Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

Anne Lawton
by Anne Lawton
2 servings
20 min

Using an air fryer to cook vegetables is so easy! The vegetables cook to perfection in a matter of minutes. All that needs to be done is coat the veggies in olive oil and garlic and arrange them on an air fryer tray or basket.

This is a great side dish recipe perfect with roasted or grilled meat or you can even toss air-fried broccoli and cauliflower in pasta with pesto sauce, or as a topper to baked potatoes!

Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower is a crispy and flavorful side dish recipe

Simple and fresh ingredients

Cook them in your air fryer for a few minutes for a delicious side dish!

Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 5 ounces of broccoli florets
  • 5 ounces of cauliflower florets (about a half a head)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic

Prepare the ingredients: chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces about 1 to 1 ½ inches in size. Chop the broccoli into larger pieces that are about 2 inches in size and chop the garlic.
Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees and set the timer for 10 minutes.
Place the broccoli, cauliflower and olive oil into a large bowl and use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix the oil into the vegetables until they are coated with the oil.
Arrange the vegetable pieces onto an air fryer tray or basket, and place them into the preheated air fryer.
Cook for 8 minutes, shake the basket or tray and add the chopped garlic. At this point you can remove any broccoli pieces that are turning brown.
Return the vegetables to the air fryer and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  • This recipe serves 2. For 4 servings simply double the ingredients, cooking time will remain the same.
  • Make it in the oven:
  • Arrange the oil-coated vegetables on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the vegetables over after 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Tips
  • Save some prep time and buy pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower from your grocery store.
  • For best results keep an eye on the vegetables at the end of the cooking cycle and remove any broccoli that is starting to turn brown.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.
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