Air Fryer Broccoli

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A crispy broccoli in air fryer recipe that only requires broccoli florets, avocado oil, and spices. Make broccoli in the air fryer with either fresh or frozen broccoli. You’ll have a healthy side dish on the dinner table in less than 10 minutes either way!


  • 16 oz broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (can also use light olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli:

  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the frozen broccoli into a large bowl. Then drizzle the avocado oil and spices on top. Try to coat all of the broccoli with the oil and spice mix.
  • Once mixed, add the coated broccoli into the air fryer basket. Leave some space in between each floret to allow the air to circulate.
  • Cook for approximately 5 minutes, and then flip the broccoli. Continue to air fry until the broccoli is golden brown. This should take approximately 5 more minutes – but keep an eye on the broccoli since it can burn quickly.

Fresh Broccoli in the Air Fryer:

  • Follow the same instructions as above, however only cook broccoli approximately 3 minutes per side – for a total of 6 minutes.


  • While you can air fry both fresh and frozen broccoli, my preference is frozen since this version often contains more nutrients. It also prevents soggy broccoli.
  • Try not to let the broccoli florets touch so it doesn’t steam.
  • Be sure to use enough oil. Using minimal oil can cause the broccoli to burn.
  • You can use your hands to rub on the oil and spice mix to make sure it is fully coated. This is the best way to get the most flavorful broccoli.


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