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Air Fryer Vegetables (Instant Pot Vortex)

Can you roast vegetables in an air fryer? Yep! Air Fryer vegetables are super easy to make and, if you happen to have a Vortex Plus, the rotisserie basket is perfect for making Instant Pot Vortex vegetables. In fact, I find my self roasting vegetables in the air fryer for dinner all the time now simply by tossing them into the basket and setting it to rotate.  You can also use either fresh vegetables or your can air fry frozen vegetables.

Why do roasted vegetables taste so good?  It is all about the Malliard Reaction, where things start to caramelize into tasty bits!  

Air Fryer Instant Pot Vortex Roast Vegetables

Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer Vegetables

Roasted vegetables in the Instant Pot Vortex is crazy simple. Just take you veggie of choice and toss them in a bit of oil and season them. I like to use salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic or onion powder.  Sometimes I use seasoned salt and pepper instead of regular.  Then put the vegetables them in the basket and rotate them on air fry at 380 degrees for about 18 minutes or until browned. Those instructions are for fresh veggies. See further below for air fryer frozen vegetables. 

You can also use the roast setting, which really does the same thing, it just has different presets. 

roast vegetables in air fryer

If you do not have a Vortex, simply use your standard air fry setting and basket or tray. Give the veggies a turn or stir a few times during cooking. 

Roast Vegetables in the Air Fryer

Instant Pot Vortex Roast Vegetables


Some of the vegetables you can roast in an air fryer are:

  • Air fryer roasted root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnip, potatoes, sweet potatoes
  • Air fryer cauliflower
  • Air fryer broccoli
  • Air fryer zucchini  
  • Air fryer roasted green beans
  • Air fryer carrots

And so on… I like to mix them up, often with some onion. For this particular batch I used carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. I completely love the taste of those when roasted since roasting brings out all of the sweetness of the carrots and enhances the flavor of the other vegetables.

Toss these in a bit of oil before seasoning. I like to use either Olive Oil or Avocado Oil.

Put your vegetables in a bowl and serve! Enjoy!

Air Fryer Frozen Veggies

For roasting air fryer frozen vegetables, the key is to not let the thaw first. Roast the veggies from frozen.  It also is important that that frozen vegetables get a lot of airflow.  Be sure they ae not crowded and do not place them on a solid sheet or foil. You want the open slots under them.

Just as with fresh veggies, give the frozen ones a bit of a light spray of oil first. I usually go a bit hotter with frozen vegetables and air fry at 400, but for the same amount for time (approximately 18 minutes). This can vary based on your sir fryer brand, so keep an eye on them and toss them around a bit as needed.

Need a recipe to serve your Instant Pot Vortex vegetables with?  Try our Air Fryer Instant Pot Vortex Pork Tenderloin or check our ongoing list of Instant Pot Vortex Recipes.

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Instant Pot Vortex Roast Vegetables

Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer Vegetables

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Air fryer vegetables made in the Instant Pot Vortex Plus, The rotisserie basked make these Instant Pot Vortex vegetables particularity easy to make. Instructions are given for both fresh and frozen veggies.


  • Vegetables of choice. Used here are:
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil or oil of choice


  1. Place the vegetables in a bowl and toss with the oil
  2. Add seasoning and toss
  3. Add the vegetable to the Vortex rotisserie basket (or you air fryer basket with other brands)
  4. Air fry on 380 or 18 minutes or until vegetables are roasted with golden brown parts
  5. Carefully remove the basket using he removal tool, serve, and enjoy!


If you do not have an Instant Pot Vortex, preheat your air fryer and put the veggies in the basket. Give them a stir once or twice during cooking.

For frozen veggies, you can experiment with a bit hotter and roast or air fry at 400. Do not crowd the vegetables, epically if using frozen veggies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Monday 16th of October 2023

I have since added instructions to the post on how to make frozen veggies in the air fryer!


Monday 20th of February 2023

Can I put in still frozen veggies? And for how long.


Tuesday 21st of February 2023

I have not done frozen veggies. I assume you could, but it might take longer for them to get any sort of browning from roasting because of the moisture content in them.


Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Is this in a book? I bought air fryer for vegetables and this is first hopeful glimpse at possibility. I am a domestic moron who craves veggies.


Thursday 5th of January 2023

This did not come from a book. Veggies are great in the airfryer! Basically, you can put a bit of oil on any vegetable and get a really nice roasted veggie.


Thursday 8th of July 2021

I have the Instant Pot Vortex fryer and where I live at just 40 ft above sea level, I usually have to increase cooking times. It takes considerable experimentation to learn to cook with the appliance…that being said I get great results and great tasting food from it. It’s my go to appliance and my Instant Pot pressure cooker is also a terrific food preparation device. Wouldn’t want to be without them.


Tuesday 8th of June 2021

I. bought an air fryer lid to fit on the insta pot what are you referring to a vortex

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