These air fryer Brussels sprouts get crispy and deliciously golden brown with very little oil thanks to the magic of the air fryer! 

These air fryer Brussels sprouts get crispy and deliciously golden brown with very little oil thanks to the magic of the air fryer! 

Coming back at you with another air fryer recipe! The air fryer chicken nuggets were well-received, so I’ll be sprinkling in a few air fryer recipes here and there. Of course, if you don’t have an air fryer, I still have you covered with over 1,000 recipes that are not made in this specific kitchen appliance.

In fact, I have lots of Brussels sprouts recipes that are made using other methods. Try these roasted Brussels sprouts with cranberries and walnuts, roasted Brussels sprouts with Asiago, smoked paprika and shallot Brussels sprouts, or Brussels sprouts with pancetta. All delicious choices! 

But if you do have an air fryer and want to give these a go, it’s a great way to enjoy Brussels. When you air fry them, they get super crispy with a very small amount of oil. In fact, they’d probably get nearly as crispy with no oil, but I like the flavor that a little olive oil adds. 

Brussels Sprouts vs Brussel Sprouts??

There is some confusion about how to spell the name of these tiny green cabbages. Many people use the spelling Brussel sprouts, omitting the “s” at the end of the word Brussels. Brussels sprouts are actually named for the Belgium city of Brussels so you that’s why you spell it with the “s” at the end. 

TIP – How to Prep Brussels Sprouts:

It can seem tricky if it’s the first time you’ve done it!

 

  • Look for firm, compact, dark green Brussels sprouts, that don’t have worm holes and aren’t shriveled.
  • Wash them well using a strainer or colander.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut off the stem (it’s very tough to chew, so you want to remove it), about even with the edge of the sprout.
  • Peel away any wilted outer leaves.
  • For this recipe, I cut the sprouts in half lengthwise, but if they’re very large or you want them to cook more quickly, you can quarter them. 
  • If you’re a visual learner, take a look at this YouTube video, which will show you how to prep Brussels. 

Take these up a notch:

If you want, when they come out of the air fryer, try sprinkling them with freshly grated Parmesan, or drizzling them with balsamic glaze

 

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These air fryer Brussels sprouts get crispy and deliciously golden brown with very little oil thanks to the magic of the air fryer! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. To prepare Brussels sprouts, rinse well. Trim off bottom (stem) end and remove any brown or tough outer leaves. Cut in half from top to bottom.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Turn air fryer to 400ºF. Add Brussels sprouts. 
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown, tossing once or twice so they cook evenly. 
  5. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

    • I like to use ½ teaspoon kosher salt, but you may want to start with less and add more to taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 3g
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Verdict: I absolutely love how crispy these Brussels sprouts get! They’re irresistible.
Husband’s take: Ben isn’t as in love with Brussels as I am, but he likes them when they’re crispy like these are.
Changes I would make: None at all! 
Difficulty: So easy!