Learn how to make delicious garlic parmesan broccoli in the air fryer broccoli in just 10 minutes! It’s so EASY, and and packed with so much flavor and texture. Add this healthy side dish to all your favorite meals, and even the kids will devour it.

Broccoli has always been a terrific side because it has so many nutrients, and it’s easy to make. But when you make this air fryer broccoli recipe, you end up with the best crispy broccoli ever. If you haven’t used your air fryer much, this is a great recipe to start with. Plus, you don’t even have to heat up the house when using the air fryer.

I love food that I can quickly and easily make at home that tastes better than something you get in a restaurant. It feels good to know that I am feeding my family and friends healthy food that actually tastes amazing. Honestly, this air fryer broccoli is pretty addictive if you want to know the truth.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER BROCCOLI

All you need is 2 ingredients plus seasonings to make a batch of this incredible broccoli. It’s an inexpensive dinner option too!

  • Broccoli: Use the florets of the broccoli, so it cooks evenly. You can use the stems if you want to, but I think that the florets give you a much better result.
  • Olive Oil: You don’t need a ton of olive oil, just a couple of tablespoons. That is the beauty of cooking in your air fryer; there isn’t much oil needed at all!
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder give you an amazing flavor. You can always add in other seasonings as you wish, but these basic seasonings work beautifully.

HOW TO ROAST BROCCOLI IN AIR FRYER

You won’t believe how incredibly easy this broccoli is to make. Simply mix the florets in a bowl with seasonings and olive oil. Make sure the broccoli is covered evenly.

Then toss it in the air fryer and cook for 4 minutes, give it a shake and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Then serve it hot with your favorite main dish.

OPTIONAL IDEAS

You can make this into a garlic parmesan broccoli by simply adding 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Add it to the bowl and mix it in with the oil and seasonings, coating well. Then cook as directed.

CAN I USE FROZEN BROCCOLI?

Yes, the excess water helps the air fryer not produce smoke, so it’s a benefit using frozen. So use whatever you have on hand or whatever your preference is.

WHAT KIND OF NUTRIENTS ARE IN AIR FRIED BROCCOLI?

There is a reason why they always tell you to eat your broccoli; it’s loaded with nutrients! Fiber, iron, folate, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese are a few.

Both broccoli and olive oil are loaded with antioxidants too. Plus, olive oil also has vitamin E, and vitamin K. So eat up this broccoli because it’s good for you and doesn’t just taste good.

CAN I MAKE AIR FRYER BROCCOLI AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, if you want to make air fryer broccoli ahead of time, you sure can. Make sure after it cooks that you give it time to cool down. Then place it in a storage container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate 3-4 days.

Just keep in mind if you refrigerator the broccoli, it won’t be as crispy when you warm it up if you heat it in the microwave. Just warm it for 2-3 minutes or until it’s hot all the way through.

For best results, heat the broccoli in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes until it’s hot. Then it will be crispy, and taste like it did when you initially made it. Just don’t warm it too long, or it will burn.

4.65 from 48 votes

10 Minute Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli

Learn how to make delicious crispy garlic parmesan air fryer broccoli in just 10 minutes! It's so EASY, and the air fried broccoli is perfectly roasted and flavorful.
Prep2 minutes
Cook8 minutes
Total10 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add broccoli, olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to air fryer and set to 375F for 8 minutes. Shake halfway through.
  • Once the timer goes off, remove and serve immediately.

Notes

Options: (garlic parmesan broccoli) add 2 tablespoons minced garlic and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese when tossing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 431mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 850IU, Vitamin C: 122mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, broccoli, keto, side dish
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35 Comments

  1. Wanted to try this air fryer recipe but your blog loads too slow and jumps around. Your ad network may be the problem.

  2. I made this for dinner tonight. My husband raved! I told him next time I would do Brussel sprouts this way.

  3. Which setting do we use: Air Fry, or “Roast”?

  4. The recipe is great but the pop up advertising is out of control!

  5. Air frying brings out the natural sweetness of fresh broccoli! So good, with just just a dash of cayenne and garlic powder!

  6. I used frozen broccoli and followed the directions but mine never got crispy, just steamed it seems like. Any thoughts?

    1. It may be because the broccoli was frozen as it will wilt.

    2. I make frozen broccoli all the time and it needs a higher temperature and more time. Try making it at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes and it should crisp up

    3. Defrost it a bit and then drain whatever water there is. Ross with olive oil and seasonings and do the thing. It’ll be good.

  7. Which setting do you use on the air fryer? Roast or Air fry?

  8. Hi! I’m excited to make this tonight, only my air fryer doesn’t do 5 degree increments. Would I choose 370 or 380? I have burned veggies in there before so I know it’s a delicate dance. Thank you!

  9. First time making this. Kids loved it. Thank you for making it easy.

  10. I like it but it comes out a little bitter. I think the charting of the broccoli florettes brings out the bitter element of the broccoli. Definitely will try Parmesan with it next time – maybe that will counteract the bitterness like cheese does in broccoli cheese soup.

    1. I find broccoli tastes bitter when you over roast it. We steam it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (depending on amount) to partially cook it, then air fry it. Watch it carefully the first time to be sure not to over roast, cooking times vary a little depending on how much you are cooking and your make of air fryer. Doing that prevents the bitter taste. 🙂

  11. This is great but how much is considered a serving? Its nice that you list the macros but since it isn’t clear exactly how much is used – 3/4 cups and how much is considered one serving. Thanks!

  12. Should I alter the timing or temp if I use frozen broccoli? Also, can I throw it in frozen or do I need to let it thaw out! New to the air fryer!! Thanks!!

    1. No need to thaw. The temp stays the same just keep an eye out on them and remove them once they become crispy.

  13. Very yummy! I threw in some cucumber slices as well and added some parmesan cheese.

  14. You don’t mention the temperature at which to cook the broccoli

    1. It doesn’t mention pre-heating air fryer. Should you pre-heat?

  15. I don’t think I can ever make broccoli any other way after this!!! So easy and delicious! Loved how every piece had a nice crisp and flavor. Thank you!

  16. This has honestly been my life lately because it’s quick and still delicious! 10/10 would recommend for busy people (and everyone else)!