These Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts are tangy and flavorful with a nice kick, and the air fryer makes them even easier! You'll love these zippy flavor bombs, and they're packed with nutrients too.
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We’re whipping up some Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts today! Plus, I added a few ounces of cheddar cheese cause everything is bettah with cheddah!! Right!??
This air fryer recipe only requires 4 ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to prep and cook. Annnd there’s no grease splattered all over your stove top.
Also, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – it does! These sprouts are low carb, keto and gluten free (since I used Frank’s Redhot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce).
Before we get into the specific details of this recipe let’s talk about what an air fryer is and how to use it.
So, just a heads-up I‘m starting to venture into the world of air fryer recipes. My FIL gave me the Philips Air Fryer for Christmas a few years ago but I hadn’t used it too much because my oven has a convection oven setting.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is basically an amped up countertop convection oven. Just like a traditional oven you can adjust the temperature and set the timer depending on what you’re cooking.
I think the biggest benefit people are enjoying with this appliance is the ability to “deep-fry” with hot air and little to no oil.
Here’s how it works…
How Do Air Fryers Work?
The top portion of an air fryer holds a heating mechanism and fan. When you turn it on, heat it up, and add food to the fryer basket, hot air blows down and circulates around the food.
This cooks the food at a quicker rate and makes the food crisp like deep-frying, but without all the oil.
But of course this gadget isn’t just good for deep frying! You can use the air fryer for many other recipes like baking cookies, making hard boiled eggs, cooking meat and roasting veggies like today’s recipe… Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts!
Before we move on to the recipe I have a little grammar nugget for you… Because they are named for the city in Belgium, “Brussels” sprouts is in fact spelled with an “s” on the end. I know it seems strange and many people spell it as Brussel sprouts but the correct spelling has an “s” on the end.
Just keeping you informed and trying to make you better!! 😀
How To Air Fry Brussels Sprouts?
First prep your sprouts. Use a chef's knife to trim off the end where it was attached to the stalk. Remove any damaged or loose leaves, and then cut the sprouts in half lengthwise, through their base.
They say technically you don’t need to preheat an air fryer but I like to do that just because I feel like it gives me a head start on the cooking process.
Turn your air fryer on and preheat it to 390 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil and hot sauce. Add the brussels sprouts and toss them until they are all coated. Let sit for 5 minutes and give them a few more tosses. This will get the buffalo sauce down into the leaves of the Brussel sprouts.
Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the brussels sprouts to the basket and space them out as evenly as possible.
Cook for 5 minutes, open the drawer, then shake or toss. Cook for 3-7 more minutes depending on your doneness preference and the size of the brussel sprouts. (I like mine with a little crunch so 3 minutes worked well for me.)
Next, open the drawer and sprinkle on the cheddar cheese. Cook them for 2 more minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve them up while they are warm with more buffalo sauce on the side.
These Air Fryer Buffalo Brussels Sprouts are a great way to enjoy the yummy flavor of buffalo wings with the health benefits of a nutrient filled veggie.
Enjoy my friend!
- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts, all close to the same size, ends trimmed, cut in half, loose leave removed (I used a larger size sprout – 1½ inch in diameter.)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup Franks RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce (gluten free)
- 2 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees.
- In a large bowl add the olive oil and hot sauce and mix together. Add the Brussels Sprouts and toss. Let them sit for 5 minutes, tossing a few more times to get the sauce down in between the leaves.
- Spay the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket and space them out as evenly as possible. Cook for 5 minutes, then open the drawer and shake.
- Cook for 3-7 more minutes depending on your doneness preference and the size of the brussels sprouts. (I like mine with a little crunch so 3 minutes worked good for me.)
- Open the drawer and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on the sprouts. Close the drawer and cook for 2 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve them hot.
Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 10mgSodium 424mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 5g
This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!