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Air fryer brussels sprouts and bacon with parmesan in a bowl.

Air Fryer Crispy Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

This Air Fryer Crispy Brussels Sprouts & Bacon recipe is a favorite! With Brussels sprouts that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this is a savory side dish that everyone will love. Seasoned to perfection with garlic, then tossed together with smoky, delicious bacon. Top it all off with grated parmesan for a side dish that's perfect for any occasion!
Course Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 218kcal



  • 12 ounces bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan optional


  • Trim and cut the Brussels sprouts into halves or quarters, making sure that the pieces are even in size.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Toss the Brussels sprouts with the oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly coated.
    Hands tossing Brussels sprouts in seasoning and oil in a mixing bowl.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces mix into the bowl.
    Hands tossing seasoned Brussels Sprouts with bacon in a mixing bowl.
  • Place half of the Brussels sprouts and bacon in the air fryer basket, creating a flat layer.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes total, flipping halfway (or more often) to keep from burning.
    Brussels sprouts and bacon being cooked in an air fryer.
  • Once the bacon is lightly browned and crispy, remove from the air fryer and set aside.
  • Add in the batch of Brussels sprouts and bacon and repeat, cooking for 10-12 minutes and flipping halfway.
  • Remove from the air fryer and top the entire recipe with parmesan (optional).
  • Enjoy!



*Total cooking time will depend on the size of the air fryer and how many single layer batches you will need to make.
*This Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or frozen for up to 3 months!


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg