Even picky eaters will enjoy these crispy, flavorful Brussels sprouts. This simple veggie side cooks to tender perfection on the inside while getting a light and crisp texture on the outside. Fresh lemon juice, chopped thyme, and Parmesan cheese make these sprouts a winning side dish that's sure to be requested again and again.


Credit: Meredith Food Studios

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


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  • Toss together Brussels sprouts and olive oil in a large bowl until thoroughly coated.

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F for 6 minutes. Lightly coat basket with cooking spray. Add Brussels sprouts to basket, and cook until golden brown and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

  • Meanwhile, trim both ends off lemon. Stand lemon on 1 end. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut peel and white pith away from lemon flesh, starting at the top end and moving down toward the bottom end; discard peel. Slice along each section, removing lemon segment from membrane; reserve lemon membrane and segments separately. Cut reserved lemon segments into small cubes to equal 1 1/2 tablespoons; set aside. Squeeze juice from reserved lemon membrane to equal 1 teaspoon. 

  • Transfer Brussels sprouts to a medium bowl, and toss with butter, thyme, lemon juice, and cubed lemon segments. Transfer Brussels sprout mixture to a platter, and sprinkle evenly with grated cheese; serve immediately.