22 Quick & Easy Veggie Side Dishes in the Air Fryer

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These quick & easy veggie side dishes in the air fryer are a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your diet and will be a great time-saver in the kitchen. This is especially true for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on meal prep.

Acorn squash, shishito peppers, and onions. Veggie side dishes in the air fryer

This handy kitchen appliance can transform ordinary vegetables into a crispy, flavorful side dish that will have even the pickiest eaters asking for seconds. There are endless possibilities in the air fryer.

In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite veggie side dishes that can be made in the air fryer. Check out how easy it is to make your side dish in the air fryer.

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Veggie Side Dishes in the Air Fryer

Simple Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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Brussels sprouts on a plate
Air Fryer Parsnips
These Air Fryer Parsnips are roasted in the air fryer with just some olive oil and seasonings and they turn out perfectly crispy and flavorful in under 12 minutes.
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Air fryer parsnips on a plate
Air Fryer Ranch Roasted Broccoli
This Air Fryer Ranch Roasted Broccoli takes your typical broccoli and elevates it with Ranch seasoning and a crispy air frying that makes it oh so tasty.
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Ranch roasted broccoli
Air Fryer Cabbage
Air Fryer Cabbage is a fantastic side dish to make for any meal you're cooking up in the air fryer. With just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, you have a crispy, flavorful cabbage.
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Air Fryer Cabbage
Easy Air Fryer Beets
This Air Fryer Beets recipe takes a naturally sweet and earthy ingredient and transforms it into a crispy, delectable delight in just under 20 minutes in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Beets
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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A bowl of green beans
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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broccoli on a plate
Air Fryer Corn Ribs
These delicious Air Fryer Corn Ribs are not only super fun to eat, they are just the right amount of crispy, sweet, and juicy. We love them for snacking and to take as an appetizer for parties.
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Corn ribs
Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Green Beans are so simple to make and they turn out perfectly crispy and tender when cooked in the air fryer. So why not save yourself a few steps and cook your green beans with a tasty seasoning in the air fryer.
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A plate of green beans
Air Fryer Onions
Air Fryer Onions are spectacularly sweet, tender, and delicious. They make a great addition to burgers, steaks, and fajitas.
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air fryer onions
Air Fryer Delicata Squash
This delicata squash is great when made in the air fryer – a quick and easy method.
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delicata squash
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Learn how to make the perfect air fryer brussels sprouts that are tender on the inside and incredibly crunchy on the outside.
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Cooked brussels sprouts
Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
These Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes have a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior that make them a wonderful and versatile side dish.
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Sweet potato cubes on a plate
Easy Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
These Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are an easy snack that are filled with smoky, charred, and delectable flavors.
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Cooked shishito peppers
Air Fryer Acorn Squash
Air Fryer Acorn Squash cooks quickly in the air fryer and comes out with a soft silky interior that's perfect for mashing or turning into a tasty side dish, or even using as a soup bowl.
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A plate of cooked acorn squash
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is a quick and easy way to make this tasty side dish. Brushed with salted butter, the corn turns out savory and perfectly crunchy.
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air fryer corn on the cob
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer are the easiest possible method for making great, crispy sweet potato fries, without the hassle of baking in the oven.
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A plate of sweet potato fries
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
This simple recipe is easy to make in the air fryer and leads to perfectly cooked spaghetti squash.
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air fryer spaghetti squash
Air Fryer Broccoli
Air Fryer Broccoli is a great side dish that takes less than 10 minutes to make in the air fryer and leads to a low-calorie, low-carb healthy side dish.
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air fryer broccoli
Butternut Squash (Whole)
Air Fryer Butternut Squash, when cooked in halves, can be used for so many different dishes. It cooks quickly in the air fryer and comes out with a soft silky interior.
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Easy Air Fryer Asparagus
This easy air fryer asparagus is a quick way to make a veggie side dish in just a few minutes in the air fryer. It can be cooked to your preference – tender and crisp.
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A plate of cooked asparagus with the air fryer basket in the background
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
Air fryer baked sweet potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The combination of sweet and savory makes it a great side with your main course.
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baked sweet potato with fillings
Air Fryer Baby Carrots
These Air Fryer Baby Carrots are cooked simply in the air fryer with just olive oil and simple seasonings to make a sweet, easy, and delicious side dish.
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Cooked baby carrots on a plate

Cooking Frozen Vegetables

Although fresh seasonal vegetables are optimal, frozen vegetables provide a convenience that can’t be overlooked. With the help of an air fryer, you can transform your frozen vegetables into a mouthwatering and crunchy side dish.

Whether you are running late and need to get dinner on the table or you’ve simply run out of fresh veggies. We’ve all been there! This is a great short cut and huge time-saver! It’s pretty easy to grab a bag of frozen veggies from the freezer.

Tips and Notes

  • Shake and flip the vegetables half way through cooking. This ensures that that the vegetables cook evening.
  • Keep an eye on them. Different air fryers cook differently. Check the progress of the vegetables to make sure they don’t end up soggy and overcooked.
  • If you are using frozen veggies don’t thaw them first. Thawing them will make them soggy. Just add the frozen veggies straight to the air fryer basket.

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