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Air Fryer Roast Vegetables

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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.

Air fried roast vegetables in a black bowl
Air fried roast vegetables

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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
  • Chermoula
  • 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

Are fried vegetables vegetables healthy?

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.

What are the best vegetables to cook in an air fryer?

Most vegetables can be cooked in an air fryer, but any vegetables that you might usually roast or grill are prefect for air frying.

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Air Fryer Roast Vegetables Recipe Card

Air fried roast vegetables in a black bowl
Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Roast Vegetables

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to roast vegetables in an air fryer.  

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large carrot
  • ¼ small pumpkin
  • ½ tsp spice or herb mix, optional

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Place vegetable pieces in air fryer basket and spray with olive oil. Add spice if desired. Shake and spray with oil again.
  3. Cook in the air fryer at 360°F (180°C) for 5 minutes. Remove basket and shake.
  4. Return to the air fryer and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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