Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli

An Easy and Delicious Roasted Broccoli that is flavorful and nutrtitious

This Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli is quick, easy, and so flavorful. You only need a few ingredients and you can enjoy this delicious and nutritious side dish with any meal.

air fryer roasted broccoli

This Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli recipe is the perfect quick and easy side dish for any meal. I adapted my original Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe which is one of the most popular recipes on the site. Who knew broccoli would be so popular!

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My family loves broccoli and we eat it often. I usually bake or saute it but wanted to try air frying it to save some time and effort. I was pleasantly surprised by the results! It’s super flavorful and has just the right amount of bite to it. In this post, I’ll tell you exactly what you need to make this delicious air fryer roasted broccoli, as well as answer any questions I think you may have about the process.

Table of Contents
  1. Tips For Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli
  2. Ingredients Needed
  3. How To Make Roasted Broccoli In The Air Fryer
  4. Shopping List
  5. Common Questions
  6. Recipe Card
roasted broccoli in a serving dish with an air fyer in the background

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli

  • Trim the Broccoli Florets If Necessary: I recommend you trim the stems of the florets if they are too long, and make sure all the florets are approximately the same size.
  • Toss the Broccoli Well: Make sure you toss the broccoli with all the seasonings and the oil really well before adding the broccoli to the air fryer basket. You can do this in a large bowl and use a pair of tongs to toss it. This will ensure all the broccoli gets seasoned and not just a few pieces.
  • Shake the Basket Halfway: Halfway through cooking, take the basket out and give it a good shake. This will produce evenly cooked broccoli.
a bowl of raw broccoli with olive oil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper before seasoning and cooking in the air fryer

Ingredients for Roasted Broccoli

This recipe is pretty straightforward and requires only a few ingredients. Here is everything you’ll need.

  • Broccoli Florets: I like to buy organic, pre-cut broccoli florets. This makes things really easy. Just make sure if there are any giant ones to cut them down so all pieces are approximately the same size.
  • Seasonings: You will need salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  • Lemon Juice: You’ll need some lemon juice for this recipe. I use freshly squeezed juice.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Finally, you will need some extra virgin olive oil. Tossing the broccoli in the oil means there’s no need to add oil to your air fryer basket. I recommend you get a high-quality extra virgin olive oil to keep on hand. One of our favorites is Kirkland’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

How To Roast Broccoli In The Air Fryer

Air fryers cook fast and are super easy to use. That makes them the perfect appliance for busy families who don’t have a lot of time to cook. If you’ve never cooked with an air fryer before, don’t worry – I’m going to show you exactly how to roast broccoli using your air fryer. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather The Ingredients

Start gathering the ingredients. Here’s exactly what you’ll need:

  • Broccoli Florets: one 9-12 ounce bag, pre-washed, pre-cut florets
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic Powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Red Pepper Flakes: ½ teaspoon
  • Kosher Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground Black Pepper: ⅛ teaspoon

Step 2: Toss The Broccoli With The Seasonings

Add the broccoli to a medium-sized mixing bowl, and sprinkle the olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the florets. Toss the broccoli in the seasonings until it is evenly coated.

Step 3: Add The Broccoli To The Air Fryer

Transfer the seasoned broccoli to the air fryer basket and spread the florets out into a single layer.

Step 4: Cook The Broccoli

Close the air fryer and set it to cook at 400° F for 8 to 10 minutes depending on how crispy you like the edges of your broccoli.

Halfway through cooking, remove the basket from the air fryer and give it a shake to toss the florets around. Place the basket back into the air fryer and continue cooking for the remaining time.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Roasted Broccoli

Now that you have followed my guide on how to make roasted broccoli in the air fryer, it’s time to enjoy this delicious and healthy side dish! This roasted broccoli has crispy edges and is tender on the inside. It pairs perfectly with your favorite protein or main course. So, grab a plate and enjoy!

roasting broccoli in the air fryer

Common Questions About Making Roasted Broccoli

Here are a few questions you may have about this air fryer roasted broccoli recipe. If you have questions I haven’t listed below, please leave them in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

what can I top roasted broccoli with?

You can top your air fryer roasted broccoli with so many things! My first recommendation would be some freshly grated parmesan cheese. If you’d like a little extra crunch with your broccoli, try adding some chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pistachios. You can even add sunflower seeds to it and it would be great.

can I use another oil?

I love the flavor of a good extra virgin olive oil. It is perfect for this recipe. If you are not a fan of olive oil, I recommend avocado oil. It’s very neutral in flavor and it’s great for you.

can I leave out the red pepper flakes?

I feel the red pepper flakes add a nice flavor to this roasted broccoli. I wouldn’t say they make it a spicy dish since so little is used. That being said, you can leave them out if you wish.

What can I eat with roasted broccoli?

Broccoli is a perfect side dish for almost anything! It’s delicious and healthy and pairs so well with beef, chicken, and seafood. Grilled chicken with broccoli would be delicious, as well as a juicy steak with roasted broccoli on the side. Salmon and broccoli are perfect together as well, and it’s such a healthy and delicious combination. There are endless options for what to eat roasted broccoli with. I’ve added some of my recipes below that I think would be great with this air fryer roasted broccoli.

roasted broccoli served on a plate as a side dish
Quick Tip

Buy organic, pre-cut broccoli florets to save time!

IT’S YOUR TURN TO MAKE THIS Air Fryer Roasted broccoli!

Did you make this delicious roasted broccoli recipe yet? I think this is the best Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli recipe out there, and I know you will absolutely love it! Let me know in the comments section below when you make this recipe and how much you enjoyed it.

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air fryer roasted broccoli

Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli

perfectly roasted broccoli seasoned with herbs, spices, red pepper flakes, and olive oil

5 from 2 votes
Servings
2
DifficultyEasy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Air Frying
Oven Temp400°
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
Looking for a delicious and healthy side dish? Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side for you! This recipe is simple and results in tender, flavorful broccoli that pairs well with almost any dish. The whole family will love it!
air fryer roasted broccoli

Essential Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Toss Broccoli With Seasonings: In a mixing bowl, toss the broccoli in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Make sure all the broccoli is well coated.
    mixing broccolii with seasoning in a glass bowl
  • Add To Air Fryer: Spread the broccoli out into a single layer in the air fryer basket.
    seasoned broccoli in the air fryer basket before roasting
  • Cook Broccoli: Set Air Fryer to cook at 400° F for 8-10 minutes depending on how crispy you want the broccoli.
    setting the air fryer temperature to 400 to roast broccoli
  • Toss Halfway Through Cooking: Halfway through cooking, take the basket out and give it a shake. Continue air frying for the remaining time.
    shaking and tossing broccoli in the air fryer before completing the roasting
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
air fryer roasted broccoli

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