Crispy and delicious, Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a perfect way to spruce up frozen veggies. All you need are frozen broccoli florets, olive oil, and seasoning for this easy weeknight side dish. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly.

cooked broccoli in a serving dish

Frozen veggies are a useful staple in our household. They’re more affordable than fresh and they don’t perish in a few days (see more of my tips for eating clean on a budget).

One of my favorite ways to cook frozen broccoli is in the air fryer. The edges get crispy while the inside stays tender.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes!
  • Frozen vegetables can get soggy if cooked incorrectly. The air fryer is a foolproof way to cook them.
  • Everyone usually loves crispy broccoli. Plus, this Air Fryer Broccoli recipe is gluten-free, low carb, paleo, dairy-free, Whole30, and keto friendly!

Key Ingredients

Frozen broccoli florets are all you need for this recipe. Look for florets and not “cuts” or else you will end up with lots of stem pieces. If you don’t mind the stems, then cuts will work fine too.

Olive oil helps the seasonings adhere to the broccoli and crisp up the outsides.

Salt, pepper, & garlic powder are all you need to season up this broccoli for plenty of flavor.

ingredients for air fryer frozen broccoli

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a large mixing bowl, toss together all of the ingredients.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

seasoned broccoli in a bowl

Step Two

Transfer the mixture to your air fryer basket.

broccoli in the air fryer

Step Three

Set the temperature to 360 degrees Fahrenheit with a cook time of 8 minutes.

cooked broccoli in the air fryer

Step Four

Stop and toss the broccoli once during cooking to make sure all of them cook and get crispy.

Step Five

Serve and enjoy!

cooked broccoli

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  • Feel free to use whatever seasonings you like. You can also add red pepper flakes or Italian seasoning.
  • You don’t need to defrost the broccoli before cooking. In fact it’s better to keep it frozen. Check out my recipe for Air Fryer Fresh Broccoli Florets.You can also see my recipe for how to roast frozen broccoli in an oven, if you prefer.

FAQs

Do I have to coat the broccoli with oil?

In order for the broccoli to crisp up while it cooks, it needs to be coated in some oil. You can use whichever oil you prefer and have on hand. See my article on the safest cooking oils.

Other Air Fryer Recipes You Might Like

cooked broccoli served on a table with salt and pepper

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air fryer frozen broccoli

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli


Description

Crispy and delicious, Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a perfect way to spruce up frozen veggies. All you need are frozen broccoli florets, olive oil, and seasoning for this easy weeknight side dish. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 16ounce bag frozen broccoli florets (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the frozen broccoli, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Transfer the mixture to your air fryer basket.
  3. Set the temperature to 360°F for 8 minutes.
  4. Stop and toss the broccoli florets once during the cooking process.
  5. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  2. Feel free to use whatever seasonings you like. You can also add red pepper flakes or Italian seasoning.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: air fryer frozen vegetables, how to cook frozen broccoli

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