Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Steph Wagner

January 7, 2020

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts


Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts bariatric surgery side dish


Crisp texture, great flavor for weight loss surgery friend side dish


Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

I found the original recipe on Pinterest on the website and modified it to fit the bariatric diet.

I don’t know about you but I tend to love brussels sprouts but not make them terribly often. Maybe it’s the smell. Maybe it’s cutting them in half. Sometimes they don’t come out as well as I had hoped.

Since brussels sprouts in my Air Fryer for the first time last week, I have already made them twice!

Between the grated parmesan cheese, the grill seasonings and the crushed almonds then Air Fryed, the texture is so good. Great tip from the original recipe to boil them first, then cut and then air fry.

The house doesn’t get smelly (okay, the leftovers were a little smelly) and the work seemed mild and well worth it.

What to pair it with

The first time I made the Brussels Sprouts I paired it with Baked Blackened  Chicken. The second time I made them I paired it with these Buffalo Pork Chops (member recipe).

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts bariatric surgery side dish

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Air Fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Cost: $0.80 per serving
Brussel sprouts tossed in parmesan cheese, seasonings and crushed almonds then cooked in the Air Fryer.
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  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts fresh
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese reduced fat
  • 3 tbsp almonds crushed or finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp grill seasoning Ex: Montreal Steak


  • Begin by filling a medium stockpot with water and add to heat to boil. Once water is boiling, carefully add brussels sprouts and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Drain sprouts and move to cutting mat. Using kitchen shears or a knife, cut in half. Move to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add oil, grated cheese, seasoning and crushed almonds to the brussels sprouts. Use a spoon to combine until coated.
  • Move to the bowl of your air fryer. Cook for 15 minutes at 375 F.
    Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts bariatric friendly recipe
  • When cook time completes, remove basket and toss. Serve.
    Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts bariatric friendly recipe


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 949IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 949IU19%
Vitamin C 96mg116%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts”

  1. 5 stars
    These were super tasty. I loved the crunch and flavor it gave. These will def be a repeat.

  2. That will depend on how your program has listed out their soft phase. My programs held off on all vegetables so that your tummy space was only used on protein and vegetables came back in the regular diet. Every program is so incredibly different how they organize it, I would check your info from them!

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