Air fryers have become an extremely popular kitchen appliance, and for good reason. They cook food quickly and without a lot of oil. They're energy efficient and don't take up a lot of space.
Why Air Fry Vegetables?
The best part is, the air fryer makes your food extra crispy without a lot of oil. And you can cook almost any vegetable in your air fryer. It's so much more than just frozen French fries. (But it's perfect for that, too!)
Air fryer cooking is an easy way to get healthy vegetables on the table with little effort. Perfect for those busy weeknights
To prove it, I have gathered together the best recipes for cooking all kinds of delicious and healthy vegetable side dishes.
If you were wondering what veggie to make next in your air fryer, I have you covered.
So go have a look and pick out your favorites!
Air Fryer Carrots
Air Fryer Carrots come out delicious, sweet, tender and perfectly caramelized. And in half the time as oven roasting.
Air Fryer Cauliflower
Ready in just fifteen minutes, this simple air fryer cauliflower recipe is great as a snack, appetizer or tasty side dish. Vegan, gluten-free and keto friendly.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Quick, easy, flavorful, Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are perfect for any meal. Serve it as a side dish or as a snack you would want to make it all the time.
Air Fryer Beets
These tender roasted air fryer beets are easy to make for a healthy snack or side dish. Serve them on a salad, sandwich or just eat them plain.
Air Fryer Rutabaga
Rutabaga is a healthy and delicious veggie and it makes crisp and delicious low carb fries in the air fryer. Perfect as a side dish for burgers or fish, or just a snack with your favorite dip.
Air Fryer Zucchini
This air fryer zucchini is not only easy but it has so much flavor! Just a few seasonings and optional parmesan cheese, this is a healthy vegetable in the air fryer that goes with so many dinner ideas.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Air frying is a quick and easy method of cooking this delicious winter squash. Roasting butternut squash cubes makes them tender but crisp, with far less cook time than the oven.
Air Fryer Broccoli
Roasted broccoli is easy to make in the air fryer in just 10 minutes. Perfect alongside just about any main course and easily customizable too.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
You only need a handful of ingredients to make either Air Fryer Mushrooms recipe. Plus they’re ready in under 15 minutes.
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash is delicious, healthy and low in carbs and calories. With only a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and just a little oil, it comes out tender in less time than oven roasting.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Air fryer brussels sprouts are delicious, quick, and easy. Fresh brussels sprouts and onions are tossed with olive oil, maple syrup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Then air fried to golden crispy nuggets.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is crisp, tender and so easy. It takes just one ingredient and it's ready in about 8 minutes.
Air Fryer Onions
Cook up the most delicious onions in your air fryer with zero effort with this easy and flavor loaded recipe. Perfect to top burgers and hot dogs.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Crispy air-fried Brussels sprouts seasoned with balsamic vinegar and bacon make a crave-worthy side dish. This air fryer Brussels sprouts recipe makes a gluten-free, keto-friendly side dish you'll want to make on repeat.
Air Fryer Green Beans
The best Air Fryer Green Beans are tender, crisp, and perfectly seasoned with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Enjoy these deliciously snackable green beans as an easy weeknight side dish.
Air Fryer Asparagus Fries
These crispy coated asparagus spears take just a few minutes in the air fryer. They're low in carbs and gluten-free and make a delicious side dish or a tasty snack.
Air Fryer Parsnips
Air fryer parsnips are healthy and easy to prepare! The parsnips are air fried until crispy and topped with a balsamic glaze.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Air fryer sweet potato are a healthier alternative to the deep-fried original. These fries are seasoned with chaat masala and other spices then air-fried to a golden crisp.
Air Fryer Kale Chips
Kale chips are easy to make & become beautifully crisp in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Making Baked Potatoes in an air fryer is so simple! The best part is that they come out perfectly light and flakey on the inside with extra crispy skin on the outside.
Are Air Fried Vegetables Healthy?
Air Frying requires very little oil, so air fryer vegetables are healthier than vegetables fried in oil. Which cuts out a lot of calories and fat.
Does Air Frying Lose Nutrients?
All cooking methods do destroy some nutrients. But, because the air fryer cooks quickly so it loses less nutrients than other cooking methods.
Air Fryer Tips
- For crisp vegetables, be sure not to crowd the air fryer basket. You want enough space around them for the hot air to circulate. This means you may have to cook in batches.
- Cut vegetables in pieces that are all the same size for even cooking.
- Shake the air fryer basket, or flip the food, halfway through the cooking time.
- If you want to air fry vegetables without any oil, try using a silicone liner. You can get them for any size of air fryer and food doesn't stick to them. Plus they make cleanup easy.
- If you are cooking smaller vegetables like peas or mushrooms in the air fryer, a silicon pan is very handy.
- Always keep in mind that cooking time for different air fryer models can vary. You may have to adjust the times according to your model.
This delicious collection should keep your air fryer side dish game busy for a while. But be sure to bookmark this page! Because we'll be updating it as we develop more great air fryer vegetable recipes, and discover new ones on the web.
Do you want to try a vegetable in the air fryer that you don't see here? Please leave a comment and I will make it or find it.
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