When you need to get veggies on the table fast, 20-minute Ninja Foodi Brussels sprouts are here to save the day! This 5-ingredient recipe is always a crowd-pleaser.
I love finding new ways to prepare healthy veggies that can be ready fast and will be devoured by my entire family. That’s why I adore these balsamic Ninja Foodi Brussels sprouts!
The air fryer cooks the sprouts to roasted perfection in just 20 minutes. How nice is that? Meanwhile, the balsamic and brown sugar gives them a mouthwatering burst of flavor. Even my picky eaters gobble them up every time.
Best of all, Brussels sprouts go with everything. From casual family meals to elegant holiday feasts, they’ll complement your main course for any occasion!
I used the Ninja Foodi 8QT Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer for this recipe. I find this to be a great size for my family of four!
How to Make Brussels Sprouts in the Ninja Foodi
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and salt until evenly coated.
STEP TWO: Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the air crisp basket.
STEP THREE: Air fry at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, tossing halfway through.
STEP FOUR: Serve immediately.
What to Serve with Ninja Foodi Brussel Sprouts
- Air Fryer Whole Chicken
- Ninja Foodi Spaghetti
- Ninja Foodi Burgers
- Baked Split Chicken Breast
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake
- Instant Pot Steak
- Slow Cooker London Broil
How Long to Cook Brussels Sprouts in the Ninja Foodi
The trick to amazing Brussels sprouts is cooking them until they’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside without letting them get mushy. But you also don’t want to undercook them and end up with tough sprouts that don’t have quite enough crispiness.
For standard-sized sprouts cut in half, I find that 8-10 minutes is usually the perfect amount of cook time. Start checking on them at the 8-minute mark to be safe.
If your sprouts are very small, you may want to check on them after 5 minutes. On the other hand, if your sprouts are larger, they may need a few more minutes in the air fryer. Alternatively, you could cut them into thirds or quarters.
Starting with frozen brussel sprouts? Make sure you check out this recipe for the most accurate cook time!
Tips for Making the Best Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Try to cut the Brussels sprouts as evenly as possible so they cook at the same rate. If some of the sprouts are bigger, you could cut them into thirds.
- When tossing the sprouts with the oil, balsamic, sugar, and salt, ensure every piece is well-coated. This is what will help the Brussels sprouts get extra crispy on the outside and add flavor to every bite.
- Make sure to shake the basket halfway through the cooking time so the hot air can properly circulate around all sides of the sprouts.
- Check the Brussels sprouts for doneness starting at the 8-minute mark. You want them to be tender without getting mushy.
- Serve hot! Crispy Brussels sprouts are best enjoyed right away. You could also add a sprinkle of Parmesan before serving!
More Ninja Foodi Recipes
- Ninja Foodi French Fries
- Ninja Foodi Chicken Breasts
- Ninja Foodi Chicken Thighs
- Ninja Foodi Pork Chops
- Ninja Foodi Chili
- Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes
More Brussels Sprouts Recipe:
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Frozen Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer
- 1.5 lb brussels sprouts, washed and halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and salt until evenly coated
- Place into air crisp basket and air fry at 380 F for 8-10 minutes, tossing halfway through
- Serve immediately
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
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.