Perfect Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli

This air fryer broccoli is still a little green with a slight crunch. If you're needing to double the recipe just cook it in 2 batches or 2 separate air fryer baskets if you have a double cooking air fryer.  

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 13
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free



12 oz. fresh broccoli, washed and cut into small florets

2 Tbsp olive oil


Just shy of 1/4 tsp fine sea salt (if you need to use less sodium, start with about 1/8 tsp and then adjust the salt after cooking)

1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder (or garlic powder fine)

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp fine ground pepper

Garnish/Add on post Air Fry

Squeeze of lemon

Fresh shaved or grated parmesan cheese


  1. Toss the broccoli with the olive oil in a medium bowl or right in your air fryer basket if you have nonstick baskets. 
  2. Mix together your spices and sprinkle on the oiled broccoli and toss again.
  3. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees.  Pre-heat for 3 mins.  Air Fry broccoli for 8 minutes, toss once half-way through
  4. Once your cook time is complete, move your broccoli to a serving dish immediately to keep it from over-cooking. 
  5. At this point you can squeeze a little lemon juice to the broccoli bowl or directly on plates.  Same goes for the parmesan if you so choose to.  Up to you. 


Keywords: Air Fryer Broccoli, air fryer, broccoli

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