Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 68.4

Don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven? Try this fast, easy, and perfectly roasted broccoli and cauliflower side dish in your air fryer. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) following manufacturer's instructions.
  2. 2 Place broccoli florets in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Drain any accumulated liquid.
  3. 3 Add cauliflower, olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, and black pepper to the bowl with the broccoli. Mix well to combine. Pour mixture into the air fryer basket. Cook for 12 minutes, tossing vegetables halfway through cooking time for even browning.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 68.4
  • Carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • Fat 4.7 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sodium 103.1 mg
  • Sugar 2 g

Chef's Notes

The broccoli is the only thing that needs a jumpstart in the cooking process. The cauliflower does just fine without it.


  1. Good but needed more salt in my opinion. Next time I will try putting the cheese on it.
  2. Just made it for dinner today. It was delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  3. So good! I added fresh parsley for the last minute.
  4. I did not care for this recipe.
  5. I needed a process to insure I'd have cooked broccoli. I used the process. I can't eat the garlic not hot spices due to dietary restrictions. Instead, after cooking, I added a slice of cheese. I'm happy to have found this recipe for the method. Otherwise, I'm in and out of the machine watching for - Read more ...
  6. This is a good framework for air fryer roasted vegetables - the cooking times will vary based on your equipment and preferences. We like our broccoli crisp-tender so we cut both the microwave and fryer times in half. I also thought the level of garlic was much too heavy and will cut it in half - Read more ...
  7. Tasty! My non-vegetable-eating son loves roasted or pan fried broccoli and this is an easier and less messy way to achieve same results! I tossed with olive oil and garlic salt after microwaving and before air frying and they were gone before reaching the table. I think because I broke them into smaller sized florets - Read more ...
  8. This recipe works perfectly as written. You get that roasted flavor in exactly 12 minutes without heating up the house. Remove the basket from the air fryer immediately. I left one batch in there and turned off the air fryer and the broccoli burned.
  9. Loved it! I knew that this would go over well at our house because broccoli is hubs favourite veggie and cauliflower is one of mine and we both love paprika. The only change that I made was to add 1 tbs of water to the broccoli when microwaving, probably didn't need it but I was - Read more ...

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