How to Roast Any Vegetable in the Air Fryer

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I am not sure if you have ever tried to make vegetables in the air fryer, but I will explain to you how to roast any vegetables in the air fryer, and love them!

Once you have the tactic down, you can apply it to all of your favorite fresh vegetables. Not to mention, roasted vegetables are my favorite way to eat them, plus they are healthy. 

I even go over a few ways to make air fryer vegetables with I did my review between the two Cosori air fryers (that I love) if you want to see the process in action. 


Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Learn How to Roast Any Vegetable in the Air Fryer:


  • Literally any and all of your favorite fresh vegetables
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper



What vegetables work best for roasting

Honestly, the most important part is choosing vegetables you like to eat and giving it a go. A few of my favorite vegetables to make are either, zucchini, squash, red onion, asparagus, bell peppers, potatoes, or carrots.

The most important tip for making the best roasted veggies possible 

If you are ready to make your roasted veggies and want to make sure that they turn out great this is one tip that you want to make sure you follow. 

Do your best to cut your vegetables into about the same size pieces. This way you will be sure to have the pieces all turn out well without either burning or being undercooked.

Is the oil necessary?

YES! In order to get that nice crispy outside and tender inside that we look for for roasted vegetables you will need to have them at least lightly coated in oil. 

You can choose your favorite oil to use, however, I find that using avocado oil works best and has the highest smoke point of the cooking oils.

Learn more about smoke point and other recommended oils- Best Oils and Sprayers for Air Fryer Cooking.

How to Roast Any Vegetable in the Air Fryer:

Step 1: Cut up the vegetables

When you are ready to eat, cut up your vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Not only does this ensure that they cook well, but also since they are smaller, they won’t take as long to cook.

Step 2: Put them in the basket

Once you have the vegetables all cut up, place them in the bottom of the air fryer basket, making sure that the basket is not overcrowded. 

Then spray the veggies with oil and spring them with salt and pepper to taste, along with any other seasonings you would like!

Step 3: Roast veggies

After you have the vegetables all seasoned, return the basket to the air fryer and turn it on to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C and let the vegetables cook for about 8-10 minutes, making sure to stir the vegetables at the halfway point. 

Also, if you are using a denser vegetable like a carrot, you may need more time. The same goes for a softer vegetable, but in reverse, start with less time and add more if needed.

Then just serve and enjoy!


Vegetable recipes to make 

To find a specific vegetable you know you want to make and have the timing down give these recipes below a look!

The Best Air Fryer Veggie Recipes:

Final Thoughts

Now is the time to get adventurous with either your new air fryer or if you’re a seasoned air frying fanatic, try out a new recipe. 

There are so many great vegetables that you can make in the air fryer without having to go through all the time it takes to make them in the oven.


Give these vegetable recipes a try too!

Air fryer tips and tricks


How to Roast Any Vegetables in the Air Fryer

Make tasty vegetables in the air fryer with these instructions on How to Roast Any Vegetable in the Air Fryer.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes



  • Any fresh vegetables for example, zucchini, squash, red onion, asparagus, bell peppers, etc. You can do a mixture of these vegetables or just choose one
  • Oil I like using avocado oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Cut the vegetables into bite size pieces
  • Place in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray with oil, salt and pepper to taste (add any additional seasonings as desired).
  • Air fry at 400 °F for 8-10 minutes, stir at the halfway point.
  • Remove and enjoy!


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