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Air Fryer Broccoli

Air Fryer Broccoli

Jennie Duncan
This recipe for the best Air Fryer Broccoli will become a favorite for dinner with your family. Perfectly roasted but in less than 10 minutes, these broccolis are crispy and a super healthy side dish for any meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Air Fryer, Dinner, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetable
Servings 6 servings
Calories 68 kcal


  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Cut broccoli into small bite-size florets.
  • Place broccoli into a mixing bowl with oil and toss to coat. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon water into the bottom of your air fryer basket. This goes into the pan but under the basket or grill plate depending on your air fryer type.
  • Place broccoli into the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Removing and shaking the basket in the middle of cooking.
  • Once cooked remove your broccoli from the air fryer and serve.
  • Optional: I topped mine with sea salt and garnished with lemon slices.


Cooking Tip: The water helps in the cooking process and limits the smoke the air fryer may cause when cooking.
Why use the Air Fryer for broccoli?
An Air Fryer is a relatively newer kitchen tool. I just recently got on this past year, so they are also new to me using them!
Using an air fryer definitely has some added benefits to them then pan frying or roasting vegetables. You typically use less oil when Air Frying so the calorie count is lower because of the less oil used. Also when using an air fryer for vegetables, a lot of the nutrients that are baked or cooked off when roasting or baking at a high heat for a long period of time are not lost in air frying. Thus giving you a more nutritious veggie!
Can I use frozen broccoli in the air fryer?
Yes, you sure can! The added moisture in the broccoli will help the air fryer smoke less. You may need to add an extra 2 or 3 minutes to the cook time if using frozen broccoli.


Serving: 0.33cupCalories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 122mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 471IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Air fryer Broccoli
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