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These air fryer Brussels sprouts are delicious: crispy and tossed in a quick garlicky maple butter sauce. They’re quick and easy to make, and they’ll become a favorite healthy side dish in your family!

Brussels sprouts from an air fryer

What Makes This Recipe So Great

  • It’s super easy and ready in twenty minutes, which is perfect for busy evenings.
  • Make it ahead of time! Leftover Brussels sprouts can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350° Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes to maintain the crispy texture.
  • It’s freezer friendly. The prepared sprouts can be frozen for up to 2 months, so make up a big batch and store some for later. You’ll be glad you did!
  • The whole family will love it! The maple butter glaze is a delicious way to convince even the most wary to try Brussels sprouts, and they’ll fall in love.

Key Ingredients

Brussels Sprouts – All veggies are amazing in the air fryer, but Brussels sprouts might be the best. The air circulation gives sprouts a crispy, crunchy exterior and a tender interior – the ideal Brussels sprouts texture!

Maple Syrup – These aren’t just any boring Brussels sprouts – they’re lightly glazed with a buttery maple syrup. The sweetness of the syrup complements the saltiness of the sprouts beautifully and is enriched with butter and garlic.

How to Make It

The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!

For the best flavor, start with fresh whole Brussels sprouts, and trim them and halve them (if they’re really big, you might want to quarter them). Pop them in the air fryer for 15 to 20 minutes. While they’re frying, melt butter, maple syrup, and seasoning together to form your glaze. Toss the fried sprouts in the garlicky butter & maple syrup glaze, serve hot, and enjoy!

Chef’s Tips

  • Although any Brussels sprouts will work, fresh sprouts will give you the best texture and flavor. Look for ones that are a vibrant green and don’t have wilted leaves on the outside. Use similar sized Brussels sprouts for consistent cooking.
  • That being said, you can use frozen Brussels sprouts instead. Make sure to thaw them fully and pat them completely dry before cooking.
  • To cook properly, the air has to fully circulate around your food. If your basket looks too crowded, divide the sprouts into two batches and cook them separately. Keep the first batch warm in a 175° oven while the second batch is air frying, then toss them all together in the maple butter glaze.
Air fryer brussels sprouts on a parchment lined plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts


Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 25 minutes
These air fryer Brussels sprouts are delicious: crispy and tossed in a quick garlicky maple butter sauce. They're quick and easy to make, and they'll become a favorite healthy side dish in your family!
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Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Trim ends and halve large sprouts.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375°. If your air fryer uses 10-degree increments, set to 370°.
    Brussels sprouts in air fryer basket
  • Fry for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket every 6-7 minutes, until sprouts are browned.
    Fried brussels sprouts in air fryer basket
  • In the microwave, melt butter with maple syrup in 30-second intervals.
  • Stir in garlic and salt.
    Melted butter and maple syrup glaze in a white bowl with a spoon
  • Remove sprouts and toss with butter-syrup glaze. Serve immediately.
    Brussels sprouts in a clear glass bowl with tongs

Approximate Information for One Serving

Calories: 146calProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 452mgTotal Carbs: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gNet Carbs: 10gVitamin A: 1030IUVitamin C: 97mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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