Post was Updated on July 7, 2022
Want to prepare a delicious portion of brussels sprouts but you are looking for something more interesting than just mixing the brussels sprouts with salt, pepper, and bacon? Take a look at the recipes that I prepared today for you to find the one that will be exactly to your needs and preferences.
I like cooking the brussels sprouts in the air fryer because they cook almost in no time and the end result is crispier than in the oven. And the best part is that I don’t need to heat the entire kitchen on a hot summer day.
Even if you may think that brussels sprouts is a simple ingredient and you can’t make too much with them, I prepared today for you 22 recipe ideas to demonstrate that you can make a lot of delicious things with them. Just pick the one that fits best your needs and taste.
1. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Goat Cheese
I decided to start the today list with something more special. Did you consider cooking the brussels sprouts with bacon and goat cheese? If you think that this combo is simple for you then consider adding into the mix also garlic, oregano, shallot, pecans, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and coarse sea salt. I think that every guest will go crazy after this mix.
Even if you may think that this recipe is very complicated, it is actually very easy to make. Its just call for multiple ingredients to get you a flavorful final dish.
2. Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts
This recipe may look similar to the previous one, but for this one, you will marinate the brussels sprouts in the buffalo sauce, and you will use the crumbled gorgonzola instead of simple goat cheese. Also, these brussels sprouts also will be a little sweetener as you will use a few tablespoons of honey. Sounds yummy? Give it a shot!
3. Lemon Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Looking for some simple and delicious recipe for brussels sprouts in the air fryer? They are full of flavor and texture. This healthy recipe is so easy to make that it doesn’t have anything in excess. Just a few simple spices like black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and a few lemon slices for serving.
4. Mayo Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Are you looking for more special and you are ready to trade some extra calories for a better taste? Consider then this recipe of the air fryer brussels sprouts because we will serve this recipe with a little bit of spicy mayo that you can make on your own. For the spicy mayo, mix a little bit of regular mayo with sriracha, honey, and sesame oil.
In the end, if you want to add some more texture to your special dish, consider sprinkling over the Brussel sprouts some crushed pistachios, and freshly chopped cilantro.
5. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Honey and Mustard
Want to get a more sweety taste? Consider mixing a little bit of Dijon mustard, with honey, thyme, and a little bit of dried Italian dressings. This sweet sauce will bring your brussels sprouts to another level and will make them more special without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Enjoy these brussels sprouts as is or serve them as a side dish near a piece of meat or fish.
6. Balsamic Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Another simple and great recipe for the brussels sprouts in the air fryer. Just mix the brussels sprouts with a little bit of balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, and olive oil, and season to your taste with salt and black pepper. With only a few minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking time in the air fryer, you will have a delicious side dish to serve on your table.
7. Asian Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Love the Asian recipes? Give a try to these Asian-style brussels sprouts cooked in the air fryer. Besides the common ingredients that are used to make the Brussels sprouts, you will need to use sesame oil, Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning and optional you can use some soy sauce. Mix everything together and in less than 20 minutes you will have a delicious Asian side dish on your table.
8. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Honey and Sriracha
Are you a big fan of sweet and spicy food? Try making these Brussels sprouts with honey and sriracha sauce. You will need only 15 minutes to make this delicious and healthy side dish.
9. Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
What I like about this recipe is that it is asking for minimum ingredients. You will need only a little bit of olive oil, salt with garlic and parsley, and shredded parmesan. That’s it. How simple it is? Even if it may seem like a simple recipe, you will get surprised by how tasty it is. Just make sure that you will adjust the amount of the salt as the parmesan cheese is already salted.
10. 5-ingredients Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Looking for a recipe that has 5 ingredients or less and that you can make in just 15 minutes? I have one for you. All you will need for this simple and tasty recipe is to mix the brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, garlic, and onion powder. Mix all the ingredients together and cook them in the air fryer. How simple it is?
11. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar
Another great recipe of brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. This is a great base recipe that allows you to add a few additional aromatic herbs and spices to make it exactly to your needs.
12. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This recipe will be a great fit for those who love bacon and want to go the extra mile. Consider cooking the Brussels Sprouts together with bacon, diced red onion, soy sauce, and garlic powder. You will a delicious side dish that will go very well with a piece of meat or fish.
13. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
If in the previous recipe we used only some small pieces of bacon, in this recipe you should use large slices of bacon to wrap the brussels sprouts. This recipe is very easy to make and it is great when you are looking for a light dinner as you can enjoy them as is, without any additional pieces of meat or fish.
14. Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan and Bacon
You can use this recipe as a starting point and customize it to your taste by adding different spices and aromatic herbs. As this recipe asks for parmesan cheese which usually is salted already, make sure to reduce/adjust later the salt. You will need around 15 minutes from start to finish until you will put these delicious brussels sprouts on the table.
15. Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan
Crunchy, garlicky, and full of parmesan cheese. What a great start for a brussels sprouts recipe. Add a few of your own seasonings and you found the perfect brussels sprouts recipe to make in the air fryer. For a little bit more texture, you may consider adding some panko or breadcrumbs over the brussels sprouts.
16. Keto Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Delicious recipe of air fryer brussels sprouts that is already keto-friendly. If you’re on a keto diet, give this one a try. You will need a few almonds, bagel seasonings, grated parmesan, and a little bit of salt.
17. Smashed Brussels Sprouts in Air Fryer
Have you considered smashing the brussels sprouts than seasoning them with paprika, garlic powder, and cashews? You will get surprised by how tasty this dish actually may be.
18. Longhorn Copycat Brussel Sprouts
Have a Longhorn Steakhouse near you where you’re going for their delicious brussels sprouts recipe? There is no need anymore. You can make your own Longhorn Brussels Sprouts at home. The secret is in the sauce they are served with. If you want to obtain a similar flavor just mix the honey with fresh garlic, smoked paprika, brown sugar, and Calabrian Chilli Paste. You will like this sauce so much that you will make it for other dishes. Yummy!
19. Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts
Have a package of frozen brussels sprouts in your fridge? Then this recipe is right for you. Cook the brussels sprouts directly from the frozen without thawing them first. You can put them in the air fryer, to start the cooking process slowly until they will thaw, and after that cook them as usual.
20. Red Lobster Copycat Brussel Sprouts
Another copycat recipe, but this time from the Red Lobster restaurant. If you’re a fan of them and you like how they cook the brussels sprouts then give a try to this recipe. Again, the secret is in their glaze. If you want to make your own variant of Red Lobster brussels sprouts at home, you will need brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and of course fried onions.
All you will need to do is to air fry the brussels sprouts, then at the same time, on medium heat, you should make the glaze on the stove. After you have everything ready, just mix the air-fried brussels sprouts with the glaze and your delicious dish is ready to be served.
21. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
One more variant for the balsamic Brussels sprouts in the air fryer. For this recipe, besides the brussels sprouts and balsamic vinegar, you also will need a little bit of mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. You will have this recipe ready in about 30 minutes, from start to finish.
22. Mustard Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Even if you may think that this is a regular brussels sprouts recipe in the air fryer, the thing that makes the difference is the sauce that is served near the brussels sprouts. This sauce is called mustard aioli and to make it you will need to mix the mayo with Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey, garlic, and lemon juice. A delicious sauce that goes very well with brussels sprouts and other vegetables.
The 22 BEST Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipes
- 1 lb Brussels Sprouts
- Cooking Spray
- Take the brussels sprouts and toss them in salt, pepper and other seasonings you decided to use.1 lb Brussels Sprouts, Salt, Pepper
- Arrange the brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket in an even layer without overcrowding the air fryer basket.
- Cook the brussels sprouts at 400°F for about 5-6 minutes.
- Remove the basket, shake it to rotate the brussels sprouts and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until perfection.