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top down view of the completed air fryer frozen broccoli

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Making nutritious broccoli in air fryer is so quick and easy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Diet Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 57kcal


  • 1 pound (453g) frozen broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons oil or calorie-controlled cooking spray
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • salt to taste


To Make in the Air Fryer

  • Preheat Air fryer to 400F / 200C.
  • Mix frozen broccoli with oil and garlic, powder, and salt and place into the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 8-12 minutes or until sizzling and browning at the edges, turning halfway through.
  • If you want it crispier, you can air fry for a couple more minutes, but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.

To Make in the Instant Pot with Air Fryer Lid

  • Put the Instant Pot Air Fryer Basket into the Instant Pot and add prepared frozen broccoli into the Air Fryer Basket (you will need to do this in batches).
  • Lock the Air Fryer Lid, select air fryer function, set it to 400F / 200C for 20 minutes, and press start.
  • Cook until about 10 minutes and check - this will give you and idea of how much more time is needed. Cook for about 5-6 minutes more and then check again. If not done then cook for a further few minutes.



  • You will end up with liquid inside the base of the basket of the Air Fryer from the melted ice. Use tongs to remove the cooked vegetable, then carefully pour out the excess water.
  • Make sure to separate florets that are stuck together before cooking.
  • The broccoli will be really hot, so let it cool down before eating.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer so the broccoli cooks evenly. If your air fryer is small you may need to cook this in batches.
  • If using an oven-style Air Fryer, try and use the middle tray as the top tray would cook quicker and the lower tray will cook slower.
  • If you replace the olive oil with a calorie-controlled cooking spray, there are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg