10 Minute Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe - Bearcookers

Air fryer broccoli is a healthy side dish you can whip up in a fraction of the time! That’s right! In just 10 minutes this broccoli turns ultra-crispy

Air fryer broccoli is a surefire way to ensure you get vegetables on the table, no matter how strapped you are for time. In just 10, short minutes, this broccoli comes out as juicy and crispy as it would have if you roasted it in the oven.

How to Make Air Fryer Broccoli

Air fryer broccoli takes only 5 ingredients and three easy steps to make. Below, find a quick rundown of the recipe.

  • Season the Broccoli: Grab a large bowl and pop broccoli florets inside. Toss the broccoli with seasoning and oil, evenly coating each floret.
  • Place Broccoli in Air Fryer Tray: Place broccoli in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air Fry and Serve: Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 370°F, flipping halfway through. Enjoy!

  • Slice your florets into equal-sized pieces. To promote even cooking, slice your florets into as equal-sized pieces as possible. If you want to cut a corner, you can find pre-cut florets in the refrigerated aisle of the produce section.
  • Switch up the seasoning. Branch out from garlic powder, salt, and pepper and add any dry seasoning you like. Cumin, red chili flakes, and Italian seasoning are all great options. You could even squeeze lemon juice on top of your florets for a pop of citrusy flavor.
  • Use a bowl to season broccoli. Instead of seasoning broccoli directly on the air fryer tray, season it in a bowl first. This allows you to toss the broccoli in the oil and seasonings and distribute it more evenly, coating all the nooks and crannies of each floret.
  • Serve broccoli fresh. Air-fried broccoli is best served fresh. If you let it sit too long, it will lose its crispiness and turn a bit soggy.
  • Add a tablespoon of water for more tender broccoli. If you like broccoli to be a bit more on the tender side, add a tablespoon of water to the air fryer to help it steam
  • 12 oz broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • In a large bowl, toss broccoli florets with salt, garlic powder, pepper, and olive oil. Use a spoon to distribute oil and seasoning evenly.
    broccoli in a bowl with seasoning
  • Place broccoli in the air fryer tray in a single layer. Air fry at 370°F for 8-10 minutes. Toss halfway through to promote even cooking.


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