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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

Quickly cook up a batch of this Air Fryer Broccoli with extra crispy edges in less than 10 minutes!  It's full of garlic and Parmesan flavor and a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest.  Making roasted broccoli in the air fryer for a healthy and low-carb dinner side has never been easier!

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


  • 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 375°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 5 minutes. Shake 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!

Recipe Notes

  • Vegan or dairy-free? Leave out Parmesan cheese or replace with a dairy-free alternative.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Broccoli
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.