Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts & Best Seasoning

The BEST Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe for frozen or fresh with a simple AMAZING seasoning, a naturally keto food that's buttery crisp. Don't eat keto? No problem, they are for everyone. Our Everything Bagel Seasoning perfectly coats either frozen or fresh Brussel Sprouts giving them a flavor packed punch. 

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Keto Brussel Sprouts Recipe

If you don't follow a keto det, that is ok. Don't run away. This keto brussel sprouts recipe is for you too. See, it is what we call, naturally Keto. Meaning there are no special or weird ingredients or alternatives to make it lower in carbs. Brussel sprouts are a nutrient beneficial food whether you are on a diet or not. Of course we cover them in butter and seasonings which only creates amazing flavor (and raise the fat if you are keto).

Are Brussel Sprouts Keto  

I'm often asked if Brussel sprouts are keto, the answer is yes. Coming in at around 3 carbs per full cup serving they are a great side dish that you can add into your keto plan. Just be sure to add only keto approved seasonings, toppings and garnish to your little cabbages.  

keto brussel sprouts seasoning in bowl.

Is it Brussel or Brussels Sprouts

Although almost 80% of people (including myself) refer to these cute little green cabbages as Brussel Sprouts, the correct term is Brussels Sprouts. That is because they were named after the Belgian city, Brussels. As with a lot of things over time terms, phrases and words change. Blonde or Blond, Grey or Gray? Well we answered one for you at least! 

frozen seasoned brussel sprouts in air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, Frozen or Fresh

This recipe was made in the air fryer with both frozen and fresh brussel sprouts. The preparation is different and the result won't be exactly the same.

  • Frozen Brussel Spouts in the air fryer-  They must be thawed and pat dry. Can be left whole. The result: softer center, less crispy outside. Still delicious and convenient. Plus they are cheaper
  • Fresh - More prep time, cut the bottom and split in half, then blanch prior to continuing with the air fryer process. The result: firm inside, more texture, more crisp. 

Seasoning for Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

For this recipe, I used a mix of crushed almonds, parmesan, and everything bagel seasoning. The almonds add a nice wow factor especially for a fancier holiday side dish. The brussel sprouts are coated in melted butter then topped with the famous Everything but the Bagel seasoning, or Everything Bagel Seasoning to some brands is something everyone craves, whether keto or not.

Bagel seasoning has things like dried onion, garlic, poppy seeds and salt. It is one of the best all around seasonings for everything including frozen or fresh air fryer Brussels sprouts. If you can't find the everything bagel seasoning, I share how to replace it with appropriate seasonings below.

seasoning for keto brussel sprouts on counter.

Do I Need To Wash Them?

If you choose to air fry frozen brussel sprouts, no.  If fresh, then yes. In a large bowl with cold water, rinse your sprouts. Trim if needed, then transfer them to a colander and allow the water to drop off. Pat dry, and prep for the air fryer.

How To Pick Brussel Sprouts At The Store

Start by looking for bright green heads. When you touch them to make sure they feel heavy for their size and offer a firm texture. You don't want to buy the larger ones as they can offer a more bitter taste. Smaller Brussels sprouts offer a sweeter and tender texture.  

air fryer frozen brussel sprouts on cutting board and in bowl.

Tips For Air Frying Brussels Sprouts 

  • Make sure they are prepped and dry
  • Have everything you need on hand, "Mise En Place"
  • Do not over crowd the air fryer basket
  • Cover sprouts to keep warm while cooking batches

 

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How To Store Leftovers 

If you have leftovers simply transfer them to an airtight container. Then store in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after make sure to use your best judgment on if the sprouts are still good. Another thing to add is these are best when served warm and fresh. Once you refrigerate them they will change in texture. The flavor is still fantastic, they just won't be crispy.

Best Way to Reheat The Brussel Sprout Side Dish

I lay my sprouts out on a sheet pan and warm them up in the oven. It can help gain back some of that crispy texture. Or if I am in a hurry, I reach for the microwave instead. Just a quick reheat until they are warmed through. 

keto brussel sprouts being prepared.

Making our keto approved air fryer brussel sprouts, frozen or fresh

Servings: 8 - Serving size: ⅔ cup (90g)- Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes , Total time: 20 minutes

Main Nutrition Facts

Calories: 75, Fat: 4g, Net Carb: 3g, Protein: 4g

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Brussel sprouts, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup crushed almonds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning (it can be replaced with sea salt to taste, 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon regular sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon onion powder)

Note-  Everything but the bagel has a lot of sea salt, keep that in mind before adding more salt.

Instructions

  1. If using frozen Brussel sprouts, place the frozen unopen bag in the microwave, microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, let it stand for a minute after cooking before removing from the microwave, open the bag, get rid of the water, leave aside.
  2. If using fresh Brussel sprouts, place the Brussel sprouts in sauce pot with 2 cups of water, cover and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, remove water, leave aside. Slice Brussels sprouts in half.
  3. Add Brussel sprouts, melted butter and remaining ingredients to a bowl. 
  4. Stir to combine and ensure sprouts are coated evenly. 
  5. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the air fryer, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden for both sides.
  6. Serve hot.

OVEN METHOD:  If you don’t have an air fryer you can still make this in the oven. Place the Brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp at 375F, you may have to stir them a few times while baking. About 20 minutes. 

More Amazing Keto Side Dish Recipes

 

air fryer keto brussel sprouts in bowl.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with the Best Seasoning, Keto Friendly

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The BEST Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe for frozen or fresh with a simple AMAZING seasoning, a naturally keto food that's buttery crisp.

Ingredients

  • 680g Brussel sprouts (24oz)
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 30g grated parmesan cheese (¼ cup)
  • 30 g sliced crushed almonds (¼ cup) optional
  • 2 tablespoon everything but the bagel seasoning (it can be replaced with sea salt to taste, 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon regular sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon onion powder)

Instructions

  1. If using frozen Brussel sprouts, place the frozen unopen bag in the microwave, microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, let it stand for a minute after cooking before removing from the microwave, open the bag, get rid of the water, leave aside.
  2. If using fresh Brussel sprouts, place the Brussel sprouts in sauce pot with 2 cups of water, cover and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, remove water, leave aside. Slice Brussels sprouts in half.
  3. Add Brussel sprouts, melted butter and remaining ingredients to a bowl. 
  4. Stir to combine and ensure sprouts are coated evenly. 
  5. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the air fryer, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden for both sides.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

Oven Method *If you don’t have an air fryer you can still make this in the oven. Place the Brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and bake until golden at 375F, you may have to stir them a few times while baking.

Salt- Everything but the bagel has salt already, keep that in mind before adding more salt.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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