Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts


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Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts. How to cook air fryer brussel sprouts from frozen, including adding a delicious crispy maple syrup glaze. Perfect for a quick veggie loaded frugal side dish.

Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts
Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts

Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts

I was a frozen Brussel Sprouts virgin until the spring of 2019. I had never once bought frozen sprouts and cooked them in the air fryer and soon realised I was missing out on something special.

It all came about when I decided to do a big experiment in the cooking of frozen vegetables and led to me writing about instant pot frozen vegetables and instant pot frozen broccoli.

In all honesty, frozen vegetables cooked in kitchen gadgets blew my mind.

You could say that I was a bit of a snob when it came to frozen vegetables and always assumed that they were tasteless and why buy frozen when I can buy fresh????

But after trying out many vegetables last year in both the air fryer and the instant pot there was no going back.

Now when I buy fresh vegetables from the supermarket each week it is a lot more limited to what it once was.

I will buy fresh tomatoes, zucchini, mixed peppers, onions and most other vegetables will come from the frozen section.

My favourite frozen vegetables that I love to cook in the air fryer and the instant pot include:

  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Frozen Cauliflower
  • Frozen Leeks
  • Frozen Brussel Sprouts
  • Frozen Corn

Today though, I want to share with just how easy it is to cook frozen brussel sprouts combining both the instant pot and the air fryer.

Or if you have one you could use a Mealthy Crisplid or an Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts From Frozen

I am one of those veggie loving people that is OBSESSED with brussel sprouts. I would eat them all year round if possible.

But sadly, living in Portugal means this has never been an option. Fresh brussel sprouts is only available in limited supermarkets during Christmas.

Outside of Christmas unless you go to the British supermarket, you have no chance of getting any.

It would become a delicious Christmas treat that we would have.

Our family enjoying brussel sprouts (okay just me and Dominic as the kids don’t like them) means that frozen or nothing.

But the greatest thing about frozen brussel sprouts is, not only can you enjoy them out of season, but there is no prep.

You can steam the sprouts first in your instant pot and then toss in your favourite maple syrup glaze and load them into the air fryer until you have perfect crispy sprouts.

Why Sprouts In Air Fryer?

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Ingredients

When you cook sprouts in air fryer, they taste much better than cooked in the skillet or baked in the oven.

It is like eating roasted sprouts that have been made extra crispy due to a lot of fats.

The only difference is that when you cook sprouts in air fryer, hardly any oil is used at all and they are very SIMPLE to prep.

Plus, you can mix and match your ingredients to make your favourite type of brussel sprouts.

At Christmas we always have air fryer brussel sprouts with bacon and you can make these, or opt for how we are having them today which is air fryer brussel sprouts with maple syrup.

Are Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Healthy?

Yes they are. You can cook brussel sprouts just as they are and just toss them in salt and pepper.

They will taste much better compared to the old school method of boiling them until they are green balls of horrible mush.

You can toss your brussel sprouts in a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and maple syrup for the best results.

Cooked this way your air fryer brussel sprouts will still be suitable for:

  • Low Carb
  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Vegan

Are Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Crispy?

Yes air fryer brussel sprouts are super crispy. Though you need to have a good cook time on your brussel sprouts in order to allow them to crisp up properly and taste delicious.

How To Make Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts step by step

Below is the easy way showing you how to make air fryer brussel sprouts from frozen:

  1. Add a cup of water to your instant pot and add in your steamer basket.
  2. Load your frozen brussel sprouts into your steamer basket and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Quickly release pressure, drain and load the brussel sprouts into a bowl.
  5. Add your extras to the bowl. Mix with a spoon and load your sprouts into the air fryer basket.
  6. Cook for 12 minutes on a high heat.
  7. Serve.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Maple Syrup

Unlike when I cooked air fryer frozen broccoli, brussel sprouts are easier to handle. They don’t fall apart like a just steamed piece of broccoli would if you tried to mix it.

That means that air fryer frozen brussel sprouts are ideal for mixing in a layer of maple syrup or another favourite flavouring.

What I did was add my just steamed brussel sprouts to a bowl, added in maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.

Then using a spoon, I gently mixed it together before loading the sprouts into the air fryer.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Temperature

The cooking temperature for air fryer brussel sprouts is 200c/400f. This is because your sprouts are already cooked thanks to the instant pot and you need a high heat to be able to crisp up your sprouts.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Cook Time

The cook time for air fryer brussel sprouts is JUST 12 minutes. This will make sure that your sprouts and crispy and that your maple syrup glaze has the magic effect.

air fryer frozen brussel sprouts
air fryer frozen brussel sprouts
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Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts

Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts. How to cook air fryer Brussel sprouts from frozen, including adding a delicious crispy maple syrup glaze. Perfect for a quick veggie loaded frugal side dish.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 175kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Pour a cup of water into your instant pot inner pot.
  • Add in your steamer basket and load up your steamer basket with frozen brussel sprouts.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for one minute.
  • Quickly release pressure when it beeps and load your drained brussel sprouts into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  • Using a spoon gently mix your sprouts until the maple syrup is well mixed in.
  • Load your sprouts into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12 minutes on 200c/400f.
  • Serve.

Notes

You can swap maple syrup for honey if you prefer.
If your brussel sprouts are not crispy enough cook for a further 3 minutes at the same temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1508IU | Vitamin C: 170mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Brussel Sprouts”

  1. 4 stars
    I love Brussel sprouts and used to love them thrown in a hot pan and browned so this was perfect, they cooked great and browned them at the same time!

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