The Best Air Fryer Broccoli
This air fryer broccoli is simply the best! Using a special but easy method to get the broccoli tender without being burnt, like so many other air fryer broccoli recipes, this side dish is just like a delicious oven-roasted broccoli but in a fraction of the time.
Servings 4 servings
Preheat air fryer to 320° Fahrenheit. In large bowl or bag, combine broccoli florets, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat broccoli well, making sure to work oil into crowns of broccoli to ensure they crisp well.
Place seasoned broccoli florets in air fryer basket in one flat layer. Place in air fryer and cook at 320° for 6 minutes.
After 6 minutes, increase air fryer temperature to 400° Fahrenheit. Cook broccoli at 400° for 3 to 4 minutes or until florets are crispy on edges. Remove broccoli from air fryer, garnish with lemon zest and grated parmesan if desired, and serve warm.
- The two-temperature method fixes the problem of getting overly crispy broccoli that's not tender. You might be tempted to stick with just one temperature for the whole cooking process but I really recommend following the method I used here for the best air fryer broccoli EVER!
- Parmesan: Totally optional, but I love cheesy broccoli so I had to recommend it! If you're paleo, on a Whole30, or vegan/dairy-free, skip the parm or use an appropriate substitute.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 4g