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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) following manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Place broccoli florets in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Drain any accumulated liquid.

  • 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.

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

68.4 calories; 2.3 g protein; 5.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 103.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
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 nervous about putting the broccoli in the m/o. without any liquid. Thanks for sharing Soup Loving Nicole! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2020
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
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 nervous about putting the broccoli in the m/o. without any liquid. Thanks for sharing Soup Loving Nicole! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
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 nervous about putting the broccoli in the m/o. without any liquid. Thanks for sharing Soup Loving Nicole! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2020
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 doneness. I'm careful with it, as I burned myself when I first used it. Respect it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2019
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 next time. Otherwise great way to cook veggies! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2020
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2019
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 they almost burned so next time will check 2 min earlier. Will make again (next will try Italian seasoning garlic powder and when done - a sprinkle of parmesean). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
Delicious! I added three shakes of powdered habanero which I think I over did. I also added the broccoli during the last half of the cook time and did not bother microwaving it. I can eat this all day guilt-free! Great recipe Nikki! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2019
This is a phenomenal recipe!! I wouldn t change a thing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
So good! I added fresh parsley for the last minute. Read More