Crispy Brussels Sprouts ( Air Fryer, Oven or Stove Top )

Classic Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

yield: 4 prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 10 MINUTES total time: 20 MINUTES

Learn to make perfectly crispy Brussels Sprouts with this failproof recipe. Richly caramelized Brussels Sprouts are savory, healthy and delicately flavorful. I am including air fryer , oven baking and pan frying methods so you can make this recipe with ease and confidence.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or oil spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 2-3 Garlic cloves thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped herbs like rosemary or chives


How to prepare sprouts for roasting

Clean the Brussels sprouts and rinse them under cold water in a colander. Pat dry. Remove the loose leaves from outer layer. (You don’t have to toss them. They crisp up really well when roasted.) Cut the tough end stem from each sprout and then cut in half lengthwise.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Heat an air fryer to 375ยบ Fahrenheit. Add the sprouts to the air fryer basket and shake into a single layer.

Air fry, stopping to shake the basket about halfway through, for 15 minutes total.

When the Brussels sprouts are ready, transfer into the serving bowl. Garnish with optional toppings. Serve immediately.

Heat the oil in heavy bottom skillet. I am using cast iron. Arrange the Brussels sprouts cut side down. Don’t bother them for few minutes. Let them sizzle and char a little. You want them to get nice, crispy and caramelized. Once they turn brown in color, you can flip them over. Let the other side roast the same way. ( about 8-10 minutes)

When both sides are nicely charred, turn off the heat. Skillet will be super hot and it will keep roasting them further so factor that in your cooking time. Sprinkle the black pepper and salt. Coat the seasoning well and voila ! Your classic roasted Brussels sprouts are ready. Garnish with seasoning and enjoy !

Oven Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Prepare your Brussels sprouts. Combine the sprouts, olive oil and salt. Toss until the sprouts are lightly and evenly coated. You can also use oil mist or spray.

Arrange the sprouts in an even layer with their flat sides facing down. Roast the sprouts until they are tender and deeply golden on the edges, about 17 to 25 minutes.

Garnish and add extra seasoning as desired. Roasted Brussels are best served warm, or at room temperature. Enjoy!


Choose the sprouts of similar size so they cook evenly and at the same time. Cut large size sprouts in half if needed.

Regardless of which method you choose,  make sure to spread them into a single layer. You need air to circulate between each sprout for them to crisp up. Cook them in two or more batches if you need to.

Do not add any additional seasoning while roasting. Seasoning burns at high heat and tastes bitter. So sprinkle or drizzle it immediately after the sprouts are done cooking. 

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