Tasty, crispy, sweet, and tangy air fryer Brussels sprouts are cooked in the air fryer, drizzled with balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction, and finally topped with creamy goat cheese. These Brussels sprouts are crunchy, still tender inside, and crispy outside. That balsamic glaze gives this air-fried Brussels sprouts a sweet and tangy taste, while the goat cheese adds the perfect level of creaminess. This dish is the perfect appetizer or side dish for any night of the week. Also, it will impress guests as a holiday dinner.
- Brussels sprouts
- Goat cheese
- Balsamic reduction/balsamic glaze (homemade; using this recipe)
- Olive oil or Avocado oil
- Avocado oil spray
- Vegetarian Knorr seasoning (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Wash and prep. It all starts with washing and cutting your Brussels sprouts. You can cut them any way you wish though I tend to cut them into quarters and sometimes rounds.
- Season the Brussels Sprouts. Place cut Brussels sprouts into a bowl. Next up, we season the Brussels sprouts with the Knorr vegetable seasoning powder (optional), olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Air fry Brussels Sprouts. You’ll prep your air fryer by placing parchment paper in the basket first, then adding your seasoned Brussels sprouts. Give it a light spray with your oil too. Then set the air fryer at 250F for 20 minutes. I start it low and then increase the temperature so they soften up before crisping up.
- Shake and turn it up. After 8 minutes of cooking at the lower temperature (250F), remove the parchment paper, shake/turn the Brussels sprouts, and boost the temperature to 300F. You can go up to 350F; let the Brussels sprouts fry and brown to your preference. Be sure to check them every 5 minutes, shaking the basket and turning them for even cooking.
- Plate and serve. When your Brussels sprouts have finished cooking, put them on a platter and drizzle with your balsamic glaze. Then sprinkle goat cheese on top and serve.
Start out with a lower temperature and then turn it up. It ensures the interior of the Brussels sprouts softens up yet gets nice and crispy outside.
Don’t overcrowd your air fryer basket, or you will get soggy Brussels Sprouts.
Make sure you shake the basket several times while these cooks. This helps the air circulate and gets all of those Brussels Sprouts evenly crispy. You can reduce calories by skipping the balsamic glaze.
- Prep Time: 7 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
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