Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts

In case you missed the memo, you can cook just about anything in an air fryer. But you know what they’re REALLY good for? Turning frozen vegetables into crispy, tender bites of yum in less than 20 minutes, like these Air Fryer Frozen Brussels sprouts.

 

Cooking frozen vegetables without turning them into a pile of flavorless mush is a STRUGGLE. Good news is you CAN make them taste great and it’s super easy!

 

The air fryer is one of my favorite methods, but you can check out How to Cook With Frozen Vegetables for other tips!

 

Why frozen Brussels sprouts?

They’re a great freezer staple! Frozen Brussels sprouts are inexpensive, filling, and versatile. Bonus: they cook more evenly than fresh Brussels sprouts, leaving you with a crispy exterior that’s equally tender on the inside. 

 

 

Prep & Cook

The best part about air frying frozen Brussels sprouts is there’s no cutting and little prep required! Simply toss with a little oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and pop in the air fryer. In 20 minutes your Brussels sprouts will be crisp, tender, perfectly caramelized and NOT bitter. 

 

 

Serve as-is or take your Brussels sprouts up a notch with these mix-ins:

  • Lemon juice
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Honey or maple syrup

Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Make frozen Brussels sprouts taste amazing with this super simple recipe. You'll have crispy, tender veggies in under 15 minutes just by using the air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Brussels Sprouts, vegetables
Servings: 2
Author: Kelsey Pezzuti

Ingredients

  • Frozen Brussels Sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepepr
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Balsamic vinegar OR lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, season brussels sprouts (do NOT thaw them!) with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place your frozen brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket in a single layer making sure the air fryer basket is not overcrowded.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, flip with a spatula, and cook an additional 5 minutes or until crispy.
  • Remove from the basket and toss with balsamic or lemon juice (if using), and sprinkle with parmesan.

Notes

Not all air fryers are created equal! You may need to adjust the temperature or cook time depending on your make and model. 
 
Using an acid like balsamic or lemon juice keeps them crisp and reduces the bitter flavor. You don't have to use them but they sure are tasty!

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