The Best Way To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts In An Air Fryer

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Are you looking for a way to cook frozen Brussels sprouts that is both quick and healthy? If so, an air fryer is the perfect option! In this blog post, we will discuss the best way to cook frozen Brussels sprouts in an air fryer and provide a recipe for doing so.

Cooking the frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer:

There are various techniques you can employ when preparing frozen Brussels sprouts in an air fryer. Use the preheat setting on an air fryer to cook frozen Brussels sprouts for the tastiest results. This will make it easier to guarantee even cooking of the frozen Brussels sprouts.
Another recommendation is to cook frozen Brussels sprouts in an air fryer at a lower temperature. This will lessen the risk of their burning. Finally, to ensure that the frozen Brussel sprouts are cooked uniformly, jiggle the basket halfway through cooking.

The air fryer may be the catalyst that convinces you to change your mind if you have previously been wary of Brussels sprouts.

Needed tools to make this recipe:

A sharp knife to trim and cut the broussel sprouts.

frozen air fryer brussel sprouts

Why to cook frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer:

In essence, an air fryer is a tiny countertop convection oven.

By pushing hot air down and around food, an air fryer quickly makes crispy food.
These air fryer French fries and air fryer tofu are healthy alternatives to deep-fried foods that can be prepared.
You might not notice much of a difference if you roast vegetables in a convection oven or cook them in an air fryer at home.
One benefit of the air fryer over a convection burner is its speedy preheat time, which for my model is only a few minutes (wonderful when I really want an Air Fryer Barbecued Cheddar right now).
I discovered that utilizing an air fryer yields somewhat crispier results.

By using this air fryer recipe, you may have crisp sprouts that are not at all soggy while avoiding both issues. every single time.

When air-fried, Brussels sprouts can be cooked to a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit without burning.
Your Brussels sprouts will crisp up evenly if you keep the air circulating about the basket the entire time.

If you want Brussels sprouts that are crispy on the outside and more delicate on the inside, soak them in water for 10 minutes before air frying.

frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer Ingredients:

  • Brussels Sprouts: The green veggie nightmare of many childhoods has reinvented itself as a craveable side dish. These crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts are not only easy and flavorful, but they’re healthy too. Brussels sprouts are packed with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
  • Olive Oil: Helps the Brussels sprouts become crispy and delicious. Since this is an air fryer recipe, you do not need as much oil as you do in the oven.
  • Salt + Pepper: Sometimes the simplest seasonings are the best.
  • Garlic.:While optional, fresh garlic is a scrumptious addition.

how to cook frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer:

  1. Trim the Brussels sprouts’ ends and take off any outer leaves that are discolored. From stem to end, split each one in half. To ensure that all the pieces are roughly the same size and cook evenly, if any are particularly huge, chop them into quarters from stem to end.
  2. OPTIONAL—This step ensures that the Brussels sprouts are a little more sensitive in the middle; but, if you don’t mind a firmer sprout, you may avoid it. I prefer my Brussels sprouts to be firm/tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, so I usually omit it.
  3. Put the Brussels sprouts in a big dish and pour warm tap water over them. Wait for ten minutes.
  4. According to the manufacturer’s recommendations, preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 375 degrees.
  5. After draining, lightly pat the Brussels sprouts dry with a cloth. Add the Brussels sprouts back to the dish you soaked them in after cleaning it (if you didn’t soak them, just put them in a big mixing bowl). Add the black pepper and salt after drizzling the oil. After properly coating them, add them to the frying basket.
  6. After five minutes of cooking, remove the basket and shake and toss the sprouts to ensure equal cooking. Cook for a further five minutes, then slide the basket out once more. The Brussels sprouts should appear to be almost done and getting beautiful and crispy (if not, let them cook a minute or so longer).
  7. Re-toss to coat the garlic cloves after adding them. Cook the Brussels sprouts for 2 to 4 more minutes, checking and shaking the basket frequently, or until they are quite crisp.
  8. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl (or clean the mixing bowl you just used) and mix in any additional toppings if using. Enjoy it hot.

Recipe Variations:

Air-fried Brussels sprouts with balsamic: In a bowl, combine the cooked Brussels sprouts with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. You must try this delectable recipe for balsamic Brussels sprouts!
Air-fried Brussels sprouts with bacon After the sprouts have been prepped, crumble the air-fried or baked bacon over them. If you enjoy your Brussels sprouts with bacon, you must try these maple bacon Brussels sprouts.

Air fryer with frozen Brussels sprouts: When using frozen Brussels sprouts, make sure there is enough room between them in the air fryer basket. Additionally, you can extend the cooking time by minutes. For a simple oven dish, see my Roasted Frozen Brussels Sprouts.)
Air-fried Brussels sprouts with parmesan Three tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese ought to be sprinkled on top of your sprouts when they’re done.
Brussels sprouts in air fryer with feta: Then, combine some feta cheese with the cooked Brussels sprouts.

Air-fried Brussels sprouts with honey: To give the sprouts a nice touch, drizzle two teaspoons of honey over them. Red pepper flakes can be added for a sweet and sour flavor.

frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer Tips:

  • For up to 4 days, store brussels sprouts in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • To reheat:place leftovers on a baking sheet and rewarm them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven or air fryer.
  • To Freeze: I do not advise freezing Brussels sprouts because they will become mushy once thawed. If you have a large amount of leftovers, you can freeze them for up to three months in an airtight freezer-safe storage container. Before reheating, let defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

Other Healthy air fryer recipes:

How to make Healthy Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Air Fryer EggPlant

Air Fryer Green Beans

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe

  • Air Fryer: The air fryer I own and love.
  • Mixing Bowls: These mixing bowls are ideal for prepping the sprouts.
  • Measuring Spoons:Easy-to-use magnetic measuring spoons.

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The Best Way To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts In An Air Fryer

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 12 min Total Time 22 mins Calories: 67 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Optional Toppings

Instructions

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  1. Trim off the ends of the Brussel sprouts and remove any brown outer leaves. Cut them in half from stem to end. If any are very large, cut them into quarters from stem to end so that all the pieces are fairly similar in size and cook evenly.
  2. OPTIONAL—This step makes sure the Brussels sprouts a little more tender in the middle; that said, if you don't mind a firmer sprout, you can skip it—I like my Brussels sprouts firm/tender inside and crispy outside, so I typically skip it—Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and cover with warm tap water. Let sit 10 minutes.

  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees, according to the manufacturer's instructions (for my air fryer, that's 3 minutes of preheating).
  4. Drain the Brussels sprouts and with a towel, lightly pat dry. Wipe out the bowl you used for soaking, then add the Brussels sprouts back to it (if you didn't soak the sprouts, simply place them in a large mixing bowl). Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the salt and black pepper. Toss to coat evenly, then add them to your fryer basket.

  5. Cook the sprouts for 5 minutes, then slide out the basket and shake it to toss the Brussels sprouts to promote even cooking. Cook 5 additional minutes, then slide out the basket again. The Brussels sprouts should look like they are getting nice and crispy and are almost done (if not, let them cook a minute or so longer). Add the garlic cloves and toss to coat once more. Cook 2 to 4 additional minutes, checking and shaking the basket often, until the Brussels sprouts are deeply crisp.

  6. If adding toppings, transfer the Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl (or wipe out the mixing bowl you previously used) and stir in any desired toppings. Enjoy hot.
     
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Potassium 433mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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