So adding another air fryer or for that matter, any appliance felt like an overload of tools. Second of all, an air fryer just felt like an unnecessary “As Seen On TV” gadget that usually ends up at the garage sale.
We’ll definitely consider making our brussels sprouts in the air fryer for the holidays when we’re in need of more oven space. We barely have to use any oil for cooking these air fried Brussels sprouts.
As it generates heat, a fan circulates the hot air to help the food cook evenly and crispy. The texture is similar to deep-frying without having to use a ton of oil or fat.
They aren’t cheap and some can be more hassle to clean, depending on the design and model. If you already have a little countertop convection oven and love it, you might want to stick to that, unless you’re into really low oil cooking.
Size matters, especially if you’re needing to feed a family of four to six hungry people. We’re mostly cooking for two during the busy weeknights and the 3 qt size fryers is great for us.
The basket has wire base (which we found sticks a bit more) and it doesn’t have the 1/2 way reminder beep of some other brands, however still cooks great. Great for cooking bigger batches (i.e. 4 salmon fillets instead of 2 or 2 lbs of fries instead of 1).
Here’s a fabulous teriyaki glazed beauty to make these veggies amazing. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Bacon and Pecans: a raw take on the brussels sprouts and it’s a wonderful salad with salty bacon and crunchy pecans.
Add additional salt and pepper if needed on the brussels sprouts and enjoy! If you decide to double the recipe, it will work great but make sure your air fryer is large enough (this recipe was cooked in a 3.7 qt air fryer).
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Try these crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts with balsamic for a fast and easy side dish that’s fancy enough for a holiday meal.
They are one of my favorite vegetables as long as they are crispy and caramelized (nobody likes a soggy sprout). I love roasted Brussels, but air frying them is so easy and the air fryer makes them crispy and browned in just 15 minutes.
Depending on where you shop, you may find them still on the stalk, separated into sprouts, or already washed, trimmed and ready to cook. For my air fryer, that’s just a matter of setting the temperature and letting it run for 5 minutes before adding the food.
For a holiday meal, toss them with toasted walnuts and dried cranberries along with the balsamic dressing. Add crumbled cooked bacon and honey mustard with the vinaigrette.
Print Recipe These quick and easy crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts add a simple balsamic dressing for a weeknight side dish or a holiday meal. Cooking them in a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar is our go-to side dish.
I like to use medium Brussels sprouts, about an inch across, cut in half to increase their surface area. If your Brussels sprouts are bigger or smaller it’s ok, but try to choose ones that are roughly the same size, so they all cook at the same rate.
Give them a good stir, so they all get coated with the oil and vinegar mixture. Gently lift the sprouts out of the bowl, letting any excess liquid drip away, and add them to the basket of your air fryer.
Then drizzle them with honey and crank to heat to get them nice and crispy and caramelized. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half through the root end.
Drizzle with oil and vinegar then season generously with salt and pepper. Lift the Brussels sprouts out of the bowl and into the basket of your air fryer.
Fry another 7-12 minutes, or until the sprouts are tender and beginning to crisp at the edges. Lauren Keating Lauren has been cooking for as long as she can remember and shares her recipes at Healthy-Delicious.com, where she features on easy weeknight meals with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Food-obsessed from a young age, her first words included “cookie” and “eat meat!” Hairdryer Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are a simple and nutritious side dish made with fresh Brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Brussels sprouts happen to be one of those foods that cooks perfectly in the air fryer and is a fantastic side dish for any dinner. Brussels' sprouts are one of those foods people tend to just love or hate but if cooked properly, you can turn a hater into a lover.
Hairdryer Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are tender inside with a crunchy outside. Salt is an important ingredient in this recipe to reduce the bitterness and also boost the sweetness.
Brussels' sprouts are a green, leafy vegetable that are part of the cabbage family. While Brussels sprouts are seasonal to fall and winter, but most grocery stores will have them available fresh year round so it is a convenient food to make part of your families diet.
Hairdryer Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are a simple and nutritious side dish made with fresh Brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Trim the Brussels sprouts by cutting the ends of the stems and discard loose outer layer leaves.
