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Instant Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

I came upon this recipe years ago when I was trying to get more veggies into my family’s diet. I had never thought about roasting vegetables like broccoli until I had it once at a restaurant and was shocked at how great it was. The slight char on the broccoli and the crispy caramelized garlic mixed with the salty Parmesan turns this boring vegetable into what I call, veggie candy.
I converted this recipe for the air fryer and when I tested it, I found that it comes out great in the Omni, but it also comes out great using the rotisserie basket in the Vortex Plus. I will share how to do both methods, but regardless of which way you choose, they both come out fantastic!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, broccoli, Instant Air Fryer, Instant Omni, Instant Omni Plus
Servings: 4
Calories: 178kcal


  • Instant Air Fryer


  • 1 head Broccoli
  • 3 Tbl Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup Parmesan fresh grated


  • Rinse the Broccoli and shake off the excess water.
    Cut the Broccoli into individual florets.
    Place the Broccoli into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 3 Tbl Olive Oil and 3 cloves of minced Garlic.
  • Pour over the Broccoli. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt over the Broccoli and toss well with a spatula. 

For Vortex Plus

  • Place the drip tray on the bottom of the Vortex.
    Add the Broccoli into the Rotisserie Basket. Place the basket into the Vortex, using the red lever to engage the knob. 
  • Close the door and set the Vortex to Air Fry, 400 degrees F, and 5 mins. (You do not need to preheat the Vortex Plus.)
    Press “ROTATE” to make sure the basket is turning. 

For Omni/Omni Plus

  • Place the Baking Tray on the bottom position and the Oven Rack on the middle position.
    Place the Broccoli in the Air Fry basket and place it on the Oven Rack. (You do not need to preheat the Omni.)
  • Close the door and set the Omni to Air Fry, 400 degrees F, for 5 mins.
  • When the Broccoli is done, place into a bowl and sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese and a little salt. Serve right away.
    Buen Provecho!