Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli Recipe

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Total time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 750 g (1.7 lb) frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180°C (350°F). It will take roughly five minutes to heat up.
  2. Add the frozen broccoli to the air fryer basket as a single layer and lightly spray with oil.
  3. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the top of the broccoli and gently shake the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Shake halfway through cooking.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • The broccoli can go from being perfectly cooked to overcooked very quickly. I recommend checking every few minutes once you get close to the fifteen-minute mark.
  • You can use fresh broccoli instead of frozen, but the cooking time will be drastically shorter. I recommend roughly seven minutes if you are cooking fresh or thawed broccoli.
  • Avoid overloading the air fryer basket as it can cause inconsistent cooking.
  • The type of oil you use can drastically impact the flavor of the broccoli. I used a lighter tasting oil such as vegetable oil, but you can try strong tasting oils such as coconut oil or olive oil.
  • This dish is gluten-free, keto, vegan, and paleo-friendly, so it is a perfect side dish if you are cooking for people with strict dietary requirements.

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