Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower is the quick and easy side dish that everyone needs!

Bite-sized pieces of lightly seasoned broccoli and cauliflower come out tender and crispy in just a few minutes in the air fryer. Healthy snacks and sides have never been easier to make. No muss, no fuss, just delicious, flavorful vegetables!

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Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

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Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Leave the oven off and let the air fryer do all the work with less oil and in less time!
  • Cook up a batch or two of these low-carb and keto family favorites. Kids love these nutrient-dense, fiber-filled superfoods!
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets get roasted to perfection in the air fryer! Serve as is or with a favorite dip or dressing.

Ingredients to make Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

Ingredients and Variations

VEGGIES Broccoli and cauliflower are such a popular pair because they’re healthy sides to any protein! Other veggies to add to the medley are carrots, brussels sprouts, and bell peppers.

SEASONINGS These vegetables are lightly coated in oil and tossed with garlic, salt, and pepper. Experiment by roasting veggies with other seasoning blends like lemon pepper, spicy cajun, or this universal blend for seasoned salt that can be used for anything.

DIP IT: Give the kids a pile of freshly roasted broccoli and cauliflower with a small bowl of ranch, honey mustard, or this kid-friendly favorite, a creamy cheese sauce.

Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower ingredients in a bowl

How to Make Air Fryer Broccoli & Cauliflower

This simple and healthy side dish can be ready in minutes with these simple steps:

  1. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Toss in a large bowl with oil and seasonings (per the recipe below).
  3. Roast veggies in a single layer and cook until crisp shaking the basket halfway through.

Broccoli and Cauliflower in an air fryer basket before and after being cooked.

Tips & Tricks

  • Chop broccoli and cauliflower into the same size pieces for consistent cooking.
  • Leave a little bit of the stems on to make them easier to grab for dipping!
  • Don’t overcrowd air fryer for best results.
  • If needed, air fry broccoli and cauliflower in batches and put them back in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes right before serving.
  • Serve as a side to a juicy eye of round air fryer steak or some juicy air fryer chicken breasts.

Easy Air Fryer Side Dishes

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Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

This quick and easy recipe makes a crisp and healthy side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups broccoli florets bite sized
  • 2 cup cauliflower florets bite sized
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 390°F.
  • Toss broccoli and cauliflower in a bowl with oil and seasonings.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 8-9 minutes shaking the basket after 4 minutes.

Notes

To ensure even cooking, chop the broccoli and cauliflower into roughly the same size pieces. For easy dipping, leave a little bit of the stems on to make them easier to grab.
 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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