These air fryer frozen brussels sprouts are the perfect blend of crispiness on the outside and tenderness on the inside. No need to thaw or chop this delicious, savory and easy side dish is ready in 20 minutes.
These easy brussels sprouts are really the perfect side dish to any meal. Frozen vegetables still taste amazing and require very little preparation. If you'd like more easy air fryer recipes, make sure to check out this Crispy Air Fryer Tofu, Air Fryer Diced Potatoes, Easy Air Fryer Asparagus or Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
Budget friendly - Frozen Brussels sprouts are really affordable and won't spoil in your fridge if you forget to eat them in time.
Super easy and convenient- This is a minimal effort recipe, since it doesn't require any chopping. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pop them into the air fryer.
Simple ingredients - Made with just a few simple seasonings that you can easily adjust to fit your tastes.
Delicious side dish that is a great way to easily eat your veggies on busy weeknights.
Great to meal prep
🌱 Ingredients and substitutions
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Frozen brussel sprouts
Oil - I like to use avocado oil, since it has a high heat tolerance. But use whatever you have on hand. Extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil also work well.
Seasonings - I use a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper. Sometimes I use Montreal steak seasoning to make it easier. It's not just for steaks! It tastes amazing on any roasted vegetable.
Balsamic vinegar - Vinegar adds a nice sweet and tangy balance to the earthiness of the air fryer brussels sprouts.
👩🍳 Recipe tips
Don't thaw - no need to thaw the brussels sprouts before air frying. It will just make them soggy. Air fry them from frozen.
Air fry in a single layer & don't overcrowd - to make sure the hot air evenly cooks the brussels sprouts and the all cook evenly, cook them in a single layer. You may have to cook in batches.
Shake the basket - Shake the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time for best results. This will prevent them from burning, and will make them cook evenly.
Cook time may vary, depending on your air fryer model, so keep a close eye on them until the sprouts become crispy and golden brown.
♨️ How to cook frozen brussels sprouts in the air fryer
Step one: In a large bowl, drizzle a little oil over the frozen brussels sprouts to coat them. Sprinkle on the seasonings and salt.
Step two: Mix the seasonings well to evenly coat the brussel sprouts.
Step three: Lay the seasoned sprouts in an even layer in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake the basket, and roast for another 10 minutes, or until the brussels sprouts are crispy and golden brown.
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🍃 Toppings and Variations
These crispy brussels sprouts come out amazingly delicious, but if you'd like to spruce them up even more, here are some toppings and variations:
Tahini dressing - lightly drizzle with an easy tahini dressing made with 2 tablespoons of runny tahini, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, one tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon lemon juice or rice vinegar. Add water to thin it out and stir well.
Add Sweetness - to add a touch of sweetness, add a tablespoon of maple syrup, when you're seasoning the sprouts before cooking.
Top with cheese - Add some grated vegan parmesan cheese on top right after air frying, so it melts slightly. I love Violife's brand.
Balsamic glaze - drizzle a little balsamic glaze on top after roasting.
Everything but the bagel seasoning - sprinkle this on after air frying for a flavor boost.
🍲 Serving suggestions
These air fryer brussel sprouts will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
To reheat leftover brussels sprouts, heat them back up in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes.
No, there's no need to thaw Brussels sprouts before roasting. In fact, roasting them from frozen can enhance their crispy texture. Simply toss the frozen sprouts with your preferred seasonings and roast them for a delicious and convenient side dish.
To prevent burnt Brussels in the air fryer, make sure you're not cooking at too high of a heat for too long. Toss in oil, shake the basket halfway through, and ensure a single layer for perfect crispiness and evenness of cooking. Keep an eye out and adjust if needed!
To ensure crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, pat them dry before roasting to eliminate excess moisture. Spread them out in a single layer, coat them well in oil, and roast at a high temperature (around 400°F or 200°C). Watch the baking time to avoid overcooking, aiming for a golden brown finish.
If you don't have an air fryer, these are very easy to make in the oven.
1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Drizzle oil and seasonings over the frozen brussels sprouts and stir well. No need to thaw or chop.
3. Lay the sprouts out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until they have crispy edges and become golden brown - between 25-35 minutes. Shake the pan halfway through to ensure they roast evenly and have the best texture. Sprinkle a little salt over them when they're still hot.
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Easy Frozen Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 12 ounces frozen brussels sprouts
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a large mixing bowl, add your frozen brussels sprouts. No need to thaw or chop. Drizzle on the oil and stir to coat. Sprinkle on the seasonings, and stir well.12 ounces frozen brussels sprouts, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- Add the brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Don't overcrowd, so the heat evenly distributes and the sprouts will cook evenly. Air fry at 390 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake the basket, then air fry for another 10 minutes, or until the brussels sprouts start to look crispy and golden brown.
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