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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.

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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

4.48 from 182 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 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy Dong



  • Season: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss well to fully incorporate seasonings into the broccoli florets
    air fryer broccoli being seasoned
  • Prepare pan: Pour 1 TB water into the bottom of air fryer pan (this helps prevent contents from smoking.)
    air fryer preparation with water on bottom
  • 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.)
    air fryer broccoli on a plate with lemons and parmesan



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Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1serving | 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, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: air fryer

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Recipe Rating


    • BE

    Cooked in 400 for 6 minutes and they were too hard. Next time will preheat air fryer first or add 2 minutes to cooking time. The flavor from mix of spices was good.

      • Amy Dong

      The broccoli florets have to be cut up really small to cook up in 6 min. Glad you liked the flavor 🙂

    • Barbara L
    • 5 stars

    Easy to make. Should have made even more, but it was first time trying. Even my picky husband liked it. But next time I will reduce the cooking time by a minute. The amount of charring is a personal preference, obviously. Great recipe!

    • I’Asia Lovelace
    • 5 stars

    Thank you! So good and simple

    • Roelien
    • 5 stars

    Delicious, easy and fast! I used it for a rice bowl and really enjoyed the slight crunch, and the addition of parmesan and lemon juice made it even better! My new go to broccoli recipe, and I will definitely be trying some of your other reciped!

      • Amy Dong

      Awesome, Roelien!

    • Marjorie
    • 5 stars

    Great and easy! Thank you for the recipe!

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, you’re so welcome!

    • Vero
    • 5 stars

    I added fresh chopped garlic and upped the spices. Needed double the time for them to crunch up but was yummy

    • Heather

    I keep cooking and cooking on 400 and I cannot get them to ‘char’… cut into small florets and went exactly by instructions. What am I doing wrong?

      • Christian Sean

      Are you tossing them in olive oil? If so, give it an extra 3 to 4 minutes

    • Kelly
    • 5 stars

    So easy and yummy!

    • Susan
    • 5 stars

    This broccoli was outstanding! Will definitely cook my broccoli this way again, thanks for the recipe.

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, Susan!

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