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3 Air Fryer Side Dish Hacks You'll Love

Air fryer's truly are as magical as they sound. To cut typical cooking time in half, use an air fryer to prepare these tasty side dishes! Cooking seasoned carrots, crispy brussels sprouts and perfect sweet potatoes has never been easier!

Ranch Carrots

Prep Time: 1 min

Cook Time: 12 mins


  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning mix (we recommend Hidden Valley)
  • Avocado Oil cooking spray
ranch carrots in air fryer


  1. If your baby carrots are super thick, cut them in half or prepare to cook for a longer time.
  2. Preheat your air fryer at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes.
  3. Make sure to dry the baby carrots off with a paper towel before placing in the Air Fryer. Then, include the carrots and ranch seasoning into the Air Fryer. Spray with a coat of avocado oil and give the mixture a shake.
  4. Cook the carrots for 10-12 minutes. Shake the basket well midway through the cooking process.

Don't fret if you don't have an Air Fryer! Simply bake these in the oven at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.

air fryer ranch carrots

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar

Brussels sprouts in air fryer


  1. Heat the air fryer to 375 degrees. While the air fryer is heating, trim the Brussels sprouts and halve any that are larger than one inch wide. Transfer the Brussels to a medium bowl, add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp kosher salt and toss to combine.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts into the air fryer and shake to make the Brussels on one layer. Fry for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  3. While the Brussels are frying, prepare the shallot butter. Finely chop 1 medium shallot. Melt 2 tbsps of unsalted butter in a medium bowl. Add the shallots and 1 tsp of red wine vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. When the Brussels are finished cooking, transfer them to a bowl or saucepan and toss with the shallot butter. Serve immediately. 

air fryer Brussels sprouts

Sweet Potatoes

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  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt

sweet potatoes in air fryer


  1. First, wash the sweet potatoes. Dry them thoroughly so they will bake instead of steam.
  2. Use a fork to poke holes in the sweet potatoes.
  3. Rub olive oil over the sweet potatoes and sprinkle them with salt.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer.
  5. Cook the potatoes on 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Check the sweet potatoes for doneness and cook for another 5-15 minutes depending on their size. When they squish easily, the potatoes are done.
  6. Serve with butter and cinnamon.

air fryer sweet potatoes

If you tried out any of these side dish air fryer recipes, please let us know your experience! We know you will love these as much as we do!

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