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How to Air Fry Stir Fry Vegetables – Healthy Recipe

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Learn how to air fry stir fry vegetables with this easy recipe. Ditch the takeout and embrace healthy, restaurant-quality flavors at home. Air fryer vegetable recipes like this one are a quick and easy way to transform fresh or frozen veggies into a colorful, and healthy side dish or vegetarian main course.

Packed with vitamins and low in fat, air-frying unlocks the natural sweetness of your favorite vegetables while creating a satisfyingly tender-crisp texture. ¬†In just minutes, you’ll have a delicious side dish that the whole family will love. Air fryer recipes are easy, quick, and delicious.

This simple recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Grab a ready-made bag of frozen stir-fry blend vegetables and toss them in a flavorful Italian dressing marinade. Just two ingredients and minimal prep for a delicious and healthy meal. In just minutes, you’ll have a flavorful side dish ready to enjoy.

How to Air Fry Stir Fry Vegetables

Skip the messy oil splatters, your air fryer does the work with rapid hot air circulation for a healthier, hands-off approach to cooking.

Air Fryer Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe Ingredients

The best part of this air fryer vegetables recipe is its simplicity. While you are more than welcome to cut up fresh vegetables, for busy weeknights, a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies is a lifesaver. Combine that with the simple Italian seasoning marinade and you are all set. 

  • 16oz bag of frozen stir fry blend frozen vegetables
  • 2-3 Tbsp Italian dressing marinade

For reference, this bag of frozen air fryer veggies includes a combination of different veggies including red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, green beans, and onions. 

bag of frozen organic stir fry blend vegetables and primal kitchen italian dressing

For this recipe, you can go classic with olive oil and your favorite seasoning blends, or use a bottled Italian dressing for a ready-made flavor boost. Simple dressing marinade blends are great options for seasoning any air fryer vegetable recipe.

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This Italian dressing and marinade, made with avocado oil, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme, takes the guesswork out of seasoning and adds a delicious depth of flavor.

avocado oil based italian dressing marinade

Of course, you’ll need your trusty air fryer for this recipe. I’m using a Ninja Foodi all-in-one, but any air fryer will work perfectly to create these crispy-tender vegetables. If you do have a Foodi, make sure to check out my other Ninja Foodi recipes.

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How to Air Fry Stir Fry Vegetables

First, preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F and let it heat up while you prepare the vegetables.

Next, empty the bag of frozen veggies into a large bowl, and add the dressing. 

adding italian dressing to frozen vegetables in a bowl

‚ÄčThen toss to coat the vegetables. 

frozen stir fry veggies in bowl with seasoning

Next, transfer the seasoned veggies to the air fryer basket. Arrange them in a single layer if possible to ensure proper air circulation and even cooking.

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Then close the lid and set the time for 20 minutes. Throughout the cooking process open the lid and either shake or toss the vegetables to continue to allow for even distribution of hot air. 

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As the tender veggies cook you may notice that they get smaller, and some smaller pieces may fall to the bottom of the air fryer. This is ok. 

cooking vegetables in an air fryer

When the cooking time is finished, check to see the doneness of the veggies. If you prefer more crispy vegetables you can always add a few more minutes of cook time before serving. 

Ninja Air Fryer Stir Fry Vegetables

Remove the air fry vegetables from the fryer and serve immediately.

ninja air fryer stir fry vegetables

Cooking vegetables in the air fryer results in tender and firm vegetables with delicious flavor. 

air fried green beams with red bell peppers and mushrooms in white dish

Serve this tasty air fryer stir fry recipe with your favorite main dish and rice. It pairs well with white rice, brown rice, and even cauliflower rice if you prefer to keep things low-carb. 

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Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, and heat in the microwave, air fryer, or a skillet on the stove. 

easy air fryer vegetables recipe

Want More Air Fryer Recipes?

Now that you know how to make stir-fry vegetables in an air fryer here are a few more air fryer recipes that you should try:

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How to Air Fry Stir Fry Vegetables

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

See how to air fry stir fry vegetables for healthy, restaurant-quality flavors at home. Transform frozen veggies into a delicious side dish


  • 16oz bag of frozen stir fry blend frozen vegetables
  • 2-3 Tbsp Italian dressing marinade


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F and allow it to heat up for 3-5 minutes
  2. Combine the frozen veggies and Italian dressing marinade in a large bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer the seasoned frozen vegetables to the preheated air fryer and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Throughout the cooking process shake or toss the veggies to ensure even cooking.
  5. Add more time if you prefer a crispier result
  6. Serve immediately

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