Need a healthy air fryer recipe for the family? Make a batch of these air fryer roast vegetables asap. They're a healthy side dish option and a great way to make tender vegetables every single time!
Most air fryer vegetables recipes focus on veggies that my family really doesn't enjoy. Adding the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts is what sets this recipe apart for me! Even though I'll make it with any type of vegetable, I prefer air fryer veggies that are a little bit firmer with a stronger taste.
You can easily whip up this during busy weeknights when you need the perfect side dish. I'll pair it with some air fryer chicken or even just let everyone enjoy the tender veggies as an appetizer if they can't wait for the rest of the meal. The variety in the air fryer roasted vegetables is great because it can easily serve as a vegetarian main dish, too.
Be sure to check out my Roasted Root Vegetables for another fun vegetable medley recipe option.
Brussels sprouts - You can add them whole or cut them in half.
Sweet potato - Clean and peel the potato well and then cut it into chunks.
Baby onions - You can also use a diced red onion or any size of onion that you want.
Broccoli - I add broccoli stems and all into the air fryer.
Carrots - Baby carrots or regular carrots that you've diced and cut up work fine.
Olive oil - Avocado oil and coconut oil would work well, too.
Lemon juice - This is for flavor. Lime juice could also work.
Fresh rosemary - I love adding fresh rosemary as a seasoning.
Garlic - For taste.
Salt - For taste.
Black pepper - For taste.
How to Make Air Fryer Roast Vegetables
Step One: Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add all the veggies that are prepped and ready into a large bowl.
Step Two: In a different small bowl, mix the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
Step Three: Drizzle the mixture over the top of the vegetable and then toss to combine.
Step Four: Put the veggies into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Step Five: Serve and enjoy. For the best results serve immediately.
Add other vegetables - Air Fryer vegetable recipes are so versatile! You can easily add red bell peppers, yellow squash, root vegetables, green beans, or any other type of vegetables that you want. The versatility of this delicious side dish is the best. Any types of vegetables you enjoy should work. Just cut firm vegetables into smaller pieces so they cook at the same time as less firm vegetables.
Add unique seasonings - You can also toss vegetables in seasonings like Italian seasoning, garlic powder, fresh parsley, and more. It takes minimal time and just a little effort to change the flavor of these air fry vegetables. Have fun and mix up the taste of this delicious recipe.
Toppings - Top the cooked vegetables with parmesan cheese or drizzle with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
How do I get soft vegetables in the air fryer?
The first time that you make this recipe, you may try to overcrowd it. Don't! The best way to make this easy air fryer vegetables recipe is to add the veggies in a single layer. If you have multiple racks you can use them to cook more at once. This is the only way that you'll get the texture of soft veggies and crispy vegetables at the same time. This is especially important to do when you have a mix of veggies as well so that they'll be all done during the cooking time.
Is air fryer vegetables healthy?
It is! You use way less oil than you would use frying them in other methods - and you don't lose any of the taste. Plus, they take less time than cooking them in the oven, too! This is why air-frying veggies is my new favorite way to cook them!
Can I make this recipe in the oven?
Yep, you can. You can make oven-roasted vegetables with the same ingredients, but you will have to adjust the cooking time. More than likely, it would take at least double the amount of time, if not triple, to cook the fresh vegetables in the oven. Just keep an eye on them and use a fork to pierce them to test their doneness.
How do I store leftover cooked vegetables?
Once the veggies are cooked, you can easily store them for later. Just let the cooked veggies cool down to room temperature, and then add them to an airtight container. The leftovers do need to be kept in the fridge until you are ready to eat and reheat.
You can then reheat them back in the air fryer for a short amount of time or also use the microwave or oven as well. The air fryer is the best way to get that crispiness added back to the texture, but any heating method will work just fine.
Air Fryer Roast Vegetables
- 1 cup Brussels sprouts halved
- 1 sweet potato peeled and cubed
- ½ cup baby onions peeled
- 1 cup broсcoli cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Add all the prepped vegetables to a large bowl.
- In a small bowl combine the oil, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle the oil mixture over the vegetables and toss to combine.
- Transfer the vegetables to an air fryer. Cook on 375 F for 15 min.
- Serve immediately.