This easy air fryer side dish is made in just 10 minutes. Try this healthy recipe for air fryer brussels sprouts with parmesan and balsamic recipe tonight.
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Airfryer Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan And Balsamic
Can you air fry brussels sprouts? My dear friend, you can air fry anything (or it’s at least worth a try).
I love a good air fry recipe. Our family often uses an air fryer to make potatoes, pizza, tofu, and I love using it for frozen french fries and frozen veggies.
I have a Ninja Foodi that I use as an air fryer and I also have an air fry function on my oven range (which is such a cool feature).
The fact that I love using my air fryer is known (especially if you watch my Instagram stories) but I have very few healthy air fryer recipes here on the blog. So that is going to change.
The ingredients needed for these crispy Brussels sprouts are common. You probably have everything you need in your pantry already.
- 1lb brussels sprouts, rinsed and cut in halves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese (feel free to add more for topping)
- 1 – 2 tablespoons balsamic for finishing
I add the seasonings and sprouts to a bowl and toss them to coat before adding to the air fryer basket.
These air fryer balsamic Brussels sprouts use balsamic vinegar, but you could finish it with a balsamic glaze if you would like. That will enhance the sweetness (and the glaze will be a little thicker). This will slightly alter the nutritional information but just by a bit.
Air Fried Brussels Sprouts Leftovers Storage
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. You could meal prep this for an easy vegetable side dish or you could use the leftovers by throwing them in your salad for lunch (or try a brussel sprouts salad with a honey or creamy dressing). I do this often and it’s a great way to get in more veggies in a tasty (and portable) way.
All you truly need is an air fryer and a bowl.
You just need it to get to 400F.
How long to air fryer brussel sprouts at 400? 10-12 minutes, depending on the size’
Can you air fry brussels sprouts frozen? Yes, but you will need to add extra time. I haven’t done it myself, so I’m not sure how much longer you need.
This tasty air fryer side dish makes four servings, so what I like to do is quarter the air fryer basket and scoop the brussels sprouts out like that.
Is it super accurate with the calories and macros listed below? No
Am I going to weigh it all on a food scale raw, then again cooked? Also no.
As I tell my clients when it comes to following macros, it’s about sustainability. If you find you are carrying a food scale with you everywhere, it’s not sustainable. Yes, it’s more accurate to weigh everything (especially if you’re meal prepping) but it’s vegetables. The variance will be small.
These parmesan brussels sprouts have roughly 107 calories, 5g of protein, 13g of carbohydrates, 5g of fat, and 4g of fiber. That’s for 1/4 of the whole recipe.
The fact that a veggie side recipe has five grams of protein and gives you 4 grams of fiber for your day makes me want to sing from the rooftops. Protein and fiber are some of the key factors I have my clients and members of Food Freedom, Your Way focus on.
How to make Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer
The brussels sprouts used in this recipe were a small-medium size. If you have large brussels sprouts, you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes, depending on how crispy you like them. I like to judge the tenderness by sneaking a bite while they cook (careful, they’re hot).
If your air fryer is on the smaller side, you make have to do this recipe in small batches. The brussels sprouts turn out best when it’s cooked in a single layer. This helps with the airflow. The details are in the instructions below.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Balsamic
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Make sure your brussels sprouts are rinsed and cut in half. Place them in a large bowl.
- Add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Once the air fryer has preheated, add the brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer, toss the brussels sprouts, and add the parmesan cheese on top. It’s ok if some of it falls through the grate.
- Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until desired crispness.
- Remove the basket, serve warm with additional parmesan on top and a drizzle of balsamic.