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Air fryer Pecorino-dusted broccoli

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you haven’t tried cooking broccoli in an air fryer before, you’re in for a real treat. The florets come out with a wonderful crisp-tender texture and irresistible frizzled edges. A little grated cheese goes on at the beginning so that it cooks into the broccoli, and the rest goes on at the end, along with a little lemon zest, for a pungent finishing touch. If your fryer has a capacity of fewer than 2 quarts, you’ll need to cook the broccoli in batches.

Ingredients

uncooked broccoli

12 oz, florets (about 6 cups)

olive oil

1½ Tbsp

grated Pecorino Romano cheese

¼ cup(s), divided

crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, optional

kosher salt

1 pinch

cooking spray

4 spray(s)

lemon zest

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli in a large bowl. Drizzle broccoli with oil, and sprinkle with 2 tbsp cheese, red pepper, if desired, and salt. Toss well to coat.
  2. Preheat air fryer, if necessary, to 375°F. Coat air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Pour broccoli mixture into basket. Air-fry at 375°F for 5 minutes. Shake basket to redistribute broccoli. Air-fry until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tbsp cheese and lemon zest. Arrange broccoli on a platter or in a bowl; sprinkle with cheese mixture.
  4. Serving size: ¾ cup

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