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Air fryer broccoli is served in a white bowl for a low-carb side.
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Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

In less than 10 minutes, you can have Air Fryer Broccoli with Parmesan! This crispy and healthy vegetable recipe is perfectly flavored with garlic and Parmesan and just a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 lb. broccoli 4-5 cups, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest optional
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated, divided, optional


  1. Heat air fryer to 370°F for at least 3 minutes.

  2. Whisk together oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add broccoli florets and stir until they are well coated in the sauce.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and toss to coat.
  5. Add broccoli to the heated air fryer and cook for 4-5 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.

  6. For extra crispy edges: Turn up heat to 390°F, give the basket a good toss, and return broccoli to the air fryer for an additional minute.

  7. Serve broccoli with freshly grated lemon zest and the remaining Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: If needed, you can slice the broccoli into bite-sized pieces a day or two ahead of time. But this dish is best enjoyed immediately. 
  • To Store: This dish will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days when left in the refrigerator between servings. However, after 24 hours the broccoli will begin to lose its crispness.
  • To Freeze: Flash freeze the broccoli by first freezing the broccoli on a tray in a single layer for a couple of hours before placing it in a container. It will keep for up to 6 to 9 months in the freezer.
  • To Reheat: Pop broccoli back in the air fryer for a few minutes. Or, you can warm them up in a 350℉ oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.