Simple, healthy, and incredibly tasty, this air fryer broccoli recipe is a great addition to any meal. Ready in just 10 minutes, I know you’ll love this recipe.
Why You’ll Love My Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe
Here are just a few of the reasons this 10 minute air fryer broccoli is bound to be one of your new favorite recipes.
- Easy – This broccoli recipe is great for weeknight dinners because it requires just a few simple steps and ingredients.
- Fast – Ready in only 10 minutes, this broccoli recipe can be made in a hurry.
- Versatile – My air fryer recipe is incredibly healthy and can be paired with a variety of dishes. You can treat it as a side dish for dinner, serve it over rice with tofu for a healthy lunch, or add it to pasta, noodle bowls, and more.
Ingredients You’ll Need for 10 Minute Air Fryer Broccoli
One of my favorite parts of this recipe is its simplicity. You’ll need only a few simple ingredients to prepare this air fryer broccoli.
- Broccoli – Of course, you can’t make this recipe without delicious broccoli. You’ll want to cut the broccoli into florets or buy a pre-cut bag of florets instead. I’ve found that medium-sized florets work best here, while smaller florets tend to brown too quickly.
- Olive Oil – Invest in a nice, high-quality olive oil for this broccoli recipe. The oil helps to crisp and imparts a delicious taste.
- Parmesan – Grated parmesan is the secret ingredient to this recipe’s great flavor.
- Salt and Pepper – Add each ingredient to taste, but I prefer to use freshly cracked pepper.
You can find the exact measurements for each ingredient in the recipe card below.
How to Make Air Fryer Broccoli
Wash and trim the broccoli and then cut it into medium-sized florets.
Add the florets to a mixing bowl and then marinate with the olive oil, grated parmesan, and salt and pepper.
Spread the broccoli florets out evenly across the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 350℉ for 6 – 8 minutes, depending on your air fryer. When you’re halfway through the cook time, shake the broccoli to help it cook evenly.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Don’t Overcrowd the Air fryer – Air fryers rely on circulated air to cook food, but this will only work if the food is evenly distributed. If you accidentally overcrowd the air fryer, you’ll end up with soggy broccoli, rather than crispy. For the best results, cook the broccoli in a single layer with plenty of space between the florets. If you’re making large quantities, then work in batches.
Use a Liner – To make cleanup simple, try using air fryer liners. Available in either disposable paper or reusable silicone, air fryer liners are a great way to make this recipe even easier.
You can store leftover air fryer broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. When you’re ready to serve, toss the leftovers back in the air fryer at 350℉ for about 3 minutes or until warm.
Yes, you can absolutely use frozen broccoli to make this recipe. To cook frozen broccoli, start by thawing the broccoli in the air fryer at 350℉ for about 5 minutes. Once the broccoli is thawed, add the florets to a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Then, you can return the broccoli to the air fryer and continue cooking for 6-8 minutes or until crispy.
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10 Minute Air Fryer Broccoli
- Wash and trim the broccoli and then cut it into medium-sized florets.
- Add the florets to a mixing bowl and then marinate with the olive oil, grated parmesan, and salt and pepper.
- Cook at 350℉ for 6 – 8 minutes, depending on your air fryer. When you’re halfway through the cook time, shake the broccoli to help it cook evenly.