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Say goodbye to unevenly cooked sides with air fryer vegetables that come out perfectly every time, thanks to one easy prep step!

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Perfectly Roasted Air Fryer Veggies

Have you ever been frustrated by air fryer vegetables that cook unevenly? The secret to air frying everything to crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside perfection might be even easier than you think. 

The trick is simply to slice all your veggies to the same size! This small step allows them to cook at the same rate, so you get beautifully roasted veggies every time. How good does that sound?

Whether you’re aiming for a healthy side or a flavorful addition to your meal, air fryer veggies are about to become your go-to.

Say goodbye to overdone or under-cooked pieces and get ready to enjoy beautifully crisped, evenly cooked, delicious vegetables that will complement any dish.

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Air Fried Vegetables ingredients

  • Red bell pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Red onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flake (optional)
  • Olive oil

How to Make Air Fryer Vegetables

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Wash and prepare the bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and onion, then slice so that they are all similar in size. 

STEP TWO: Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, cumin, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.  

adding spices to sliced veggies in a glass bowl

STEP THREE: Toss the vegetables with the seasonings and olive oil. 

pouring olive oil over raw vegetables

STEP FOUR: Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F then air fry vegetables for 8-10 minutes, flipping the veggies at the 6-minute mark. 

STEP FIVE: Serve and enjoy!

chopped veggies in air fryer basket

Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

  • After washing the veggies, use a paper towel to dry them and remove any excess moisture so the oil sticks to them easier.
  • Toss the vegetables in the seasoning and oil until all the pieces are evenly coated.
  • Let the air fryer fully preheat before adding the vegetables for the best results.
  • Cook the mixed vegetables in one single layer, air frying in batches if needed to avoid overcrowding the basket, which prevents the hot air from circulating properly.
  • Flip the veggies by using tongs or a spatula halfway through the cooking time to promote even cooking.

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Variations for Air Fryer Veggies

  • Use other roasting vegetables like carrots or broccoli.
  • If you like a little heat, add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to give the mixed vegetables a spicy kick.
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs over the air fryer veggies after cooking for a boost of extra flavor.
  • Finish with grated Parmesan for a cheesy twist.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon for a burst of vibrant flavor.

Can You Make Veggies in the Air Fryer?

Yes, cooking air fried veggies is an easy, healthy side! It’s easier than grilled vegetables and requires minimal cleanup. And they turn out so delicious every time!

What Vegetables Can You Make in the Air Fryer?

You can air fry just about any vegetable including peppers, onions, broccoli, squash, and more.

For a full list, check out my air fryer vegetable recipes post including more than 55 vegetables you can cook in an air fryer!

baking dish of healthy sliced veggies

Do You Need to Preheat the Air Fryer?

Yes, always preheat your air fryer before cooking anything! By adding the vegetables to a hot basket or tray, you ensure they start crisping up right away.

If you don’t preheat the air fryer first, the vegetables won’t cook as evenly.

How Long to Cook Veggies in the Air Fryer

How long it takes to air fry vegetables is going to depend on the size of your veggie slices. 

I recommend checking on them around the 8-minute mark to see if they’re tender on the inside. If not, add another minute or two.

serving air fried veggies on a small plate

Can You Store Leftover Air Fried Vegetables?

If you have extra air fried veggies, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Just make sure to let the veggies cool to room temperature first so you don’t trap condensation in the container.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

This healthy and easy side is perfect to serve alongside New York Strip, Chicken Thighs, or Split Chicken Breast

If you’re craving seafood, try air fried vegetables with Tilapia or Shrimp!

air fryer vegetables on a fork

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Air Fryer Vegetables

Samantha Erb
Cook up your favorite medley of vegetables in the air fryer for a quick (and delicious) side dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 63 kcal


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • Wash and prepare the vegetables.  Slice the vegetables so that they are similar in size. 
  • Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl.  
  • Toss the vegetables with the seasonings and olive oil. 
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees. Cook the vegetables in a single layer, cooking in batches if needed, for 8-10 minutes, flipping the veggies at the 6-minute mark. 
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 78mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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