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Crispy Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

by victor

Crispy air fried Brussels sprouts, seasoned with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a serving basket with white sauce on the side.

For those who like really crispy Brussels sprouts, this recipe is it. They are very tasty and make for a perfect healthy snack or an appetizer that even kids love.

I’ve been searching for a way to make Brussels sprouts truly crispy but with little success. All that was before I tried air frying them. It worked like magic.  After just 16 minutes, the sprouts are dark golden brown and super crispy.

Crispy air fried Brussels sprouts inside an air fryer.


Olive oil, Parmesan cheese and pepper are a perfect combination that enhance the flavor of fried Brussels sprouts. Oil helps them get a good browning while Parmesan cheese will add a nutty flavor that will round off the bitterness of Brussels sprouts.

A close up of crispy, browned Brussels sprouts with a saucer full of dipping sauce and a fork on the side.

What to serve these crispy Brussels sprouts with?

Our recent favorite dipping sauce is Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Dip which uses their seasoning blend. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, the blend is basically regular and black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic and onion flakes and salt. It won’t be hard to recreated on your own. The dip consists of this seasoning blend and sour cream, or Greek yogurt. You can top it with fresh chives if you wish.

Dipping sauce seasoning.

Alternatively, try this delicious homemade ranch dressing that is good on just about everything.

Top down view of crispy air fried Brussels sprouts and a white dipping sauce in a saucer on the side.

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Equipment used and shown on the pictures above:  Chefman 6.8 Quart Air Fryer.

Crispy air fried Brussels sprouts, seasoned with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and fried to perfection in an air fryer. These Brussels sprouts are truly crispy and have a crunch as you bite into them. Serve these fried Brussels sprouts with a delicious bagel sesame dipping sauce. | ifoodblogger.com

Crispy Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Victor


  • 12 Brussels sprouts (large)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)


  • Rinse the Brussels sprouts, cut in halves, the dry with paper towels. Place in a medium bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, pepper, salt and Parmesan cheese. Toss until the sprouts are coated well.
  • Transfer the sprouts to the air fryer, positioning them on the rack cut side up.
  • Without preheating, fry the sprouts at 380F for 16 minutes, or until dark golden brown and crispy. You can brush them with a little more olive oil half-way through. This makes the sprouts less dry and improves browning.
  • Once the sprouts are done, transfer them to a serving platter and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce (or see my recommendations in the notes), sprinkled with more Parmesan cheese an drizzled with a little bit of olive oil.


Our favorite dipping sauces to go with the crispy fried Brussels sprouts:
Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Dip dipping sauce
Homemade ranch dressing


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 48.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.8mg




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