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Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

by Dana Bean, RD

Need a quick veggie side for dinner? Or meal prepping for the week, but want to avoid using the oven? Air fryer roasted vegetables are so quick to make and have that delicious caramelized flavor.

Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

A quick and easy veggie side made in the air fryer
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 3 heaping cups assorted vegetables cut into 1.5"-2" pieces (see note 1)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • sprinkle of salt see note 2


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 F. Slice vegetables to 1.5-2" pieces. Add to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add oil and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle salt evenly over vegetables so that it doesn't get stuck in the broccoli. Mix until all vegetables are coated.
  • When air fryer is heated, add vegetables and cook for 7-10 minutes until you can piece a fork through (see note 3). Enjoy!


  1. Try using brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, red onion, zucchini, etc… 
  2. Make sure to sprinkle salt evenly over the vegetables. The salt can tend to stick in the broccoli if it’s not spread evenly.
  3. If you’re including broccoli, this crisps quicker than other vegetables and will be ready around the 7 minute mark. 
air fryer vegetables on 2 white plates with orange tongs and white towel in background.

I love a quick and convenient veggie side! It makes adding nutrients and fiber so simple. Salad kits and steamtable frozen bags of veggies are up there in my favorites, but these Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables taste the best IMO and only take 15 minutes to make. The great thing is they can cook in the air fryer while you’re making the main dish.

Roasting veggies adds a caramelizing flavor that creates a soft and less bitter (almost sweet) taste. You can roast pretty much any vegetable, but you’ll notice I chose some of the naturally more firm vegetables which are wonderful roasted.

air fryer roasted vegetables in basket with blue towel behind the basket.

4 simple ingredients is all you need for this quick side dish.

Assorted Vegetables: Most veggies work well for this! The ones pictures are what I usually use. Brussels sprouts and cauliflower soften the best in the air fryer. The carrots stay slightly firm (which I find satisfying). The broccoli tends to get crispy faster because of the tops, so make sure to pull them out at the 7 minute mark if you’re using these.

Oil: We need to oil to create the caramelized roasted veggie effect! Olive oil, avocado oil, or any other neutral oil works well.

Italian Seasoning: This isn’t necessary, but I do feel it adds a great flavor to the vegetables. You could also sprinkle in other seasoning instead like garlic powder, basil, or rosemary.

Salt: were just doing a sprinkle so it doesn’t get sucked in to the tops of the broccoli. Make sure to add evenly to the veggies!

air fryer roasted vegetables close up in air fryer basket and blue towel behind.

Air fryer veggies are a great meal element to prep for the week. You can add them to the side of any lunch or dinner and they reheat well! It’s also much quicker than traditional oven roasted veggies. This also makes it a cooler option if you don’t want to heat up the house with the oven.

  • Everyone is at a different stage of healing their relationship with food. If you’re not ready to focus on gentle nutrition and adding various nutrients to your meals, it’s ok!
  • If it feels like a diet rule to eat vegetables, we’ll want to work on unpacking those thoughts about morality of food before focusing on this.
  • We definitely still need carbs, protein, and fat with a meal! The roasted veggies are a side, not the main course.

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