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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

Air fryer frozen vegetables and Air fryer frozen cauliflower are regulars in our house. I love using the air fryer for frozen veggies, or frozen onion rings.

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!

I fell in love with the convenience of recipes like my roasted frozen cauliflower and roasted frozen broccoli for a quick dinner side.

It inspired me to try using the same method, but with my air fryer!

I was not disappointed, and the veggies cooked perfectly. While I love fresh air fryer broccoli, the convenience of frozen just can’t be beat.

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.

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

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

air fried frozen broccoli in the air fryer basket

This air fried frozen broccoli is the best easy side dish idea! Learn how to make frozen vegetables in the air fryer taste delicious.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and shake the basket, then air fry an additional 5-15 minutes, until desired level of crispiness.
  4. Serve immediately, topped with parmesan cheese if desired

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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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.

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