Effortless Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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You should try this Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe (with garlic). It’s a tasty vegetable side dish, that’s super easy to make. 😋 Fry it, to believe it!

Garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts air fryer recipe bite shot, served in a grey bowl.
Garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts air fryer recipe bite shot, served in a grey bowl.

Making air fryer-roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan is quite similar to how I make homemade croutons—which are also really good. So much better than store-bought ones. 

Sorry, I digress.

Going back to the topic—though the air fryer parmesan Brussels sprouts recipe is simple, it took me several tries to get the flavor I wanted. 

Don’t worry. You don’t have to jump through the same hoops. Just follow this recipe, and you’ll be golden!

🍀 Win-Win! The main reason we develop recipes is to ensure you have it easy. And if you like how it turned out, share it with your friends and family.

Oh, by the way, this recipe is one of the best air fryer Brussels sprouts recipes. It’s my personal favorite.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for air fryer Brussels sprouts with parmesan

Here’s what you need to make the Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts air fryer recipe.

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.

Baby Brussels sprouts will work too. Better yet? You don’t have to cut it in half. In other words, it’s more effortless, so why not?

That being said, medium-to-large-size Brussels sprouts will work best for this recipe. Cutting them in half will allow you to incorporate more flavor.

Simultaneously, we also tried this with frozen Brussels sprouts; you can check it out here

😋 More Tasty Brussels Sprouts Recipes

ASMR Recipe Video: Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts

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Here’s how you can make the roasted air fryer Brussels sprouts with parmesan, ASMR style.

*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.

How to Cook Parmesan Brussels Sprouts in the Air Fryer?

I made a mistake the first time I made the Air Fryer Parmesan Brussels Sprouts. I added large minced garlic instead of crushing it. It ended up slipping through the holes of the air fryer basket. The flavor did not incorporate at all.

💡Pro Tip: Mince your garlic into tiny bits or better yet crush it for a more garlicky flavor. And don’t forget to line your air fryer basket with parchment paper.

1. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).

Preheating air fryer to 400°F (204°C)

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.

Alternatively, you can skip this step by gradually incrementing your cooking time until you achieve your desired finish.

2. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half.

Halved Brussels sprouts

💡Pro Tip: To make your cruciferous vegetables extra tender, soak them in warm tap water for 10 minutes. Drain before seasoning.

3. Season the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and loads of parmesan cheese.

Seasoning Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lots of grated parmesan cheese.

“Don’t add too much parmesan,” says no one ever. 

Jokes aside, if you want parmesan-crusted Brussels sprouts, you must add lots and lots of parmesan cheese.

Guess what?

We’re adding even more parmesan cheese after we flip those small cruciferous vegetables cut-side up later!

4. Air fry the Brussels sprouts for 12-15 minutes.

Flipping roasted garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts in air fryer

Once you’re done seasoning the Brussels sprouts generously, place them in the preheated air fryer (with liner).

I forget to add an air fryer liner the first time I made this recipe. Hence, the picture above.

Air fry your Brussels sprouts for 12-15 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC).

Adding more parmesan cheese to roasted Brussels sprouts

Then, flip the roasted Brussels sprouts cut-side up after 6-8 minutes. Add more parmesan cheese to crust them up properly.

Here’s how it will look like when it’s done:

Cooked parmesan crusted Brussels sprouts in air fryer

Honestly, I didn’t expect it to turn out so good!

📝 Note: I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time. Continue air frying until you achieve your desired finish.

5. Serve hot and enjoy your air fried parmesan Brussels sprouts!

Air fried parmesan Brussels sprouts served in a grey bowl.

That’s how you make an Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese. It’s super quick and easy, right?

Some parmesan cheese might have fallen through the basket holes of your air fryer (if you didn’t use an air fryer liner). Don’t throw them out! Garnish those cheese crisps on your air-fried garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts.

If you like the parmesan crusted Brussels sprouts, you might also want to try these recipes.

Or you can also check more air fryer Brussels sprouts recipes in this post.

What Goes Well with Air Fryer Parmesan Brussels Sprouts?

Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts will be perfect with any main meat dish, such as salmon, pork chops, or grilled chicken.

Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have lots of health benefits. For one, it’s rich in nutrients such as protein, fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C, according to USDA.

In other words, it’s suitable for any type of diet — especially considering it’s easy to incorporate with different dishes.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan FAQs

Can you make parmesan Brussels sprouts in an air fryer?

Yes, you can make parmesan Brussels sprouts in the air fryer. Based on our tests, cooking parmesan Brussels sprouts will take about 12-15 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC).

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe served in a grey bowl.

Effortless Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

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You should try this Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer Recipe. It's a tasty vegetable side dish, that's super easy to make. 😋 Fry it, to believe it!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 182 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

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 Brussels Sprouts in a saucer
  • In a large bowl, season the Brussels sprouts with the olive oil, salt, black pepper, crushed garlic, and ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese. Mix until evenly coated.
    Seasoning Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lots of grated parmesan cheese.
  • Add a liner to your air fryer basket then cook the Brussels sprouts at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes. After 6-8 minutes flip them cut-side up, then add the remaining parmesan cheese. Cook until golden brown.
    Cooked parmesan crusted Brussels sprouts in air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy your parmesan-crusted Brussels sprouts!
    Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Air Fryer recipe served in a grey bowl.

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.
  • You can also skip preheating by adding 3-5 minutes to your cooking time. Increment cooking time gradually, to prevent your Brussels sprouts from burning.
  • Medium-to-large-size Brussels sprouts will work best for this recipe. Cutting them in half will allow you to incorporate more flavor.
  • If you prefer smaller Brussels sprouts, slicing them is optional, as they will shrink further during air frying.
  • Don’t forget to add an air fryer liner. This will prevent your seasoning from falling into the holes of your air fryer basket.
  • Caramelizing your Brussels sprout tones down their bitterness. Cooking them for longer at high temperatures brings out their natural sugar content.
  • If you want your Brussels sprouts to be more tender on the inside, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes before seasoning them.
  • On the other hand if you want an extra crispy Brussels sprouts, continue air frying for 3-5 minutes. Add cooking time gradually to prevent burning your cruciferous vegetables.
  • Use crushed garlic, garlic paste or finely mince your garlic. It will stick to the Brussels sprouts and incorporate more flavor.
  • I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Parmesan recipe. Cooking time may vary depending on the size and brand of your air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 193mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 3mg
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