These Hairdryer Brussels Sprouts are my go-to Veto Side Dish for a quick and delicious meal. This post may contain affiliate links which means we receive a small commission Arno cost to you when you make a purchase.
Recently I received a Power Hairdryer XL and thought I would test out how “frying” these Brussels Sprouts would work out. I used half of the liquid ingredients since the air fryer does not need them, and shook the basket about halfway through the cooking time.
Put into a large bowl and add olive oil and vinegar and mix until well coated. Sprinkle with garlic salt and mix until evenly coated.
I put off buying an air fryer for about year but a few friends rave about it, and so I broke down and bought one. So these balsamic bacon Brussels sprouts are my newest experiment.
My husband and I ate them for lunch, but they’d be a great low-carb appetizer. For this recipe I wanted to use thick bacon because it holds its shape well and it will take about the same time to cook as the Brussels sprouts.
As you can see below I bought a thick cut peppered bacon from Aldi. You don’t have to use peppered bacon but I personally like the added spice.
Then place your food on a removable basket and cook at desired temperature. In a saucepan melt butter, sweetener and balsamic vinegar.
Once it starts to simmer, whisk it well to combine and then pour over your cut Brussels sprouts. Mix well to coat then individually wrap in bacon and spear with a toothpick.
Place on a cookie sheet and cook in a 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes. Check halfway through to watch that the bacon doesn’t burn.
On the stove, add the butter, balsamic vinegar and sweetener to a small sauce pan. Toss the Brussels sprouts in the vinegar mixture and then take each and top with a piece of bacon using a tooth pick.
Place on a cookie sheet and cook in a 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes. Making airfryerBrusselsprouts gives you crispy outsides, soft tender insides, and a savory caramelized flavor with just a couple ingredients and 15 minutes of cook time.
Whether you call them Brussels sprouts OR Brussels sprouts, this little green veggie is one that many love to hate. Often neglected by many at the dinner table, the brussels sprout is seriously delicious when prepared properly.
Whether we are simply roasting them or adding them to an easy side dish casserole, Brussels sprouts are on our dinner table most weeks. Quick and simple, you can have perfectly air fryer Brussels sprouts in just 15 minutes.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper. Cook the Brussels sprouts in an air fryer in a single layer for 6 minutes, add the fresh minced garlic, and mix together.
Technically, your air fried Brussels sprouts are done in 10-12 minutes, but they aren’t caramelized to the point of reducing the bitterness. In our opinion, they need a slightly longer cooking time to achieve that flavor transformation.
NOTE ABOUT BASKET AIR FRYERS : Our preferred way to cook vegetables in an air fryer is to roast everything in a single layer. We purchased the balsamic glaze from Trader Joe's, but most grocery stores should carry it near the vinegar.
If you want to make airfryerBrusselsprouts with balsamic glaze, add 1 tsp of the syrup after they’re done roasting. Be sure to buy sprouts that are a similar size for even cooking Keep an eye on the cooking time the first time you make this recipe, air fryer models can differ and so can Brussels sprouts sizes.
Just cooked sprouts are tender but still bitter, it really takes charring them for the flavor to mellow. Pork chops, sausages, rice, or a second veggie instead of a starch like a simple green salad are always terrific dinner options.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper. Cook the air fryer Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes, add the fresh minced garlic and mix together.
We pulled them out after 5 more minutes (15 minutes in total), but honestly, if you like them super charred, feel free to cook them even longer! So I’d check them at 15 in total cook time and if they aren’t crispy enough for your liking or want them even more caramelized, add 5 more minutes.
They're technically done in 10-12 minutes, but they aren’t caramelized to the point of reducing the bitterness and in our opinion, need a longer cooking time. Optional garnishes include: balsamic glaze, fresh lemon juice, crispy bacon, or Parmesan cheese.
Super crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, air fryer brussels sprouts take just 12 minutes to cook with just a quarter of the oil required when roasting in the oven. Our new air fryer has been a total game changer for a wide variety of meals, especially roasted vegetables.
We recently had a family day out at a local pumpkin patch and when browsing the market, I noticed a long trunk-like stem with little brussels sprouts sprouting out of it. I then realized that I had no idea how brussels sprouts grew until that very moment.