Forget soggy steamed veggies, this air fryer vegetables recipe makes veggies that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This simple air fryer method brings out the natural sweetness in carrots, broccoli, and peppers for a healthy side in just minutes – the ultimate side dish to pair with any main course

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You’ve found it! Our easy recipe for air fryer vegetables is the perfect way to cook crisp, flavorful veggies in your air fryer. Air frying is a great method for cooking vegetables that brings out their natural sweetness while keeping them tender-crisp.

Not just for chicken wings you can use your air fryer for deliciously crunchy side dishes too. This air fryer vegetables recipe includes steps for prepping different veggies like broccoli, carrots, peppers, and more before air frying them to caramelized perfection. With just a quick toss in oil, these air fryer vegetables turn out delicious and nutritious every time. The method is so simple you’ll want to make this your go-to weeknight side!

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What Are Air Fryer Veggies?

This is a base recipe for a variety of veggies that you can use as a side dish for whatever meal you’re cooking. It’s a great air fryer recipe that you can adapt with whatever you have on hand. Air Fryer Vegetables are delicious veggies tossed in olive oil, vegetable seasoning, and salt and pepper and placed into the air fryer. The hot air from the air fryer circulates the veggies, developing a super crispy coating and golden brown exterior, so you get a great crunch and no soggy veggies. Whether you’re a veggie lover or you want to include more vegetables in your diet, this easy air fryer Vegetables recipe is for you!

From Air Fryer Corn on the Cob to noshable Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Taquitos, air frying is one of our favorite ways to get perfectly crispy food every time! And where air-fried pork chops are a quick and easy staple, so is this side dish because we can use up whatever we have on hand.

In this recipe, we’re making tender vegetables in the air fryer. Cooking vegetables in the air fryer is a great way to get crispy vegetables every time without an oven or deep frying! And it takes less time than traditional cooking methods, making it the perfect option for busy weeknights!

A tray with broccoli, carrots, onions and spices.

Amazing Air Fryer Vegetables Ingredients

  • Large Carrots
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Olive Oil – or your favorite cooking oil (we use avocado oil)
  • Vegetable Seasoning -Here’s where you can adapt the recipe for whatever you’re serving. Use ranch seasoning, Italian seasoning, Lemon Pepper, Greek, or even a classic BBQ spice blend, depending on the flavors you want.
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Or use whatever veggies you have on hand. We use everything from baby broccoli to beets.

How to Make the Best Vegetables in the Air Fryer

  • Start by chopping up all those veggies into bite-sized pieces and setting them aside.
  • Now, in a mixing bowl, add the olive oil, vegetable seasoning, and a bit of salt and pepper. Give it a good whisk to blend everything together.
  • Toss those freshly cut veggies into the same bowl and stir them around to make sure they’re nicely coated with the seasoning mix.
  • Carefully place the seasoned vegetables into your air fryer basket in a single layer. Just make sure not to overcrowd it. 
  • Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F and let those veggies cook for about 15 minutes. They’ll come out perfectly crispy and delicious. Depending on your air fryer model, you may need to shake the basket once while cooking to get everything evenly brown.
  • You can enjoy these roasted veggies on their own or as a tasty side with some easy dinners like air fryer chicken thighs, slow cooker pot roast, or even baked fish. Enjoy!

Girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

  • Jazz up this recipe with any toppings you like, such as feta cheese, parmesan cheese, balsamic glaze or even a dash of maple syrup before serving.
  • We love to make veggies amazing by adding a dash of infused olive oil over the top of them right before serving.
  • Wash and dry the vegetables thoroughly before tossing them in the oil and seasoning. 
An air fryer filled with vegetables.

What to Serve With These Vegetables

These veggies go with everything as the perfect side dish. Serve up these Air Fryer Veggies with some fish like this Stuffed and Grilled Rainbow Trout or Pan Seared Salmon! These veggies also pair nicely with a Grilled Bavette Steak or Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs!

They are also delicious with a little compound butter melted over them or served with everything from our blue cheese sauce to our horseradish cream sauce!

Leftovers & Reheating

Store leftover vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. To reheat, turn the air fryer to 350-400 degrees F and cook for 3-5 minutes until heated. 

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As you savor the delicious results of this air fryer vegetable recipe, you’ve uncovered a simple, healthy way to turn everyday veggies into mouthwatering delights. It’s the perfect solution for busy weeknights or when you simply want to enjoy a tasty, hassle-free meal.

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Air Fryer Vegetables

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
A plate of air fryer vegetables on a table.
This easy air fryer vegetables recipe makes a variety of veggies perfectly crispy and sweet by maximizing flavor without added oil. By air frying, the high heat caramelizes the natural sugars in the vegetables, crisping them up outside while keeping them tender inside. The perfect quick and easy side dish for busy weeknights.

Ingredients  

  • 3 large carrots peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 13 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1-2 red bell peppers cut into large cubes
  • 1 Red onion cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable seasoning or ranch seasoning, Italian seasoning, Lemon Pepper, Greek, or even a classic BBQ spice blend
  • Salt and pepper too taste

Instructions 

  • Cut all the vegetables into even sizes and set aside.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 – 375 degrees F
  • Add the olive oil, vegetable seasoning, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the cut vegetables to the mixing bowl and stir to combine and coat all the vegetables.
  • Transfer the vegetables to the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd the basket.
  • Air fry for 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on your air fryer model, you may need to shake the basket once while cooking to get everything evenly brown.
  • When caramelized to your likeing, carefully transfer the veggies from the air fryer to a serving dish.
  • Serve with on its own or with your favorite main dish.

Notes

  • This is a great base way to fry almost any veggie in the air fryer. We use a variety of veggies from baby broccoli to beets.  
  • Jazz up this recipe with any toppings you like, such as feta cheese, parmesan cheese, balsamic glaze or even a dash of maple syrup before serving.
  • We love to make veggies amazing by adding a dash of infused olive oil over the top of them right before serving.
  • Wash and dry the vegetables thoroughly before tossing them in the oil and seasoning.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9191IU | Vitamin C: 125mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: air fryer, American
Author: Kita Roberts

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Recipe FAQs

WHAT TYPE OF VEGETABLES CAN I USE BESIDES THE ONES LISTED?

Feel free to use root vegetables or your favorite vegetable medley. Some great options are Brussels sprouts, green beans, potatoes, parsnips, fennel, or any other types of veggies you want!

Can I use frozen veggies instead of fresh vegetables for this recipe?

Yes! Just pop them into the air fryer basket without any seasoning on them to get the moisture out. Halfway through, pull them out, toss them with the seasoning and oil, and place them back into the basket to cook for the remaining time. 

HOW CAN I AVOID SOFT VEGETABLES?

Make sure you only put the recommended amount of oil on the veggies so they don’t get soggy. Too much liquid and these go from firm and delicious to mushy. Also, if they don’t seem cooked after the timer goes off, feel free to keep them in the air fryer a little longer to crisp them up. 

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