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Air Fryer Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

This Air Fryer Parmesan Broccoli is full of flavor and just the right amount of crispy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Best air fryer recipe, broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 84kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Large Bowl


  • 1 head of broccoli cut into even-sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • grated parmesan cheese optional topping


  • Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss broccoli with olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Pour 1 Tablespoon water into the bottom of the air fryer (this helps the food not to smoke and burn).
  • Lay the broccoli in a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Cook until tender and crisp, about 8-10 minutes (start checking it around 7 minutes, you can always cook it longer if needed).
  • Remove from basket, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top, and serve immediately.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg