Sweet and Spicy Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

If you haven’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a full-on Brussels sprouts renaissance where these little green gems are finally getting the acclaim they deserve. In this easy recipe, Brussels sprouts are air-fried to crispy golden brown perfection and coated in a spicy-sweet dressing that will leave you licking your fingers. Perfect as a side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner table (or any gathering during the autumn season, for that matter), this scrumptious recipe will win over even the staunchest sprout nay-sayer.

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By Ellen Boeke,


  • ½ lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned brown rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • 1½ tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F. In a large bowl toss sprouts with vinegar. Place sprouts in a single layer in air-fryer basket. (You may have to cook in batches.) Air-fry 15 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine maple syrup, sriracha, and garlic. Heat over medium-low for 2 minutes. In a serving bowl combine sprouts and syrup mixture. Toss to coat.

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Ellen Boeke has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer and food editor. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in consumer food science and journalism from Iowa State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Find her on LinkedIn.
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