Roasted Broccoli In Air Fryer – Perfect In Just 10 Mins

broccoli in air fryer

Roasted broccoli in air fryer has always been one of the tastiest side dishes to accompany any meal and is also one of the nation’s favorites!

Broccoli is unbelievably good for you too! Boasting an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, the nutritional benefit of this super-veg makes it among the very best things you could possibly eat.

And now, thanks to our trusty air fryer, has become even easier and quicker to create this healthy side dish perfectly every time.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 heads of broccoli or 4 cups of pre-trimmed florets
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of cooking oil (whatever your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed or powdered garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cup of water

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For this recipe, you will of course need an air fryer. If you do not have an air fryer, or are thinking of upgrading your current appliance, then check out our air fryer review section here.

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  1. Prepare the heads of broccoli by cutting into evenly sized florets and cutting the stem into half inch cubes. (If you are using pre-trimmed broccoli, you can skip this step!)
  2. Place the cooking oil, garlic, and Parmesan into a bowl and give a stir
  3. Add the broccoli to the bowl and toss in the mixture until evenly coated
  4. Then add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Put the ¼ cup of water in the bottom of the air fryer (below the basket in the base of the air fryer). This will stop them smoking.
  6. Cook for 7 mins at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius) until lightly crispy
  7. Serve immediately for best results

Things to Note

You can also use frozen broccoli in air fryer with this recipe, with a few minor alterations.

First of all, there is no need to use the water in the bottom of the air fryer if using frozen broccoli florets. This is because they already contain the moisture required to prevent them from smoking. Using the water as well essentially steams them, so you don’t get the great roasted flavor!

Secondly, they will take a little longer to cook. Still cook at 400 degrees but for 9 mins instead of 7.


With the help of an air fryer, eating fresh, nutritious food has never been easier. Or tasted better!

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