Cooking vegetables in an air fryer is similar to roasting vegetables and is very easy to do with great results.
If you’re interested in learning how it works and how to control variation in your vegetables’ firmness and texture, follow along.
Here’s your quick guide to cooking veggies in an air fryer along with a few sample recipes to try on your own.
To achieve more tender vegetables, you’ll start by setting your air fryer to 375 degrees.
Next, chop your veggies to the size you want. Note that smaller pieces will result in slightly faster cook times.
Now, drizzle oil and add seasoning to your vegetables to preference.
If you add oil, this will usually result in a bit more of a roasted texture and taste.
When adding the vegetables to the fryer, arrange them in a flat layer while avoiding stacking.
Cook your veggies for about 10 minutes, and be sure to stir them around at least once when the cooking time is about halfway over.
For a more firm end result, you’ll follow most of the steps listed above for tender vegetables.
In this case, however, you’ll want to increase the cooking time to a period of 20-30 minutes.
Also be sure to stir your vegetables at about the halfway mark.
Frozen vegetables also come out great when you follow a similar cooking procedure.
Cut them to size, oil and season them, and add them to the air fryer in a single layer once it has heated to 375 degrees.
In this case, however, you’ll just need to increase the cooking time to a range of about 23-33 minutes to accommodate for their frozen state.
Starter Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
Beyond these basic cooking procedures for the perfect air fried vegetables, here are a few extra recipe ideas to help get you started on your own.
Air Fried Corn on the Cob
This corn on the cob air fryer recipe is quick, easy and delicious.
First, season your husked and cleaned corn cobs with oil or butter as well as your preferred seasonings.
While doing this, set your air fryer to 375 degrees. Once it has reached temperature, add your corn cobs.
The typical air fryer will accommodate four cobs to cook perfectly at once. Be sure to turn the cobs halfway through the total cook time.
Total cook time is around 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan
Air fryer broccoli parmesan is another delicious vegetable dish that is easy and quick to make in your air fryer.
This one starts by creating a simple olive oil, parmesan and garlic powder mixture in a bowl.
As you’re making your parmesan mix, be sure to set your fryer to 375 degrees.
Next, mix your broccoli in with your parmesan mixture so that all of the broccoli is well-coated.
Now, you’ll simply add your coated broccoli to the air fryer and cook it for a maximum of 10 minutes.
It’s ok if some of your parmesan mixture falls through the grate, as you’ll still have plenty of flavor on your broccoli pieces.
There’s no need to stir this one, and in 10 minutes or less, you’ll have a delicious veggie dish ready to eat.
There are many ways to cook vegetables, but air fryers can really add a touch of simplicity and speed to the mix.
Follow the above-mentioned tips, and you’ll be air-frying your veggies like a pro in no time. Enjoy!