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Using the air fryer to make healthy side dishes is easy and quick. These air fried Brussels sprouts are simple, delicious, and packed with nutrients.

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I’ll show you how to take a vegetable that some turn their noses up at and turn it into a side dish that everyone begs for! This is how to make air fryer Brussels sprouts that even kids will like eating!

a pin showing the finished Brussels sprouts with title in the middle.

Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

I have always really enjoyed Brussels sprouts. I will eat them steamed, roasted, fried, shaved…you name it and I’ll go for it but I now they’re not everyone’s favorite thing.

A bowl full of the finished air fryer Brussels sprouts

If you are looking for an easy recipe that will help you or your family fall in love with Brussels sprouts this is the one to try. Air fried Brussels sprouts are delicious and simple. If you haven’t been here lately you might have missed these other great air fryer recipes:

That’s right…I’ve been on an air fryer kick lately. It’s such a handy kitchen appliance that really does make fried foods more accessible for those of us on the Weight Watchers program. It’s also a great way to help watch your calories and fat in common recipes. As you can see, I’ve used it for everything from dessert to takeout style foods.

A horizontal view of the completed recipe for air fried Brussels sprouts.

Are air fryer Brussels sprouts healthy?

Yes indeed, air fryer Brussels sprouts are healthy and delicious. Brussels sprouts are known for their nutritional perks. They’re packed with vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also known as a low glycemic index food which is great for anyone who is dealing with blood sugar issues.

Another top down view of the completed Brussels sprouts recipes.

Using the air fryer to cook the Brussels sprouts means that you can get the crispy texture we’re looking for without having to deal with the process or fat and calories of traditional frying methods.

You can also make other vegetables in the air fryer. Another favorite of ours is air fryer cauliflower.

What do I need to make air fried Brussels sprouts?

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need to make my air fried Brussels sprouts recipe. It’s simple and delicious and doesn’t require much in the way of fancy or hard to find ingredients. That means that anyone can try this recipe out at home without having to go too far out of their comfort zone.

A view into the bowl of finished air fryer Brussels sprouts.

I also like simple recipes like this for weeknight dinners. There’s nothing worse than trying to put together a quick and delicious meal while dealing with mile long ingredient lists!

  • 1 pound uncooked Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Can I make these with any air fryer?

You can use whatever air fryer you like or have at home. If you have an Instant Pot air fryer or the air fryer lid for your pressure cooker you can use that, you can also use the Ninja Foodi with the air fryer set up and settings. Traditional air fryers or air fryer ovens work as well!

Another view of the finished sprouts in a glass bowl ready to be served up.

How to make air fried Brussels sprouts:

This is a really simple recipe. It’s what I call a dump and go recipe. Basically everything is going to get combined and thrown into the air fryer and when they’re done…it’s time to eat! Since this recipe is quick and easy you can have it on the table in about 15 minutes.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. Toss all ingredients except for the lemon zest to coat evenly and then place them into the air fryer.
  3. Cook for about 8 minutes, remove and toss the Brussels sprouts and then put back into the air fryer for another 8 minutes or so.
  4. Garnish with lemon zest if desired.
  5. Serving size is about 3/4 cup. Adjust cooking time as necessary for the size of your Brussels sprouts!
A top down view of the finished Brussels sprouts in the air fryer.

How do I count these Brussels sprouts for Weight Watchers?

Now that WW has three different plans it can be tricky to figure out how to count any recipe you come across. For the most part, a recipe like this one will only require you to count the oil. I’m calculating and sharing the points for all three Weight Watchers Freestyle plans so you don’t have to do any guessing.

If you change any of the amounts or serving size you’ll need to recalculate the points for yourself. If you have doubts or questions you can always calculate the recipe with your app or online tracker to track the food as you see fit for your own nutritional needs and plan!

  • Green Plan: 1 Point per 3/4 cup serving
  • Blue Plan: 1 Point per 3/4 cup serving
  • Purple Plan: 1 Point per 3/4 cup serving

Printable Air Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings of 3/4 Cup

Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

Horizontal image showing the finished Brussels sprouts

Using the air fryer to make healthy side dishes is easy and quick. These air fried Brussels sprouts are simple, delicious, and packed with nutrients. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Toss all ingredients except for the lemon zest to coat evenly and then place them into the air fryer. 
  3. Cook for about 8 minutes, remove and toss the Brussels sprouts and then put back into the air fryer for another 8 minutes or so. 
  4. Garnish with lemon zest if desired.
  5. Serving size is about 3/4 cup. Adjust cooking time as necessary for the size of your Brussels sprouts! 

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 71Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 288mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 3g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Charlotte

Monday 30th of March 2020

The air fryer has moved up in my world as the kitchen gadget that easily gets the most use... and I friggin LOVE Brussel sprouts. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe--I'm going to pin and make these (next shopping trip is happening this Friday and I can't wait to have fresh produce again!).

Hope you are well and staying safe <3

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

We have so many gadgets! The air fryer is definitely a fave! Thanks

Lisa

Monday 16th of March 2020

What an amazing and yet simply vegan meal. I made it and I created other variations of it and I really like it.