If you need a quick and easy side dish, this Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables is perfect for you! Ready in less than 30 minutes, you can have crispy vegetables ready for dinner effortlessly. Swap this with your favorite seasoning to make this your new favorite side dish!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
Dinner shouldn't be stressful. During the week, I rarely spend more than an hour cooking dinner because I just don't have the time or energy. Recently, I've been making my kimchi udon recipe and tempura udon recipe often because it comes together quickly. However, I still want a veggie-packed side dish so that's where this recipe steps in!
This air fryer frozen vegetables recipe is my go-to side dish. It's a hands-free side dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes and doesn't require me to do a lot! Simply toss the vegetables with some oil and seasoning and you're ready to air fry.
You don't even have to thaw the frozen vegetables beforehand! It's perfect for when I have something going on the stove as you can pretty much set it and forget it for the air fryer.
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- frozen vegetables - simply grab a bag of your chosen frozen vegetables.
- oil - I use olive oil but you can use your go-to oil.
- seasoning - I kept things simple and used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and basil.
- Toss the frozen vegetables with olive oil.
- Add the seasoning.
- Toss well to combine.
- Add everything to the air fryer and air fry at 400F for 10 minutes.
- Shake the air fryer basket and air fry for another 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the vegetables to be.
Nope! No need to thaw the frozen vegetables. Air fry them directly from frozen.
This recipe works well for any type of frozen vegetables! I've made this with broccoli, cauliflower, and this California mix.
I'm using an XXL Philips air fryer. This one doesn't require any preheating. If your model requires preheating, do so.
If you would like to, you can. However, the frozen vegetables are tossed in oil so you don't need extra.
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- Finish with a generous shaving of parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for extra flavor.
- Make sure the vegetables are frozen. Do not let them sit out as you prepare them to air fry. Once the vegetables start thawing, they'll become soggy!
- It is ok if the vegetables are not in a single layer. Just make sure to shake the basket so they can cook evenly.
📖 Substitutions and Variations
- Try different dried herbs (or fresh!) such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano.
- For an extra kick of heat, try adding some red chili flakes.
- You can swap the frozen vegetable mix for any frozen vegetables.
🥫 Storage and Reheating
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer to keep them crispy or eat them cold in a salad. This does taste best fresh but the leftovers will still be tasty!
💡 What To Serve With This Side Dish
🍞 More Vegetable Packed Recipes You'll Love
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup - Made with more than 5 different vegetables, this soup is brimming with veggies.
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic - Tender and crispy, these roasted Brussels sprouts are always a household favorite.
- Air Fryer Eggplant Fries - A healthier take on french fries, these eggplant fries are so crispy but use only a bit of oil!
Air Fryer Vegetables from Frozen
📋 Recipe Card
Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
- Toss the frozen vegetables in olive oil and the seasoning.
- Add the frozen vegetables to the air fryer basket and air fry at 400F for 10 minutes. Shake the basket and air fry for another 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Top with parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for extra flavor.
- Do not thaw the frozen vegetables before air frying.
- Make sure to shake the basket for even cooking.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
Carmy is the blogger behind Carmyy.com and Onepotonly.com where she shares simple delicious recipes that are family friendly and easy to make! You can find her on Instagram and TikTok when she's not on her blog!