This is the easiest and fastest way to make Brussels sprouts! They’re soft on the inside, crispy on the outside with use of minimal fat and an airfryer!
Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. Families are often divided about them – for example, in my family I am the only one who eats (and actually loves) them. I once read that similar to coriander, Brussels sprouts is a food that people taste differently. Like coriander which can taste soapy or wonderful to people (definitely wonderful to me).
Some people say Brussels sprouts taste bitter but to me they taste almost sweet. Especially when prepared in the right way! Generally, the important thing with Brussels sprouts is to season them right. I guess that goes with any vegetable but it’s particulary so with Brussels sprouts. I like to season them very simply, with salt, lots of garlic granules and a pinch of smoked ground chipotle.
Depending on if you start with frozen or fresh Brussels sprouts, you might need some more prep time. I love using frozen Brussels sprouts because I can just pour them into the pot and pressure cook them and then airfry them. Of course I’m blessed because I own a Ninja Foodi! If you haven’t heard of the Ninja Foodi and you still have space in your kitchen, this is the one device I truly recommend.
I use it every single day, often twice or even three times. It can pressure cook, steam, roast, sear, slow cook, broil and airfry all in one! It’s so practical to cook in there, warm up (or keep the dishes warm to begin with) and especially airfry. I love the ease due to the combination features! For example, for this dish, I first pressure cook my frozen Brussels sprouts with the pressure lid on, then change the lid to the airfry one and then I can airfry the sprouts in the same pot! It’s super fast and easy!
Will you make this side dish soon? Or how about my Cauli & Celeriac Mash with Onion Rings?
My Favorite Airfried Brussels Sprouts
This is the easiest and fastest way to make Brussels sprouts! They're soft on the inside, crispy on the outside with use of minimal fat and an airfryer!
Add the frozen (or fresh, cleaned) Brussels sprouts to a pressure cooker (or in my case, Ninja Foodi) and close the lid. Pressure cook on High for 5 minutes, then release the steam. I normally do fast release for lack of time.
Remove the lid and either transfer the Brussels sprouts to an airfryer or leave it in the Ninja Foodi and change the lid.
Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic granules and smoked chipotle powder. Airfry at 200°C (392°F) for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Serving size: sometimes I eat the whole portion on my own if I eat it with a small portion of protein. But I have also shared it before if there are more vegetable dishes / bigger protein portions on the table. So it can either serve one or two people.
Frozen or fresh Brussels sprouts: you can use either! I prefer frozen Brussels sprouts because I can just pour them into the pressure cooker. Fresh ones are great but you need to clean them first. If you use fresh Brussels sprouts, make sure to use more than 500g because the parts you cut off also weigh something.