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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

4.9 from 44 reviews

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 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets, cut/torn into toughly even, very-small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional garnishes: fresh lemon slices, freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Season: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss well to fully incorporate seasonings into the broccoli florets
  2. Prepare pan: Pour 1 TB water into the bottom of air fryer pan (this helps prevent contents from smoking.)
  3. 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.)


Try these air fryer french fries for a crispy, healthier french fries on the side.

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 11.6 mg
  • Fat: 7.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Air Fryer Broccoli

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    • Stephanie Weaver

    Thanks for this! I got an air fryer lid for Christmas and just made this to go with our holiday meal and it was a great first recipe to try.

      • chewoutloud

      So happy you guys liked this 🙂 What a nice gift, too 🙂

    • Rocío Jiménez

    I made this recipe and it’s easy and full of flavor. For garnish I used grated swiss cheese…

      • chewoutloud

      Can’t go wrong with grated cheese on top! 🙂

    • Grace

    YUM. Healthy and SOOOO easy!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay! 🙂

    • Tanya

    Made this recipe – came out fantastic. Delicious part of Thanksgiving meal. Thank you!

      • chewoutloud

      Amazing, Tanya!! You’re so welcome 🙂 🙂

    • Dianne

    Perfect – we are new to air frying and we loved this recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      Fabulous, Dianne! Air frying can be a lot of fun 🙂

    • Kim L

    The broccoli was delicious and had the perfect blend of seasoning. The tablespoon of water was a good touch. New to air fryer cooking and this was super easy. Saving this recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      So happy to hear that, Kim! 🙂

    • Kim Lippy

    This recipe has real potential, but DON’T cook it at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. We followed direction to a “T”, and the broccoli was burned. We would suggest 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

    • Kimberly

    Made this last night as our first air-frying experience in our brand new air fryer! This broccoli was delicious…perfectly seasoned, perfectly crisp, can’t wait to make it again!

    • Sarah

    What if you want to make a smaller portion of broccoli? Broccoli leftovers are definitely not as tasty. I’d like to do maybe 6oz instead of 12. Does this change the time roasted?

    • Grace

    This broccoli is so delicious that I feel like I will only cook broccoli like this from now on. Thank you so much for this recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Aww, that is wonderful, Grace!! 🙂 🙂

    • Bee

    I just made this delicious and easy recipe, thank you so much! Looking for more easy and delicious air fryer recipes!

      • chewoutloud

      Super happy you liked this, Bee!

    • Anne Leroy

    Fast easy to prepare and healthy

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you! So happy you like it, Anne!

    • Natalie

    I just bought air fryer. This recipe is perfect to give it a try. It’s so healthy and sounds flavorful. I bet my family will love this. Can’t wait to make this.

    • EA The Spicy RD

    I don’t have an air fryer, but I’ve roasted broccoli in the oven to get it crispy, so am definitely going to try your version with the seasonings-it looks so delicious!

    • Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

    I just bought a new Breville Smart IQ oven that has a built-in air fryer and I was looking for something crunchy (but healthy) to make in it! This broccoli looks amazing and definitely a great snack alternative!

    • Jenni LeBaron

    I love when broccoli gets a nice little bit of toastiness! This air fryer broccoli looks and sounds so delicious and I love how easy it is to make in the air fryer!

    • Amanda

    What a great air fryer recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tammy

    I make a similar side roasting broccoli but I wish I had an air fryer to try this out! Looks so good!

    • Veena Azmanov

    Easy, quick, flavorful and delicious. Air Fryer option makes it all the more perfect, crunchy and yum and healthy too.

    • Jacqui Debono

    I am new to the world of air fryers, I only just got one for Christmas, so I am constantly amazed at the things you can do with them! I love roasted broccoli, so I will try this one!

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