7 Magical Ways to Cook Vegetable in the Air Fryer

Who doesn’t love perfectly cooked vegetables? They are super easy to prepare at home; just open a pack, fry the contents, and enjoy your favorite vegetable delicacies.

The only bad part is dunking the vegetable into a gallon of oil and then feeling guilty about eating all the fat-laden stuff. However, with an air fryer, you can fry vegetable in a tablespoon (or less) of oil and still get the same crispy, crunchy results. Here are some quick instructions on how to cook vegetable using an air fryer.

1. Asparagus

Asparagus is a tasty summer vegetable that is super healthy and easy to make in an Airfryer. Just add a bit of salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon for a fresh flavor that is sure to delight the whole family.

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: Trimmed asparagus spears, salt, black pepper, lemon, cooking oil spray of your choice


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F 204°C
  • Trim the asparagus spears and lightly spritz them with cooking spray.
  • Add salt and pepper, or other seasonings of your choice.
  • Place the asparagus into the airfryer basket and cook at 400F or 204C for 10 minutes, no need to preheat.
  • When the asparagus is tender, serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Cooking tips

  • No need to preheat the airfryer
  • Spray the asparagus with cooking spray before seasoning to help keep the seasoning on.
  • Serve immediately after removing from the Airfryer to maintain freshness.

Once you have tried air fried Asparagus, you will never want to go back to deep fried.

2. Beets

Everyone loves potato chips, but they don’t make for a very healthy snack. A fun alternative to salty, greasy potato chips is homemade beet chips made in the Airfryer. The bright red color makes for a fun, delicious snack that you’ll want to make again and again.

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients: Peeled beets, 2 teaspoons oil, salt, and pepper or other seasonings of your choice


  • Cut the peeled beets into thin slices.
  • Place the slices into a bowl with the oil and seasonings of your choice.
  • Toss the beets to fully coat them in the oil and seasoning mixture.
  • Place 1.5 cups of the coated beets into the airfryer basket and cook them at 320F for 25-30 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes.
  • When the beet chips are dry and crispy, remove them from the basket and enjoy.
  • Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the beets.
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Cooking tips

  • No need to preheat the airfryer
  • Try using different seasonings to replicate your favorite potato chip flavors
  • Try this recipe with different types of beets for a variety of colors

Serve it with some salad on the side and enjoy a wholesome meal.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli is a widely available, popular vegetable. It boasts a wide range of nutrients while staying low calorie. By cooking it in the Airfryer, it is possible to get perfectly roasted broccoli without having to heat the house by turning on the oven.

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Ingredients: 1 pound peeled and trimmed broccoli, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and pepper or other seasonings of your choice, 1/4 cup water


  • Place the broccoli florets, oil, and seasonings into a bowl and toss to coat.
  • Pour the water into the basin of the airfryer (under the basket) to help the broccoli steam and not burn while cooking.
  • Place the coated florets into the airfryer basket and cook for 6 minutes at 400F or 204C, until the stems are tender.

Cooking tips

  • no need to preheat the airfryer
  • try cooking cauliflower with the broccoli, or adding sliced garlic and onions

Dip in the sauce of your choice and enjoy a lip-smacking meal.

4. Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts have the reputation of being a gross, mushy vegetable. However, when cooked properly they are crispy and flavorful! Thanks to the Airfyer it’s now easier than ever to create the perfect Brussel sprouts that will have your family and friends asking how you did it.

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 2 cups Brussel sprouts sliced lengthwise, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste


  • Place the sliced Brussel sprouts, oil, vinegar, and seasonings into a bowl and toss to coat,
  • Cook the coated Brussel sprouts in the airfryer basket at 380F or 193C.
  • Shake the basket and check the cooking progress after 5 minutes, and again after 3 more minutes. They should be done cooking after 8-15 minutes.

Cooking tips

  • no need to preheat the airfryer
  • make sure not to overcook the Brussel sprouts, they should be crispy but not burnt

Once your Brussel sprouts are nice and crisp, build your burger with some greens and sauces of your choice.

5. Carrots

Carrots are tasty raw, but even more delicious when they are soft and roasted. By adding a bit of agave or maple syrup, this dish quickly transforms into a sweet way to eat your veggies.

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: baby carrots, or carrots sliced into small spears, agave or maple syrup, salt, and pepper, cooking oil spray


  • Place the carrots into a bowl along with 1 tablespoon of either agave or maple syrup, along with salt and pepper to taste. Toss the carrots to coat them.
  • Spray the Airfryer basket with cooking spray to avoid the carrots sticking.
  • Place the coated carrots into the Airfryer basket and cook at 380F or 193C for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.

Cooking tips

  • no need to preheat the airfryer
  • toss the carrots midway through cooking to ensure they cook evenly
  • if you like, you can sprinkle the cooked carrots with a bit of dried thyme or dill to add a more complex flavor

For best results, soak the carrots pieces in buttermilk for about 2 hours before breading and air frying.

6. Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a favorite for all ages. With its mild flavor, it works well with a wide variety of dishes. Using the Airfryer greatly reduces the amount of oil required to roast the cauliflower to perfection while still maintaining the same great flavor.

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and smoked paprika to taste


  • Preheat the airfryer to 400F or 204C.
  • Place the cauliflower florets into a bowl along with the oil and desired seasonings.
  • Smash the garlic with the side of a knife and add it to the bowl, tossing all the ingredients together to coat the cauliflower.
  • Place the cauliflower in the airfryer basket and cook for about 15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes until the desired crispiness is reached.

Cooking tips

  • The time it takes for the cauliflower to cook will depend on how big the florets are, so check their doneness often.
  • You can use whatever seasoning you like to coat the cauliflower

You can add parmesan cheese to the mixture for a different flavor.

7. Corn on the cob

Corn on the cob is a summertime favorite side dish, often made on a grill. But to save time you can also make it in your airfryer and still get the same tasty treat.

Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients: Corn on the cob, cooking spray, salt, and pepper or other seasonings of choice


  • Preheat the airfryer to 400F or 204C.
  • Spray the corn cobs with cooking spray and sprinkle on the desired seasonings.
  • Place the corn cobs into the airfryer basket and cook for 10 minutes, turning them halfway.

Cooking tips

  • Make sure to flip the corn cobs midway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking

Try using 2 tablespoons of Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend seasoning.