Air fryer roast vegetables couldn’t be any easier. This quick and simple recipe for roasting vegetables in an air fryer has minimal prep and takes just minutes to cook.
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How to Roast Vegetables in an Air Fryer
Try air frying for flavorsome tender roasted vegetables – you will never roast veggies in your oven again.
All root vegetables are perfect for this recipes, I like to use potato, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, carrot, and onion.
How to Prepare Veggies for Roasting
To prepare the veg, simply give them a good wash, and cut into 1 inch wide chunks. You can do cubes, fries, wedge shapes, or any shape you prefer as long as they are no thicker than around 1 inch.
You will want to pat the vegetables dry with a paper towel before you air fry them, as this allows them to start to crisp up as soon as they start cooking.
If they are not dry when they start cooking the surface moisture will need to evaporate before this can happen, which delays the crisping up process.
You can air fry them oil-less, but the more oil you use the more crunch you will get. I like to give them a good spray of oil, shake the basket and then spray again to ensure good oil coverage.
Seasoning for Roast Vegetables
You can also roast them with or without seasoning. Unflavored with just a little salt is one of my favorites, but you could try:
- Cajun spice
- Mexican spice
- Rosemary and thyme
- Cinnamon and nutmeg
To add seasoning, I usually just sprinkle it on top of the vegetables in the air fryer basket, then gently shake the basket to distribute it better over the veges.
If you want more even coverage you can also mix the oil, seasoning and vegetables together in a bowl before placing in the air fryer.
FAQs & Tips
Air frying is a very healthy way of cooking vegetables. Exactly how healthy depends on how much oil you use to cook them – more oil means crisper vegetables, but they are less healthy.
Most vegetables can be cooked in an air fryer, but any vegetables that you might usually roast or grill are prefect for air frying.
Scroll down for the recipe card for these air fryer vegetables!
Air Fryer Roast Vegetables Recipe Card
How to roast vegetables in an air fryer.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 large potato
- 1 large carrot
- ¼ small pumpkin
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon spice or herb mix (optional)
- Wash the vegetables or peel if preferred, and cut into chunks no thicker than 1 inch (they can be as long as you like). Pat vegetables dry.
- Place vegetable pieces in air fryer basket. Spray with olive oil, and sprinkle salt of the veggies. Add spice if desired.
- Shake the basket and spray with oil again.
- Cook in the air fryer at 360°F (180°C) for 5 minutes. Remove basket and shake.
- Return to the air fryer and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
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