Brussels sprouts, I know they’ve had a bad rap in the past—people complaining about them being bland and mushy, like little green bombs of disappointment.

But hold on, folks, because I recently discovered something that blew my taste buds away: air fryer Brussels sprouts.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Seriously, the first time I took a bite, I swear I practically leaped out of my chair with delight. Air fryer Brussels sprouts are F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C-A-L-L-Y crispy. Beyond crisp!

Wanna try these incredible air fryer brussel sprouts by yourself?

But before we dive into making these incredible air fryer Brussels sprouts, let me share with you the secrets I discovered after my own culinary experiment gone wrong. Trust me, you’ll want to know these tips to ensure your sprouts turn out perfectly crispy.

How to prepare brussel sprouts?

To ensure optimal cooking results, proper preparation of Brussels sprouts is crucial.

To prepare Brussels sprouts, start by removing the tough wood base of each sprout before cutting them in half lengthwise. Additionally, discard any loose or damaged leaves. This ensures that the Brussels sprouts cook evenly and allows for a more enjoyable eating experience.

Frozen or fresh Brussels sprouts?

Can you air fry frozen Brussels sprouts?

When it comes to choosing Brussels sprouts for your recipe, frozen Brussels sprouts can become soggy in the air fryer if not properly prepared due to their higher moisture content compared to fresh ones. So, fresh Brussels sprouts are great if you want a crispier texture and enjoy the process of preparing them yourself.

fresh brussels sprouts

Should you soak brussel sprouts in water before cooking?

Soaking Brussels sprouts in water before cooking is a matter of personal preference. While some believe soaking Brussels sprouts can help tenderize the middle and achieve a softer texture, others prefer a slightly firmer texture and choose not to soak them.

If you enjoy a chewier texture, you can skip the soaking step and proceed with cooking the Brussels sprouts directly. On the other hand, if you prefer a softer texture, you can soak the Brussels sprouts in water for about 10 minutes before air frying them. This soak time may help tenderize the sprouts while still maintaining their overall texture.

Ultimately, whether or not to soak Brussels sprouts is a choice you can make based on your desired texture preference.

How to season brussel sprouts?

Feel free to experiment with different combinations of herbs, spices, and sauces to suit your taste preferences. The key is to season the Brussels sprouts before cooking, ensuring that the flavors penetrate the sprouts as they cook.

I prefer using a minimal amount of seasoning to not overshadow the natural flavors of the ingredients. So in this recipe, I choose to season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. And, toss until evenly coated.

What is the best air fryer for cooking Brussels sprouts?

When it comes to choosing the best air fryer for cooking Brussels sprouts, there are a few factors to consider. But if you’re like me and crave that irresistible crunch while keeping things efficient in the kitchen, then cooking capacity and speed become top priorities.

Luckily, I’ve discovered the ultimate air fryer that checks all the boxes: Typhur Dome Air Fryer that’s known for “Twice the Capacity, Half the Time.”

Picture this: a roomy cooking basket that can fit a generous amount of Brussels sprouts in a single layer. No more overcrowding and sacrificing that perfect crispiness. With an air fryer that boasts twice the capacity, you can cook a substantial batch of sprouts, ensuring each one has ample space to crisp up to perfection.

But here’s the real game-changer: the impressive cooking speed. With this air fryer, you can cut your cooking time in half. That means those deliciously golden and crispy Brussels sprouts will be ready to enjoy in no time. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, or your family, or hosting a gathering, this air fryer saves you precious minutes without compromising on taste and texture.

What to serve with air fryer Brussels sprouts?

Air fryer Brussels sprouts make a fantastic side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Here are some delightful options to consider when deciding what to serve alongside your crispy Brussels sprouts:

  1. Chicken: Pair your air fryer Brussels sprouts with herb-roasted chicken breasts or crispy fried chicken thighs. The combination of the tender, flavorful chicken with the crispy sprouts creates a delicious contrast in textures and tastes.
  2. Steak: Serve your air fryer Brussels sprouts alongside a perfectly grilled ribeye steak or a juicy filet mignon. The rich and hearty flavors of the steak complement the crispy sprouts, creating a satisfying and indulgent meal.
  3. Fish: Accompany your air fryer Brussels sprouts with a delicate and flaky baked or grilled fish fillet. Whether it’s salmon, halibut, or tilapia, the lightness of the fish provides a refreshing balance to the crispy sprouts.
  4. Pork: Prepare roasted pork tenderloin or air fryer pork chops to go along with your air fryer Brussels sprouts. The savory and slightly sweet flavors of pork pair wonderfully with the earthy tones of the sprouts, resulting in a comforting and well-rounded meal.

Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer roasted Brussels sprouts are a crowd favorite that makes a delicious side dish that is hard to beat.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people
Calories 273 kcal



For the Brussels Sprouts

  • 16 oz Brussels Sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 15 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 6 each Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients until well combined. Reserve for later use.
    1 tbsp Olive Oil, 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, 1/2 tsp Honey, 1 tsp Dijon Mustard, 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped, 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Remove the wood base of each Brussels sprouts before cutting in half lengthwise. Discard any loose leaves.
    16 oz Brussels Sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
  • Combine the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. Toss until evenly coated.
    1/2 tsp Kosher Salt, 15 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, 6 each Garlic Clove
  • After preheating, carefully add the brussels sprouts to the cooking tray and return it back to the Typhur Dome.
  • Give the brussels a light shake midway through the cooking time. Return the tray back to the Typhur Dome.Temperature: 385 °F Time: 10 minutes
  • Using a tong carefully remove the Brussels sprouts from the Typhur Dome to a plate or serving tray.
  • Finish the brussels sprouts by tossing them in the prepared vinaigrette.


Calories: 273kcalProtein: 1gFat: 28g

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)