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Air Fryer Broccoli

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious way to cook broccoli, look no further than your air fryer!

With an air fryer, you can have perfectly cooked broccoli that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Plus, it’s a great way to add some vegetables to your diet!

Read on to find out how to make air fryer broccoli.

air fried broccoli next to air fryer

How To Air Fry Broccoli

Air frying is a quick and easy way to cook delicious foods, and broccoli is no exception.

To air fry broccoli, simply preheat your air fryer to 190C (390F), prepare the broccoli florets, and add the broccoli to the air fryer basket.

Cook for ten minutes, or until the broccoli is crispy and browned to your liking. Depending on the size of the florets it may take longer or less time than this. Shake the air fryer basket a couple of times during those ten minutes to ensure they are evenly cooked all over.

Serve immediately with your favourite dipping sauce. Optionally sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.

ingredients for air fryer broccoli

What You Need

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan (optional)

Making It

While you are preparing the broccoli, preheat your air fryer at 190C/390F.

Break up the broccoli head and, if necessary cut them up into smaller sizes using a sharp knife. Try and cut the broccoli into similar sizes so that it cooks evenly and is ready at the same time.

broccoli florets in a bowl

Mix the oil and seasoning together in a bowl before adding the broccoli pieces. Roll the broccoli about so that it is all covered.

seasoned broccoli in air fryer basket

Transfer the seasoned broccoli to the preheated air fryer – you might need to cook the broccoli in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Cook the broccoli for 10 to 15 minutes, checking on it at around the 5-minute mark and giving it a shake. Depending on the size of the broccoli pieces, the cooking time might be more or less. They are ready when the broccoli is tender, and the outsides are beginning to brown and crisp up.

Optionally sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the air-fried broccoli just before the end.

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Air Fryer Broccoli

Air Fryer Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air fryer broccoli comes out crispy on the outside and deliciously tender on the inside. Sprinkle with your favourite seasonings and enjoy air-fried broccoli as a side dish.


  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 - 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 190C (390F).
  2. Prepare the broccoli by breaking up the florets into evenly sized pieces. If necessary use a sharp knife to slice up.
  3. In a bowl mix the olive oil and seasoning and stir.
  4. Add the sliced broccoli to the bowl and roll it about to roughly coat it.
  5. Place the broccoli in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of the air fryer you might need to cook it in batches.
  6. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, checking on it at 5 minutes to give it a shake. Depending on the size of the broccoli it might cook in more or less time so keep an eye on it. The broccoli is ready when it is tender and starting to brown and crisp up.
  7. Optionally sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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