Air Fryer Edamame with Brussels Sprouts

by | Nov 4, 2021

Looking for a protein-packed savory snack or appetizer? I’ve got you covered with these Air Fryer Edamame with Brussels Sprouts. This recipe requires just 4 ingredients and a few minutes in the air fryer! 

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Perfect for the holidays

If you’re looking for an easy and unique appetizer or side dish, this dish is definitely holiday friendly. It stars seasonal produce and pops with that lovely bright green color. This recipe makes enough for two but feel free to double this recipe if you are serving a larger crowd. Try pairing these air fryer brussels sprouts with nut crusted salmon, sauteed tempeh, or sheet pan chicken breasts. If you love these brussels, you’ll also love air fryer green beans.

Ingredients on a white backdrop

How do you make air fryer edamame and brussels? 

This recipe is super simple to make. I love how you can achieve golden brown roasting and crispy parmesan in a matter of minutes. Feel free to watch the how-to video below to see how it’s done. 

  1. Preheat air fryer. I always like to preheat the airfryer before adding ingredients. This helps promote even browning and less cook time.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Use a large bowl to mix together the shelled edamame, brussels, parmesan, and oil. To save on dishes, you can stir everything together in your air fryer instead.
  3. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Thanks to our quick-cooking airfryer, this recipe becomes nice and delicious in just a few minutes. Be sure to shake halfway through for even cooking.
Brussels Sprouts and edamame mixed together in white bowl

Is edamame healthy?

Edamame is simply an immature soybean. They are packed with plant-based protein and important nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, and calcium. One half cup of shelled edamame provides about 10 grams of protein. Recent research shows that eating soy products (like edamame) has a number of health benefits too. 

You can typically find edamame in the frozen section of the store. You can find it in the pod or shelled. To save time and prep work, I recommend buying it pre-shelled. This is often labeled as “mukimame” or “shelled edamame”. 

In this recipe, you can cook the shelled edamame straight from frozen but it’s best to thaw it beforehand. You can thaw any amount of edamame in the fridge overnight or rinse with cold water to quick thaw.

Can you use frozen brussel sprouts?

For this recipe, I prefer using fresh brussel sprouts as it provides more browning and desirable crispiness. However, if you only have frozen brussels sprouts on hand, you can try using those too. 

Customize it your way

Like all of my other recipes, this air fryer edamame can be customized. Feel free to use any oil of your choice such as olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil. Since we are cooking this at a higher temperature, avoid more delicate oils like walnut oil or flaxseed oil as these have lower smoke points.

You can also get creative and add in any seasonings you’d like. Try sprinkling the mixture with a bit of flakey sea salt, toasted sesame seeds, or red pepper flakes.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time?

This recipe loses its crispiness quickly so it’s best served right away. To save time, mix together all your ingredients so all you have to do is throw it in your air fryer when it comes time to cook.

Air fryer edamame in a white ramekin

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Air Fryer Edamame

Air Fryer Edamame

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

These Air Fryer Edamame with Brussels Sprouts are packed with 10 grams of protein per serving. All you need is 4 ingredients and a few minutes in the air fryer to make this crispy appetizer!


  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame (often called mukimame)*
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil of your choice (olive oil, avocado oil, canola oil, coconut oil)


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Add mixture to the airfryer and cook for 6-8 minutes, shaking halfway through cooking, until slightly golden and crispy. Enjoy immediately.


*If the edamame is frozen, thaw overnight or rinse with cold water to quick thaw.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

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