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Rachael | Set the Table

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Welcome to Set the Table! My name is Rachael and I'm here to help you set your table with beautiful, healthy, delicious food your family and friends will love. More importantly, I'm here to encourage you to welcome everyone to your table. Talk. Listen. Laugh. Eat. Be kind. 

Air Fryer "Roasted" Broccoli

Air Fryer "Roasted" Broccoli

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We have been in a serious eating funk around here. The kids have been all hot dogs, frozen pizzas, burgers, pasta…and it is fine because sometimes there are seasons like that. But it is time to break the cycle because I cannot deal! Enter: the air fryer! Yep. I caved. Did I need another kitchen appliance taking up space? Probably not. But this one seemed more and more practical after everything I’ve heard from others who have taken the plunge.

I ended up buying the Ninja Air Fryer simply because if was the right price and had good reviews. I’ve also heard great things about the Phillips Air Fryer but it is quite pricey.

Things I’m looking forward to making with my air fryer:

  • sweet potato fries

  • sweet potato chips

  • plantain chips

  • chicken nuggets

  • fish sticks

  • egg rolls

Those all seem like pretty obvious things to toss into the air fryer. What would you add to the list?

To get started, I went with something simple that I know my family will benefit from ASAP. Both of my kids like roasted broccoli, so it seemed like a no brainer to try making it in this fancy new appliance of mine. I used way less oil and it took me less time than it would in the oven. Hellooooo convenience! Plus, it is perfect for warmer days when you don’t want to heat up your house with a hot oven.

Stay tuned for more recipes like this one because I’m sure I’ll have more to share!

Air Fryer “Roasted” Broccoli

  • 3 cups broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt

  • black pepper

  1. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Toss broccoli florets with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add to the air fryer basket in two batches, cooking each batch for 8 minutes. As they cook, take the basket out every 2-3 minutes, shake the broccoli around, and check for doneness.

  4. Serve and enjoy!


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