Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10mins
  • Cook Time: 5mins
  • Total Time: 15mins
  • Yield: 2-4 portions
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: European


Crispy, garlicky, cheesy broccoli at lightning speed… air fryer broccoli is a revelation! You will be amazed at how well your air fryer cooks vegetables. This broccoli is the perfect place to start.


  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of grated fresh parmesan cheese (plus more for topping, if desired)
  • Optional : chili flakes for garnish


In a bowl, mix the garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese.

Add the broccoli to the bowl. Use a spatula to mix it in, ensuring each floret is coated with the mixture. You want to make sure every bit of garlic and cheese is pressed into the nooks and crannies of the broccoli florets. This will help avoid it from falling off in the air fryer.

Pre heat your air fryer to 180C / 360F.

Place the broccoli florets in the basket. If you like, you could sprinkle some extra cheese on top now. (I didn’t in the broccoli photographed)

Air fry for 3 to 5 minutes, until they are the desired crispiness.

Sprinkle chili flakes on top for garnish, if desired.

Keywords: air fryer broccoli, broccoli parmesan