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Air Fried Parmesan Broccoli

Air fryer broccoli meal prep is going to change your life. Broccoli is already delicious, but cook it in the air fryer and add Parmesan cheese? You've gotta try this!

We already love broccoli a whole lot around here. It's so good for you, it tastes great, and it is one of those green veggies that lots of kids enjoy, too. It works well with so many flavor profiles, from Asian to Italian and then some. But have you ever air fried it? And then taken it a step further by tossing it in Parmesan cheese? If you didn't, try this recipe. You'll be so glad you did.

Air Fried Parmesan Broccoli Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce bag broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Broccoli

This air fryer broccoli meal prep is so easy. All you need to do is to get your air fryer out, pop open a bag of these pre-cut florets (unless you've got a head of broccoli on hand already), and steam the broccoli just a little bit. Then, toss it in a little melted butter, seasoned salt and garlic powder. Transfer it all to the air fryer, where it will quickly work its magic, and you're good to go. It takes less than 10 minutes. When it's ready, transfer to a bowl, toss in Parmesan cheese, and serve right away.

How to Serve and Store Air Fried Broccoli

This air fried broccoli is best as soon as it's made, like lots of air fried and roasted veggies. Serve it with steak, chicken, pork, or even as a snack. It's so good. Kids will love it, too. If you need to store in the fridge, make sure it's in a sealed airtight container. You can always reheat it in the air fryer for a few minutes (less than 5) to re-crisp those edges.

Substitutions and Alterations

So, yeah, broccoli is the best here, but you could use cauliflower instead.

Make this whole thing vegan with nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese, and plant-based butter or coconut oil instead of dairy butter.

Use other seasonings such as paprika, onion powder, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning; the list goes on. A lot of herbs and spices pair well with broccoli.


Air Fryer Parmesan Broccoli

I could literally eat this Parmesan Broccoli all the time! It’s so easy for a tasty and nutritious meal prep.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Meal Prep Mondays


  • 1 bag broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place the broccoli in a large bowl and cover with a damp paper towel to steam in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. When it's finished, pat it very dry. It should not be soggy.
  • In a saucepan that can fit the broccoli, melt the butter and add the lemon pepper and garlic powder. Stir together and then take it off the heat.
  • Add the broccoli and toss to coat.
  • Set your air fryer to 375 and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes. Check the broccoli half way through and toss the broccoli around a bit if it looks like things are cooking unevenly. Remove from the air fryer, transfer to a bowl and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. Enjoy immediately!



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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