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Air Fryer Broccoli

This Air Fryer Broccoli recipe cooks in just 6 minutes. Tender with roasted edges, it tastes just like oven roasted broccoli in a fraction of the time.

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This air fryer broccoli is super easy, healthy, and flavorful.

Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

If you love roasted vegetables, this air fryer broccoli recipe was destined to meet you. It tastes just like your classic roasted broccoli but with much less elbow grease. Once you try this air fryer broccoli recipe, you may never go back to oven roasted broccoli.

We’ve been making Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables for years, and its savory-roasty flavors never disappoint. While the oven is unparalleled for a large batch diversity of vegetables, the air fryer works wonders for super quick broccoli florets that taste like they’ve been oven roasted.

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Air fryer broccoli has all the makings of oven roasted broccoli, but easier.
Air Fryer Broccoli Ingredients
Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this air fryer broccoli recipe

Pro tips for the best air fryer broccoli

Here are a few tips to ensure that the best air fryer broccoli emerges from your air fryer in just 6 short minutes:

  • Use broccoli florets that are cut/torn into roughly even-sized, small pieces. Think mini-florets. Your broccoli will come out with a soft, tender texture and nicely roasted edges.
  • Toss the broccoli florets together with seasonings (olive oil, garlic and onion powders, kosher salt, and black pepper) in a bowl prior to transferring to air fryer basket. This allows all the nooks and crannies of the air fryer broccoli will be packed with flavor.
  • We use powdered garlic and onion in lieu of freshly chopped, as the powdered seasonings are much less likely to burn. Powdered seasonings also get into the nooks and crannies of the roasted broccoli florets perfectly.
  • Add just a bit (one tablespoon) of water to the bottom of the air fryer; this helps keep air fryer broccoli tender and prevents burning.
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Garnish broccoli with parmesan and lemon, for extra flavor.

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Air Fryer Broccoli

4.27 from 115 ratings
This Air Fryer Broccoli recipe cooks in just 6 minutes. It's tender with deliciously roasted flavors. You've got to try it to believe it.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • Season: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss well to fully incorporate seasonings into the broccoli florets
  • Prepare pan: Pour 1 TB water into the bottom of air fryer pan (this helps prevent contents from smoking.)
  • Cook: Add broccoli mixture evenly into the air fryer basket. Set to 400F for 6 minutes. Once timer goes off, immediately remove basket and serve. (Optional: sprinkle with a dash of fresh lemon juice or freshly grated parmesan cheese.)

Notes

Try these air fryer french fries for a crispy, healthier french fries on the side.
Air fryer chicken wings are amazingly crisp, and takes less time than the oven.  
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Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11.6mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 0.6g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: air fryer

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