Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a simple way to make delicious, crispy broccoli in a matter of minutes! With just a few ingredients, you can take this vegetable from freezer to table for a perfect side dish to almost any meal.
Making frozen broccoli in the air fryer is so easy! You can also make fresh Air Fryer Broccoli is also easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. You may also like Air Fryer Mixed Frozen Veggies, or Frozen Onion Rings.
BENEFITS OF EATING BROCCOLI
Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork chops, burgers, and even fish filets. It can easily replace or be added to rice or pasta too! Crispy florets next to an air fried protein, can make a complete healthy meal.
Another recipe that works well with broccoli is this Air Fryer Steak Bites recipe.
You will love this air fryer broccoli recipe because it is Paleo friendly, keto friendly, and is high in fiber, and low in calories and carbohydrates. One serving of broccoli almost meets your entire daily vitamin C. It also has almost no prep time, so it's total time from freezer to table is about 10 minutes.
- Frozen Broccoli Florets (14ounces-16 ounces, about 3 cups frozen broccoli)
- Olive oil- or Avocado oil
- Garlic Powder
- Onion powder
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
Transfer frozen broccoli to a large bowl. Then, toss with olive oil.
Once broccoli is coated with oil, sprinkle in seasonings. Toss broccoli with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and continue to toss until broccoli is evenly coated.
Transfer broccoli in air fryer basket in a single layer without overlapping.
Air fry frozen broccoli at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, shake basket halfway through cook time. Air fry until roasted broccoli reaches your personal preference level of crispness.
I make this recipe in my Cosori Air Fryer Oven. Cooking time may vary by 2-3 minutes depending on your air fryer model.
- This broccoli is so easy to make, but there are a few tips that can make it the perfect air fryer veggie. To avoid mushy vegetables, spread the broccoli evenly in the basket, without overfilling. This will allow the air to flow around the broccoli as it cooks so it can get crispy.
- For a crispy texture, add a few extra minutes to air frying time.
Storage should be in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. When reheating in the air fryer using the same temperature of 380 degrees F. Start with 3-5 minutes, adding a minute at a time until it is warmed completely.
This delicious and healthy side dish is made with just a few simple seasonings. But it can also be switched up for extra flavor. A few of our favorite ways to eat this yummy vegetable:
- Top with your favorite shredded cheese such as parmesan cheese or cheddar.
- Sprinkle nutritional yeast on the broccoli about halfway through cooking. It adds a cheese flavor but is dairy-free. It also has a lot of nutrition benefits. It is gluten free, low carb, adds protein, antioxidants, and B12, but also helps lower cholesterol.
- Toss or dip in a warm cheese sauce.
- Add to a salad or soup for extra vegetable servings.
- Switch up seasonings with your favorite tastes! Broccoli is delicious with a lemon pepper seasoning, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, Red Pepper Flakes, Chili Powder, or keep it easy with just a squeeze of lemon juice, lemon zest, or salt & pepper.
There is no need to thaw the vegetables before air frying. When you cook frozen broccoli, the first few minutes of air frying will do that, removing some of the water content. You can air fry the broccoli until it is hot and tender, or add extra air frying time until it gets crispy.
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Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
- 1 Air Fryer
- 16 ounces frozen broccoli
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1/ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- To make this air fryer recipe, transfer broccoli to a large bowl. Then, toss with olive oil.
- Once broccoli is coated with oil, sprinkle in seasonings. Toss broccoli with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and continue to toss until broccoli is evenly coated.
- Transfer broccoli in air fryer basket in a single layer without overlapping.
- Air fry frozen broccoli at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, shake basket halfway through cook time. Air fry until roasted broccoli reaches your personal preference level of crispness.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.