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Tender Crisp Air Fryer Broccoli in 10 Minutes

Ready for a quick and easy side dish!? This air fryer broccoli is ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes, and it’s so full of flavor. It’s going to be your new favorite way to eat broccoli, and it pairs well with any protein.

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Air fryer broccoli ingredients

We used fresh broccoli, avocado oil and some simple seasonings. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Fresh broccoli
  • Avocado oil (or another cooking oil)
  • Nutritional yeast (adds a cheesy, umami flavor, can substitute parmesan cheese)
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt + ground pepper
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Want more homemade seasoning ideas? Check out these 10 Easy DIY Spice Blends.

How to roast broccoli in the air fryer

It’s so easy! Here are the simple steps to make air fried broccoli.

  • Preheat air fryer if yours requires preheating
  • Cut broccoli into florets (you can also buy broccoli already cut into floret to save time)
  • Toss with avocado oil and seasonings
  • Place in air fryer and cook for about 5 minutes, tossing halfway
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Looking for more? Check out all of our Air Fryer recipes here.

What to serve with this air fryer broccoli

Here are some perfect pairings for this air fryer broccoli.

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Your turn to try our air fryer broccoli

Plan on making this air fryer broccoli this week! We know you’ll love how it turns out perfectly tender crisp in the air fryer.

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Tender Crisp Air Fryer Broccoli In 10 Minutes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 3
Calories: 135kcal
This air fryer broccoli is ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes, and it pairs well with any protein. Your new favorite way to eat broccoli!
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets (cut them into evenly sized pieces to ensure even cooking)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp nutrtional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
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Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 375° fahrenheit if your air fryer requires preheating.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat the broccoli.
  • Transfer to air fryer basket and cook for about 5 minutes, tossing halfway.
  • Once done, remove and serve!

Notes

Nutrition details are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 4g | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Tender Crisp Air Fryer Broccoli in 10 Minutes

  • I’m planning on making this tonight! Do the broccoli florets need to be in a single layer, or can they be on top of eachother?

    • It works best if they are in a single layer, but if you have to put them on top of one another be sure to mix halfway and you might need to add a couple of minutes to the cook time.

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