Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts

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

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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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Kelsey Sackmann


  • 1, 12 oz bag Frozen Brussels Sprouts
  • ½ tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepepr
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar OR lemon juice (optional)


  • Put frozen brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • After it's done cooking, drizzle brussels sprouts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss to coat.
  • Cook brussels sprouts in the air fryer at 400F for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the basket and toss with balsamic or lemon juice (if using), and sprinkle with parmesan.


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!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 174mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g
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