Making frozen vegetables in the Air Fryer is a perfect side dish to your dinner recipe. Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli takes only minutes and you will be enjoying a wonderful vegetable. Seasoned with a little Olive Oil and additional seasonings every bite is delicious.
But really, cooking Broccoli in the Air Fryer really tastes great. Broccoli is soft and tender while still holding it's texture. It's full of nutrients and vitamins that does a body good!
If you are like me, remembering to make a side dish when serving a quick meal often gets forgotten. The Air Fryer to your rescue, in just minutes you can add this delicious Air Fryer Broccoli recipe and no one has to know how quick and easy it is.
The recipe card at the bottom of this post will have all the tips and details but let me tell you a bit more about this great way to to serve fresh vegetables and healthy side dish.
But regardless what you serve this dish with, know that you are giving your friends, family and even yourself a perfect side dish.
Shopping List Air Fryer Broccoli
This recipe doesn't call for many ingredients or kitchen supplies.
- Frozen Broccoli Floretes
- Olive Oil
- Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, or your favorite seasonings
Garnish with Lemon Juice, Lemon Wedges, Lemon Zest Parmesan Cheese, freshly ground Black Pepper, or Cayenne Pepper
How to make Frozen Broccoli in Air Fryer
Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes. This helps to heat up the air fryer and get it hot.
Meanwhile add frozen broccoli to a large mixing bowl and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over frozen florets.
Sprinkle Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder over broccoli and toss to coat. Also try Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning blend (optional). Delicious.
Spray air fryer basket with Olive Oil or Avocado Oil cooking spray and place frozen broccoli florets in a single layer in air fryer basket.
Air Frying cooking time can vary by unit or air fryer model. Cook longer for crispy broccoli and less time for a more soft and tender cooked vegetable.
Substitutions and Additions
For extra flavor make sure to take a look at these substitutions and additions. Which is most appealing to you?
There are so many ways to garnish or add to broccoli. Here are a few of our favorite ways.
Cheese. Make a Cheese Sauce or just sprinkle freshly graded cheese on top and melt. Even a sprinkle of parmesan cheese is fantastic.
Adding Lemon Juice or zest gives a refreshing flavor and is truly wonderful especially with this Fresh Lemon Garlic Pasta.
Cayenne Pepper or freshly ground Black Pepper can really change the flavor. It's simple but effective.
Red Pepper Flakes can be sprinkled on top before or after air frying for a little zip in each bite.
Substitute Fresh Broccoli florets and air fry. The total cook time will need adjusted depending on size of florets.
There is nothing worse than mushy vegetables. Air-Fried Broccoli with simple seasonings can be made and enjoyed in a matter of minutes.
It's not only a nutritious side dish but will add to any healthy meal or busy weeknights dinner.
Easy Air Fryer Recipes
With so many great recipes here are some of the easiest recipes you will ever make and enjoy. Take a look!
- Cheesy Breadstick in Air Fryer
- Tender Air Fryer Carrots
- Air Fryer Hamburgers (Family Favorite
- Air Fryer Apple Crisp
How does an Air Fryer Cook?
An Air Fryer is different from a toaster oven in that hot air circulates throughout. The air fryer basket has holes for air to circulate from the top, down through the bottom and back up which cooks food from all sides.
The basket can be coated with Olive Oil Spray or Avocado Spray to prevent sticking. Or try parchment paper with holes. Using a solid piece of parchment paper or foil will prevent the air to flow freely and cook food properly.
For some recipes its necessary to use a preheated air fryer like you would an oven. I find many favorite recipes not needing to preheat which is ideal for quick recipes like frozen veggies, french fries, or even Pizza Bagel Bites.
Have you tried Frozen Broccoli in the Air Fryer?
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From Tasty side dish to easy vegetable side dish this quick recipe is among my favorite things and the easy way to making perfect air fryer broccoli.
And when in a pinch I don't hesitate to use my Instant Pot and make steamed broccoli too. It's a great alternative when the air fryer is busy cooking other food items. It's also quick and easy to roast broccoli on a baking sheet in the oven too.
What is your favorite way to cook easy side dish recipes with simple ingredients?
Frozen Broccoli Air Fryer
- 12 ounces Broccoli Florets - Frozen
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Seasoning - Salt, Pepper, Season Salt
- Preheat Air Fryer to 400 Degrees for 5 minutes
- Spray Air Fryer basket with Cooking Spray or Olive Oil Spray or line with a parchment paper liner
- In a large bowl drizzle Olive Oil over Broccoli and season with Season Salt. Or Salt and Pepper. Toss to combine
- Place Frozen Broccoli Florets in preheat Air Fryer on a single layer
- Air Fryer for 8-10 minutes. Shake basket after about 5 minutes to toss broccoli.
- Add an additional 2-4 minutes to add crispiness or cook make more tender.
Substitutions and AdditionsFor extra flavor make sure to take a look at these substitutions and additions. Which is most appealing to you? There are so many ways to garnish or add to broccoli. Here are a few of our favorite ways. Cheese. Make a Cheese Sauce or just sprinkle freshly graded cheese on top and melt. Even a sprinkle of parmesan cheese is fantastic.
All nutrition values are approximate and calculated by a plugin and are provided as a courtesy. Adding or subtracting ingredients will change the nutritional value.