Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Glaze

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Leftover cranberry sauce never had it so good with these tangy, crispy, sweet air fryer Brussels sprouts that take less than 15 minutes to make.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 16 oz. fresh, whole Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4-cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. 
  2. Cut Brussels sprouts in half, lengthwise, transfer to a bowl along with any loose leaves. Toss with olive oil and salt; set aside.
  3. When air fryer is ready, transfer oiled Brussels sprouts to air fryer basket; set bowl aside. Cook 7 minutes, shaking basket halfway though.
  4. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe glass container, stir together cranberry sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and sugar. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and set aside until ready to use.
  5. Remove Brussels sprouts from air fryer; transfer to same bowl used to toss with oil. Drizzle cranberry-balsamic glaze over Brussels sprouts, toss to coat. Serve warm.


  • If you like your fried Brussels saucy, make a double batch of the cranberry-balsamic glaze and use the extra for dipping.
  • Add chopped raw bacon to the air fryer, along with the Brussels sprouts, for more crispy textures and smoky flavor.