Learn how easy it is to make the best and crispiest Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts without using a ton of oil or sugar for a healthy low-carb side dish. This quick and easy recipe cooks in 10 minutes and comes out perfectly roasted and ready to enjoy. These healthy vegetables are delicious on their own or topped with an Asian Honey Sriracha sauce to take them up a notch.

A pile of crispy brussels sprouts are served for a healthy, low-carb side.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Cooking Brussels sprouts that get perfectly crispy edges without using a ton of oil or sugar is almost impossible…

(These Bacon Brussels Sprouts are the crispiest I’ve made so far.)

That is, unless you cook your Brussels sprouts in the air fryer!

With just a little bit of oil, and no refined sugar, you can easily make the absolute BEST and CRISPIEST Brussels sprouts you’ve ever tasted.

Yes, they are healthy, low-carb, vegan, and gluten-free!

And on top of that perfectly cooked texture, they’re also ready in almost half the time.

So when you’re looking for a super quick side to add to just about any meal – these Air Fryer Brussels can be your new go-to dish!

There’s also an optional Asian honey Sriracha sauce you can add on at the end.  Totally up to you but it does add a bit of a delightfully sweet and spicy kick to the sprouts.

Avocado oil, Brussels sprouts, and salt are needed to cook, honey, sriracha, soy sauce and garlic are the ingredients for the sauce.

Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts. A 1-pound bag of Brussels sprouts will give you about 4 cups, which is what this recipe calls for.
  • Oil. You only need about 1 tablespoon of oil. It is best to choose a good quality oil with a high smoke point, like avocado oil. Olive oil will work if that is what you have.
  • Garlic. Fresh minced garlic adds a nice pop of flavor, though you can sub with ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder if needed.
  • Salt and pepper. These staples add the perfect flavor to these veggies. Start with a modest amount as you can always increase if needed.
  • Optional toppings. This dish really only needs a few simple ingredients! But you can enhance the flavor with some Asian Honey Sriracha, by drizzling on a homemade Balsamic vinegar reduction, or adding in some chopped bacon.
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How to Make Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Please see the recipe card below for more detailed ingredient amounts.

1. Prepare the Brussels Sprouts

If you purchased a bag of whole and raw Brussels sprouts you’ll first need to cut and prepare them before air frying.

Cut off the end of the Brussels sprouts.

Place the cut-side part of the sprout flat-side down on the cutting board. Slice the Brussels sprout in half.

Repeat this process with the remaining sprouts.

2. Toss to Coat

Once you have the Brussels sprouts cut in half you’ll want to mix it together with the oil and seasoning ingredients.

Whisk together oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

Add the Brussels sprouts and stir until they are well coated in the sauce.

3. Cook in Air Fryer

The air fryer is very much like an oven in that it needs a little bit of time to warm up.  At a minimum, you always want to heat your air fryer for at least 3 minutes before adding in your food for the best results.

Heat air fryer to 375°F.

Add Brussels sprouts to the air fryer heated to 375°F and cook for 10 minutes, tossing the basket halfway through cooking. The results should be a crispy outside and tender inside.

4. Finish with Sauce

This Asian Honey Sriracha sauce takes this air fryer recipe to a whole new level!

Whisk together soy sauce, honey, and Sriracha in a small bowl. 

Drizzle the sauce over all of the cooked sprouts and toss to combine.

Serve them immediately OR for extra crispy edges, return the cooked Brussels sprouts to the air fryer and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

If you prefer a less spicy topping, opt for this Balsamic reduction, and toss with Parmesan cheese or bacon.

FAQs

How long should you air fry Brussels sprouts?

Brussels sprouts cook up crispy in only 10 minutes in the air fryer! Be sure to toss halfway through to promote even roasting.

Why won’t my Brussels sprouts get crispy?

If you don’t cook these vegetables at a high enough heat OR you don’t preheat your air fryer, they likely won’t crisp up.

Are air fried Brussels sprouts healthy?

Brussels sprouts are incredibly healthy and full of Omega-3 fatty acids along with fiber and vitamins. When you air fry them with only a small amount of oil, they are a delicious vegetable side dish that is good for you.

Recipe Tips

  • Slice ’em even. Be sure to cut the Brussels sprouts as evenly in half as possible so all of the pieces cook consistently.
  • Get it hot. If you don’t preheat your air fryer, the vegetables might not get crispy.
  • Toss it up. Halfway through cooking, shake the basket so the Brussels sprouts can cook on all sides.
  • Double the batch. Brussels sprouts freeze well (without the sauce), so make extra to freeze for an easy side another night.
  • Get creative. These veggies are delicious plain, but you can add in so many other flavors like bacon, cheese, onions, or a Balsamic glaze.
A crispy brussels sprout is lifted up by a fork out of a bowl.

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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make the best and crispiest Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts without using a ton of oil or sugar for a healthy low-carb side dish. This quick and easy recipe cooks in 10 minutes and comes out perfectly roasted and ready to enjoy.
Air fryer Brussel Sprouts are served in a white bowl for a vegan side dish.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari, gluten-free
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ – 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce depending on desired spice level
  • Red pepper flakes optional

Instructions 

  • Coat Brussels Sprouts: Heat air fryer to 370°F for at least 3 minutes. Whisk together oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts and stir until they are well coated in the sauce.
    1 lb. Brussels sprouts, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 clove garlic, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Cook in Air Fryer: Place Brussels sprouts into the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes, tossing the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Toss in Sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, honey, and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Once the sprouts are done cooking, drizzle the sauce over all of them and toss to combine.
    1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. honey, ½ – 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
  • Serve Brussels sprouts with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for an extra kick. Enjoy!
    Red pepper flakes

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Notes

Prep-Ahead Instructions:

This recipe should be enjoyed immediately after air frying, but you can slice the Brussels sprouts the day before.
Storage Directions:
Seal leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days. To freeze, place in a freezer-safe airtight container and keep in the freezer for up to 8 months. These are best frozen without sauce or toppings. Pop Brussels sprouts back into the air fryer for a few minutes, or roast them in a 350℉ oven for 5 to 10 minutes to warm back up.
Recipe Tips:
  • Slice ’em even. Be sure to cut the Brussels sprouts as evenly in half as possible so all of the pieces cook consistently.
  • Get it hot. If you don’t preheat your air fryer, the vegetables might not get crispy.
  • Toss it up. Halfway through cooking, shake the basket so the Brussels sprouts can cook on all sides.
  • Double the batch. Brussels sprouts freeze well (without the sauce), so make extra to freeze for an easy side another night.
  • Get creative. These veggies are delicious plain, but you can add in so many other flavors like bacon, cheese, onions, or a Balsamic glaze.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 523mg, Potassium: 441mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 855IU, Vitamin C: 98mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for Christmas Eve and it was a tremendous hit with everyone. We have a local restaurant which has a brussels sprouts appetizer specialty loved by everyone. My husband said this was even better. There were no leftovers.

    1. Wow! Love hearing how much you all enjoyed this recipe! Thank you so much for leaving a comment and rating.