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Easy Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

You're going to love the simplicity and flavor of this Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer broccoli recipe


  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • dash of red pepper flakes, optional


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Chop fresh broccoli into florets that are similar in size, then wash and dry them well. Add your florets to a large bowl.
  • Combine the olive oil, melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour that mixture over the broccoli and toss until nicely coated.
  • Pour coated broccoli into your air fryer pan.
  • Air fry for 6 min. Then toss your florets and roast for another 6 minutes or until it reaches desired tenderness and color.
  • Remove from air fryer and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Use can use frozen broccoli if you have it on hand and are short on time. Just keep in mind that your broccoli may not be as crispy and your cook time will be a few minutes longer.
Make sure to cut your broccoli into florets that are similar in size, so they cook evenly.
Drying your broccoli completely will help them crisp up better!