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Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe

This air fryer broccoli and cauliflower recipe ensures a delicious, healthy side dish for any dinner. Take the heat out of the kitchen!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized florets.
  • Pour half of the olive oil into the basket/inner pot of an air fryer and add florets in a single layer. Toss so the broccoli and cauliflower are well coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the tops.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Repeat this same process with remaining ingredients. Enjoy immediately!


  • Seasoning options, above and beyond salt and pepper: Cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, thyme, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, chives, basil or cilantro.
  • If desired, combine all ingredients in a large bowl to ensure veggies get evenly coated before adding to the air fryer tray in a single layer.
  • Add fresh garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or onion powder to the mix, if desired.
  • For extra crispy broccoli and cauli, increase the cook time to 12 minutes.
  • Sprinkling Parmesan cheese (shaved or grated!), pesto sauce or cheese sauce over the top before serving will add a yummy touch to the final dish.
  • To add freshness, sprinkle lemon juice into the air fryer before cooking. A teaspoon or so of lemon zest will work wonders, as well!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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