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Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Have you tried frozen vegetables in the air fryer? This easy air fried frozen broccoli makes a great simple side dish for dinner. Make crispy broccoli from frozen with your air fryer!

a white spatula with a scoop of roasted broccoli

This air fryer frozen broccoli is the best easy side dish!

Have a bag of frozen broccoli? Cook it in the air fryer for an easy and delicious dinner side dish. This is my go to veggie side dish when I need something fast!

Using the air fryer has been a game changer for making dinner in my house. I fell in love with the convenience of recipes like my roasted frozen cauliflower and roasted frozen broccoli for a quick dinner side so I knew I needed to try them in the air fryer.

The air fryer is one of our most used appliances in our house and we use it pretty much every day. It is such a time saver.

If you have a bag of frozen veggies, olive oil spray, and a few simple spices, you can make an easy and delicious side dish that requires almost no time to prep!

frozen broccoli florets in an air fryer basket

How to air fry frozen broccoli

Step 1: Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. This will help the broccoli florets not stick to the bottom.

spraying oil into an air fryer basket

Step 2: Place the frozen broccoli florets into the air fryer basket.

Can you cook from frozen in the air fryer?

Yes, and I always recommended doing this whenever cooking with frozen vegetables! I have found that in order to get the best texture (no sogginess) for frozen vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower, it is important not to thaw them at all before cooking.

Step 3: Spray the broccoli with olive oil spray, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Give it a good stir or shake to help mix the spices around.

Step 4: Air fry the broccoli at 400 degrees for 15-25 minutes, stirring at least once, until desired level of crispiness is achieved.

air fried frozen broccoli in the air fryer basket

This recipe is delicious as is, or you could sprinkle on some parmesan cheese at the end.Or this cheese sauce for broccoli would be amazing poured on top! For vegans, this would be great sprinkled with a little nutritional yeast.

If you haven’t tried air frying frozen broccoli yet, it is a game changer! Perfect for busy nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry or quick nutritious lunches.

Frozen vegetables are a great pantry staple to keep on hand when time is short! Our freezer is always stocked with veggies for just that reason.

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a white spatula with a scoop of roasted broccoli
air fried frozen broccoli in the air fryer basket

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Joy Shull
This air fried frozen broccoli is the best easy side dish idea! Learn how to make frozen vegetables in the air fryer taste delicious.
4.47 from 419 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz frozen broccoli florets
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray, then place the frozen broccoli florets in the basket. For best results, do not allow the broccoli to thaw at all prior to baking, place it straight from the freezer into the air fryer.
  • Spray the broccoli florets with olive oil spray, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Give the basket a shake to mix the spices around.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Stir and shake the basket, then air fry an additional 5minutes, or until until desired level of crispiness. If you use less than 24 oz of broccoli, it will cook much faster, so watch it closely to avoid burning. Check your broccoli every few minutes towards the end to avoid burning
  • Serve immediately, topped with parmesan cheese if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 348mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1061IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Karenina

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

I tried these and while they were yummy...15 minutes was way too long

Alyssa

Sunday 16th of April 2023

Not better than French fries, but pretty darn close! I have a Cosori air fryer and used the French fry setting for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, which reminds me to shake the basket halfway through. Mine turned out a with a few more burnt pieces than your photos, but my husband and I loved them none the less. We may have even dipped them in a mayo-ketchup based fry sauce. :) Thanks for such a simple and tasty way to enjoy a frozen veggie!

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023

Yay! So happy you both enjoyed it, this is one of our favorite ways to eat frozen vegetables :)

Lisa

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Also, what size is your air fryer? Mine is 5quarts.

Joy Shull

Friday 19th of August 2022

I use a 6 quart

Lisa

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Did you preheat the air fryer before adding the vegetables?

Joy Shull

Monday 29th of August 2022

I do not.