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Ultra Spicy Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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If you’re on the hunt for a spicy side dish, this Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe will not disappoint.

Cooked buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe served in a bowl.

I’m not going to lie to you. This Brussels sprouts version of Buffalo hot wings is as spicy as it can get.

I like spicy food, but it was not even a kick when I took a bite. It’s like my mouth is on fire.

However, if the spicy noodle challenge is like nothing to you, you should add the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe to your list of spicy vegetable side dishes.

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe bite shot, served with extra buffalo sauce and blue cheese.

Or, if you’re not that type, try the Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts Recipe for a toned-down version of this spicy side dish.

So get your taste buds ready, and let’s get air frying.

Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

air fryer buffalo brussels sprouts ingredients

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

Here’s what you need to make the Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Buffalo Sauce.

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Your favorite Buffalo sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Blue cheese crumbles (optional)

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The Best Buffalo Sauce

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Recipe Video

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How to Cook Buffalo Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?

Making the Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels sprouts is a straightforward process. You can have it done in under 20 minutes.

The only caveat to this dish is its spiciness.

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes.

Preheating air fryer to 400°F (204°C)

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, you can simply set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.

You can skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually to prevent overcooking.

Step 2: Cut the Brussels sprouts in half.

Halved Brussels Sprouts in a saucer

After washing the Brussels sprouts, remove any layer with discoloration and cut the remaining stem. Then slice them in half. If you want, you can leave the smaller ones as is.

💡 Pro Tip: If you want to make your cruciferous vegetables extra tender, soak them in warm tap water for 10 minutes. Then, drain them before seasoning.

Step 3: Season the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Seasoning halved Brussels sprouts in a big bowl

In a large bowl, season the sliced Brussels sprouts generously with olive oil, salt and pepper.

We’re not adding the Buffalo sauce yet as most of it will just drip down the air fryer basket.

Step 4: Air fry the Brussels sprouts at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes.

Roasted seasoned brussels sprouts in air fryer

Now, place the seasoned Brussels sprouts in the air fryer and cook it for 12 – 15 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC).

💡 Pro Tip: If you want to make your Brussels sprouts extra crispy, continue air frying for 2 – 4 minutes until deep golden brown.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Step 5: Coat the roasted Brussels sprouts with Buffalo sauce.

Coating air fried Brussels sprouts with buffalo sauce

Get a large bowl, and coat your the roasted and seasoned Brussels sprouts with your choice of Buffalo sauce.

💡 Pro Tip: You can skip this step if you want to retain the crispy texture of the Brussels sprouts. Alternatively, you can serve the Buffalo sauce as a dip.

Step 6: Serve & enjoy your air fried Buffalo Brussels sprouts!

Air fried buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe served in a bowl.

That’s how you make Buffalo Brussels sprouts in your air fryer.

To make it classy side dish, sprinkle in some blue cheese crumbles.

But the question is… Are you ready to take the heat?

Have a glass of cold water, or perhaps a glass of milk ready before digging in.

Good luck! 💪🏼

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best Buffalo sauce for this Brussels sprouts recipe is Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce. Any generic hot sauce will also do.

prep time5 minutes
cooking time15 minutes
total cooking time20 minutes

Ultra Spicy Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

courseSide Dish
cuisineAmerican
If you're on the hunt for a spicy 🥵 side dish, this Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe will not disappoint. Fry it, to believe it!
Cooked buffalo Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe served in a bowl.
4.50 from 2 votes
number of servings2 servings

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Optional:

  • Blue cheese crumbles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes.
    Preheating air fryer to 400°F (204°C)
  • Trim the remaining stem of the Brussels sprouts, remove leaves with discoloration and cut them in half.
    halved brussel sprouts
  • In a large bowl, season the Brussels sprouts with the olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix until evenly coated.
    seasoning brussel sprouts
  • Air fry the Brussels sprouts at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes. Cook until golden brown.
    roasting brussels sprouts in air fryer
  • Coat the air-fried Brussels sprouts with buffalo sauce until evenly covered.
    brussel sprouts with buffalo sauce
  • Serve hot and enjoy your air fryer Buffalo Brussels sprouts!
    air fried buffalo brussels sprouts

Recipe Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Of you can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your air frying time. Increment gradually to prevent burning your dish.
  • If you want your Brussels sprouts to be more tender on the inside, soak them in warm tap water for 10 minutes before seasoning them. Drain the water before doing so.
  • Add the hot sauce after roasting the Brussels sprouts.
  • For a crispy finish, add 2-4 minutes cooking time and serve the hot sauce as a dip.
  • Sprinkle some blue cheese crumbles over the Buffalo Brussels sprouts with additional Buffalo sauce for dipping if desired.
  • I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this Buffalo Brussels Sprouts side dish. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1290mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1726IU | Vitamin C: 193mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: air fryer recipes, brussel sprouts recipes, buffalo brussels sprouts in air fryer

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