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Frozen Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer

For an easy veggie the whole family is sure to love, try making frozen brussel sprouts in the air fryer! They turn out crispy and delicious in less than 15 minutes.

Brussel sprouts cooked in air fryer in bowl with fork

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Need a vegetable side you can have on the table in less than 15 minutes? Just throw some frozen brussel sprouts in the air fryer!

This 4-ingredient recipe is one the whole family is sure to love. The brussel sprouts get so nice and crispy on the outside, and the air fryer takes away any bitter flavor. It’s so much easier than trying to roast them!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make frozen brussel sprouts in the air fryer
  • Ways to add a pop of flavor to your veggie side
  • Tips for making the best air fryer frozen brussel sprouts
  • How to reheat leftover brussel sprouts in the air fryer

If you thought the only way to make tasty brussel sprouts was to cook them with bacon, this easy air fryer recipe will change your mind. Bacon is delicious, don’t get me wrong . . . but when you just need something super easy, air fryer brussel sprouts is the answer!

add salt and pepper to brussel sprouts

How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts

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

STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

mix frozen brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper

STEP TWO: Place the brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until the sprouts are well-coated.

STEP THREE: Transfer mixture to your air fryer basket, ensuring the sprouts are in a single layer and not on top of each other.

STEP FOUR: Air fry for 14 minutes or until the brussel sprouts are heated through and beginning to brown. Serve immediately.

Cooked brussel sprouts in air fryer basket

What Can I Add to Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts to Make Them Even More Flavorful? 

Want to give your dish an extra boost of flavor? It’s so easy to do! Simply add any of the following ingredients when you toss the sprouts with the olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting:

You can also cook your brussel sprouts in the air fryer following the recipe as usual, then add flavor with your choice of dipping sauces! Honey Sriracha Sauce, ranch dressing, or an aioli are all great options. 

brussel sprouts cooked in air fryer in bowl

Tips to Get Crispy Frozen Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer

  • If you’re wondering how long to cook frozen brussel sprouts in the air fryer, the trick is to air fry them until the outer leaves are completely crispy and the inside is fork-tender. You may need to play around with the time depending on the size of the brussel sprouts. If you taste any bitterness, they need to be cooked longer.
  • Make sure the sprouts are in a single layer in the air fryer basket with a little room between each one. This allows the hot air to circulate properly.
  • Don’t hold back on the olive oil! You really want to coat each sprout so the air fryer can fully crisp it up.

What to Serve with Brussel Sprouts

And take a look at these delicious Air Fryer Dinner Recipes too!

brussel sprout cut in half in bowl with other sprouts

Do I Need to Thaw the Frozen Brussel Sprouts Before Air Frying?

Nope! That’s the beauty of this recipe. The brussel sprouts don’t need to thaw first, so you can go from freezer to table in less than 15 minutes. How nice is that?

I like to keep a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen brussel sprouts in my freezer for exactly this purpose. Whenever I find myself in need of a super quick veggie side, I have them ready to go.

How to Reheat Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Transfer the leftover brussel sprouts to the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes until warmed through and crispy on the outside.

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Yield: 4 servings

Frozen Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer

Cooked brussel sprouts in air fryer basket

Need an easy veggie that’s ready in under 15 minutes? Throw some frozen brussel sprouts in the air fryer for an irresistibly crispy side!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz frozen brussel sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until the sprouts are well-coated. 
  3. Transfer mixture to your air fryer basket, ensuring the brussel sprouts are in a single layer. 
  4. Air fry for 14 minutes or until the brussel sprouts are heated through and beginning to brown. Serve immediately.

Notes

How to Reheat Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Transfer the leftover brussel sprouts to the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes until warmed through and crispy on the outside.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 553mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 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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1 thought on “Frozen Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer”

  1. Thanks a lot for this very helpful and easy brussel sprouts recipe! Super quick and delicious! will have this again for sure, highly recommended!

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