Air fryer frozen vegetables cooked and served on a plate alongside seasoned Greek yogurt dip.

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables with Dip Recipe

Frozen vegetables are a convenient and budget-friendly option and cooking them in an air fryer results in crispy, flavorful vegetables with minimal effort. In this recipe article, we’ll explore the best practices for air-frying frozen vegetables.

Whether you’re new to the air fryer or a seasoned pro, these recipes will be sure to become a go-to for healthy and delicious side dishes. If you don’t like raw vegetables, you might find the texture and taste of air-fried vegetables more appealing.

Give these veggies a try for a healthy snack or side dish. A dip recipe is also included to entice you to eat more veggies!

Benefits of Frozen Vegetables

  1. Nutrient retention: Frozen vegetables are often picked and frozen at the peak of their ripeness. This helps to preserve their nutrient content. Frozen vegetables may even have more nutrients than fresh vegetables that have been sitting on store shelves for several days.
  2. Convenience: Frozen vegetables are pre-cut and pre-washed, which saves time in the kitchen. They’re also readily available year-round and can be stored in the freezer for several months.
  3. Cost-effective: Frozen vegetables are often more affordable than fresh produce, especially if the fresh produce is out of season.
  4. Reduced waste: Since frozen vegetables have a longer shelf life, they’re less likely to go bad before you have a chance to use them.
  5. Versatility: Frozen vegetables can be used in a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to soups to smoothies.
Frozen vegetables are arranged in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer.

Benefits of Air Fryer

An air fryer is essentially a smaller and more specialized version of a convection oven. Both appliances work by circulating hot air around the food, which allows for even and consistent cooking.

The results are crispy and delicious foods, similar to deep-frying, but with significantly less oil.

This is important to note because a high intake of fried foods is linked to inflammation which can, in turn, increase the risk of heart disease and stroke [1].

I’ve owned my air fryer for a few years now, and I have to say, it has exceeded my expectations!

When I first purchased it, I had no idea that it would become my go-to appliance in the kitchen. But now, it’s the most frequently used item on my countertop. I was able to free up some counter space by getting rid of our toaster since the air fryer does a great job toasting bread.

From crispy potatoes and vegetables to juicy chicken, the air fryer has revolutionized the way I cook.

If you’re looking for a faster and easier way to cook food without using your oven, an air fryer is a great option to consider. Plus, when it comes to clean-up, air fryers are typically much easier to clean than a full-sized oven.

Ingredients and Steps for Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables, everything but the bagel seasoning, and olive oil.


  • Everything but the bagel seasoning (EBTB) is one of my favorite one-step seasonings. It includes dried garlic and onion, sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt. It complements a wide range of foods, including meat, fish, poultry, homemade dips, potatoes, salads, and eggs.
  • Olive oil or any other cooking oil you have on hand.
  • Frozen vegetables. No need to defrost or thaw frozen vegetables. For a cooking time of 10 to 15 minutes, any of the following chopped frozen vegetables will generally work: broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, green beans, onions, and blends (California, Normandy, and Asian blends).

Of course, you don’t have to use EBTB seasoning to season your vegetables. Experiment with other seasoning combinations.

For every 10-ounces of frozen vegetables, simply combine a teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, with any of the following flavors.

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder + 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun spice blend + optional 1/4 to 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp five spice blend + 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Za’atar
  • 1/2 tsp chili lime powder
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp honey + 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp chili garlic sauce + optional 1/2 to 1 tsp rice vinegar


  1. Preheat your air fryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have the instructions anymore, preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Place the frozen vegetables in a bowl and add the olive oil and seasonings. Combine well.
  3. Place the seasoned frozen vegetables in a single layer the air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir or shake the vegetables halfway through cooking time. If you want your vegetables browner, add a minute or two of cooking time.
  5. Check on the vegetables in the last two minutes of cooking to make sure they’re not overcooking.
  6. Remove cooked veggies from the air fryer basket and serve immediately.

Ingredients and Steps for Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Ingredients for Greek yogurt dipping sauce: plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic clove, salt, pepper, lemon.

Make this Greek yogurt dipping sauce while the veggies are cooking in the air fryer.


  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of lemon
  • Garlic clove or garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: paprika or red pepper flakes, fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, mint


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. For a saucier texture, add a little more olive oil until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Cover and refrigerate while the vegetables are cooking in the air fryer.
  4. Serve with air-fried vegetables and other dip-friendly foods like pita bread, toast, or chicken skewers.
Air fryer vegetables cooked from frozen served with seasoned Greek yogurt dip.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook vegetables in an air fryer?

It typically takes 10 to 15 minutes. But firmer vegetables such as sweet potato, butternut squash, and radishes can take longer, especially if they’re larger than bite-sized pieces.

How do you cook frozen vegetables so they are crisp?

It’s best to preheat your air fryer first to ensure food is cooked evenly and at the desired level of crispiness.

Also, make sure the vegetables are tossed in a little oil and arranged in a single layer in the air fryer.

Lastly, you may need to cook the vegetables in the air fryer for another minute or two if you want the edges browner. Just make sure to keep a close eye to avoid overcooking.

Can I follow this recipe for roasting vegetables in the oven?

You can follow the seasoning instructions but as far as roasting in the oven, the cooking time may take a little longer. You’ll need to experiment with the best times and temperatures for your specific oven.

Ultimately, the cooking time will depend on the specific vegetables and the desired level of doneness, so it’s important to follow a recipe or use a cooking chart to determine the appropriate cooking time and temperature for your chosen method of cooking.

Air fryer frozen vegetables cooked and served on a plate alongside seasoned Greek yogurt dip.

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables with Dip Recipe

Frozen vegetables are convenient and budget-friendly. They're simple to cook in an air fryer, resulting in a crispy texture. Serve them along with a customizable seasoned Greek yogurt dip for a tasty, nutritious snack or side.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 247 kcal


  • 1 air fryer
  • 1 medium to large bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring spoons


Ingredients for air fryer frozen vegetables

  • 10 ounces frozen vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning

Ingredients for seasoned Greek yogurt dipping sauce

  • 1 cup plain whole or low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced (or ⅛ tsp garlic powder)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions for air fryer frozen vegetables

  • Preheat the air fryer according to the instructions. If you don't have the instructions, preheat it to 400°F.
  • Toss the frozen vegetables with olive oil and everything but the bagel seasoning in a medium or large bowl while air fryer is preheating.
  • Place seasoned frozen vegetables in the air fryer basket. Make sure to arrange them in a single layer to allow for even heating.
  • Cook vegetables for 10 to 15 minutes. Give the vegetables a quick shake or stir halfway through. Note that air fryers vary in cooking time with some cooking faster or slower.
  • Check for doneness in the last couple of minutes to make sure that the vegetables are cooked to your liking and not overcooking.
  • Carefully remove cooked veggies from the air fryer basket and enjoy with dipping sauce.

Instructions for Greek yogurt dipping sauce

  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and combine well until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • If you want a thinner sauce, add a little olive oil (about a tablespoon at a time), until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • Put in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to combine while the veggies are cooking in the air fryer.
  • Once the veggies are done, serve with dipping sauce.
  • Store leftover dipping sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Feel free to use other seasonings in place of everything but the bagel seasoning, such as garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika. See the post for more examples. 
If you’re using fresh herbs to flavor the vegetables, I recommend adding them halfway through cooking to prevent them from burning.
Nutrition information is an estimate based on the ingredients used.
Keyword air fryer, frozen vegetables, vegetables

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