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Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan

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.
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  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup (4 tbsp) grated fresh parmesan or parmesan style* cheese, more for topping, if desired
  • Optional : chili flakes for garnish


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


*Parmesan cheese uses animal based rennet as an ingredient (it has to in order to be called parmesan within the EU) so it is technically not a vegetarian friendly food even for lacto-ovo vegetarians who eat dairy products. Which is me. I use the term parmesan across this site for ease of understanding, because that is the style of cheese we want, but I use these alternatives myself because they are more or less interchangeable.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 122kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.2g, Protein: 5.2g, Fat: 8.8g, Saturated Fat: 1.9g, Cholesterol: 3.6mg, Sodium: 122mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g