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Air-Fryer Broccoli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2022
I think broccoli was made to be cooked in an air fryer. It gets tender and still has a nice crunch. And it only gets better with a touch of lemon! —Liz Bellville, Tonasket, Washington
Air-Fryer Broccoli Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli florets (about 12 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until blended; add broccoli and toss to coat. Arrange broccoli in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket.
  2. Cook until tender, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with almonds, lemon zest and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

Air-Fryer Broccoli Tips

Can you cook frozen broccoli in the air fryer?

Cooking frozen veggies in the air fryer is not only allowed but encouraged! For best results, preheat your air fryer before adding frozen broccoli, and add time as needed. For this recipe you may want to cook the broccoli for half the time before tossing in the oil mixture, so that it adheres evenly. Continue cooking as directed. Help all of your air-fried foods come out perfectly with these air-fryer tips.

How do you store air-fryer broccoli?

Store cooked air-fryer broccoli in a sealed container in the fridge, and reheat again in the air fryer until heated through. Cooked broccoli will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Here's how to store all kinds of leftovers.

What are some variations of this air-fryer broccoli recipe?

You can very easily change up this broccoli recipe with different spices or seasonings. Toss in Parmesan for added richness, or add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a flavor punch. Try more of our favorite air-fryer vegetable recipes to expand your repertoire.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 84 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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