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Red Lobster Copycat Brussel Sprouts {Air Fryer}

These Red Lobster copycat brussel sprouts are a delicious, flavourful way to include vegetables as a side dish! The air fryer crisps up these brussel sprouts perfectly. Topped with a sweet and sticky soy glaze, and savoury crispy fried onions, these sprouts are packed with flavour and crunch!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 2 cups Brussel sprouts halved
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger & garlic paste
  • ¼ cup French fried onions


  • Air fry: Add the sprouts to an air fryer basket. Spray the brussels sprouts with cooking spray. Air fry for 10-12 minutes at 375°F.
    2 cups Brussel sprouts
  • Prepare the glaze: While the sprouts are cooking, prepare the glaze. Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan, and place over medium-low heat.
    ½ cup Soy sauce, ½ cup Water, 1 teaspoon Sesame oil, ½ cup Brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Ginger & garlic paste
  • Thicken: Cook the glaze until the water has mostly evaporated, and the glaze has thickened. You should be able to coat a spoon, and draw a line through it.
  • Assemble: Once the sprouts are done cooking, transfer to a serving dish. Spoon the glaze over the sprouts, top with crispy fried onions and serve. Alternatively, you can toss the sprouts with the glaze in a bowl first, and then serve.
    ¼ cup French fried onions


  • I do not recommend seasoning the sprouts with salt, as the glaze is going to have more than enough salt.
  • Stir the glaze constantly! Because you are going be working with a good amount of sugar, be sure to constantly stir the glaze so that it does not burn.
  • If your air fryer basket is not large enough to spread the sprouts in one layer, shake the basket while cooking the sprouts so everything gets a chance to brown evenly.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1671mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg