The best air fryer Brussel sprouts? Sign me up, please! Perfectly roasted and topped with cranberries and bacon. These air fryer Brussel sprouts are the perfect low-calorie recipe, and did I mention how delicious these babies are?!?!!! What's not to love about these air fryer brussel sprouts with bacon?

Brussel sprouts in air fryer
Brussel sprouts in air fryer

Ingredients To Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Regarding the ingredients for these air fryers, brussel sprouts are pretty simple. Who doesn't love simple? Brussel sprouts are super delicious and very healthy for you. The ingredients for this recipe can be at pretty much any grocery store.

Brussel Sprouts- Choose Brussel sprouts whose leaves are tightly packed and bright green. Try to stay away from the ones that have yellowish-looking leaves are black spots on them. They aren't usually the best ones in taste.

Olive Oil- Helps coat these air fryer brussel sprouts and allows the seasonings to stick to the brussel sprouts a lot better.

Seasonings- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder. The seasonings I used all work together in adding a tremendous amount of flavor to these brussel sprouts.

Dried Cranberries- Brings a sweet taste to the dish and helps balance the strong taste of brussels.

Bacon- Flavor and crunchiness

Walnuts-Compliments the dish with the crunchiness that they bring.

Honey- Gives this recipe a sweet taste. After all, who doesn't love honey?

Health Benefits

There are many health benefits to brussel sprouts that you want to hear about.

  • Packed with immunity-building Vitamin C
  • Aids in fighting cancer such as lung, kidney, bladder, breast, prostate cancer
  • Powerful superfood
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Brussel sprouts also may stave off high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

Best time of year for brussel sprouts

I eat them all year round, but I understand that there is also a peak season for brussels to be eaten so that they are fresher and better in taste. They should be eaten in the late fall to early winter.

Wash and clean

Brussels sprouts are so tasty, but they must be washed and cleaned before you can do anything with them. As mentioned above, you first want to make sure you choose them correctly from the grocery store. Remove all of the bad leaves( rotten and holes) Next, trim the ends, then cut the brussel sprouts in half and rinse them off. Now, you are ready to cook them!

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How To Cook Brussel Sprouts?

I love to throw my vegetables in the air fryer and let them become caramelized and crispy. These air fryer brussel sprouts are so delicious and guilt-free. They are insanely low in calories and make a healthy, great side dish. You can use fresh brussel sprouts or frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer. It is completely up to you. Also, air fryer brussel sprouts aren't your only option for cooking.

You can also bake them in the oven, cook them on the stovetop, and even cook instant pot brussel sprouts. The first thing you want to do when making air fryer brussel sprouts is to make sure that you wash and clean them. Look for any rotten leaves and remove them. Next, cut your brussels down the middle and add them to a bowl. In addition, you want to drizzle them with olive oil, add in your seasonings, and mix well. Lastly, place them in your preheated air fryer to cook for 10 minutes, then top with your toppings.

Serve with

You can serve these sprouts with whatever your heart desires. I love to serve these sprouts with meat. You can also eat them alone. They taste just as good. Eating them with my honey bbq ribs or my air fryer wings is also a great option. They are so delicious either way.

How long do brussel sprouts last in the refrigerator?

Place your sprouts in an airtight container with a lid on them. You can also place your sprouts in a bowl and place saran wrap over the bowl. Poke a few holes in the top of the saran wrap. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you store them in a ziplock bag, they can last up to a week. Of course, you will need to smell them first to ensure they don’t smell awfully bad. If they smell really harsh, you should throw them away. They could possibly make you sick when eaten.

Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts

How to roast Brussel sprouts?

To roast any vegetable is so simple and fairly easy. The only thing you would really need to do is prep your vegetables beforehand.

Air fryer brussel sprouts
Air fryer brussel sprouts

Steps to roasting sprouts?

So, I make sure I wash my vegetables thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then I place them onto a sheet pan with the flat side of the Brussel sprouts lying down. Now, drizzle olive oil over them. Next, I sprinkle Himalayan salt, pepper, and garlic powder over them. Place them into the oven and let bake for 30 minutes. Take them out and add your toppings!!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you should check out my roasted broccoli.

Enjoy

Air fryer brussel sprouts

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air fryer Brussel sprouts? Sign me up, please! Perfectly roasted and topped with cranberries and bacon. These air fryer Brussel sprouts are the perfect low-calorie recipe, and did I mention how delicious these babies are?!?!!! What's not to love about these air fryer brussel sprouts with bacon?
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 292kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts 16 ounces
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea salt kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Honey Optional
  • 2 Slices Bacon
  • 1 Cup Dried cranberries
  • ½ Cup Walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees
  • Wash brussel sprouts thoroughly.
    1 lb Brussel sprouts
  • Take a knife and split sprout down the middle
  • Drizzle olive oil over your brussels sprouts, then add in your seasonings and mix well.
    1 tsp Olive oil, 1 tsp Black Pepper, 1 tsp Sea salt
  • Add your sprouts into the air fryer face down. Making sure not to overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Cook for 9 to 10 minutes
  • Remove from the air fryer and add your toppings
    1 tsp Honey, 2 Slices Bacon, 1 Cup Dried cranberries, ½ Cup Walnuts
  • Enjoy

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg