the veggies in the oven.

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, and when they are air fried their flavor really intensifies..
  • Red onion: Adds a depth of flavor and another layer of sweetness all its own.
  • Brussels sprouts: Fresh Brussels 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.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to air fry vegetables

  1. Cut up all the vegetables and add them to a bowl.
  2. Next, add in the olive oil and seasonings and mix until well coated.
  3. Add the vegetables to the air fryer basket.
  4. Roast until they’re cooked all the way.
4 image collage to show how to season and air fry vegetables easily

Tips for making the best roasted veggies in the air fryer

  1. 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. 
  2. 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
  3. Stir halfway through cooking. This will help ensure that your veggies cook evenly.
  4. 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.
  • Add Mushrooms. Portabella mushrooms would be a great vegetable to add to the mix.
  • Add EggplantEggplant 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 vegetables served with 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

Do you add water to the air fryer for vegetables?

No, it’s unnecessary to add water to the air fryer when cooking vegetables. The vegetables will release their own moisture as they cook.

Why did my vegetables come out soggy?

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!

Why do some of my vegetables look burnt?

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.

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer?

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.

Spoon scooping air fryer vegetables from large white bowl

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!

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​Air Fryer Vegetables

This air fryer vegetable recipe is full of brussel sprouts, bell peppers, squash & onions – an easy veggie side dish to pair with any protein!
5 from 346 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Dinner
Calories 83
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 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.


Storage: Simply add to a container and store in the fridge. Eat within 3-4 days.


Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 596mg, Potassium: 420mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1367IU, Vitamin C: 86mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg

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

Cuisine American
Course: Dinner

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    1. Once the vegetables are cooked, you can place them in a serving bowl without having to worry about the single layer. You only need to place them in a single layer inside the Air Fryer basket while cooking.