Stir Fry Vegetables in the Oven or Air Fryer

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Make stir fry vegetables by roasting them in the oven or air fryer for an easy veggie side dish on a busy night. This large batch of fresh veggies is perfect for adding to a stir fry rice bowl or Asian-inspired pasta dish.

A white dish is filled with broccoli, yellow squash, peas, and onions.

I know that stir frying vegetables is fast and easy, but I'm not a huge fan of standing over a steaming hot skillet to cook the quantity of vegetables it would take to make my family dinner.

I much prefer to prep a big pan of veggies and pop them in my oven to roast or tuck them into the air fryer basket so I can avoid standing over the heat myself.

The best part of this is that the vegetables get perfectly crisp-tender with delicious charred edges.

Serve them as a side dish or toss them in to a rice bowl or pasta recipe for even more flavor.

Why This is the Best Recipe

When you need to bulk up a family dinner with lots of vegetables, this is the best stir fry veggies recipe because:

  1. Big Batch: You can cook a lot more vegetables on a large sheet pan than you can in a skillet.
  2. Endless Variations: I used one mix, but you can add and swap options to your heart's delight.
  3. Easy and Delicious: This simple recipe will go well with any Asian-inspired dinner you have planned.


A sheet pan has yellow squash, onion, green peas, and broccoli florets arranged in neat rows.

To make a pan of stir fry veggies, all you need is:

  • Broccoli: Chop a crown into florets.
  • Sugar Snap Peas: These roast better than snow peas. If you prefer snow peas, add them later in the cooking time.
  • Yellow Squash
  • Onion: I used a yellow onion but a red onion would be delicious, too.
  • Olive Oil
  • Stir Fry Seasoning: I used this homemade stir fry seasoning but you can use a commercially prepared spice blend if you prefer.

Veggie Variations

I used the fresh vegetables I already had on hand in my fridge for this recipe but there are countless varieties you could roast together for an Asian-inspired dinner.

Some of the best veggies that would roast for the same amount of time and pair well together could also include:

  • Bell Peppers: Red, orange, green, whatever you like.
  • Zucchini: You could add this in addition to or instead of the yellow squash.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: I love roasted cherry tomatoes by themselves but they pair really well here, too.
  • Green Beans: My air fryer green beans is one of our favorite veggie sides. If you haven't tried roasted green beans yet, you're missing out!
  • Snow Peas: As I mentioned, you could use snow peas instead of sugar snap peas but they are far more delicate. Add them to the roasting pan for just the last few minutes.

Prep the Veggies

Wash and chop the veggies and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Drizzle them with the olive oil and toss to coat.

Sprinkle the seasoning over the top and toss them together.

A mixing bowl has all the veggies tossed with olive oil and seasonings, a spoon is mixing them together.

Cooking Instructions (OVEN)

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

A sheet pan is filled with the seasoned veggies.

Spread the prepared veggies on a large baking sheet.

Roast the veggies for 15 minutes or until tender but crips with charred edges.

Cooking Instructions (AIR FRYER)

If you prefer to cook the veggies in an air fryer, simply preheat the air fryer to 400°F.

Add the veggies to the air fryer basket and roast them for 12 - 15 minutes or until tender with charred edges. Be sure to shake the basket half way through cooking so the vegetables cook evenly.

Prep Ahead Tips

If you want to make a veggie meal kit to save time on dinner prep, you can wash and chop the vegetables you plan to use and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

Then simply toss them in olive oil and seasonings and cook as directed.

I don't recommend roasting the veggies in advance, their texture is best fresh off the pan.

Serving Suggestions

A white dish is filled with broccoli, yellow squash, peas, and onions.

This simple stir fry vegetables recipe makes an excellent veggie side dish to pair with chicken, shrimp, pork, or even salmon.

Make a batch of honey garlic chicken thighs and some jasmine rice with these vegetables on the side.

You could use it to really bulk up my stir fry beef and broccoli, too.

For a vegetarian dinner, you could make a big pan of these roasted vegetables to add lots more bulk to my easy fried rice (just omit the chicken!)

📖 Recipe

A white dish is filled with broccoli, yellow squash, peas, and onions.

Stir Fry Vegetables in the Oven or Air Fryer

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Prep a pan of stir fry vegetables in your oven or air fryer as an easy vegetable side dish for a rice bowl or Asian-inspired pasta dish. This method allows you to make a large quantity of perfectly crisp-tender veggies for a family dinner.
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
YIELD 4 servings


  • 1 broccoli crown chopped into florets
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 yellow squash chopped into 1.5-inch pieces
  • 1 onion chopped into thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon stir fry seasoning blend homemade or store bought


  • Toss the chopped vegetables with the olive oil. Sprinkle them with the seasoning and toss again to coat.

Oven Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spread the vegetables into an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Roast the stir fry veggies for 15 minutes or until tender with charred edges.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Add the prepared vegetables to the air fryer basket and cook for 12 - 15 minutes, shaking the basket half way through cooking. The veggies are done when tender and charred on the edges.

Recipe Notes

Veggie Substitutions:

You can make endless combinations of vegetables with this recipe method.
Some additional vegetables you could add or use to swap any of the above ingredients includes:
  • Bell Peppers: Red or green would be especially delicious. Chop them into 1-inch pieces or thick strips.
  • Zucchini
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Snow Peas: These are more delicate than sugar snap peas and should be reserved and then added to the pan half way through cooking.

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The photo collage shows the vegetable mix on the roasting pan and in a serving dish.

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