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.
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.
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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Air Fryer Broccoli
- 12 oz fresh broccoli florets, cut/torn into toughly even, very-small pieces
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt
- ⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Optional garnishes: fresh lemon slices, freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 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.)
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