Easy Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

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The Best Air Fryer Broccoli recipe – delicious crispy crunchy broccoli loaded with spicy garlic flavor for a keto approved vegan side dish everyone loves!

If you love our Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks and Air Fryer French Fries recipes, I have a new recipe you’re going to love – air fried broccoli!

Air frying broccoli brings out a delicious savory earthy flavor, with a nice crunch and great caramelization.

This dish is perfect alongside keto favorites like our Garlic Baked Pork Tenderloin, Easy Broiled Lobster Tails, Ribeye Roast, or our other favorite keto main dishes.

For a hearty vegan meal, try this broccoli with our Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Lentil Stuffed Peppers, Vegan Taco Skillet, or Tahini Noodles!

You can find our entire vegan recipe archive here.

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Air Fryer Broccoli Seasoning

We kicked up the flavor of this air fryer broccoli with a quick spicy garlic seasoning that takes the flavor over the top!

  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt (or other coarse salt)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic nuggets (click here to buy) or use minced garlic

Other Seasoning Ideas

If you want to try another twist, check out some of our favorites below:

  • Trader Joes Everything But the Elote
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Garlic Lemon Seasoning
  • Adobo
  • Blackening Spices

Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes

If you’re looking for more delicious ways to use your air fryer, be sure to check out our other air fryer recipes!

Be sure to check out our Air Fryer Steaks, Air Fryer Salmon, and air fryer Brussels Sprouts, too!

You can find our complete air fryer recipe index here.

Recipe FAQ’s

When is air fried broccoli done?

Broccoli is done when it has browned and softened to your liking – broccoli crowns may slightly char, which brings a delicious earthy flavor (it will not taste burnt).

How long can I store leftover broccoli?

Broccoli can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days, or frozen for up to four months.

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Roasted broccoli with a keto-friendly fork.
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The Best Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

Deliciously crispy and crunchy air fried broccoli for a side dish even picky eaters gobble up!
Course Air Fryer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer broccoli, air fryer vegan, broccoli
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 81kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli crowns
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt or other coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic nuggets or use minced garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 450 degrees/high.
  • In a large bowl, toss broccoli crowns in olive oil and seasonings.
  • Add broccoli to air fryer basket.
  • Set timer for 15 minutes and cook.
  • Open air fryer to lightly toss broccoli every 5 minutes.
  • When broccoli is lightly browned and crispy on the crowns, and stems are soft to your liking, it is done.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 574mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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