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Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

The perfect roasted vegetables are so quick and easy to make in the air fryer. Perfectly tender with crispy edges, they are the perfect side for any meal.
Air fried roasted vegetables in a serving dish.

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by Betty Davies

Seasoned roasted vegetables are so quick and easy to cook in the air fryer. Sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, garlic and red onion are tossed in dried herbs before being air fried. Ready in a fraction of the time compared to oven roasting.

Overhead shot of air fryer roasted vegetables with fresh parsley in a serving dish.

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I love love love roasted vegetables, but I don’t love how long they take! to cook! I was dubious about how well these would come out in the air fryer, but let me tell you, these are hands down delicious!

Roasting enhances the flavors of vegetables as their natural sugars caramelize, and that is easy to replicate in half the time in the air fryer.

Made with a selection of seasonal vegetables, this veggie side dish is a great option for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Parsnips and Air Fryer Baby Carrots too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: Just prep the veggies, toss in oil and seasonings and you are good to go. They cook so much quicker than traditional oven roasting. Quick enough that they can be enjoyed any night of the week.
  • Great for a crowd: As it is, this recipe will easily serve 4 as a side dish, but you can easily double it making it perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Seasonal: This dish is made with a medley of fall and winter veggies, it’s easy to adapt to enjoy throughout the year.
  • Dietary info: These air fryer roasted vegetables are vegan and gluten-free plus full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This is a tasty way to get the goodness in!
Air fryer roasted root vegetables in a red serving dish.

Ingredients

  • Vegetables: Red onion, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, carrots and garlic.
  • Oil: The veggies are tossed in oil before cooking. This helps them to crisp up, not dry out and cook evenly. Any high heat oil like canola, vegetable or avocado will work well.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper and Italian seasoning

How to make air fryer roasted vegetables

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Toss the peeled and chopped vegetables in oil and seasonings (photo 1).
  • Place in the air fryer basket (photo 2).
  • Cook, shaking occasionally, til tender and browned (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

You can easily make these air fryer roasted vegetables to suit your tastes by adding different seasonings. Different dried herbs and herb mixes can be used, or try adding in some red chilli flakes for a little kick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook the vegetables without oil?

It’s definitely best to use oil for this dish. Air fryers use a dry heat to cook, so without the oil they can dehydrate. Oil also helps them to cook evenly and result in those perfectly crispy edges.

What other vegetables can you use?

You can easily add different veggies to this air fryer recipe. It’s best to stick to denser root veggies like parsnips, beets or squash which will have a similar cooking time. If you want to add in softer veggies like bell peppers, zucchini or mushroom, add those in halfway through cooking as they will need less time.

Can you make them ahead of time?

One of my favorite things about the air fryer is how well it will reheat food, and these veggies are no different. They will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days and can be reheated at 400F for 3 to 5 minutes.

You can prep the veggies and toss them in the oil and seasonings and then keep covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours til you are ready to cook.

Roasted vegetables garnished with parsley.

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer roasted vegetables are quick enough to accompany an easy weeknight meal, but tasty enough to serve up for big feasts on special occasions. Serve them alongside:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Cut the vegetables into evenly sized pieces so that they cook through evenly.
  • Use your hands to ensure that the vegetables are well coated in the oil and seasonings.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the veggies. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, let it run at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • Shake your veggies several times during cooking so that they roast evenly.
  • If you double the recipe, you may need to cook for slightly longer, and shake a few more times so that they are fully cooked.
Air fryer vegetables garnished with parsley in a red serving dish.

When you need some delicious roasted veggies in a hurry, the air fryer is a great way to go! Quick, simple and super tasty!

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Air fried roasted vegetables in a serving dish.

Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

The perfect roasted vegetables are so quick and easy to make in the air fryer. Perfectly tender with crispy edges, they are the perfect side for any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 10 ounces Brussels sprouts (7 to 8)
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 heirloom carrots (or regular)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup oil (4 tablespoons)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Prep the veggies. Peel and cut the red onion into wedges, remove the outer leaves of the sprouts and cut in half, peel and cut the carrots into chunks, peel and cube the sweet potato and peel the garlic.
  • Add the veggies to a large bowl with the oil and seasonings and toss to combine.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 20 to 25 minutes. Toss at 10 minutes and then several more times during cooking until tender and browned.

Notes

  • Cut the vegetables into evenly sized pieces so that they cook through evenly.
  • Use your hands to ensure that the vegetables are well coated in the oil and seasonings.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the veggies. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, let it run at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • Shake your veggies several times during cooking so that they roast evenly.
  • If you double the recipe, you may need to cook for slightly longer, and shake a few more times so that they are fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18763IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg

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