Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

By far, the single best thing to come out of my air fryer has been Brussel sprouts. To add to that claim, I try not to eat anything green…and, have never been a fan of vegetables in general. Once they were done cooking, a single sprout had to be tested, for science….and, I could not stop eating these crispy balls of bacony goodness. No matter what your feelings are about brussels, you need to try this recipe as soon as possible.

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This recipe takes about forty minutes to assemble and cook. Trust me, it’s worth the wait, tastes out of this world, and is surprisingly healthy. Brussel sprouts are not only keto friendly, they’re gluten free as well. This makes for a great side to go along with most proteins, and you can easily double the amount if you’re entertaining. If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air fryer method for brussel sprouts with lemon, garlic, and parmesan.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 38 kcal


  • 8.1 x 8.1 Pyrex Glass Baking Dish
  • Air Fryer
  • Large Bowl


  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts, ends trimed, and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 pieces thick cut bacon, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces my grocery store's meat department sells bacon by the slice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  • Combine Brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl, making sure sprouts are evenly coated.
  • Add Brussel sprouts to the Pyrex dish, and preheat your air fryer or oven to 400 degrees.
  • Top the sprouts with bacon, and add to the air fryer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the Brussel sprouts, and lower the temperature to 380 and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring again halfway through.
  • Stir the sprouts a final time and add lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional two to five minutes.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 38kcal
Keyword Air, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, Brussel, Fried, Sprouts
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  1. Can you tell me what is the point of the pyrex dish? Just to combine the ingredients? My Air Fryer is round so I can’t imagine I would be putting the entire square dish in there.

    1. Yes, mine is square with shelves. The dish just let’s me keep everything together. I’d say you don’t need it in one of the round air fryers.

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