Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Sweet And Sour Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have been around since ancient Rome, but it wasn’t until the 16th century that they were cultivated and eaten in Europe. They were brought to the United States by French settlers in the 18th century and have since become a popular vegetable in American cuisine. This recipe puts a modern twist on the classic brussels sprouts dish by using an air fryer to give them a crispy texture.

Air Fried Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Side DishCuisine: American
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Crispy and tangy, these air fried brussels sprouts are a delicious and healthy side dish that’s perfect for any meal. The air fryer gives them a crunchy exterior while the sweet and sour glaze adds a burst of flavor.


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup water


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • In a small saucepan, whisk together honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, cornstarch, and water.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes, until thickened.
  • Remove the brussels sprouts from the air fryer and toss with the sweet and sour glaze.
  • Return the coated brussels sprouts to the air fryer and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Make sure to shake the basket of the air fryer halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the glaze.
  • Serve with rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

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